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


7-Eleven Goes Viral Targeting Younger Consumers

The latest 30-day promotion from 7-Eleven features a Battle of the Bands online music contest geared toward music lovers and younger consumers, complete with live concerts around the U.S., and new guitar-shaped Slurpee and Big Gulp cups. The contest marks the first time Slurpee has sponsored a grassroots music competition with music-enthusiasts from across the

Piccadilly Circus Pizza

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

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Americans are more amenable to buying meals at convenience stores, but won’t budge when it comes to quality, price or convenience factors like portability and packaging. That means there’s the potential for some real money in home meal replacement (HMR), but it has to be done well, and in just the right locations. Then there’s


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 or

5-Hour Energy

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.

Douwe Egberts Coffee

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 to learn more.

What’s in Store in the Humidor

As if the turbulent economy, rising state taxes and local anti-smoking regulations hadn’t rendered the retail cigar landscape dangerous enough, enter the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which wants to significantly reshape that landscape, but so far hasn’t told anyone—most notably the retailers that will be selling the products—how. Some background: The law granting

Calico Brands

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,

National Tobacco

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.  

Solo Cup

Solo continues their commitment to helping convenience store operators maximize profits while providing real value to their customers.  Reveal™ Polypropylene Cold Cups are the right product when combined with their single-lid solution to reduce SKUs, minimize waste and save money. For more information visit or stop by NACS Booth # 854

A Functional Boost to Confections

You know the truism about Americans wanting more of everything is, indeed, true when we begin demanding more from our candy, gum and mint products than just good taste. As with beverages over the last decade or so, so-called functional snacks are slowly gaining respect in the convenience store channel, as major manufacturers roll products

CDCC Products

A more powerful yet Eco-friendly Cleaning System. Under development for 3 years, impressive field test results were reported by one of CDCC’s national accounts after 6 months of field testing. The reformulation achieved benefits of Eco-friendly, 100% Biodegradable, Phosphate Free and Superior Cleaning Power. And, it will be available to all segments by early August.

Innovative Candy Concepts

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.


YoCream introduces new Tropical TremorTM flavors under their Jolly RancherTM Frozen Beverage brand: Pomegranate, Wild Berry, Mango, Fruit Punch and Sour Green Apple. The exciting new beverages are boldly flavored, less sweet, a little tart and intensely colored. Available for frozen carbonated and uncarbonated applications, the syrups are packaged in shelf stable bags with a

New Forecourt Moves

Though gas prices have dropped significantly from a year ago, forecourt-driven sales are still a challenge for many convenience stores because people aren’t buying gas as freely as they did several years ago. The reason? Our troubled economy makes it tough for many to afford the long car trips. Fewer trips mean fewer opportunities to


Coinstar’s prepaid solutions are designed to create a destination, with no upfront inventory costs. From the right prepaid products and technology to merchandising and support, our approach is easy to implement, yet provides maximum results. Coinstar will also showcase Redbox self service DVD rental and Coin counting kiosks. NACS Booth  

Krispy Krunchy Foods

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

Opportunities Abound

The NACS Show is my annual reminder of just how much innovation exists among the many talented retailers and suppliers I communicate with every day. I expect this year’s show—amazingly the 14th of my career—to be one of the most interesting I’ve ever attended. While the event has so much to offer, a black cloud

Targeting New Customers

Gaining market share has never been more important than it is today, when a tough economy is forcing customers to hang on to their money longer. This means that c-store retailers seeking new customers need to become aware of what specific groups need in order to improve their marketing strategies. One such group is the

Slim Jim

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. 

Kretek International Inc.

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

People Make the Industry

When we decided to acquire Convenience Store Decisions from Penton Media nearly two years ago, we did so with an optimistic view of the convenience channel. The dynamics of the industry and its long-term growth prospects in terms of demographics, population expansion in key market areas, the range of needs it fills on a daily

How to Achieve and Maintain ADA Compliance

Ever since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1992, it has dramatically improved the lives of disabled individuals by working to make all public places in the U.S. both accessible and hospitable to those with disabilities. But even though the ADA has greatly helped in achieving a better quality of life

Wilbur Curtis Company

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