Nuts for Muffins

Vitalicious announced that its new Banana Nut VitaTops will be available in convenience stores starting in June. With only 100 calories, five grams of fiber, five grams of protein, eight grams of whole grains, 15 vitamins and minerals, and only two grams of unsaturated fat per two-ounce serving, this nutritious and delicious snack provides all

Fresh Coffee Services

From quaint cafes to convenience stores on every corner, coffee is stylish and trendy. People expect great coffee these days, no matter where they are, no matter what they’re doing. Filterfresh Coffee Services Inc., a division of Van Houtte Inc., believes in offering customers a great coffee anywhere, anytime. Latte Lounge, the new coffee brewer

New Compact Ice Machines

Hoshizaki America Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., has introduced two new Cuber Ice Machines, the KM-260B_H and the KM-201B_H. The KM-260B_H produces up to 263 pounds of ice per 24 hours and offers 100 pounds of built-in storage. The KM-201B_H produces up to 201 pounds of ice per 24 hours and has 80 pounds of built-in

Elvis is in the Building

Djeep is adding to its popular line of disposable lighters with the roll out the new Elvis series designs. The line follows the Marilyn Monroe Collectors’ Series featuring photos from the collection of famous photographer Milton Greene and the reintroduction of its Cats Eyes series. The new Elvis Presley Collection features four classic photo designs,

It’s Not Just a Southern Thing!

  Lettieri’s is building on its already sensational breakfast program by adding two Southern Style biscuit sandwiches for busy customers on-the-go. The two new menu choices will include the Country Fried Steak & Cheese Biscuit and the Chicken & Cheese Biscuit.   The Country Fried Steak & Cheese Biscuit offers a light and tender southern-style biscuit,

A Shot of Red Bull

Beginning this June, Red Bull will expand its energy options in the U.S. with Red Bull Energy Shot and Red Bull Sugar Free Shot. Red Bull’s entry into the shot category will grow its consumer base by introducing a premium shot from a trusted brand. The Red Bull Energy Shot will engage new consumers, create

New Beverage Offers Relaxation, Stress Relief

The maker MALAVA RELAX, the anti-energy drink, now offers in NOVOCAINE, which provides five times the relaxation, five times the stress relief and five times the clarity of mind as the original. When you drink NOVOCAINE, with five times the kavalactones, it puts you in a happy, tranquil state. NOVOCAINE and RELAX are the only

Chocolate and Coffee Unite

Soothing chocolate and sassy coffee unite for a lively combo in Mocha-walla, the new Odwalla food bar that brings together the best of the beans. Mocha-walla perks up its delightfully decadent chocolate with rich java flavors. The newest addition to the Odwalla Bar family is packed with whole grains, real fruit, natural fiber and six

Put Some Bark in Cooler Sales

Retailers looking to build cold vault sales can do so with a purpose. Margo’s Bark Root Beer grew out of Oscar Youd’s elementary school science fair project. Named after the family dog, Margo–a rescued black lab-pit bull mix, the micro-brewed soda stands up to the rigorous tasting standards of a 7-year-old root beer aficionado. Margo

The Essence of Dasani

Coca-Cola is getting into the unsweetened, flavored water category with the launch of Dasani Essence. Dasani Essence has a light, natural fruit flavor that is unsweetened and without preservatives or calories. It is available in three varieties: Lime Essence, Strawberry Kiwi Essence, and Black Cherry Essence. Each is packaged in stylish, recyclable 18.5-ounce single bottles

Sugar Free Stripes

Farley’s & Sathers has a new longer lasting flavor than original Fruit Stripe. The nostalgic Fruit Stripe gum was first introduced in the early 60’s and is the only gum with painted on stripes. Sugar Free Fruit Stripe gum wrappers still contain tattoos of Yipes, the Fruit Stripe zebra, playing basketball, soccer, tennis, inline skating,

Special Snack Treat

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 channe—the Special K Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bar. This delicious new flavor is an exciting addition to the popular line of protein meal

