Optimo Flavored Mini Cigarillos

The growing Optimo line of cigars from Swisher International Inc. now offers customers a Mini Cigarillo size in two extremely popular flavors: Peach and Grape. The Mini Cigarillo size has already proven to be a favorite among customers—and both grape and peach are two of the hottest flavors in the market. Combine this popular size

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Wind Resistant Lighters

Built upon a long term relationship, Scripto, America’s first and most trusted brand of utility lighters, and Anheuser-Busch, a dominating industry leader, team up once again to continue their success in the Utility Lighter category by announcing the release of the new Anheuser-Busch Utility Lighter Collection. The Budweiser and Bud Light Wind Resistant Outdoor Utility

Cheese Jerky

Snack Patrol LLC has developed a new snack, called Cheese Jerky®, that combines shredded beef jerky with string cheese. This new product, which is already available in stores across the U.S., offers a previously impossible variation of string cheese. To make this snack, premium beef jerky is shredded, then added to Wisconsin farmstead string cheese.

New High Speed Sandwich Press

Electrolux Professional introduces its new High Speed  Sandwich Press, which grills sandwiches and wraps with various fillings in half the time of a traditional Panini Grill. What would normally take nearly two minutes, now takes only 40 seconds! The Sandwich Press outperforms any standard sandwich grill by taking a sandwich from 39 degrees to perfectly

Selling Freshness Just Got Easier

New Colgate Wisp gives customers that just brushed clean feeling anytime, anywhere. Colgate Wisp is a single-use mini toothbrush with a breath-freshening bead that allows customers to brush on the go; no water or rinsing required. Its cleaning bristles and soft pick help remove food and particles from between teeth, while the freshening bead dissolves

New Beverage Offerings

Cliffstar Corporation introduces new items that promise to set the beverage market on its ear. Cliffstar is the largest private label beverage supplier in the U.S. and currently carries premium juices, teas, nutrient enhanced waters and isotonic thirst quenchers. Thanks to its elaborate, state-of-the art innovation center, Cliffstar is announcing new products available for sale

Freezer-to-Oven Fresh Baked Bread

Rich Products Corp. has pioneered the industry’s first line of fresh bread that can be taken directly from the freezer and baked in the oven, eliminating the time-consuming preparing and proofing process otherwise necessary to make freshly baked bread. Rich’s proprietary “Fresh ‘n Ready” Classic Sandwich Breads, developed over five years of intensive research, are

Plug-and-Play Kit Helps Hearing Impaired

Pan-Oston, a leader in smart retail counter and checkout solutions, offers a simple kit that enables retailers to unobtrusively and directly assist hearing aid wearers. Shop Hear and Service Hear upgrade kits combine sophisticated electronic induction loop circuitry along with the amplifier, microphone, power, connecting cables and signage to quickly convert any service or checkout

Southern Style Biscuit Sandwiches

Lettieri’s is building on its already sensational breakfast program by adding two Southern Style biscuit sandwiches for busy customers on-the-go.  The company is introducing two new menu choices: the Country Fried Steak & Cheese Biscuit, which starts with a light and tender southern-style biscuit complimented with a lightly breaded southern-spiced, country-fried steak and a generous

Combo Packs for Kids Cup Line

Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of disposable foodservice packaging, announced that their Kids Cup line now comes combo packed with cups,  snap-tight spill resistant red lids and straws to improve ease of use. The cups are available custom printed or with two new stock print designs, which require no order minimums. The lightweight, economical polypropylene drink

Prepare Meals Quickly and Efficiently

Denver-based Catering by Design, which offers everything from intimate dinners to large corporate barbeques and was named Catering Company of the Year 2008 by Event Solutions Magazine, depends on Electrolux Professional products to meet its catering demands. This includes an Electrolux air-o-chill 102 blast chiller/freezer and air-o-steam 102 combi oven, which together comprise the air-o-system.

