Temperature Drops on Popular Mexican Blend

Temperature Drops on Popular Mexican Blend Boyd Coffee Company introduces the Mexican Chocolate Freezer to its Coffee House Freezers line. A leader in frozen beverage innovation, Boyd Coffee Company is also the Northwest’s oldest family-owned coffee company and its largest specialty coffee roaster. Mexican Chocolate Freezers are available at wholesale and retail prices and can be purchased

Boyd Coffee Company Brews Up Hot New Coffees

Boyd Coffee Company Brews Up Hot New Coffees This fall, Boyd Coffee Company, the Pacific Northwests oldest family-owned coffee company, has brewed up some of its most exceptional coffee blends to help convenience store operators boost sales. Included in this delicious new, cutting-edge batch of blends from Boyd Coffee Companys Coffee House Roasters brand are:

Boyd Coffee Company Serves Up Coffee House Steamers

Boyd Coffee Company Serves Up Coffee House Steamers Boyd Coffee Company, the Pacific Northwests oldest family-owned coffee company and purveyors of the Coffee House Roasters brand, offers its latest defense against the winter blues: Coffee House Steamers. These milk-based beverages pack enough cheer and comfort — not to mention delicious flavor — to thaw even your

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co.

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (USSTC) will launch new and improved Skoal Bandits moist smokeless tobacco (MST) pouches. Replacing the existing Bandits line, the new Skoal Bandits will come in mint and wintergreen flavors and debut at retail in August. Every can of new and improved Skoal Bandits will contain 20 compact

QUICKSTOCK.COM

QUICKSTOCK.COM C-Store operators nationwide now have a great new way to purchase their popcorn packaging. QwikStock.com has just added the Popcorn 2000 line of buckets and bags from International Paper to its product assortment. Perfect for Theatres, Sports Arena’s, C-Stores and more, Popcorn 2000 comes in five different bucket sizes from 32 to 170 oz.

New Edge Networks

New Edge Networks New Edge Networks is building a network of direct connections to various back-office online solutions providers including payment processors, payroll services, health benefits management companies, IT help desks, kiosks, digital video display or monitoring services and ATM network providers. By using direct connections to pre-determined suppliers, retailers avoid installing and paying for

The Hershey Co.

The Hershey Co. The Hershey Co. has seized share leadership in the mint category. Crediting success to breakthrough innovations like IceBreakers Liquid Ice, IceBreakers Sours and BreathSavers 3 Hour Mints, Hershey’s is now bringing innovation to the gum arena with the introduction of IceBreakers Ice Cubes. IceBreakers Ice Cubes is a patented new Ice Cube

DTN

DTN DTN introduces DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN DataConnect, rack and spot price discovery as well as analysis, industry news, weather and market information-all located on one convenient screen. DTN Fuel

(Bread)stick around

(Bread)stick around Piccadilly Circus Pizza introduces its new Double Dippers Breadstick program as part of the new Freezer to Oven foodservice concepts currently being developed to help retailers control labor and grow the bottom line. Double Dippers Breadsticks have three mouthwatering flavors—Garlicsticks, Cheesesticks and Cinnamonsticks— that taste great and are easy to make. The frozen

Wawa brews up brand equity with Sara Lee

Wawa brews up brand equity with Sara Lee Wawa Inc. (Wawa, PA) has worked tirelessly to make its proprietary food brands a household name in the Northeast, but it couldn’t have done so without the help of suppliers like Sara Lee Coffee & Tea. The chain gave Sara Lee a trial run with the development

Piccadilly delivers a foodservice fit for Iron Bridge

Piccadilly delivers a foodservice fit for Iron Bridge Richard Ferramosca felt hopeless. A trained chef, he’s no stranger to the workings of a kitchen, but he was nearing the decade mark in his search for a foodservice program ideal for his Iron Bridge Stations (Powhatan, VA). He had tried everything—from a local upscale franchise that

