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

Meat Snacks Kick Up the Heat

Turn up the heat on meat snack sales with the new BOLD product line from Old Wisconsin. Featuring BOLD Sweet Heat Snack Bites, Snack Sticks and Beef & Cheese Packs, this innovative new product line grabs youth appeal and adds a daring flavor profile to the current Old Wisconsin selection. For More Information From Old

Energy Star Partner

Hoshizaki America, known for its ice machines and energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment, has been an active Energy Star manufacturing partner for the commercial ice machines program since 2007, and since 2009 for the commercial refrigerators and freezers and commercial dishwashers programs. Hoshizaki America is also the recipient of the 2010 Gold Dealer Design Award for

Two-Pack Filtered Cigar Pouches

Tantus Tobacco has added two-pack filtered cigar pouches to its Red Buck and Richwood product lines. The new packaging is currently in production at Tantus’ facility in Russell Springs, Ky. The Red Buck foil fresh pouches are available in five flavors: Regular, Special Blend, Mild, Menthol and Cherry. The Richwood foil fresh pouches are available

Jim Beam Sauces

Jim Beam Genuine Sauces are sure to entice customers looking to add flavor to grilled meals. These sauces come in a branded pack that includes all three original Jim Beam sauces in glass bottles: 18-ounce Original Barbecue Sauce, 13-ounce Original Marinade and 11-ounce Original Steak Sauce. Meanwhile, the Jim Beam Grill Tower is a sauce

New Lighter Series

BIC Consumer Products USA is launching BIC Pro Series Mexican Soccer lighter designs, which feature two of the most popular Mexican professional soccer teams, Chivas and Club America.  There are eight lighters in this new series that are targeted to Mexican-American males 25 years of age and older, and feature striking designs with a modern

New Brewing Technology

Wilbur Curtis Co. has developed new IntelliFresh Technology , which maintains coffee’s ideal freshness and temperature throughout the dispensing cycle by enveloping the satellite with pulses of gentle heat. IntelliFresh settings are locked in just by touching the brew button, and are kept until the next brewing cycle—even if the vessel is moved to a

A Splash of Lemon

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a global provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, is offering a variety of flavorings to increase beverage sales during the summer months. While familiar flavors like Strawberry Lemonade remain extremely popular, consumers are also requesting more adventurous choices, such as superfruit flavorings. With an average cost of only 15 cents per

French’s Launches Signature Creations

C-store retailers looking to incorporate extendibility and increased value into their menus, look no further than French’s Foodservice. From French’s Mustard to Cattlemen’s Master’s Reserve Barbecue Sauces to Frank’s Redhot Sauces, these products use only the finest ingredients to make savory sauces and flavorful dishes that save you time and money while growing your profits.

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,

Hangable Clamshell Containers

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced the new Hangables line of clamshell containers, the newest version of the company’s Safe-T-Fresh line of products, and ideal for c-store retailers. The new Hangables version of the product line has a molded-in hang-tab to enable merchandising on racks and pegboard displays throughout the store. When the clamshell is closed

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