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A Splash of Lemon

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a global provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, is offering a variety of flavorings to increase beverage sales during the summer months. While familiar flavors like Strawberry Lemonade remain extremely popular, consumers are also requesting more adventurous choices, such as superfruit flavorings. With an average cost of only 15 cents per

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Casey’s Adds New Leaf Brands To Product Mix

“New Leaf teas were initially placed in the Casey’s stores on the first of the year and the consumer acceptance has been outstanding,”says New Leaf spokesperson. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has introduced New Leaf Brands all-natural, healthy beverages to its coolers at more than 1,600 stores in 10 Midwestern states including: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois,

More and more convenience store operators are following Starbucks’ lead and embracing special brews, such as Rainforest Alliance certified beans and unique country blends.

Defend Your Hot Beverage Business

Tips for protecting sales and profits in today’s climate. Intensifying competition for the morning daypart and escalating commodity costs for coffee drinks have forced convenience retailers to make trade-offs between pricing and profits. This is no small issue as hot dispensed beverages are strategically vital to a retailer’s morning business segment and fresh foods program.

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Some 1,264 C-Stores Add Purple Stuff

A large number of retailers have added Purple Stuff, a relaxation/focus soda into their 2011 store sets. The retailers joining the Purple Stuff family in January 2011 include: Mini-Mart Convenience stores operating 18 convenience store locations around Kerrville, Texas; Signature Austin Stores with 20 locations in and around Austin, Texas; EZ Go Foods out of

7-Eleven Adds To Proprietary Wine Line-up

For legal-age millennials wanting to upgrade their wine selection without breaking the bank, 7-Eleven Inc. is adding Cherrywood Cellars to its best-selling line-up of proprietary wines. The mid-tier-priced wine ($7.99 – $8.99 per bottle) is available in three varietals – chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. “We are targeting millennials because they like convenience and want

The Pantry Relaunches Coffee Program

The Pantry Inc. has unveiled a coffee re-launch program in the Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga., markets to serve its guests new coffee in a fast, friendly and clean store environment. New and improved high-quality Bean Street Coffee is now being served at The Pantry’s local Kangaroo Express convenience stores. There are 81 Kangaroo Express

Chai Tea Latte Mixes

Simple-to-prepare Oregon Chai Tea Latte Dry Mixes provide an alternative to coffee and are available in three popular flavors: Vanilla, Decadent Spice and Original flavor. The mixes are easy to use—just-add-water or steamed milk prep. For added ease, each package includes a serving scoop and comes in re-closable stand up bags, eliminating the mess of

West N.Y. Quick Chek Celebrates Five Years

Quick Chek, which operates 125 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has announced its West New York, N.J., store located at 5100 Kenned Blvd., will celebrate its five year anniversary, Sunday, Oct. 24. Opening its doors for business Oct. 24, 2005, West New York Quick Chek is currently managed by Store

Nestlé Waters’ CEO Inducted into Beverage World Hall of Fame

Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, was welcomed into the Beverage World Hall of Fame on Sept. 22, 2010, at the Interbev 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla. For more than 25 years, the Hall of Fame has honored executives in the beverage industry who have demonstrated devotion, creativity and passion for

Frigoglass And Coca-Cola Recycling Team

Frigoglass, a global provider and manufacturer of beverage coolers, and Coca-Cola Recycling LLC are joining forces to give used plastic beverage bottles a new life through recycling and re-use. At the National Association of Convenience Stores’ NACS Show in Atlanta on Wednesday, Oct. 6, the two companies announced a joint effort that will facilitate the

BP’s ampm Adds Healthier Fountain Beverage

Parched consumers now have another low-calorie drink option at ampm stores: Emergen-C Splash, a fountain beverage that provides vitamins and other nutrients. BP’s ampm is the exclusive convenience store distributor for the orange-tangerine flavor of Emergen-C Splash from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, so c-store customers can only find the beverage at ampm during that

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The #1 Mexican Soft Drinks Sold in The U.S Come by booth #6761 and discover the exotic Mexican soft drink flavors of Jarritos, Sidral Mundet and Sangria Senorial.  They are a proven hit with teen and young adult C-store customers across the country.  Ask about our custom cross category promotions and merchandising support. Booth #6761

