Modern Beverage Dispensing

Coca-Cola Freestyle 7000 is an ice-cooled countertop beverage dispenser. Offering 60+ beverages, the Coca-Cola Freestyle 7000 units save space and retrofitting cost for operators who want the benefits of the original Coca-Cola Freestyle—consumer engagement, variety and choice—but on a smaller scale. Results from Coca-Cola Freestyle proprietary research found the original Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser include driving […]

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Snack-Sized Pastries

Since 2012, menu mentions of bite-sized sweets have more than doubled, according to Mintel Menu Insights 2014. To support operators in capitalizing on this trend, Lantmännen Unibake has introduced the Schulstad Mini Signature Selection. Crafted in classic European tradition and with premium ingredients, these artisanal MiniMania pastries feature the rich, flaky texture that patrons crave […]

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Invigorate The Drink Menu

Now convenience stores can offer patrons a refreshing alternative to soft drinks—made easy with DaVinci Gourmet Invigorators. Crafted with green coffee extract, these fruit-flavored beverages provide a healthy boost to patrons needing an afternoon pick-me-up and contain only 70 calories per 16-ounce serving. Available in a convenient pump-or-pour preparation, simply mix shelf-stable concentrates with either […]

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Oat Crackers

Walkers Shortbread, the Scottish purveyors of “The World’s Finest Shortbread,” introduced updates to its Oat Crackers line, including the debut of Three Seed Oat Crackers, plus new recipes and elegant revised packaging for the line’s four original flavors. For a flavor-rich and wholesome taste, the new three-seed variety contains pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds. Each […]

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Apple Orchard Medley

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Apple Orchard Medley features an assortment of fresh-from-the-tree harvest fruit flavors. Like all Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Apple Orchard Medley Fruit Snacks are made with real fruit, contain 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and 25% of Vitamins A and E, and are fat, gluten and preservative free. Each package […]

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Mini Vertical Warmer

The Mini Vertical Warmer from Hatco Corp. is every foodservice operator’s solution for merchandising hot snacks. The Mini Vertical Warmer (MVW) is a compact unit that can be placed anywhere, keeping pre-packaged snacks warm, appealing and at the customer’s fingertips. With an adjustable thermostat, snacks such as brownies and cookies can be held at optimum […]

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Cola & Lime

Pepsi is bringing excitement to its cola options with the launch of Pepsi Limon, a new flavored cola made with just the right amount of authentic lime juice. Handcrafted and inspired by the preferences of Hispanic consumers, Pepsi Limon combines the distinct flavor of Pepsi with a hint of real lime juice. Featuring real sugar, […]

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Citrus Energy Drink

REMIX has launched its first non-alcoholic carbonated beverage in the energy drink category. REMIX Energy has debuted its first flavor, a unique bold Citrus profile, in an 8.4-ounce can, with plans on the horizon to debut additional proprietary flavor…

Former Pantry VP Joins Brookwood

Brookwood welcomes Brian Trout as SVP operations for BW Gas & Convenience. Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, a real estate investment and asset management company, has welcomed Brian Trout to the firm as a senior vice president of operations for BW Gas & Convenience LLC. BW Gas & Convenience is an affiliated Brookwood entity that was

TravelCenters To Upgrade Displays and Fixtures

Partners with Pan Oston to revamp store displays. TravelCenters of America has partnered with Pan-Oston, which is providing high quality displays and fixtures to TA-Petro stores all over the nation. TravelCenters of America, with more than 250 locations, serves professional truck drivers, tour buses and bus drivers, and individuals by offering food, fuel and even

CrossAmerica Announces Pricing of Public Offering

Cross America begins public offering set at $31.45 per common unit. CrossAmerica Partners LP has priced its previously-announced public offering, which is expected to close on June 19. The public offering of 4.6 million common units represents limited partner interests in the partnership at a price to the public of $31.45 per common unit. The offering

Eby-Brown Wins Security Award

The convenience store products distributor is recognized for best practices in Cargo security. Eby-Brown Co. LLC has been awarded the 2014 “Best in Cargo Security Award” from CargoNet. Eby-Brown is a consumer products distributor to the convenience industry in the Eastern U.S. The award recognizes CargoNet members that have demonstrated best practices in cargo security

Sea Salt Beef Jerky

KRAVE’s Sea Salt Original Beef Jerky pays tribute to this revolutionized snack with minimal ingredients and a delicious mix of sweet and savory. Perfectly seasoned with just enough sea salt and other mouthwatering spices and marinated to bring out the ideal amount of tenderness, the new flavor continues to follow the KRAVE standard of using […]

