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,

Dispensing Cash Safety

Armor’s CacheSYSTEM 7000 dispenses change and counts bills. It streamlines change needs at the cash register, thereby improving customer service and store management efficiency. For instance, when a clerk needs a roll of quarters, they no longer have to make customers wait while the manager brings change. They simply enter their personal identification number on

Pizza Supreme

The most complete line of pizzeria products is now available all under one brand name—Bonici, the new pizza brand from Tyson Food Service. The Bonici brand is the only brand of pizza products backed by the support and insights of one of the most trusted names in foodservice. The brand represents a complete portfolio of

Digital Coffee Brew System

With advanced generation three (G3) technology and state-of-the-art servers, Curtis ThermoPro Brewing Systems make gourmet coffee brewing instantly easy. This system quickly brews up to 1 gallon of gourmet coffee into high-tech ThermoPro vacuum insulated and stainless-steel servers. Not only does it provide precise control over all critical brewing functions, it keeps coffee quality and

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

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

The Eyes Have It

DjEEP, the disposable lighter brand  imported by Kretek International Inc., is bringing back DjEEP Jr. Cats Eyes, a best seller during the 1980s and 90s.  The popular mini-sized black lighters are available for distribution to convenience stores nationwide. The Cats Eyes designs feature neon green, yellow, and blue glowing cats eyes on a jet-black mini

Getting Cheesy

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

Processing Plus Compliance

  North American Bancard (NAB), a leader in credit card processing, is reaching out to c-store chains to help them drastically reduce the fees they’re paying to accept credit cards as well as ensuring they are PCI compliant. Some of the benefits NAB is offering include: free state-of-the-art credit card processing terminals that are capable

Totally Automatic

Mark VII Equipment Inc. is rolling out its next generation of rollover carwash systems, the SoftWash XT and AquaJet XT. Each system leverages the best features of its predecessor while adding unique new features that drive incremental revenue, lower operating costs, increase customer satisfaction and reduce consumption of precious resources.  Both have been redesigned from

Hot Food? Convenience Solutions

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Lockwood Manufacturing has introduced a new cabinet in a long line of time tested quality cabinets. The new CA69-PFIN-18CDD offers retailers an efficient method of holding and displaying hot food and baked goods for their customers. Featuring a fully insulated frame, external heat unit controls, digital thermometer and heavy duty casters all

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