Since the onset of the April SCHIP tax increase, tobacco retailers have been turning to puffed or extended tobacco to help customers deal with the skyrocketing costs of cigarettes, especially as more customers are turning to the roll your own (RYO) category in an attempt to save dollars. Republic Tobacco’s Gambler is the market leader
Slim Jim / TABASCO® Spiced Jerky is the 5th flavor launched in Slim Jim’s jerky family. The sweet smoked mesquite flavor with a fiery TABASCO® spice makes this a great snack choice for consumers looking for a tasty, spicy treat. This great flavor continues to leverage the brand equity of Slim Jim and TABASCO® brand.
Should your stores carry more energy shot brands, or should they carry more energy shots that sell? Seventy-one percent of all energy shot sales in convenience stores are 5-Hour Energy. In fact, the top four selling energy shot SKUs are all 5-Hour Energy. Do your stores carry all four? Visit booth #4138 for more info.
Create an endless number of flavored specialty coffee beverages with the new Curtis® Expressions Multi-Flavor Beverage Dispenser. With just five concentrated ingredients, Expressions creates 12 specialty coffee beverages. From vanilla and caramel lattes to cinnamon and original espresso, there’s a coffee drink to please every customer. See Curtis at booth 1455. For more information visit
Headlines from National: Zig-Zag® Cigar Wraps score three new flavors to its line-up; Mango A Go-Go™, Straight-Up™ and Strawberry-Splash™. Zig-Zag® wraps are boldly flavored for a robust cigar experience. Stoker’s® Moist Snuff releases two new BIG flavors; Long Cut Straight and Mint 12-oz. Stoker’s® – Big Size, Big Value, Big Sales.
Meet the f’real gen2 blender, debuting at NACS. What’s new? A dynamic, interactive 22″ LCD screen drives awareness, trial and sales. Innovative technology provides 100% self-cleaning and sanitizing. Integrated ServiceAlertTM diagnostics support optimum blender performance. Freshly blended real ice cream milkshakes, real fruit smoothies and frozen cappuccinos have never been so easy. Booth 951.
It may be the best new kids candy to come out in years and finally, a candy both kids & Mom’s can agree on! MONSTER GOO! It’s sugar free & made in the USA. Comes with a cool, resealable sports cap.
Health Essist, Inc manufactures and develops a unique line of all natural; zero Calorie, Edible Caffeine Free Edible Strips. Current product line consists of Alcohol DefenderTM to help with the “morning after feeling”, X-Energy-BoostTM and our Apple-A-DayTM strip that provides a boost to your immune system. Products are FDA approved for Food Use and Kosher
Krispy Krunchy Foods will be showing two of their concepts during this year’s NACS show. The chicken concept gives a franchise look with no franchise fees. Operators get a week of training at their location and a first class graphics package. The pizza concept is a pre-built product of high quality designed to take the
Offer the uniquely seasoned brats and Italian sausage your patrons crave. Served with all the fixin’s, Minis are a profitable, year-round menu selection for sit-down or grab ‘n’ go. No one knows brats and Italian sausage like Johnsonville. And no one makes brats or Italian sausage like Johnsonville. www.johnsonvillefoodservice.comBooth number 1543
Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer of Djarum brand tobacco products, has introduced new Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars, available in four styles–Classic Black, Vanilla Black, Cherry Black and Special Box. Three of the styles will carry the popular Black brand name with its distinctive red triangle and black package. Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars are packaged in
The Kellogg Convenience Team is excited to introduce Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Double Chocolatey Chunk in a new 2.6 oz. bar. The newest expansion of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Big Bar line gives consumers more of the crispy rice, marshmallow goodness, and rich chocolate flavor they love. It is a great addition to the wholesome
Welch’s is proud to highlight two new offerings for convenience retail, 100% Blueberry Pomegranate Concord Grape and Black Cherry Concord Grape. Both flavors on-trend and bring exciting new variety to the single serve juice category. Stop by today and come taste the great new flavors!
