BP’s ampm Adds Hispanic Snacks

BP’s ampm brand is adding some spice to ampm convenience store shelves with the introduction of a new line of proprietary Hispanic snacks.

The snacks, which hit the shelves in several ampm markets earlier this year, debuted under the store’s El Mero brand.

“Hispanic consumers are looking for products with authentic flavors,” said Bill Fry, president of BP’s ampm franchise. “After testing products with more than 400 consumers, we selected their top three choices to launch our El Mero brand. Hispanic consumers have exhibited strong loyalty to the ampm brand, and we will continue to find ways to give them what they want.”

The ampm stores are now selling three El Mero products:

* Chili Mango fruit snacks (dried mango slices, coated with a chili-sugar mixture)
* Garbanzos (crunchy garbanzo beans with chili powder and a touch of lime)
* Churritos (chili-flavored corn snack sticks)

El Mero, which loosely means “the boss” in Spanish, is the latest Hispanic food offering at ampm stores. The chain currently carries a variety of authentic Hispanic bakery and burrito products.

“With El Mero, stores are getting a high-quality product that adds to our ‘too much good stuff’ offer for anyone who enjoys zesty snacks,” Fry said.

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