Dos Equis Reveals 2010 Halloween Program

Playing off the hugely popular Most Interesting Man campaign and a successful 2009 fall program, Dos Equis is again revealing what it has up its sleeve this Halloween with the 2010 Most Interesting Tricks program. Dos Equis Most Interesting Tricks invites consumers (21+) to cultivate the art of illusion and challenge friends and fellow Halloween

Master-Bilt Adds New Sales Groups

Master-Bilt, manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems for over 70 years, has appointed two new sales representative groups. Cimenet USA LLC will cover Mexico and Wyllie Marketing will focus on the New England area consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, effective immediately. Based in Weymouth, Mass., Wyllie Marketing has represented a

Dispensed Beverage Sales Show Promise

Cold and frozen beverages continue to be a mainstay of the convenience store offering—something consumers expect, enjoy, and increasingly want to tailor to their own individual tastes. Others have noticed. McDonald’s, for example, is making smoothies and other cold beverages part of its strategy for expanding its beverage offerings. Beginning in March, the burger giant

KISS Cups Debut at 7-Eleven

KISS, the legendary American rock band is currently wowing standing-room-only crowds across North America with The Hottest Show on Earth tour. Now 7-Eleven customers can pick from four collectible Super Big Gulps courtesy of Dr Pepper, each bearing the likeness of one of the KISS band members – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and

Thorntons Announces Football Cup Challenge

Thorntons has announced its new College Football Cup Challenge, taking place in Louisville, Ky., southern Indiana, and Lexington, Ky., store locations. The promotion began on Saturday, Sept. 4, coinciding with the college football game between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Thorntons’ stores now feature new 32-ounce fountain cups that say “Bleed

GSTV Boosts Pepsi AMP Sales

Gas Station TV (GSTV) has released its proprietary Nielsen results from its study with PepsiCo’s AMP Energy and AMP Energy Juice drinks conducted by The Nielsen Co. The results show AMP Energy purchase intent nearly tripled after the eight-week campaign on GSTV, showing the effectiveness of GSTV as a core platform for consumer packaged products,

Walgreens Adds New Snack, Beverage Line

This week Walgreens is bringing a taste of New York to its stores across the country as it begins offering the DR (Duane Reade) Delish line of premium snacks and beverages. Pronounced like the first two syllables of “delicious,” this high quality private brand has been a hit with New Yorkers since it debuted at

Managing Packaged Beverages

New products and core beverages will always drive cold vault sales. So when is the right time—and how often does that right time come—for category managers to reset them? “We do cold vault resets twice a year, which means we’re making fairly minor adjustments all the time,” said Richard Ginther, category manager for Kum &

Mello Yello Goes Retro

Since the summers of disco, tie dye and 1970s cool, Mello Yello has offered a citrus flavor to chill any hot summer day. Starting this summer, Mello Yello is going back to its roots with a remixed version of its original package design. While Mello Yello has been widely available in the Midwest and Southeast

Energy-Efficient Ice Machines

The experts at Scotsman Ice Systems, an innovator of energy-efficient ice technology, know finding the right ice system can result in greater customer satisfaction, optimal energy efficiency and higher profit margins. Scotsman’s Prodigy line is energy-efficient, exceeding both the 2008 California Energy Commission and 2010 Federal Energy Efficiency regulations by up to 22% with help

7-Eleven, WWE Team for SummerSlam

After success with its World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) promotion last year, 7-Eleven Inc. is climbing back in the ring this summer as a sponsor of SummerSlam), WWE’s biggest pay-per-view event of the summer. The convenience retailer has beefed up this year’s promotion, running now through Aug. 31, with double the variety of cups and

Mexican Coca-Cola A Big Hit

Mexican Coke, now becoming more widely available in the U.S., is developing a cult following among consumers, The Grand Rapids Press reported. “(Mexican Coke) seemed so much better,” one consumer told the newspaper, adding, “It’s just not as fizzy or harsh tasting.”  She’s not alone in her opinion. A Facebook page dedicated to the drink

Space Saver

  The Serenity Series Cubelet Ice Machine, FS-1001 MLH-C, produces up to 830-pounds of ice per 24 hours and exclusively features a space saving design. The pump down cycle allows for more efficient start up; it is environmentally friendly and is a low-cost service. Service ability is convenient because technicians can access the ice machine

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