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

Pickle-In-A-Pouch

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

Managing Your Cooking Oil Supply

Frontline International, a provider of smart oil management systems for waste oil, oil filtration and fresh oil, introduces the new Box System for standard packaged oil—an automated, convenient, safer and more cost-effective way to refill fryers with fresh cooking oil. When you use the Box System, you purchase your choice of fresh oil in boxes

Eliminate Cigarette Odor

Scentria Corp., innovator of GoneSmoke, the first dry aerosol odor eliminator, sports a new look: bold graphics with an image of a woman spraying GoneSmoke over her hair. The company now offers a smaller footprint with a two-tier rack. When GoneSmoke is placed on the front counter near lighter racks, stores are seeing great sell-through,

Award-Winning Rice

RiceSelect is causing consumers to think twice about which rice they buy with its unique Texmati Rice. Similar to basmati, the award-winning Texmati has a nutty flavor, delightful aroma, unique texture and easy cooking characteristics that set it apart from all other aromatics. Texmati Rice is produced by American family farmers; packed in reusable, re-sealable

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,

Jr. Joins Java Family

Midwest coffee roaster Paramount Coffee Co. has introduced a new eight-ounce addition to the “perfect cup of Joe” family of coffee blends: Jr. Coffee. The family of Joe Coffee Products includes Joe, Joy and Jr. Joe comes in four true-brew blends: “Wake Up Joe” medium roast, “Unleaded” medium roast decaf, “Tall, Dark and Handsome” dark

Certified Sustainable Chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America’s iconic DOVE Brand Chocolate is set to be the first mainstream chocolate brand in the U.S. to bear the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on its dark chocolate products. Beginning in the fall, DOVE Brand Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate will source 100% of its cocoa volume from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, and

Fresh Lemonade

Sunny Sky Products, a manufacturer of specialty dispensed beverages, recently launched a premium Lemonade Program. Sunny Sky’s Homestyle Lemonade boasts a unique, refreshing flavor made from real lemons and sweetened with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar. The product is packaged in 6.5 gallon bottles with a 5:1 mix ratio, and is also available in bag-in-a-box for

Enhance Retail Productivity

CipherLab, an innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution industries, has launched its 8200 series. This enterprise mobile computer optimizes retail workflow and efficiency with expandable memory capacity, long-lasting performance, and a lightweight ergonomic design. Developed with workflow management in mind, the 8200 series addresses the needs of

Regular and Menthol E-Cigarettes

Convenience Valet and Advantage Sales & Marketing have entered into a strategic alliance with Finiti e-cigarettes to represent and distribute the company’s electronic cigarette products. Finiti e-cigarettes will now be available through many distribution partners, including Core-Mark, Eby-Brown, Grocery Supply Co., H.T. Hackney Co., DOT Foods, LibertyUSA and C.D. Hartnett Co. These partnerships will extend

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