BIC sparks Gate’s sales

BIC sparks Gate’s sales Bob Westendick’s business is tobacco and cigarettes, and he likes anything that pushes that category. Which is why he is so enamored with BIC. As the merchandise assistant for Gate Petroleum (Jacksonville, FL), Westendick keeps tabs on the profitability of the chain’s product mix for its 150 stores. Since signing an

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry While Tariq Mehmood’s Tedeschi Food Shop in Hyde Park, MA, doesn’t offer gas, the bulk of his franchise’s sales volume flows from its TD’s Deli. With a roller grill, grill and full-service deli, Mehmood holds his own against some considerable foodservice competitors in the area. But it

Dmd Keeps Ffp Out of Harm’s Way

Dmd Keeps Ffp Out of Harm’s Way Selling dietary supplements has become somewhat of a slippery slope for retailers ever since the red flag went up on over-thecounter medications containing “List One” chemicals—the primary ingredients in methamphetamine. But that’s not a worry for FFP Marketing (Fort Worth, TX), which owns 500 stores in 10 states.

Follett keeps Rainy Lake on ice

Follett keeps Rainy Lake on ice One might think the last thing an operator in northern Minnesota would worry about is not having enough ice, but it’s a big concern for Steve Lindberg, co-owner of Rainy Lake One Stop (International Falls, MN). Seven years ago, he and his wife Nora purchased the existing store, which

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‘Espresso’ yourself

‘Espresso’ yourself It just might be espresso. It’s estimated that over the next five years, authentic espresso could become the next high demand beverage in the channel. The problem with introducing this energy booster in the past was keeping labor under control while still producing a quality beverage. Boyd Coffee’s new 1-2-3 Espresso> machine, which

Travel companion

Travel companion Solo Cups Traveler Plus Lid is a premium lid that is perfect for on-the-go coffee customers and will set retailers apart from the competition. Its unique recloseable lid is spill-resistant and durable for travel. And one Traveler Plus Lid fits all five of Solos paper hot cups—10-, 12-, 16-, 20- and 24-oz.  

Sweet success

Sweet success Splenda No Calorie Sweetener has become the top-selling low/no calorie sugar alternative in U.S. retail outlets just two and a half years after its introduction. Splenda products, which include packets and granular, are made from sugar so they taste like sugar, so consumers can have the best of both worlds—the sweetness they love

Premium brewing

Premium brewing The L3D, the third generation of Luxus Thermal Dispensers from Fetco Corp., offers several innovations including a freshness timer, which is a lighted gauge that indicates coffee freshness in 15-minute increments for up to four hours, and an easy-to-read, V-shaped volume indicator. Other improvements include a built-in drip tray that slides out for

The Pour House

The Pour House Brew exceptional coffee anywhere, all the time, with the new Curtis Caf Pour-Over Systems. Available in four models that brew directly into a Curtis airpot, glass decanter or insulated server, the Caf Pour-Over Systems have a large, widemouth inlet with an attached flip-open lid for easy filling, and a precisely engineered spray

High-Tech Brewing

High-Tech Brewing BUNNs new BrewWISE ThermoFresh coffee brewing system makes brewing coffee easy. The system provides simple control over the brewing process, consistency from location to location and thermal coffee holding with new unheated servers. The G9-2T DBC grinder reduces the potential for human error by communicating how much and which coffee was ground to

Financial Reform Tops Congressional To Do List

Congress is scheduled to be back in session starting Monday, and the first task on the agenda for the Senate is voting on the financial reform bill that contains the crucial interchange amendment put forth by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). Last Wednesday, June 30, the House voted on the financial bill package, passing it by

XYIENCE Launches Sweepstakes

XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is giving mixed martial arts (MMA) fans a chance to host a UFC viewing party in their hometown with legendary UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva. The winner of XYIENCE’s “Bring Wanderlei to Your Hometown” sweepstakes, which kicked off July 1 and runs

Flying J To Emerge From Bankruptcy

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has confirmed Flying J’s plan to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy, repaying its creditors in cash plus interest, Truckinginfo.com reported. Flying J filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in December 2008, and since that time has been working to restructure. It officially merged retail operations with Pilot Travel

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