Essentially Flavorful

Coca-Cola North America is launching its much-anticipated Dasani essence brand in three flavors: Lime, Strawberry-Kiwi and Black Cherry. Dasani essence has no sugar, calories or preservatives and offers a light flavor with a tinge of all-natural fruit flavor. Available in February 2009, the new brand comes as the bottled water industry is experiencing record growth–about

Fueling Product Catalog

OPW Fueling Components announced the availability of its 2009 Product Catalog. This comprehensive document provides insight on the thousands of fueling products and systems that are offered by OPW’s five operating units: Dispensing Products, Environmental Systems, Fueling Containment Systems, Fuel Management Systems and Clean Energy/Fueling Products. A strong global commitment coupled with extensive engineering, research

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

Organic Treats

Classic Foods has taken their organic tortilla chips and topped them with America’s favorite gourmet dip to launch Stoned Classics Organic Spinach Artichoke & Cheese. These tortilla chips are made with organic yellow corn that is stone-ground to ensure supreme flavor and texture. Then they are lightly seasoned with spinach, artichoke and parmesan cheese to

Reduced-Calorie Quenchers

Odwalla Inc. is adding two new reduced-calorie juice drinks to its product portfolio: Odwalla Mojito Mambo natural juice drink and Odwalla Pomegranate Strawberry natural juice drink from concentrate, which hits shelves this month. The drinks are refreshing nutritional beverages with half the calories and sugar of other leading premium juice drinks. They are fortified to

Slow Your Roll

Innovative Beverage Group has harnessed the calming effects of melatonin, valerian root and rose hips for its new beverage, drank, which has become the new go-to beverage for people looking to relax their body, mind and soul without resorting to medication or over-the-counter sleep aides. Drank, a lightly carbonated grape flavored beverage, is the first

Infinite Freshness

Creative Serving Inc., a foodservice equipment division of Durex Inc., has introduced the Infinity Heated Merchandisers, available in 18-inch, 26-inch and 36-inch models. The Infinity Merchandisers encourage impulse sales of fresh products by keeping hot products at prime serving temperature for hours. They offer a custom backlit canopy for enhanced merchandising and brand awareness, as

Pep Up Impulse Sales

DMD Pharmaceuticals has introduced the new Xtreme Peptime Mini-White Liquid Sport Pack. This 12 milliliter sport pack provides an easy-to-open rip-top for those on-the-go convenience store consumers. This dietary supplement contains Vitamin B, caffeine and taurine. The convenient blend of vitamins and energizers is formulated for an instant energy rush lasting for hours. The new

Bubble Dome

As retailers are looking for new profit centers to drive revenue, Bubble Wash Buildings has released its unique “Bubble-Dome” carwash building for conveyor and in-bay systems. Made from no-rust structural aluminum, the standard building comes with a thermally broken frame; clear anodized exterior; white polycron interior; polycarbonate side and end walls; textured roof; tempered glass

Take a Stand

MDI Worldwide has introduced a new space-saving floor stand. With a height of 47 inches and frame that holds 11-by-14-inch inserts, it is an ideal size for small areas, such as entryways, checkout counters, lobbies, queues, etc. The curved upright adds a contemporary flair and the angled frame is designed for easy viewing. The floor

Have a Cigar

General Tobacco (GT) announced the launch of the new Vaquero Filtered Cigars 100’s Box. The Vaquero Filtered Cigars are the latest addition to GT’s product line catalog and will be available in a variety of flavors, such as Natural, Lights, Vanilla, Menthol, Peach, Cherry and Wildberry. Vaquero Filtered Cigars 100’s Box joins the other successful

Spark New Profits

Scripto has released the latest addition to its line of popular disposable cigarette lighters: DNA sparkwheel lighters. These unique and one-of-a-kind lighters are created using two different color pigments. In using this method, the result is amazing—no two DNA lighters are alike! Just like your fingerprint, Scripto DNA is as unique as you are. Available

Kettle of Chips

Classic Foods has created one of the most exotic flavors customers will ever taste on a potato chip. The company this month has introduced African Red Devil Pepper chips in an attempt to create a spicy-yet-citrusy, one-of-a-kind potato chip snack. While searching for a new flavor, Classic Foods’ chefs discovered Piri Piri, sometimes known as

Functional Fiber Water

Vitamin + Fiber Water is America’s first functional beverage to include both essential vitamins and fiber. Available in six delicious flavors: Guava Groove, OrangeUHappy, Mellow Mango, Pomehydrate, Lychee Luv, and Peach Ecstasy, the water contains Vitamin C and several important B vitamins, all of which enhance and boosts an individual’s immune system. Vitamin C is

Thinking Inside the Box

Because many foodservice sites need to fit refrigerated grab-and-go display cases into recessed alcoves or tight against a wall, the new Box Series of refrigerated air screen cases in Structural Concepts’ Oasis line provide the ideal solution. First, they have a unique “front-breathing” compressor ventilation channel that draws in air at the base, circulates it

Extreme Technology

Today’s high-speed retail environment just got another boost. NCR Corp. announced the launch of its latest point-of-sale (POS) workstation, the NCR RealPOS 70 XRT. Featuring advanced Intel technology, the solution is designed to deliver powerful and efficient technology, innovative design and manageability to retailers in the convenience and hospitality industries, as well as other retail

Stick with Something Good

Made with an exclusive patented formula, Crisco Professional Pan Release Spray is developed to produce less foam and offer more complete and consistent surface coverage and better overall performance. Available in 14- and 21-ounce sizes to fit any foodservice operation need, Crisco Professional Pan Release Spray has been awarded the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Seal

Ride The Gravy Train

Bob Evans Foodservice introduces the Bob Evans Sausage Gravy Dispenser and Biscuit in a Bowl, with convenience stores in mind. A leading restaurant brand, Bob Evans has been making classic sausage gravy for more than 30 years. The new sausage gravy offering comes ready-to-eat and it isn’t a concentrate, providing consistent quality and flavor batch

Sour Burst

In January 2009, consumers can “plug into the sour source” with new Starburst Sour Gummibursts. As the only liquid-filled gummi candy with an intense burst of sour flavor, Starburst Sour Gummibursts will be a hit, based on recent IRI data: Sour is a leading segment in the sugar category, and Gummi was the fastest growing

Cooking Convenience

C. Cretors and Co.’s new and compact Hot Dog Cooker and Bun Warmer offers a resourceful design that simultaneously allows for freshly heating hot dogs while providing warm savory buns. Well suited for spaces with minimal counter space, Cretors Hot Dog Cooker and Bun Warmer is ideal for c-stores and other foodservice industries. The innovative

Costa Rican Coffee

Boyd Coffee Co. introduces Limited Edition Q-Certified Estate Costa Rican, a seasonal single-origin coffee from the Santa Anita Estate near Naranjo in Costa Rica. The medium roast coffee has a unique piquant and caramelly flavor and is available in 3.75- and 7- and 12-ounce packages. Harvested from one of the world’s premier coffee growing regions,

Smarter, Faster Washes

  Introducing the new i5000 touchless, in-bay automatic car wash from D&S Car Wash Equipment Co. The "intelligent" i5000 is the latest innovation from D&S. Designed with proven technology adapted from its Quicksilver D&S5000 touchless line, the i5000 is loaded with advanced features. The powerful i5000 is space- and energy-efficient which makes it the ideal

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