Enhanced Beverage

New vitaminwater stur-D, a blue agave, passion fruit and citrus blend, is the first enhanced water and juice beverage to include vitamin D and calcium, which helps support strong bones, and vitamin C. Vitaminwater stur-D is also the first nationally available enhanced water and juice beverage with a blue color that’s derived solely from fruit.

Packaging Fit for a King

After nearly 10 years, White Castle Food Products has changed the look of its retail packaging for its six-pack boxes of hamburgers and cheeseburgers. The packages showcase new photography featuring hamburgers and cheeseburgers on the front and information about White Castle restaurants on the back. At the request of customers, the company has included instructions

Stock Up On Sweeteners

Merisant Co., the manufacturer of Equal, is introducing the Equal Smart Pack, which contains all three leading zero-calorie sweetener categories in one box: Equal Classic Blue (250 count), new Equal Yellow (500 count) and new Equal Pink (250 count). The Equal Smart Pack was created to meet all the zero-calorie sweetener needs of foodservice operators

Rock the Vote

Pop Rocks consumers have been busy voting for their top pop songs as well as the greatest hits of the 70´s. The new “U-ROCK” sweepstakes is available on the Pop Rocks Web site, offering consumers the chance to win $100 iTunes gift certificates. This is the first activity of the Pop Rocks’ new marketing plan

Par-Baked Extra Thin Crust Pizza

Menuing extra thin crust pizza offers extra large opportunity for any operation. Sales growth of extra thin crust has outpaced all other pizza crust types over the past five years, according to The NPD Group/CREST for the 12 months ended March 2010, and 25% of consumers surveyed said they prefer thin crust pizza, according to

Special Edition Lighters

BIC is launching two new special edition series of lighter designs in January 2011. The two series, Animal and Pop Culture join the already extensive line of market-leading special edition series offered by BIC. The Animal Series collection appeals to male and female consumers who enjoy animals and wildlife and includes eight different designs, featuring

Fuel Sales With Energy Bites

Riding the wave of energy bar excitement created by the award-winning Wheaties FUEL Energy Bars, the brand-new Wheaties FUEL Energy Bites give consumers a portable way to energize throughout the day. Available in chocolate peanut butter and double chocolate, each 2.19-ounce package packs 15 grams of protein and 100% of the daily value of five

Chipotle Pickle-In-A-Pouch

Van Holten’s has introduced its new No. 6 Jumbo Chipotle pickle-in-a-pouch to wholesalers and retailers nationwide. Like all of Van Holten’s pickles the chipotle flavor is packaged individually in a stand up pouch and has a two-year shelf life, with no refrigeration required. The new flavor combines the bold spice and smokiness of chipotle peppers

Heavy Weights

Like all Dean’s cigars and pipe tobaccos, Dean’s new Heavy Weights cigars, a product of M & R Holdings, contain only the highest-quality tobacco. Heavy Weights are the same size as the company’s 2003 release—its 100mm Dean’s Large Cigars—containing slow-burning, air-cured burley filler and 100% homogenized tobacco wrapper. Both filter-tipped cigar brands come in nine

Win With BBQ Sauce

Cattlemen’s Master Reserve BBQ Sauces understands the challenges operators face daily and works to help solve those problems through real business solutions, including merchandising kits, training videos, recipes and rebates. Because these challenges are getting tougher, Cattlemen’s is giving up to $10 back on every case of Cattlemen’s barbecue sauce purchased through April 15.  The

Natural and organic burritos

EVOL Burritos, maker of made-from-scratch, natural and organic frozen burritos, announced rapid growth in foodservice sales just months after launching a new line of deli-wrap burritos and hiring former PepsiCo director, Darin Gruenhaupt, as director of foodservice and convenience store sales. The burritos, which can be sold fresh or hot off the shelf, are available

Ice and Water Vending Machine

Kooler Ice introduces its newest ice and water vending machine, the IM1000. “The IM1000 is not only the most productive ice vending machine ever built for its size, but it is also equipped with our exclusive ‘IceTalk’ smart monitoring system which will provide our owners the most efficient machine management system in the industry. With

