FuelQuest Expands ForeSite Product Line

“ForeSite SV allows me to keep my finger on the pulse of my fuel operations while ForeSite IC allows me to discover inventory variances immediately,” says fuel purchasing specialist for Hy-Vee. FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, is expanding its ForeSite product line with two real-time fuel

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,

Taco-Flavored Meat Snacks

In addition to the energy drinks it promotes, DNA Brands Inc. offers a line of meat snacks with bold flavors like Pizza with Romano and Parmesan cheese, Spicy Jalapeño and a Beefy Original profile. Now its Shred Stix line of one-ounce meat sticks is complimented with a new-to-the-industry flavor profile: Taco. Rip open the package

Delightful Shots

WhiteWave Foods’ International Delight is offering a cost-conscious alternative to bottled syrups: International Delight Flavor Shots, delivering the beverage customization patrons demand with 12 delicious sugar-free flavors for both hot and cold beverages. In addition, its branded flavor delivery system, the CreaMiser FD100 dispenser, saves money and mess while adding a burst of flavor to

Tamper-Resistant Packaging

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

Cure Hangovers, Cigarette Cravings

Three Lollies’ Smoking Sucks and Hangover Sucks are all-natural, drug-free solutions to easing nicotine cravings and the morning after blues. Like all of Three Lollies’ innovative lozenges, Smoking Sucks and Hangover Sucks are doctor developed and consumer approved. Smoking Sucks uses L-tryptophan, a naturally occurring amino acid believed to aid in curbing the need to

Eco-friendly Option

Whirlwind Concepts Inc. in Spokane, Wash., has designed a washer fluid pump for gas stations, truck stops and car washes to allow its users to pump windshield washer fluid directly into their washer fluid reservoir under the hood of their car. Spenser the Washer Fluid Dispenser is an eco-friendly approach to the increasing problem of

Hi-Rev Dark Coffee

Building on its popular line of intensely-flavored, high-caffeine Hi-Rev products, Boyd Coffee Co. has introduced new Hi-Rev Dark, a coffee distinguished by a bold, dark roast. Hi-Rev Dark delivers a smooth, vigorous flavor with a caffeine kick. Hi-Rev Dark is available in cases of 30 packs, four ounces each from Boyd Coffee. Other Hi-Rev products

Heated Zone Merchandiser

The new energy-efficient Hatco Heated Zone Merchandiser safely holds hot packaged foods in a smartly-designed display that attracts customers. Energy and costs are reduced by utilizing Hatco’s new Spot On technology— instant-on overhead elements that are off until a food product is placed on the shelf, compared to other heated merchandisers that stay on full

Dried Fruit Packaging Innovation

Mariani Dried Fruit has introduced TouchLock, a Velcro-like micro-hook closure system, which allows consumers to simply touch to lock and close their dried fruit bag. Mariani has launched the TouchLock feature on all stand-up gusseted packaging. The TouchLock packaging does not have to be perfectly aligned to seal properly, as long as the micro-hooks on

Foodservice Cutlery

Solo Foodservice has launched a redesigned and more comprehensive cutlery offering for meal service. With its two new cutlery lines, Solo has improved the appearance, performance and value of its full cutlery solutions for on-premise and takeout meal occasions. The matching, family design of the new Impress and Reliance lines gives operators the ability to

Enhance Data Security

The Managed PCI System (MPS) Redbox is Reliant Security’s flagship security appliance, designed for merchants with multi-site retail environments, and provides broad, integrated and high-performance protection against data security threats, while simplifying and reducing the costs of PCI remediation. The MPS Redbox is an open architecture appliance designed to comprehensively address the PCI technical requirements;

Gas Pump Marketing

VeriFone Systems Inc. has introduced PAYMEDIA for its PCI 2.0-approved Secure PumpPAY solution for pay-at-the-pump. PAYMEDIA is designed to deliver an entertaining and engaging mix of content and advertising to enhance the customer’s experience at the gas pump while generating profits for convenience operators. VNET provides consumers with a blend of news, weather and lifestyle

Gourmet Popcorn

Oogie’s Snacks, makers of Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn, launched new Kettle Corn flavors at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in May. Oogie’s Popcorn is best known for its savory pre-popped popcorn flavors made with distinctive cheese and spices. Now the two new Kettle Corn flavors— Orginal and Sticks & Stonez—are set to start shipping in August.

