Vegetable And Fruit Juice

Campbell Soup Co., the makers of V8, is innovating the shelf-stable juice category with the introduction of new V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juice Beverages, blends of vegetables with a touch of fruit. The new varieties Healthy Greens, Purple Power, Golden Goodness, and Carrot Mango have no added sugar or artificial ingredients, are 60 calories or

Two New IPAs

The Samuel Adams brewers have released two new brews to the Rebel IPA family: Rebel Rouser Double IPA and Rebel Rider Session IPA. These two new brews are inspired by the West Coast hops found in Rebel IPA, a West Coast-style IPA released for the first time in 2014. All brews in the Rebel IPA

Protein-Infused Water

In just a few short months, the roll-out of sugarfree trimino protein-infused water in the Midwest is beginning to resonate with its target audience: women interested in a healthy, refreshing alternative to sugary soft drinks, one that hydrates and serves as a delicious protein supplement. Nationwide, trimino is available in over 1,500 retail locations in

Special Edition Lighters

It is almost one of the most important times of year for fashion, as designers prepare to unveil their new collections…and BIC is also unveiling its new and refreshed fashion lighters. The new BIC Special Edition Black & White MiniTronic Series Lighters may be compact, but they make a bold statement! These electronic lighters with

Comfort For Your Car

Gelepads, a new market segment product, offer high margins and high volume repeat sales. Every one of your customers will want one. The Gelepad is a soft, cushy personal comfort pad made with medical quality gel and covered in a durable fabric. It provides instant relief from painful pressure points on  elbows, arms and legs

Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt

The newest flavors from Müller yogurt—Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Strawberries & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip are hitting grocery shelves nationwide this month. The new flavors are a good source of protein and calcium for 210 calories or less for that “me moment” you deserve. As Europe’s most popular yogurt brand, Müller has been

Cane Sugar Fountain Program

Jones Soda Co., a premium beverage company known for its customer-designed packaging, has launched the expansion of its premium Jones Cane Sugar Soda fountain program. Developed in response to increased consumer demand for a premium alternative to the basic foodservice and QSR fountain offerings, Jones Soda has partnered with a number of customers and independent

Wawa Presents Environmental Community Service Award

$10,000 in honorariums to be awarded in 2015 region‐wide search spearheaded by Wawa, 6abc and Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP. The Environmental Community Service Award, presented by Wawa, 6abc, and the environmental law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP (MGKF), celebrates a decade of supporting environmental programs that improve the local community. The

IDDBA Releases On-Demand Webinar on Millennial Shoppers

Explores the evolving U.S. shopper of fresh perimeter categories. Changing American demographics and evolving food culture are affecting how we live, shop and eat. While baby boomers account for a large share of shoppers and dollars, it is Millennial shoppers who are at the forefront of the New American Appetite. IDDBA’s latest study, “Engaging the

VERC Enterprises Presents Grant To Sanborn Elementary School

ExxonMobil Education Alliance Program funds $500 grant. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently presented Sanborn Elementary School in Andover, Mass. with a check for $500, a grant made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation and Global Partners

Consumer Optimism Holds—But Concerns Loom

The prolonged period of lower gas prices may have changed consumers’ perceptions about what they consider to be “high prices.” After a week of rising gas prices, a majority of consumers think that the good times of falling gas prices are over. Almost six in ten consumers (58%) say gas prices will be higher in

Server Products Earns “Extreme Customer Service” Award

Honored at Foodservice Supply Summit. At the Diversified Foodservice Supply Summit in January, Server Products was honored to accept the “Extreme Customer Service” award. Diversified Foodservice Supply is the parent company of multiple brands focused on the distribution of foodservice parts, supplies, equipment and accessories. Diversified’s portfolio of brands serve some of the top restaurant

