Chicken of the “C-Store”

Chicken of the Sea International introduces two convenient new products: Tuna Salad Cups and Tuna Salad Lunch Solutions. Chicken of the Sea Tuna Salad Cups are delicious and nutritious. Each cup contains 16 grams of protein, one-half gram of fat and 90 calories. They’re a perfect choice for health-conscious consumers. The perfect single-serve portion can

A Jolt of Energy

Wet Planet Beverages delivers more innovation this month as Jolt Energy initiates a national roll-out of the revolutionary 16-ounce resealable cap can. The popular 16-ounce size represents nearly 60% of all energy drink sales, thus providing Jolt Energy broader consumer appeal. In 2006, Jolt made headlines with their inventive 23.5-ounce resealable aluminum bottle. Tastefully packaged

And the Winner is…

Pre-Paid Promotions Inc. is driving prepaid sales and pushing innovation. The Montgomery, Ala.-based company manufactures and distributes traditional prepaid phone cards and sweepstakes phone cards in addition to creating and implementing custom sweepstakes promotions for companies. A major focus of the company is to help convenience stores increase their in-store sales and profit margins through

Simple Serv Toppings

Enjoy the sweet success of adding whip topping to your hot and cold beverages and grab ‘n go desserts. Rich Products Corp., in partnership with Server Products, a leader in food dispensing equipment, has introduced the new Simple Serv Whip Topping Dispensing system for Rich’s delicious Whip Topping. The compact, stainless steel countertop dispenser works

Fudge Shoppe

The Kellogg Convenience Store Team is excited to announce the return of the Keebler Fudge Shoppe brownie to the channel. This delicious 3-ounce brownie is available in Chocolate Fudge flavor, drizzled with icing and packed in an attractive 12-count display tray. Reformulated for today’s consumers, it’s the only brownie scrumptious enough to be Fudge Shoppe.

Burrito’s Best Friend

The Burrito Buddy is a practical disposable prop that supports the sometimes messy burrito by keeping the ingredients in the burrito and not on your table or desk. Burrito Buddy’s unique package design is ideal for convenience stores, Mexican casual theme and quick serve restaurants. It’s a practical solution for a long time problem because

Rewards From Mars

Mars Foodservices announces the MARS Foodservices 500 Operator Rewards Program. Put the power of America’s best-selling candy brands on your team, and score exciting rewards by simply purchasing a minimum of 10 boxes of eligible Mars singles items, such as M&M’s, Snickers and Twix brand products from your foodservice distributor. Select from a variety of

CheckMate

Consumers love to enhance their coffee with the uniquely rich and smooth experience of Coffee-Mate Creamy Chocolate liquid coffee creamer. Give your customers the chance to enjoy rich mocha flavor without having to pay coffee-house prices—all in a convenient tub format. Coffee-Mate, the No. 1 retail coffee creamer, also offers single-serve liquid tubs in Original,

Gold Medal Popcorn

Gold Medal Products Co. is offering a new kettle for its poppers, the Unimaxx Kettle. The Unimaxx Kettle is now available on certain 12-, 14 and 16-ounce popcorn machines delivering the highest quality treats that will have your patrons popping in for more. The Unimaxx name refers to the unified kettle and heat element. This

Baskin-Robbins in a Box

Confectionary maker BestSweet Inc. is producing an all-new line of Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy in a theater-box format. The sugar Soft Candy includes Mint Chocolate Chip and Very Berry Strawberry flavors that come in 3.1-ounce packages. BestSweet is planning to launch additional concepts for the theater-box packaging in the coming months. The Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy is

Clean Slate

Unelko Corp., a surface cleaning products manufacturer, is taking its patented 1-Step Clean & Shield on the road in a convenient wipe, providing the first ever on-the-go surface protection from bacterial recontamination. Most cleaners provide a one-time "kill" or a one-time "clean" solution, without any ongoing protection against recontamination. Clean & Shield’s unique patented formula,

Energy Shot with a Twist

Retailers looking to capitalize on swimsuit season through sales of diet products have a new stock option: a comprehensive energy shot with appeal to dieters, fitness enthusiasts and energy drink consumers alike. TRIM-U, a new innovation that bridges the gap between diet aids and energy supplements in one complete product, is one of the newest

Tyson Offers Menu Innovation

Foodservice operators are trying to keep food costs down and customer counts up in an economy where price increases outpace wage increases and where consumers are spending less because the basics are costing more. Tyson Food Service is committed to helping operators during these tough times with its Ideas @ the Heart of Values series,