Chocolate Crème Filled Cookies

Meiji announces its Hello Panda Chocolate Crème filled cookies are now available in a 28-count vend pack, perfect convenience store counters. Each 0.75-ounce bag of cookies features one of four bag designs, including tennis, rugby/football, table tennis and soccer designs that feature the Meiji Panda playing each sport. Great for hot weather, the product does

Shock Top Gets Canned

Shock Top Belgian White is now available for the first time in aluminum cans. The bright, eye-catching orange can, with corresponding orange pull tab, is being sold nationwide in 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. Shock Top continues to increase in popularity year after year with a 24% growth in 2010 alone. Shock Top Belgian White is

A Sheet of Energy

Pure Brands LLC, a holding company that creates, acquires and markets proprietary consumer products, has launched an energy delivery system called Sheets Energy Strips, which is being marketed as “the new way to do energy.” The co-founders, NBA All-Star LeBron James and marketing experts Warren Struhl, Jesse Itzler and Maverick Carter, are tapping into the

Peanut Butter Swirl

Ice cream consumers now can combine their love for sweet chocolate, peanut butter and savory peanuts with the new DOVEBAR Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream with Milk Chocolate. The fusion of peanut butter with chocolate has long been a favorite, and with new DOVEBAR Peanut Butter Swirl with Milk Chocolate, consumers can “Crack into an

Salad Singles

Ready Pac Salad Singles are the latest creation from Ready Pac. While consumer demand for healthy convenience has always been a focus of Ready Pac’s, economic instability has forced many shoppers to watch their spending closely by adopting more cautious spending habits and establishing a new, lower-cost normal. Ready Pac is offering a simple solution

Crunk Juce is Back

Gila Brew Co. LLC announces the re-launch of CJ Crunk Juce, a premium line of malt beverages. “CJ” has a distinctly engaging taste and is currently available in many states with rapidly expanding distribution. Great taste and tasteful adult packaging differentiate CJ from its competition. The beverage is being marketed under the new slogan “TASTE,

Sweet Treats

KoKo’s is releasing three new lollipops. KoKo’s new Cupcake Lollipops convert this hot bakery trend to sweet candy form. Each 1.7-ounce lollipop is brightly decorated and resembles a cupcake with frosting. Available in fruity flavors with three designs, the treats come in 18-count open display boxes that resemble novelty bake shops, with four displays per

Activia Frozen Yogurt

YoCream International Inc. has launched Activia Frozen Yogurt, a rich and creamy soft serve frozen yogurt that helps naturally regulate the digestive system. With 100 calories per four-ounce serving, nonfat Activia Frozen Yogurt offers customers an additional way to enjoy Activia as a dessert or snack. Available in four flavors: Vanilla, Strawberry, Peach and Blueberry,

Sweet Rewards

Stores looking for a way to raise the bar in their cookie section have a sweet new option with Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards bars. The latest product innovation from General Mills Convenience, the Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards bars are the first ready-to-eat treat from Betty Crocker. The bars, with a suggested retail price of $1.39,

All-In-One Ice Maker/Bagger/Merchandiser

C-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 own

Real Fruit Purées

Monin Gourmet Flavorings’ real fruit purées are moving out from behind the bar and into the kitchen. The easy-pour fruit purées offer versatility, fresh taste and convenience and work well in a variety of culinary applications such as desserts, sauces and dressings, as well as in traditional beverage applications like smoothies, flavored teas and frozen