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Very Berry Cigarillos

Just in time for summer, White Owl has introduced another fresh seasonal offering that is guaranteed to excite consumers, White Owl Very Berry. The White Owl quality cigarillos are bursting with berry flavor and are sure to be a consumer favorite this summer. This seasonal offering’s unique flavor and eye catching packaging will be available […]

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Taste & Goodness

Mars Chocolate North America is introducing consumers nationwide to a treat that answers America’s hunger for both taste and goodness: goodnessknows snack squares. Available in three flavors—Cranberry Almond Dark Chocolate, Apple Almond & Peanut Dark Chocolate, and Peach & Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate—goodnessknows is crafted with the goodness of whole nuts, real fruits, toasted oats […]

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Kid-friendly Beverages

Big Train has introduced two new Kidz Kreamz flavors: Wild Berry Burst and Banana Splitastic. The first variety features a fun, fruit medley for fresh-picked taste, while the second option blends rich, nostalgic ice cream shop flavors into one sippable beverage. Made with real yogurt for a good source of calcium, these kid-friendly drinks are […]

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Single-Serve Sangria

After an incredible 500% growth in 2014, MYX Beverage LLC has announced another innovative single-serve offering: MYX Fusions Sangria, expected to reach shelves on July 1, just in time for the 2015 summer season. The company, co-owned by international pop superstar Nicki Minaj, is taking the next bold step in the single-serve, ready-to-drink wine market […]

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Sweet Treats

Goetze’s Candy Co. Inc. has introduced three new items: Caramel Creams Pop, Caramel Creams Crispy Rice & Marshmallow Treat, and the Cow Tales Crispy Moo bar. The Caramel Creams Pop features the unique flavor combination of a Caramel Creams, but now in a lollipop format. The concept helps connect the nostalgic brand with a younger […]

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Refrigerated Equipment Stand

Hoshizaki America Inc. has introduced the Low-Profile Refrigerated Equipment Stand CRES72. With a 1,200-pound worktop load capacity, the 72-inch CRES72 Low-Profile Equipment Stand offers a built-in heat shield to accept cook top surfaces. The first in a new line of refrigerated equipment stands, the CRES72 is designed to save space and time. With four refrigerated […]

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Hold Moisture Sensitive Foods

Carter-Hoffmann has introduced VaporPro, an innovative, new large-capacity, humidified, heated-holding cabinet. Its unique top-mounted reservoir eliminates the corrosion problem inherent in others’ cabinets by reducing the contamination risk of food debris. The off-the-shelf reservoir is easy to clean—just throw it in the dishwasher, and it’s inexpensive to replace, eliminating expensive service calls. With precise active […]

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Family Express Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2015 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

The Indiana retailer will be honored at the Chain of the Year Award gala on Oct. 12 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. Innovation, outstanding operations, superior leadership and an ongoing commitment to convenience retailing are the common characteristics of the best convenience store chains in industry. Family Express embodies all of these

Gill Energy Acquires Mohawk Oil

First Sun Oil distributor in New Jersey sells to a family-owned and operated fuel retailer. Gill Energy, headquartered in Matawan, N.J., has acquired Mohawk Oil Co. The sale included a collection of fee and leased retail gas assets with convenience stores, service bays and snack shops, wholesale supply only accounts, and assignment of the Branded

Mintel Research Examines Gen Z Attitudes and Lifestyle

New research by Mintel paints a picture of today’s teens as open minded, sedentary and plugged in via social media and cell phones. Mintel found that while there are a number of similarities between American kids and teens—such as the emphasis both groups place of the opinions of their peers and parents, as well as

Health & Wellness Key Trend At Beverage Digest Conference

From fewer calories to smaller package sizes, the beverage industry caters to heath conscious consumers. Wells Fargo Securities LLC came away with positive takeaways about the future of the beverage industry after attending Beverage Digest’s “Wall Street Smarts” Conference in New York. “A key theme in this year’s conference was how best to respond to

Parker’s Honored With TripAdvisor Award

Popular c-store foodie spot gains rave reviews from travelers. Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet in Savannah, Ga., was recently honored by TripAdvisor with a 2015 Certificate of Excellence. Owned and operated by Parker’s, a nationally recognized convenience store leader, Parker’s Market has earned this top award for three consecutive years. The popular foodie destination, located at