QwikStock.com Just in time for the upcoming winter and holidays, QwikStock.com introduces "Enchanted Snowman" a whimsical line of foam and clear plastic cups, and paper coffee insulating sleeves. These limited edition items will be only be available as long as supplies last. Perfect for c-store holiday promotions, this design also works throughout the winter months.

Kellogg Co.

Kellogg Co. Kellogg Co. is extending its popular Special K product line into the diet and nutrition aisles with the launch of three protein-fortified products designed to meet consumers’ evolving shape management needs. Special K20 Protein Waters, Special K Protein Snack Bars and Special K Protein Meal Bars. Special K Protein Waters deliver five grams

Wild Waters

Wild Waters Wild Waters introduces its vitamin-powered water to the c-store market. The product is the first fortified, bottled water formulated and packaged especially for children. Considering the increase of bottled water trends and the decline of juice drinks, children’s bottled water is an emerging segment with big potential. The water is available in kid-friendly

Coca-cola North America

Coca-cola North America This Fall, Full Throttle initiates the newest member of the gang – Full Throttle Blue Demon™. This great tasting alternative for guys with a "real man," blue collar mentality, features the unique and exotic taste of Agave Azul flavor. Its dual positioning has a unique appeal to both General Market and Hispanic


PriLabs introduces two new energy drinks, Encore and Re5, onto the ever-growing market. For the young generation where music is the lifeline to everyday life, Encore is a refreshing multidimensional brand with an audio/visual identity based on music. The brand connects music and rhythm to an energy drink and its effects on the consumer, and

Xl Energy

  XL Energy Drink Corp. is introducing its international sellers XL Regular and Sugar Free energy drinks in the U.S. XL Energy Drinks have an excellent, lightly carbonated flavor and are carefully formulated for times when extended energy is needed for the best performance. The beverage will satisfy busy professionals, active students, athletes and anyone

The Calorie Burner

  Enviga, the sparkling green tea proven to burn calories, will make its national debut from Beverage Partners Worldwide, Nestle S.A. and The Coca-Cola Co. Enviga is designed to work with bodies to increase calorie burning, providing an optimum blend of green tea extracts (EGCG) and caffeine. Scientific studies have shown that EGCG and caffeine

Brilliant Brews

  Brewing the richest, most consistently flavorful coffee just got easier thanks to Curtis’ Alpha G3 Automatic Coffee Brewing Systems. Equipped with exclusive Curtis Generation Three (G3) Technology, the revolutionary Alpha line of decanter brewing systems delivers greater precision, more advanced control, quality-enhancing features and profit potential than any other brewer on the market. The

Cool and Simple

  Hoshizaki KMD Modular Series Ice Makers fit on beverage dispensers producing crystal-clear, individual cubes on its patented stainless steel double-sided ice making surface, which will never chip, flake or peel, yielding more ice than competitive units. Its vertical position of the evaporator allows ice to form on both sides, doubling the ice production. The

Eco-friendly Cups

Eco-friendly Cups

Solo and Go

Solo and Go With a printing area that starts under the roll rim and goes all the way to the bottom, Solo’s new Trophy Go Cup is like a walking billboard. Superior graphic capabilities give operators the ability to maximize their advertising dollars by using a cup that can deliver an attractive brand or promotional

Hoshizaki KMS-1230MLH

Hoshizaki KMS-1230MLH Hoshizaki America announces the manufacturing of the new Serenity Series Cuber Ice Machine, KMS-1230MLH. The KMS-1230MLH Crescent Cube Ice Machine is 75% quieter than traditional remote units. Serenity’s space saving design makes for an ideal installation on top of a beverage dispenser and the quality of ice will dispense easily in this application.

Dispense With Formalities

Dispense With Formalities FBD (Frozen Beverage Dispensers) delivers extreme capacity and options.The 560 series, built on a platform featuring the Scroll compressor, deliversoptimal capacity as its recovery time is one of the fastest in the industry.Whether it be the after-school rush or the post-little league blitz, FBD’sDispensers give operators the capacity they need, when they

Leveraging the Power of New Products to Drive Growth

The State of Foodservice in 2007 and Beyond

Energizing Beverage Sales

Thirteen years after the energy drink market emerged in the U.S. with the introduction of Red Bull, the category remains popular with consumers, who are willing to pay higher prices in a difficult economy for an extra jolt.  But while Mintel reported in July 2009 that the energy drink market had climbed to an estimated

Energy Sales Hold Strong

Familiarity with shifting consumer attitudes amidst a turbulent economy–and the willingness to make changes in the cooler if need be–could help retailers cash in big with isotonics and energy drinks this year. “If you’re intent on raising your share in that marketplace then I think you have to get in touch with who that user

Competition Brews for Beer Sales

Convenience stores across the country are facing burgeoning competition on beer and wine sales from drug store giant Walgreens, which is branching back into the adult beverages category. Walgreens is adding beer sales due to “a direct response to consumer demand,” said Robert Elfinger, spokesperson for the Deerfield, Ill. drug store chain. It plans to

Demand Grows for Juices and Teas

Tea Truths The U.S. is the birthplace of iced tea. More than 80% of tea consumed here is still sold as an iced drink. Tea sales in the U.S. are expected to exceed a phenomenal $10 billion in 2010 for both beverage and non-beverage categories, according to Worldteaexpo.com In the U.S., 37% of consumers prefer

7-Eleven Rolls Out Iced Coffee Program

7-Eleven Inc. today introduced its version of iced coffee with a new marketing campaign that references cup sizes, cheap dates and love at first sight. Available in French Vanilla and Mocha flavors, the new iced beverage met with such enthusiasm in pilot programs earlier this year that the company believed there would be great demand

Bottled Water Holds Strong

Proprietary Brands Prosper With consumers seeking less expensive options, private label sales are increasing across all channels, but struggling in c-stores, where they brought in $3 billion in sales, but were down 3.3% compared to last year, for the 52 weeks ended Feb. 21, 2009. In contrast, Wal-Mart’s private label sales were up by 10.8%,

Burst of Energy

Did You Know? By the year 2001, the U.S. energy drink market had grown to nearly $8 million per year in retail sales. Over the next 5 years, it grew an average of more than 50% per year, totaling over $3 billion in 2005. Diet energy drinks are growing at nearly twice that rate within

A Shot of Energy

Did You Know? Energy shot sales have doubled to $423 million, according to a report released last month by Zenith International. Other key findings from the “2009 Zenith Energy Shot Drinks” report include: • Energy shot drinks present traditional energy drinks with new distribution channel opportunities, such as the health and nutrition sector. • Living

Light Boost to Beer

Despite tough economic times, sales of beer and wine remain constant even though many consumers continue to “trade down the box,” according to Dan Roane, category manager of alcoholic beverages for Circle K’s Southeastern stores. “The below premium beer segment is doing much better than it has in years,” Roane said. “We actually are seeing

Mixed Results for Carbonated

The U.S. refreshment beverage market contracted by 2% in 2008, according to Beverage Marketing Corp., making last year the first volume downturn on record. Nonetheless, beverages still performed better than many other industries, such as automobiles and the financial sector. Several beverage types continued to shine, including carbonated soft drinks in many parts of the