Bud Light Golden Wheat is a premium light, unfiltered wheat beer brewed with wheat malt, coriander and citrus peels – for the superior drinkability of Bud Light. A medium-bodied brew available Oct. 5, Bud Light Golden Wheat is slightly sweet on first sip which gives way to a refreshingly tart, citrus finish. Bud Light Golden
Piccadilly Circus Pizza has everything your customers could want, multiple styles of breakfast sandwiches, an array of sub sandwiches, and tasty snacks. And, of course, the world’s best C-store pizza. Today’s consumers demand product variety and flavor options. Piccadilly Circus Pizza is on the leading edge of this flavor explosion with over 1400 locations coast
Van Houtte will be featuring a wide selection of its gourmet blends including a full-line of fair-trade coffees available in traditional and single-cup format. Both supported with merchandising programs. A variety of hot and cold alternative beverages will be available for sampling including the recently launched iced coffee program. Van Houtte will also be featuring
Broaster will exhibit its three no-fee licensed food programs: Genuine Broaster Chicken®, Broaster® Recipe Express, and Broaster® To Go Authentic Pizza. The firm also manufactures pressure fryers, ventless fryers, and other foodservice equipment; blends a complete line of marinades and breadings; and markets an expanding variety of quality frozen foods. For details visit www.broaster.com or
Sara Lee has been a leader in coffee for the foodservice industry for many years. And, only Sara Lee Foodservice brings you Douwe Egberts® coffee, the leading out-of-home brand worldwide. One powerful brand. Countless coffee solutions. Visit us at NACS Booth 1250 or www.saraleefoodservice.com to learn more.
As the meat snack C-store experts, Old Wisconsin not only offers the largest variety of top-quality products in multiple flavors and sizes, we also supply a wide range of flexible, eye-catching displays and merchandising systems that meet your store’s needs. Our “2 For A Buck” and “Go For 2” Gravity Fed Displays deliver unbeatable value
Scripto® introduces the new SpectraTM lighters to it’s everyday line of popular disposable cigarette lighters. The new SpectraTM lighters feature visible fuel supply through clear lighter barrels. The array of fuel colors are available in purple, sapphire, green, blue and red. SpectraTM lighters will begin shipping in January 2010. They are available in 50-ct. display-a-tray,
Prime Snax Inc. of Salt Lake City, a processor of a variety of quality meat snacks and beef jerky, including organic beef jerky, announced the introduction of their newest product line: Desert Star Premium Brisket Beef Jerky. The new jerky boasts an All-American origin, including U.S. grown beef and processing in Prime Snax’ U.S.D.A. approved
In response to consumersâ€™ thirst for more great-tasting, low-calorie hydration, Glacéau vitaminwater10 will introduce four brand-new varieties on Aug. 17. Currently available in New York City and southern California, the low-calorie game-changer will flood stores nationwide next month. The four new varieties are go-go (mixed berry), mega-c (grape raspberry), revitalize (green tea) and recoup (peach-mandarin).
f’REAL! Foods launched its first co-branded product–the new Limited Edition MilkShake made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups–available exclusively in Sheetz stores; and new Limited Edition flavor–f’REAL! chocolate chip Cookie Dough Limited Edition MilkShake–available in most of the company’s 4,000+ retail accounts nationwide. The line extension accounted for about 20% of total MilkShake sales in its
Enhance your menu variety with Tampa Maid’s New Bake’R Fry Shrimp Fries. This unique product begins with tender, diced shrimp, which are formed into a stick and coated with crispy, oven-ready breading for a delicious flavor your customers won’t be able to resist. It is an ideal hand-held food ready for ketchup, ranch dressing or
Cinnabon Crisps, the latest creation from Nostalgic Specialty Foods (NSF), will be unveiled to select retailers in 2009, including at trade shows, such as the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing NACS Show. The Cinnabon name offers high brand recognition and is synonymous with delicious snacking. These crisps are crafted with Cinnabon’s fragrant, flavorful Makara