Headlines from National: Zig-Zag® Cigar Wraps score three new flavors to its line-up; Mango A Go-Go™, Straight-Up™ and Strawberry-Splash™. Zig-Zag® wraps are boldly flavored for a robust cigar experience. Stoker’s® Moist Snuff releases two new BIG flavors; Long Cut Straight and Mint 12-oz. Stoker’s® – Big Size, Big Value, Big Sales.
Should your stores carry more energy shot brands, or should they carry more energy shots that sell? Seventy-one percent of all energy shot sales in convenience stores are 5-Hour Energy. In fact, the top four selling energy shot SKUs are all 5-Hour Energy. Do your stores carry all four? Visit booth #4138 for more info.
Convenience store operators who don’t know state regulations concerning underground storage tanks (USTs) from a hole in the ground had better learn more about what’s in those holes and what the government is both offering and expecting from them. Federal mandates requiring a significant increase in biofuels production, for example, have spurred an increase in
You know the truism about Americans wanting more of everything is, indeed, true when we begin demanding more from our candy, gum and mint products than just good taste. As with beverages over the last decade or so, so-called functional snacks are slowly gaining respect in the convenience store channel, as major manufacturers roll products
As if the turbulent economy, rising state taxes and local anti-smoking regulations hadn’t rendered the retail cigar landscape dangerous enough, enter the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which wants to significantly reshape that landscape, but so far hasn’t told anyone—most notably the retailers that will be selling the products—how. Some background: The law granting
Chief Financial Officer, Certified Oil I joined Certified Oil in 1975. As a CPA, my background was in auditing and taxation. Being in the gasoline business with Certified over the past 34 years has made me use every bit of knowledge and experience I acquired just to keep up with the fast pace and complexity
With the Democrats controlling both houses of Congress and the White House, this year has seen major federal tax and regulatory legislation signed into law that will dramatically impact the tobacco industry. On April 1, the largest tax increase on a single product in the history of the U.S. became law with the federal cigarette
When we decided to acquire Convenience Store Decisions from Penton Media nearly two years ago, we did so with an optimistic view of the convenience channel. The dynamics of the industry and its long-term growth prospects in terms of demographics, population expansion in key market areas, the range of needs it fills on a daily
YoCream introduces new Tropical TremorTM flavors under their Jolly RancherTM Frozen Beverage brand: Pomegranate, Wild Berry, Mango, Fruit Punch and Sour Green Apple. The exciting new beverages are boldly flavored, less sweet, a little tart and intensely colored. Available for frozen carbonated and uncarbonated applications, the syrups are packaged in shelf stable bags with a
Solo continues their commitment to helping convenience store operators maximize profits while providing real value to their customers. Reveal™ Polypropylene Cold Cups are the right product when combined with their single-lid solution to reduce SKUs, minimize waste and save money. For more information visit www.solocup.com or stop by NACS Booth # 854
Sara Lee has been a leader in coffee for the foodservice industry for many years. And, only Sara Lee Foodservice brings you Douwe Egberts® coffee, the leading out-of-home brand worldwide. One powerful brand. Countless coffee solutions. Visit us at NACS Booth 1250 or www.saraleefoodservice.com to learn more.
Piccadilly Circus Pizza has everything your customers could want, multiple styles of breakfast sandwiches, an array of sub sandwiches, and tasty snacks. And, of course, the world’s best C-store pizza. Today’s consumers demand product variety and flavor options. Piccadilly Circus Pizza is on the leading edge of this flavor explosion with over 1400 locations coast
The Kellogg Convenience Team is excited to introduce Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Double Chocolatey Chunk in a new 2.6 oz. bar. The newest expansion of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Big Bar line gives consumers more of the crispy rice, marshmallow goodness, and rich chocolate flavor they love. It is a great addition to the wholesome
Offer the uniquely seasoned brats and Italian sausage your patrons crave. Served with all the fixin’s, Minis are a profitable, year-round menu selection for sit-down or grab ‘n’ go. No one knows brats and Italian sausage like Johnsonville. And no one makes brats or Italian sausage like Johnsonville. www.johnsonvillefoodservice.comBooth number 1543
Health Essist, Inc manufactures and develops a unique line of all natural; zero Calorie, Edible Caffeine Free Edible Strips. Current product line consists of Alcohol DefenderTM to help with the “morning after feeling”, X-Energy-BoostTM and our Apple-A-DayTM strip that provides a boost to your immune system. Products are FDA approved for Food Use and Kosher
Meet the f’real gen2 blender, debuting at NACS. What’s new? A dynamic, interactive 22″ LCD screen drives awareness, trial and sales. Innovative technology provides 100% self-cleaning and sanitizing. Integrated ServiceAlertTM diagnostics support optimum blender performance. Freshly blended real ice cream milkshakes, real fruit smoothies and frozen cappuccinos have never been so easy. Booth 951.
Create an endless number of flavored specialty coffee beverages with the new Curtis® Expressions Multi-Flavor Beverage Dispenser. With just five concentrated ingredients, Expressions creates 12 specialty coffee beverages. From vanilla and caramel lattes to cinnamon and original espresso, there’s a coffee drink to please every customer. See Curtis at booth 1455. For more information visit
Slim Jim / TABASCO® Spiced Jerky is the 5th flavor launched in Slim Jim’s jerky family. The sweet smoked mesquite flavor with a fiery TABASCO® spice makes this a great snack choice for consumers looking for a tasty, spicy treat. This great flavor continues to leverage the brand equity of Slim Jim and TABASCO® brand.
Coinstar’s prepaid solutions are designed to create a destination, with no upfront inventory costs. From the right prepaid products and technology to merchandising and support, our approach is easy to implement, yet provides maximum results. Coinstar will also showcase Redbox self service DVD rental and Coin counting kiosks. NACS Booth 1616.www.coinstar.com
A more powerful yet Eco-friendly Cleaning System. Under development for 3 years, impressive field test results were reported by one of CDCC’s national accounts after 6 months of field testing. The reformulation achieved benefits of Eco-friendly, 100% Biodegradable, Phosphate Free and Superior Cleaning Power. And, it will be available to all segments by early August.
Scripto® introduces the new SpectraTM lighters to it’s everyday line of popular disposable cigarette lighters. The new SpectraTM lighters feature visible fuel supply through clear lighter barrels. The array of fuel colors are available in purple, sapphire, green, blue and red. SpectraTM lighters will begin shipping in January 2010. They are available in 50-ct. display-a-tray,
Broaster will exhibit its three no-fee licensed food programs: Genuine Broaster Chicken®, Broaster® Recipe Express, and Broaster® To Go Authentic Pizza. The firm also manufactures pressure fryers, ventless fryers, and other foodservice equipment; blends a complete line of marinades and breadings; and markets an expanding variety of quality frozen foods. For details visit www.broaster.com or
Bud Light Golden Wheat is a premium light, unfiltered wheat beer brewed with wheat malt, coriander and citrus peels – for the superior drinkability of Bud Light. A medium-bodied brew available Oct. 5, Bud Light Golden Wheat is slightly sweet on first sip which gives way to a refreshingly tart, citrus finish. Bud Light Golden
Sorting through all of the dynamics at work in the smokeless tobacco category is proving a complex calculation for convenience store operators and consumers alike. For example: retail prices rose with the April 1 passage of an increase to the Federal Excise Tobacco (FET) tax to fund an expansion of SCHIP, the State Children’s Health