Place Your Bets

Republic Tobacco’s Gambler is the market leader in make-your-own bagged tobaccos and also the No. 1 and fastest growing cigarette filter tube brand. In response to the preference of 25% of smokers, new King Size Menthol Cigarette Filter Tubes have been added to the mix. The addition of menthol flavor complements the existing line that

Green With Envy

In celebration of Valentine’s holiday, Mars Snackfood US has released its limited-edition M&M’s brand All-Green Milk Chocolate Candies available through the end of February. To highlight the romantic myths surrounding M&M’s brand All-Green Milk Chocolate Candies, Mars Snackfood US announced that Ms. Green, M&M’s brand’s sassy “spokescandy,” will put her special powers to good use

It’s a Hit

Officials at Monster Energy have set sail on a new venture certain to once again take the energy drink market by storm. Bigger, badder and better tasting– everything you’d expect from the No. 1 energy drink in the U.S.–Monster Energy unveiled its latest offering to the world of instant energy needs: The new Monster Hitman

Special Snack Ceral Bar

The Kellogg Convenience Store Team, whose goal is to help retailers and wholesalers achieve the greatest possible sales and profits from its strong brands, has introduced another exciting snack bar to the channel: the Special K Chocolatey Drizzle Cereal Bar! Every bite of this delicious, 90-calorie snack bar is full of rich chocolatey drizzle. The

Bud Light Makeover

On the heels of a new national advertising campaign, Bud Light will continue to invest in its defining product attribute–drinkability–with the introduction of new packaging. In March, Bud Light bottles, cans, secondary packaging and point-of-sale materials will include the words “superior drinkability” along with new coloring and design elements that work in concert to communicate

Food Packaging With A Twist

PWP Industries is introducing award-winning revolutionary new cake packaging which features a unique locking design that makes cake domes easy-to-open and reseal. This innovative package will alleviate the struggle consumers sometimes have when opening traditional cake domes. This easy-to-open, easy-to-close dome with base reduces damage to iced cakes, cake decorations and helps keep cakes fresh

Sweet Opportunity

Retailers looking to jazz up their candy aisle with exciting, “better for you” products can look no further than Crystal Light sugar-free hard candies, which are produced and marketed by Sorbee International via a licensing partnership with Kraft Foods. The brand announced it has added two new flavors to its popular product line. Like its

Versatile Touch Computer

Elo TouchSystems, a Tyco Electronics business, is introducing the 15D1 all-in-one touchcomputer that delivers a versatile, highly functional and elegantly designed touchscreen solution for use in small- to medium-sized retail and hospitality businesses. Developed from the ground up for point-of-sale and point-of-service applications, the 15D1 offers a compact, modern display with a footprint that is

Djeep Has More Fun

Looking to add some new style to its world-class disposable lighters, DjEEP is adding two more photo images of Marilyn Monroe to the incredibly popular series. The new photos from the archived collection of legendary Hollywood photographer Milton Greene will be available again beginning March 15, 2009. DjEEP 24-unit and 36-unit displays will continue to

Rack\’Em Up

Calico Brands Inc. continues to offer a convenience store multi-tier rack program offering the greatest consumer value in the industry. Newly introduced, the various rack configurations offer a wide array of retail price points and style selection. Included in the three-tier and four-tier racks is a combination of Calico and Scripto sparkwheel, electronic, mini sparkwheel,

Easy Ene rgy

FKI Logistex, a leader in integrated material handling solutions, announced that its new LS-4000E tilt-tray and LS-4000CB cross-belt sorters, which feature linear synchronous motor (LSM) technology, consume approximately 75% less energy than comparable sorter systems using linear induction motor (LIM) technology. The LS-4000’s LSM generates propulsive force via electromagnetic energy, as opposed to mechanical friction

Fire Starter

Firejel firewood starter is a small tub of corn-based, clean-burning alcohol that is placed underneath firewood. Once ignited, the gel burns at a high temperature long enough to light wood. Since the tub itself is basically candle wax, it melts in the fire. The product ignites wood within five minutes without the use of kindling.

