Mini Photobook Maker

Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America Inc. has introduced its mini photobook maker in the U.S., starting with a trial run in several pharmacies in New York City and select retail supermarkets in the Northwest. The mini photobook maker lets people create compact books that are perfect for sharing memories of family vacations, weddings, corporate events,

Blueberry Cigarillos

Extending its product lineup with a new flavor, Swisher has introduced the new Swisher Sweets Blueberry Cigarillos. The new product features special introductory pricing as well as Swisher’s innovative Sealed Fresh foil wrappers. Reaction to the new flavor among consumers has been extremely positive, and the special introductory pricing is expected to help Swisher Sweets

Egg White Omelettes

Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc., makers of egg white omelettes in the frozen foods market, is serving up two new breakfast options. Cedarlane’s new all-natural frozen Broccoli Cheddar and Garden Vegetable & Mozzarella Egg White Omelettes are high in protein, low in cholesterol, and gluten-free, making it easy to get a quick, hot and healthy restaurant-quality

Quiet Commercial Blender

Vitamix introduces The Quiet One, a powerful, premium blender that utilizes exclusive technology for superior noise reduction.  An innovative door seal design, coupled with patent-pending floating technology, significantly reduces vibration transmission and improves airflow, which reduces sound, making The Quite One ideal for any front-of-the-house environment. It operates 18 decibels below its closest competitor on

Kid-Targeted Beverages

InZone Brands, distributed in 87% of all national chain c-stores, makes 100% all-natural juice drinks for kids, offering three juice brands for three age groups: toddlers, preschoolers and gradeschoolers. TummyTicklerTots pre-diluted apple juice for toddlers comes in a four-ounce bottle, offers 40% less sugar than regular apple juice and is pre-mixed with purified water and

Premium E-Cigarette

Kretek International Inc. offers a new line of CIG2O e-cigarette products. The CIG2O rechargeable water vapor cigarette was developed in the U.S. for Kretek by Spark Industries. CIG2O e-cigarettes were successfully launched in smoke shops early in 2010. The strength of adult consumer response led to the current nationwide roll out. The initial product line

Tamper-Resistant Sandwich Wedge Packaging

Inline Plastics Corp. introduces a new Sandwich Wedge clamshell container, the newest version of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of products. The container’s upscale design promotes more attractive product merchandising that highlights the quality of its contents. The perimeter seal design of the containers provides increased product shelf life and better protection of its contents.

New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes

Kretek International Inc. has launched Lagunas brand premium imported cigarettes by Djarum in the U.S. The Lagunas blend was developed by an international team from Djarum and Kretek over a two-year period of blending and testing. Lagunas’ taste is characterized by a unique combination of tobaccos from the U. S., Brazil Indonesia, Turkey and Greece,

Next Generation E-Cigarettes

PureSmoke has launched its next generation of disposable e-cigarettes in two flavors: Classic Tobacco and Cool Mint. Pre-priced at $9.99, each stick is equivalent to two packs of traditional cigarettes, offering the greatest value to adult tobacco consumers. The 12-count retail carton converts into a countertop display making it easy to merchandise. Build your category

Slice Like a Pro

Baxter’s bread slicers provide a convenient way to slice artisan breads. Among the quietest in the industry, Baxter slicers are ideally suited for a theater-style baking environment. Baxter bread slicers are offered with either manual or automatic operation in a range of sizes. Manual slicers feature an easy-to-use slice lever, enabling users to control the

Reduce Payments Costs

ACI Worldwide Inc., an international provider of payment systems, has announced the latest release of ACI Retail Commerce Server. This version is integrated with ISD Corp.’s In-Store suite of products, following the acquisition of ISD in March 2011. ACI now serves 14 of the top 25 U.S. retailers. The combined offerings of ISD and ACI

Increase Breakfast Profits

Knouse Foods, a grower-owned cooperative, highlights how foodservice professionals can increase profit potential with breakfast and snacking dayparts. According to The NPD Group, 60% of restaurant growth over the past five years has come from breakfast sales and the rest from snack periods. Knouse Foods’ products and recipes help operators easily expand their menu and

Eco-Friendly Refrigeration

Freeaire designs and manufactures commercial cooling and refrigeration systems that harness cold, outdoor air to achieve up to a 50% increase in efficiency. Freeaire’s solutions revolve around the notion that the best energy savings is energy not used. Accordingly, Freeaire systems are designed to eliminate virtually all excess energy usage in any particular cooling application.