Naturally Sweet

Tropicana Products, a division of PepsiCo Inc., has launched Trop50, a breakthrough category innovation delivering the goodness of orange juice with 50% less sugar and calories, and no artificial sweeteners. It is naturally sweetened from the stevia plant and, along with juice squeezed from fresh oranges, it delivers a taste consumers expect from Tropicana. This

Get a Grip

The Can Grip is a newly developed novelty drinking accessory that easily clips onto 12-ounce cans giving them a stein style handle. The Can Grip ensures the can stays cold and the hand stays warm and also eliminates the need for a coaster.  It can be used on sodas or beers making it a versatile

Sweet Profits

Confectionery manufacturer BestSweet Inc. has introduced a new, smoother shape for its licensed Baskin-Robbins Smooth & Creamy Hard Candy.  In addition to the new candy shape, updated packaging for the product is also being introduced and will prominently feature a picture of the new shape on the front of each candy bag. The new Smooth

Smoke Be Gone

When customers need a quick remedy to remove smoke and other odors from hair and clothes, Gone Smoke is the solution. Gone Smoke Ultimate Smoke ‘n’ Odor Eliminator is the newest, hottest product in the convenience store industry. Convenient and discreet, the .60-ounce Gone Smoke displays neatly as an impulse item in an 18-count highly

Biodegradable Hot Cup Lid

Eco-Products, a leading provider of biodegradable and compostable foodservice solutions, introduced its latest innovation in packaging: a compostable hot cup lid. This spring the company will unveil the first commercially compostable hot cup lid in North America, addressing the growing demand from conscious coffee and tea enthusiasts. Made from the ingeo biopolymer from NatureWorks LLC,

Chocolate Goodness

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 combination

BIC Expands with NASCAR

BIC Lighter has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon, to create another popular line of licensed lighter wraps. The lighters feature four bold new designs featuring Gordon, the iconic #24, and his new car for 2009. Gordon will join Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the

Hydrate Cooler Sales

In the past, millions of thirsty people have had to make the tradeoff between low-calorie and taste. Now, settling is no longer an option. From the creators of vitaminwater and smartwater comes a product that has reinvented the low-calorie category–vitaminwater10. Vitaminwater10 is the perfect combination–it’s only 10 calories per serving, naturally sweetened and supernaturally tasty.

Tornados to Go

Tornados by El Monterey continue to satisfy the consumer’s desire for delicious “hot-to-go” foods that are perfect for any meal or snack and are available at convenience stores and other quick-serve food outlets. The recent introduction includes two new flavors: Chicken Club and Spicy Cheese Steak Tornados by El Monterey, a division of Ruiz Foods.

Sweet Cigars

Swisher Sweets are made in the U.S, affordably priced, and are offered in a number of popular sizes, shapes, and flavors and come in 5-packs and 50-count boxes. Now Swisher International is inviting customers to pop the cork on flavor with the introduction of its new BlackStone Wine Flavored Tip Cigarillo. The new product combines

Everything Goes

Utz Quality Foods of Hanover, Pa. has introduced a new flavor to its select pretzel line of artisan deli-style snacks. The everything pretzels are bursting with the same robust flavors found in “everything” bagels, but are in pretzels for the first time, which can be enjoyed throughout the entire day—while still meeting Utz’s nutritional guidelines

Flip Your Lid

Protect Stop the unnecessary waste of expensive drink lids and save hundreds of dollars and more year after year in a single store with the LidSaver. Each LidSaver is factory set to dispense a particular lid style. If you should change lid manufacturers or sizes, Acry Fab offers lid change out kits that are easy

Safe Ice Handling System

Rubbermaid Commercial Products, a leader in innovative safety solutions for the foodservice industry, introduces the Safe Ice Handling System, a suite of integrated ice management tools designed to increase operational efficiencies while reducing food safety concerns and improving employee safety conditions. Developed to address one of the most common issues within the commercial kitchen—the transfer

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