Pizza Tripple Play

Hot Stuff Foods and Lettieri’s have announced the marketing initiatives for the companies’ newest items: Hot Stuff’s Big Stuff Pizza, Hot Stuff’s Take & Bake Pizza and Lettieri’s Self-Rising Pizza. The Big Stuff Pizza offers customers more than 5 square feet of pizza and weighs close to 15 pounds. The Take & Bake model was

Sweet Cakes

What’s better than delicious, golden, cream-filled cakes? Mrs. Freshley’s, a division of Flowers Bakeries, has answered that question by drenching them with rich chocolate frosting and serving them up in a convenient 3.9-ounce two-pack perfect for on-the-go snacking. Mrs. Freshley’s Frosted Creme Cakes are now available nationwide through convenience store and supermarket channels. “New products

A Foodsevice Oasis

Structural Concepts’ Oasis Series of refrigerated and non-refrigerated open air-screen merchandisers now includes five new refrigerated Oasis CO models with tray-slide capacity, allowing foodservice operations to install a self-provided tray slide to match the height and style of other equipment at the location. Oasis CO self-service merchandisers offer a range of sizes, shelving and display

Self-Service Licensed Merchandise

R3 Omni, and NCR Corp., announced an innovative self-service kiosk solution designed to enable retailers and other businesses to offer their customers a fast, convenient way to select an extended range of merchandise from organizations such as the NFL, MLB, NASCAR , U.S. Olympics and Colleges. The R3 Omni application, which runs on NCR SelfServ

Big Beer Flavors

For nearly 25 years, the brewers at Samuel Adams have taken great pride in introducing beer lovers to full-flavored, distinct brews. Continuing to push boundaries, the brewer is again answering drinkers’ thirst for bigger, more intense craft brews with the new Samuel Adams Imperial Series. With more robust flavors and nearly twice the alcohol by

One Hip Cooler

U.S. Cooler is now rolling out its new green hybrid panels for walk-in coolers. The hybrid panel is a 4-inch-thick panel consisting of 3-inch extruded polystyrene and 1-inch expanded polystyrene, which exceeds EISA requirements. This combination provides the customer with the strength and moisture resistance of extruded polystyrene and the insulation economics of expanded polystyrene.

Energy Burst

Go Fast Sports and Beverage Co., creator of Go Fast Energy Drinks, has a new addition in the Go Fast family: a 16-ounce can. Launching in the new 16-ounce cans will be three innovative formulas: Z-17, Light and GFTea. All Go Fast Energy Drinks are formulated to deliver the most functional and best tasting energy

Slim and Ultra-Premium

Understanding the consumer’s desire for an alternative premium slims cigarette, Commonwealth Brands Inc. is introducing two Davidoff Slim cigarette styles to the U.S. market this month. Introduction of Davidoff Slims follows the successful Spring 2008 launch of Davidoff Premium Line cigarettes in the U.S. Positioned as the ultra-premium slims brand in its category, Davidoff Slims

Getting Cheese

Using its unique category focus and a new approach to create powerful business solutions, the Kellogg Convenience Store Team is excited to launch Cheez-It Duoz baked snack crackers to the salty snack set. With two flavors in one bag, Cheez-It Duoz baked snack crackers offer consumers the tasty crunch and bold flavor combinations they crave,

Tiny Lite

Scripto introduces Tiny Lite sparkwheel lighters to its line of disposable cigarette lighters. The new mini-lighters are compact, fitting conveniently in pockets and handbags. Tiny Lite lighters are available in red, green, blue, purple and black and are offered in a choice of five-pack or 50-count Display-A-Tray with printed theme headers. The Tiny Lite Display-A-Tray

Feeling Blue

New BluCrans from Decas Botanical Synergies combines the freshness of just-picked blueberries and the tart taste of cranberries to create a healthy fruit snack bursting with antioxidants. Like all of the fruit juice infusions in the Fruitaceuticals line, BluCrans starts with Cape Cod cranberries which are naturally high in antioxidants. Then the cranberries are supercharged

Heart Healthy Super Juice

Drenchers new all-natural 100% super juice, Heart Healthy, does exactly as its names states: It helps keep your heart healthy. Each 8-ounce serving of Heart Healthy has only 120 calories and contains two servings of fruits and vegetables. Available in shelf-stable 12- and 64-ounce sizes, Drenchers Heart Healthy all-natural 100% super juice contains Bodyguard, a

Cream of the Crop

iSi North America Inc., an innovator of specialty culinary tools, announced the addition of the Thermo XPress Whip to their line of high-quality food whippers. A truly multi-functional professional whipper, the Thermo XPress Whip boasts a 1-quart capacity and is perfect for advanced preparation of creams and sauces to easily handle peak service times. The

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