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Hoshizaki America Inc.

Hoshizaki America Inc. The Serenity Series Cubelet Ice Machine produces up to 1,000 lbs. of ice every 24 hours and is designed to save space. The condenser and compressor are stationed outside the kitchen and away from customers therefore producing less heat and noise. Serviceability is easy due to convenient access from the front or

Sweet Seating

Leisure Craft introduces a new line of tables. Designers choice of round, square, oval or other shapes are available. The recent acquisitions of some high-tech cutting and forming machinery allow Leisure Craft to custom fabricate tables out of metal with an eye on design. Personalization and special designs permits the customer to get more for

BIC Corp.

BIC Corp. BIC introduces its newest lighter and case product, with a premium look, offering consumers both style and convenience. The new BIC M series features a polished metal case and is refillable with a mini BIC lighter. BIC now offers a range of lighter case products to meet a variety of consumer preferences and

Leveraging the Power of New Products to Drive Growth

The Fuel Medz

The Fuel Medz The Fuel Medz gas pill increases gas mileage and saves money. The pill is a unique patented technology developed to provide and maintain a catalytically active surface coating in the combustion chambers of engines-this means drivers are getting more miles per gallon by making better use of the fuel delivered; thus improving

Translating Shopper Insights into Merchandising Strategies

Airlink Mobile

Airlink Mobile The increasingly popular Airlink Mobile’s wireless prepaid handsets are landing in c-stores across the country. With Airlink Mobile’s free nights and weekends, free new phone offer, low price point and great margins, retailers have found that the company provides the best prepaid wireless program for the c-store industry. Current product offerings include pre-paid

Identifying More Effective Profit Building Strategies

McLane Co. Inc.

McLane Co. Inc. The New Battery Free Flashlight, now available through McLane Co., provides an incremental sales opportunity of a unique item with extraordinary customer appeal. The product is not widely available and needs no power source-30 minutes of super bright LED light produced with one minute of hand cranking. Available in a display merchandiser

Structural Plastics

Structural Plastics Structural Plastics introduces its new Benchmaster R 4’x 4′ Tiered Cart that is the perfect display for indoor merchandising. Multiple selling levels make for an attractive look with tons of extra space. The display can be used for merchandising fluids, beverages, bagged goods or other things. The unique caster chassis design allows it

Kamhi World

Kamhi World Kamhi World offers a variety of talking pens in the character’s voice, with favorite lines from teen-classic movies and shows such as Napoleon Dynamite, Jack Black from Nacho Libre and Stewie and Brian from Family Guy. Targeted specifically to teens ages 13 to 19 and tweens ages 8 to 12, these pens serve

Walls + Forms Inc.

Walls + Forms Inc. Walls + Forms Inc. now offers its largest variety ever of point of sale displays. Styles include slatwall and pegboard units. The line includes wall-mounted point-of-purchase; countertop cube, multi-tier cube, pinwheel, triangle, spinner, "H" and "A" frame units, gondolas, shelf displays, and more. Eighteen models are available for immediate UPS and

Mountain View/nascar

Mountain View/nascar Mountain View Marketing is teaming up with NASCAR for an exciting Christmas promotion featuring the hottest, trendiest and most popular NASCAR items. Most of the fan favorites are highlighted in the array of unique licensed products. Custom painted cars emblazoned with the numbers, names and logos of the best drivers, action figures and

Merit Industries

Merit Industries Merit Industries introduces fragrant 5" x 7" sachet packets filled with all-natural potpourri and fragrance, which are ideal for impulse sales for women. Just place in car, in a drawer, on a counter or in a suitcase to make any place smell better. The long-lasting natural fragrance will last for many months. SRP

Bic Corp.

BIC is introducing the BIC ReAction Retractable Ball Pen, featuring D-Flexion Technology for a smooth writing experience. The pen features a 1.0 mm point, a chrome nose cone and a full-length grip for comfortable writing. The D-Flexion Technology acts as a shock absorber to help control motion and flow. The product will begin shipping in

New Image Global Inc.

New Image Global Inc. New Image Global Inc. moves to sign some of the hottest and sexiest top models and actresses in the business for its new Royal Blunts "Taste the Flavor" campaign. Meet Amy, Brittany, Loralyn, Mandy, Niresha, Natasha and Gloria Velez, representing a variety of unique cultures and backgrounds. They are synonymous with

QWIKSTOCK.COM

QuikStock.com has expanded its offering of Insulair brand products to now include the entire Insulair line. As of November 12, 2006, Insulair no longer offers an online ordering option. The QwikStock web site has been modified to expand its product offering of Insular products immediately. The Insulair inventory has been received and Insulair online customers

Clip Strip Corp.

Clip Strip Corp. Clip Strip Corp. (CSC) continues innovating with the release of Double-sided Metal Merchandising Strips. Attach them to steel shelving systems with a Price Channel Adapter (DSH-88) and expose merchandise to both directions of the selling aisle. At the same time, CSC’s Double-Sided Merchandise Strips double the capacity of conventional metal merchandising strips

High Margins Propel General Merchandise

The general merchandise/novelty category provides retailers with a unique opportunity to capture customers’ personal interests in a high-margin item. Novelty has evolved into a core category because retailers can anticipate 30-60% margins on novelty products. With such strong profit potential, chains in major markets can earn about $35,000 a year per store from the novelty

Grocery Aisles Growing Sales

According to Nielsen’s Gas Monitor Report, when gas prices rose, consumers reacted by limiting the amount of fuel they bought during each visit to the pump. But this trend encouraged more trips to the fuel island. Additionally, higher fuel prices encouraged consumers to shop more at c-stores rather than travel to additional destinations. The economy

Pep Up Store Sales

Pep Up Store Sales DMD Pharmaceuticals introduces the new Xtreme Peptime Mini-White Liquid Sport Pack. This 12ml Sport Pack provides an easy to open rip top for those on-the-go consumers. This dietary supplement contains vitamin B, caffeine, and taurine. This convenient blend of vitamins and energizers is formulated for an instant energy rush lasting for

General Merchandise: Competition Impacting Novelty

General merchandise rounded out the top 10 in-store categories by gross profit contribution, according to the National Association of Convenience Store’s (NACS) State of the Industry (SOI) report. Finishing 10th, just behind cold dispensed beverages, on a per-store, per-month basis, stores averaged $2,373 in merchandise sales with a gross profit contribution of $873. The bad

GROCERY: Sales Vary Widely

The line between grocery and convenience channels in the U.S. continues to blur, especially with the addition of mega retailers like the UK-based Tesco (Fresh & Easy) and Japan’s FamilyMart (Famima). Though neither of these retailers sell gas, both consider themselves members of the c-store channel in growing, upscale markets, such as Los Angeles, Phoenix

Retailers Salute Their Leading Suppliers

Despite the much-ballyhooed growth of chains like Walgreens, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and Wal-Mart, it is convenience stores that remain an important daily stop for the nation’s busy consumers. As a result, convenience stores represent a powerful sales opportunity for product and service supplier companies, CSD set out to find the industry’s top performers as identified

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