Reduce Residential Crime

Extreme CCTV announces that its REG-X Close-Range License Plate Capture has helped reduce crime in Southern California residential communities. Installed at access points, such as fuel pumps and gas station canopies, REG-X captures plates of vehicles entering and exiting properties at speeds of up to 30mph, from a 15-to-25-foot range. Built-in infrared illumination enables plate

Bye Bye Birdie

Bird-B-Gone Inc. introduces Bird Spike 2001, a low-cost solution in bird control with lasting results. Bird Spike 2001 prevents birds from landing or roosting on rooflines, parapet walls, I-beams, window ledges and more. The no-gap design offers the best option to deter large birds at the lowest price available! Bird Spike 2001 comes in 3-,

Cape Cod Summer Chips

As Americans gear up for summer, Cape Cod Potato Chips announces three new gourmet potato chip flavors designed to spice up any picnic or barbeque. Cape Cod’s new flavor-packed lineup for summer includes an irresistible barbeque chip, Sweet Mesquite Barbeque, along with two mouthwatering flavor combinations, Buttermilk Ranch and Honey Dijon. Snacking has grown to

Profile of a Coffee Machine

Boyd Coffee Co. introduces a revolutionary brewing machine called The Coffee Profiler. As evidence of the ground-breaking nature of this piece of equipment, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) automatically grants Golden Cup Award certification—the coffee industry’s standard for recognizing excellence in properly brewed coffee—to any purveyor that has The Coffee Profiler. The Coffee

Hot ‘n’ Ready Sandwiches

Pierre Foods is proud to introduce two new items into the Hot ‘n’ Ready line-up: the Meatloaf Sandwich with Ketchup and the Jalapeno Cheeseburger. These two new sandwiches will make perfect additions to the Hot ‘n’ Ready line for convenience stores. The Meatloaf Sandwich has a warming, homestyle taste that is sure to appeal to

Lite & Lean Protein

Water is essential for healthy living and plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the human body. Combine water with whey protein, dietary fiber and amazing natural flavors, and you have a winning formula. With in-depth product development and backed by extensive research, Designer Whey is launching its new line of nutritional Designer

Hot Pocket Sandwich Program

Nestle Professional is aiming to bring excitement to convenience store foodservice. Its Hot Pockets brand sandwiches limited-time-offer program gives retailers exciting new flavors each quarter designed to meet consumer demand for big, bold flavors. This quarter, entice customers with Chipotle BBQ Seasoned Chicken, stacked with juicy chunks of chicken breast with hot, smoky chipotle barbecue

Authentic Mexican Crunch

Fresh Gourmet Tortilla Strips from Sugar Foods add the perfect creative touch to a wide variety of Mexican, southwestern and border fare. The natural pebbly texture, corn flavor and crunchy appeal of these superb toppings deliver an authentic culinary adventure. Shelf-stable and ready-to-use straight out of their stay-fresh, 1-pound foil bags, Fresh Gourmet Tortilla Strips

Nutty About Snacks

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay business unit is focusing its snack expertise and passion for innovation to break new ground in the nut aisle with TrueNorth, a contemporary line of 100% natural, great-tasting nut snacks that have 5 grams of protein in every 1-ounce serving. By elevating the "simple nut" into three unique nut snacks—nut clusters, nut crisps

Chocolate Treat

HP Hood, New England’s leading dairy company, has introduced its new Hood Moostruck Chocolate Lowfat Milk. Available in plastic quarts and half gallons, Moostruck provides young families with a new choice in chocolate milk. Like all Hood Milk products, Moostruck is produced without the use of artificial growth hormones. Moostruck also contains vitamins A, C

Seal in Flavor

Another innovation from CMS, Flavorseal Flavor Wraps Spice and Flavor Transfer Sheets mean no more labor-intensive, messy and inconsistent manual spice application. Apply spices faster and more uniformly with less waste. Apply flavors and glazes without messy liquids. Add images such as grill marks without expensive grilling equipment. Consistent, uniform spice coverage reduces leakers, enhances

Sign of the Times

Vision Marketing Inc. has introduced the Flexbow Banner System, which in a short period of time has captured the imagination and desire of the marketing world. Designed to gain the immediate attention of those passing by, these element-defying banners instantly offer a high visual impact twist to traditional signage. The Flexbow allows for unprecedented flexibility

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