NRF Show Recap

By David Hochman, founder of DJH Marketing Communications Inc. With so many exhibitors (over 600) displaying their wares at the National Retail Federation’s annual conference (it’s called The Big Show for a reason) earlier this month, it would be an impossible task to try to cover them all. That doesn’t stop the army of PR

Life Choices

By Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. Justin and Shanna Ellefson, brother and sister, decided a long time ago that working their way to pay for higher education might not be easy, but it beats the alternative. Not only does working to pay for higher education help lower their education debt, but it also teaches

Abbreviations

By Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. In this new tech world we live in it is hard for an old guy like me to keep up with, everything. Text messages are sent to me with abbreviations in them that can change the meaning of the message, with an old interpretation. I have a couple

Wawa Launches Remodel Program

Plans to renovate legacy stores. Wawa Inc. has launched the Wawa Remodel Program, an initiative in which the company will embark on a massive effort to remodel older, legacy stores to reflect Wawa’s latest store design and foodservice offering. Throughout 2015, Wawa will remodel 40 existing stores—the most remodels to happen in one year ever

The Pantry Sets Date To Vote On Couche-Tard Merger

Meeting set for March 10. The Pantry Inc. has scheduled a special meeting of The Pantry stockholders for March 10, 2015 to consider and vote upon the previously announced proposed merger with a U.S. subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. The special meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the Springhill Inn and

Cigar Industry Remembers Tony Barone

Life celebration set for Feb. 14. Tony Barone, an industry giant and friend to many, died this week after a brief battle with cancer. Barone’s passing comes less than two years after he retired from Commonwealth-Altadis Inc. after a long and illustrious career. The family will hold a “life celebration” for Barone on Saturday, Feb.

Mintel Outlines Food And Drink Trends

From clean eating to the changing definition of ‘value,’ Mintel reveals 2015 consumer trends. Mintel, a global market intelligence agency has released the five key trends set to impact the U.S. food and drink market in 2015. Utilizing research, data and trends from across Mintel’s extensive product portfolio and expert analysis from Director of Innovation

Pacific Convenience & Fuels Launches Loyalty Program

The 300-store chain with units in five states partners with KickBack Points to drive new business and reward its existing customers. As a national leader in rewards programs and loyalty solutions, KickBack Points delivers business intelligence that makes retail operators smarter, more profitable and helps to elevate their entire organization to learn how to anticipate

Energy Category Growth Remains Strong

Red Bull reclaims leadership position, according to Wells Fargo. The energy category had solid dollar sales growth of 9.3%, driven by continued solid results from Monster and Red Bull, reported Wells Fargo Securities, citing Nielsen data for the four-week period ended Jan. 17, 2015. Monster generated solid 10.4% dollar sales growth (+9.7% for 12 weeks),

February Brings Gas Price Increases

Gas prices on the rise after dropping to lowest levels since 2009, according to AAA. U.S. average gas prices have increased seven days in a row for a total of two cents per gallon, AAA reported on Feb. 2. The up tick comes after gas prices had fallen for a record 123 consecutive days to

Newest Austin-Area Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to Dailey Middle School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in the Austin area with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. The store is located off of Texas 130 just south of Manor at 12200 FM 969. At a ribbon-cutting, Kim Lubel, president and

RaceTrac Celebrates Frozen Yogurt Day

Today only, customers can enjoy free frozen yogurt during select times. RaceTrac is celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day, today, Feb. 6, with free Swirl World frozen yogurt for customers! RaceTrac customers who visit a story today between 4p.m. and 7p.m. can get up to $4 worth of frozen yogurt free of charge—no coupon needed, the

Hispanic-, Asian-American Population, Spending Power on the Rise

Hispanic Americans to have $1.5 trillion in buying power by 2015, according to IDDBA. Hispanic- and Asian-American consumers are growing demographics with considerable spending power, providing new sales opportunities to food retailers. This trend is evidenced by findings in “What’s in Store 2015,” the 29th edition of the annual food industry and consumer trends publication

css.php