Archives for July 2010

TOPPS treats

When seasonal holidays come around, Topps Confections has low-calorie, fat-free interactive candies that are a treat for kids, tweens and teens. Give little ghouls and goblins the Halloween treat that leaves a lasting impression: Halloween Baby Bottle Pops, Halloween Ring Pop and multiple varieties of Bazooka Bubblegum. Deck the halls this year with Topps Christmas

Speedy Treats

Put an exciting spin on kids meal combinations with the M&Ms-branded NASCAR kids meal carrier, inspired by the fastest-growing spectator sport in America. With the power of the M&Ms brand plus a tasty menu offerings, this fun and brightly colored interactive piece can drive the sale of an entire meal while increasing traffic and keeping

Special Attention

  Perfetti Van Melle will launch a ground-breaking promotion with DC Comics with a specially created comic that features Superman and the Airheads Balloon Guy. This eight-page custom comic will be inserted into 500,000 DC Kids comic books this September. Any six pack of Airheads bars that feature Superman on the package will contain two,

Tootsie Roll

Tootsie Roll Industries just sweetened the pot for consumers on sugar restricted diets with the unveiling of new Sugar-Free Tootsie Roll Midgees! This chewy, chocolatey treat, sweetened with Splenda, offers the same great taste and texture as the original, without any of the sugar. Its the perfect indulgence for diabetics or anyone limiting their sugar

Sip Right

At a time when busy, health conscious moms want to encourage their kids to eat more nutritious foods, Jel Sert has found a way to make drinking milk more fun without adding a lot of excess sugar. The company introduces Sipahh milk flavoring straws as a fun and healthy treat that everyone can enjoy. The

Space Saver

  The Serenity Series Cubelet Ice Machine, FS-1001 MLH-C, produces up to 830-pounds of ice per 24 hours and exclusively features a space saving design. The pump down cycle allows for more efficient start up; it is environmentally friendly and is a low-cost service. Service ability is convenient because technicians can access the ice machine

Sweet Treats Sweeter

Drive incremental cookie sales with new Otis Spunkmeyer Warm Wishes packaging. Consumers will pay more for cookies wrapped in convenient take-home gift packaging every case of cooking packaging translates to 600 additional cookies sold in your location. Otis Spunkmeyer offers five uniquely shaped sizes to use when packaging your cookies. Use Warm Wishes packaging to

Tasty Treats

McKee Foods gives a new way to enjoy muffins when you’re on the go with Little Debbie Snack Muffins in Banana Nut and Blueberry varieties. These twin wrapped muffins are made with real fruit and deliver great taste in a format that is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. They are sold in single-serve packs containing

Truthful Taste

Honest Tea is expanding its line with the addition of Pomegranate White Tea with Acai. Three antioxidant rich ingredients pomegranates,white tea and the acai berry are combined with less than three teaspoons of organic cane sugar to create a delicately flavored tea perfect for the tea-lover as wellthe health-conscious consumer. Aserving of Pomegranate White Tea

Warmer Wishes

  Hatco recently announced the rollout of its latest Mini-Merchandising Warmer, the Model UGMW-1. The unit is designed to maximize valuable counter space with durable performance and an attractive product display. The food product’s optimal taste and temperature are preserved via ceramic top heat and a hard-coated, heated base. Incandescent lighting heightens the visual appeal


  IPSOs nationwide distributor network, personnel and equipment can help investors tap into the $5 billion-a-year coin laundry business. In addition to being a solid, recession-proof, cash business, coin laundries perfectly complement convenience stores and offer tremendous return on investment. IPSO has developed an expert approach to the business that is geared specifically to the

Hoshizaki KMS-1230MLH

Hoshizaki KMS-1230MLH Hoshizaki America announces the manufacturing of the new Serenity Series Cuber Ice Machine, KMS-1230MLH. The KMS-1230MLH Crescent Cube Ice Machine is 75% quieter than traditional remote units. Serenity’s space saving design makes for an ideal installation on top of a beverage dispenser and the quality of ice will dispense easily in this application.

Bubble Blasts

Farleys & Sathers is expanding the Super Bubble 36-ounce tray change makers to include Super Tasting grape flavor. This big 8-gram piece of bubble gum comes in a 36-ounce tray packed nine to a case. Each tray contains approximately 180 pieces. The new Grape flavor Super Bubble Bubble Gum compliments the existing change maker trays

Candy That Cares

  To help find a cure for breast cancer, dedicated packages of Fruit Punch flavor of Sport Beans jelly beans by Jelly Belly will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The new pink ribbon packaging includes a pledge todonate 5% of the sales of Sport Beans energizing jelly beans to the non-profit group. The campaign

Sweet Jewels

August marked the 30th anniversary of a jewel of a candy: the Ring Pop. Manufactured by Topps Confections since 1977, the candy ring was originally offered in two flavors: cherry and grape. Kids now choose from more than 10 different fruitand twisted flavors, as well as specialty seasonal tastes. Ring Pops enduring popularity has become

Cookie Crumbles

Combine passion for chocolate with the premium reputation of Otis Spunkmeyer and its newest flavors in the Sweet Discovery cookie dough line—Chocolate Obsession and Double Chocolate Brownie. Made with rich and distinctive Barry Callebaut chocolate, both flavors have a dark chocolate cookie dough base. Chocolate Obsession is loaded with 70% cacao chocolate chunks for a


Zotes prides itself on finding new ways to impress taste buds and has a full-flavor lineup of sunflower seeds, including Bleu Cheese, TequilaLime, Spicy Nacho and many more. The product comes in 5-ounce resealable jars with convenient flip-top lids, with an SRP of $1.79 to $1.99. Grow the category without cannibalizing it with more bagged

Full-Flavor Enhancement

General Tobacco (GT) announced the launch of the new Vaquero Little Cigars 100’s box. The line extension is the latest addition to the GT catalog and will feature a variety of flavors to choose from including: Natural, Light, Vanilla, Menthol, Peach and Cherry. For More Information from General Tobacco 877-500-9595  

Earthy Jerky

Jack Link’s Beef Jerkyis giving health conscious consumers more of a good thing by introducing anew organic line of beef jerky products. Jack Link’s new Organic Beef Jerky offers consumers a flavorful and satisfying taste experience, while meeting their growing demand for organic, convenient snack foods. New flavors include: Original Organic Beef Jerky, Peppered Organic

Supply Meets Demand

Follett Corp.’s newest Horizon icemaker, the Horizon 1400, can produce up to 1,400 pounds ofice per day. With the Ice Manager diverter valve system, one Horizon machine can now automatically fill two dispensers, sensing when ice is needed and diverting production to that location. All Horizon applications provide customer-preferred Chewblet ice, reduced energy and water

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