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

New White Grape Cigarillos

Swisher International has introduced a new white grape flavor to its lineup of Swisher Sweets Cigars. The white grape flavor offers customers a mild-sweet taste, smooth flavor and an excellent aroma. These new cigarillos are individually wrapped in the company’s sealed-fresh foil wrapping and come in a variety of packaging—Bonus Box 60s, 25-count impulse units

Superior Cash Handling

Brink’s has unveiled two new smart safe products, both of which offer cash-handling features never before available to retailers: CompuSafe Vanguard—an affordable way for retailers with low cash volumes to manage cash and keep it safe; and CompuSafe Galileo—the first modular, configurable smart safe that lets retailers choose how many compartments they need and how

Coffee Brewing Made Easy

Now c-store operations can serve the same amount of freshly-brewed coffee in just half the traditional space. The new Gemini from Wilbur Curtis features an updated, narrow satellite server that doubles serving capacity and saves valuable counter space. Double-wall construction in each slim satellite maintains coffee temperature and preserves its rich, bold flavor for extended

All-Natural Snacks

Kettle Brand is launching a new line of outrageously natural snacks, full-flavored TIAS! Tortilla Chips. TIAS! are available in Nacho Cheddar, Zesty Ranch, Salsa Picante, Sweet Baja Barbecue and Chili con Queso, and feature a blend of all-natural seasonings layered on a light, crispy chip for big flavor in every bite. TIAS! are made for

Coconut Twix

Escape to the tropics with the island flair of new Twix Coconut Cookie Bars. Just in time for Easter and summer, this new limited-edition item combines the sweet, exotic taste of coconut blended into Twix Brand caramel, atop a crisp cookie bar, coated with milk chocolate. The product features bright, beach-themed packaging and eye-catching displays

Health-Sports Bands

Florida-based 386 Warehouse LLC’s Ampli5 health and sports wristbands are available for purchase at major retail outlets and convenient stores nationwide. Ampli5’s Health-Sports bands are designed to increase one’s performance by balancing the natural energy field and restoring the proper internal frequencies of the body. The Ampli5 Technology is contained in a proprietary alloy that

High Capacity Ice Machine

Hoshizaki America Inc. offers the high capacity KMH-2000S_H, a stackable ice machine that is ENERGY STAR qualified. The KMH-2000S–H hybrid model offers the largest ice production capacity for the smallest footprint. The frame measures 40-inches in depth and the machine produces up to 1,944 pounds of ice in 24 hours. Space-saving dimensions permit the ice

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

Foodservice Fast

Hot Stuff Foods Xpress is like getting the best of both worlds: delivery through your current distributor along with consumer trusted branding. With over 20 years of experience in the c-store industry, Hot Stuff Foods understands how to market to the ideal c-store consumer. The complete daypart menu includes breakfast sandwiches, pizza by the slice,

Slide-Top Box

Swisher International has created an innovative new slide-top package for its Swisher Sweets Filter Tip Cigars. The hard-pack design is intended to provide protection while also offering easy, slide-top access to the filtered cigars. Each pack contains 16 cigars with two eight-cigar, individually foil-wrapped sections. This helps ensure that the cigars retain their original freshness

New Stufferz

Lettieri’s new Stufferz combines the very best of bakery and protein taste sensations. Stufferz begins with Lettieri’s specially formulated mini bread loaves. This award winning bread is then stuffed with an array of seasoned meats and cheeses. Each of these meal-sized entrees is 4.2 ounces and suggested retail ranges from $1.99 to $2.29 each. Varieties

Comfort Food

Smucker’s offers a full line of distinctive portion-control products and the opportunity to add comfort and value to any foodservice operation by displaying the trusted Smucker’s brand of jams, jellies and preserves that America has known for more than a century. According to a 2009 Chain Leader article, customers crave comfort foods in times of