Disposable E-Cigs

Logic Technology offers Logic Disposable Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs) that provide an alternative for traditional smokers, allowing them to avoid the 4,000 toxins found in cigarettes, while replicating the sensory experience of smoking. To perfect the sensory experience, Logic used six combined pending patents to duplicate the smoking experience without lighting or burning tobacco—fulfilling a smoker’s

Relaxation Shot Eases Stress

iChill aims to relieve the stress that any traveler can have while traveling. Whether it’s a fear of flying—said to affect 25% of people—or other travel-related stress, iChill’s expertly formulated blend of Melatonin, Valerian Root, Rose Hips and B vitamins helps calm the body and mind before a flight or venture into an airport. Available

Luv the Nug iPhone App

Fans of the Original Chewable Ice can now find locations serving nugget ice with a new iPhone application released by Scotsman Ice Systems. By downloading the “Nug Locator,” ice chewers can instantly view a list of venues serving nugget ice near their location using GPS tracking, or they can search for locations by inputting a

90-Calorie Brownies

Convenience store retailers can indulge in more sales with new Fiber One 90-Calorie Brownies, the first baked good offering in the successful Fiber One line of products. Available in Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie, the sweet, indulgent and guilt-free treats have just 90 calories and a full five grams of fiber –

Serving Soup

Tomlinson Industries offers a variety of kettles, ideal for large or small operations and for front or back of house operations, to meet your soup service needs. The Deluxe Frontier Kettle—a top of the line soup kettle will cook, heat, hold and warm soup and other hot foods. With its old-fashioned look, this classic kettle

Holiday Cheer Beer Promotion

Heineken has unveiled its ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’ retail program in plenty of time for c-stores to plan for big 2011 holiday sales. The program runs through December and includes channel specific offers and incentives (where legal) to encourage consumers to enjoy Heineken and Heineken Light, while increasing retailer profitability during the year’s most critical

Bath Time Fun

Two new products from the creators of Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath make bath and shower time colorful and fun. The Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb gives kids a great new cleaning option. Shaped like the Mr. Bubble character, the Original Bubble or Bubbleberry scent bath bombs provide extra-long-lasting fizz and fun in the tub. Available

Ice Maker/Bagger/Merchandiser

Convenience stores can now make and bag up to 200 10-pound bags (1,800-2,000 pounds) of pure KOLD-DRAFT ice per day—on the premises—with KOLD-DRAFT’s new GB2060 Series ice machine, now available as part of the automatic ISB Ice Bagging System. The all-in-one ice maker/bagger/merchandiser system eliminates trucked-in ice deliveries, helps retailers increase profit margins selling their

Pumpkin Wheat Beer

Just in time for fall, Shock Top Belgian White is launching Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, the brand’s first seasonal offering, as well as a Shock Top Variety Pack, the brand’s first sampler pack that will also highlight Shock Top Raspberry Wheat, which launched earlier in the year. Available through January 2012, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat

Energy Boost

TSC Global LLC has introduced MPower Energy Tabs, chewable tablets that provide a natural energy boost that last up to six hours and come in four flavors including: Peppermint Blast, Tangerine TNT, Grape Explosion and Green Apple Grenade. Each tablet contains an all-natural blend of B-vitamins, ginseng, green tea, taurine and caffeine that provide the


The Waterloo, Wis.- based pickle manufacturer, Van Holten’s, is growing to keep up with consumer demand, having completed the addition of a $1.6 million state-of-the-art pickle storage tankyard this summer, just in time for this year’s crop of cucumbers. It added 165 pickle storage tanks, increasing its total number of 1,000 bushel tanks to 292.

New Juice Flavors

Everfresh Juice has launched two new juice offerings: 16-ounce Pineapple Mango and 24-ounce Strawberry Banana. These exotic flavor combinations will quench your customers’ thirst and have them coming back for more. Everfresh Juice’s never-ending goal is to create healthier beverages without ever sacrificing flavor. The company offers more than 30 flavors of juice products. For