Control Blood Sugar

Generex introduced Glucose RapidSpray, a dietary glucose spray for those that desire or require additional glucose in their diets. The spray helps control blood sugar levels in both humans and pets. Clinically tested, the instant spray is convenient, has a great taste and is fat free. It is available in orange and raspberry flavors. Generex(800)

Elvis Is In The Building

Djeep is adding to its popular line of disposable lighters with the roll out the new Elvis series designs. The line follows the Marilyn Monroe Collectors’ Series featuring photos from the collection of famous photographer Milton Greene and the reintroduction of its Cats Eyes series. The new Elvis Presley Collection features four classic photo designs,

Organic Juices

When stocking the grab-and-go case, retailers now can satisfy health- and planet-conscious guests with R.W. Knudsen Family’s new line of 8-ounce single-serving organic juices. The line includes six organic flavors— Orange, Cranberry, Concord Grape, Pomegranate, Apple and Very Veggie. Supplying organic products is a simple, eco-friendly initiative for c-store operators to adopt. R.W. Knudsen Family

New Heat-and-Eat Sandwiches

To meet demands of today’s busy consumer seeking convenient, flavorful and affordable breakfast and snack solutions, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., introduces hand-held sandwiches featuring the company’s famous link sausage enrobed in a soft, warm roll. The five-ounce sandwiches—which debuted at the 2009 Research Chef Association Conference in Dallas and Pizza Expo in Las

Undercounter Freezers & Refrigerators

Hoshizaki’s Tempguard Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers, models HWF40/68A and HWR40/68/96A, feature an Evercheck control system, which monitors temperature levels and operating conditions. They offer a signature stainless-steel interior and exterior top, front, sides and bottom, and a galvanized steel back for long life.  The stainless-steel top includes a four-inch backsplash. The cabinet and doors are

Summer Fuel Outlook

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Understanding the market movements for energy commodities in 2009 has become complicated. The old way of looking at the market through the lens of supply and demand seems to hold less relevance. Now, broad-based economic indicators are overruling an inventory buildup or a slump in demand.

Frozen Sales Heating Up

Since its invention about half a century ago, the frozen dispensed beverage has become a convenience store tradition, with three out of every four U.S. convenience outlets housing a frozen beverage bar. While frozen dispensed beverages are not a huge portion of the typical store’s overall sales, the product is profitable, thanks to a gross

On Location with CSD

It isn’t often one finds a c-store with a hanging chandelier and a fireplace in the office, but Dave Carney’s Hillside Chevron Station in Torrance, Calif., is anything but conventional. This April, the store began a major renovation, transforming what was a traditional c-store into a site with charming old-world Santa Barbara style; a Spanish

Red Bull Energy Shots

Beginning this June, Red Bull will expand its energy options in the U.S. with Red Bull Energy Shot and Red Bull Sugar-free Shot. Red Bull’s entry into the shot category will grow its consumer base by introducing a premium shot from a trusted brand. Red Bull Energy Shot will engage new consumers, create new consumption

TOP® Superoll™ Tobacco

With tobacco prices on the rise, TOP Tobacco is providing smokers relief with the introduction of TOP Superoll Tobacco, specially blended and crafted to provide more cigarettes for the price than other pouch or canned tobaccos. Top Superoll tobacco will initially be available in three styles: Full Flavor, Menthol and Light. Breaking from TOP’s conventional

New Clove Cigars

Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer of Djarum brand tobacco products, has introduced new Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars, available in four styles–Classic Black, Vanilla Black, Cherry Black and Special Box. Three of the styles will carry the popular Black brand name with its distinctive red triangle and black package. Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars are packaged in

Johnsonville Sausage Minis, Big Flavor In Fewer Bites

These days, having “mini” on the menu means BIG business. To help operators leverage the increasing “less is more” demands of customers in the most flavorful way, Johnsonville Sausage LLC has introduced new Sausage Minis in two marketplace-driven varieties. Mini Stadium Style Brats offer the uniquely seasoned brats customers crave. Mini Italian Sausages feature a

5-Hour Energy Introduces Grape Flavor

Sitting atop the growing liquid energy shot category by a substantial margin, 5-Hour Energy seeks to continue its category dominance with the introduction of its newest flavor, Grape, in late September. Founded in 2004, 5-Hour Energy is a 2-ounce energy shot that provides hours of energy with no crash or jitters through a blend of

Energy Beef Stick

Power Hungry Foods (PHF) introduces Lightning Rods Energy Beef Stick, the only energy-enhanced product that uses meat protein as the delivery system. This new alternative to energy drinks and bars uses the synergy of Guarana, charged full of natural caffeine; and ginseng to assist the body in restoring itself to health and for its beneficial

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