TOPPS treats

When seasonal holidays come around, Topps Confections has low-calorie, fat-free interactive candies that are a treat for kids, tweens and teens. Give little ghouls and goblins the Halloween treat that leaves a lasting impression: Halloween Baby Bottle Pops, Halloween Ring Pop and multiple varieties of Bazooka Bubblegum. Deck the halls this year with Topps Christmas

Steaming Off The Line

The Alto-ShaamCombitherm has further developed combination oven/steamer technology to provide complete smoking ability. Available in three electric boiler-free models, thispatented technology gives operators the unique ability to smoke any product,hot or cold, and follow it with a non-smoked item without any residual smokeflavor. Rich, smoke flavor offers menu diversification and even greater costsavings over smoked

Tailgating Treats

This fall—from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31—an exciting Milwaukee’s Best promotion is giving one lucky guy the chance to win “the mother of all tailgating trucks.” Exciting POS materials feature tailgate truck visuals and messaging on how beer drinkers can enter for the chance to win the tailgate truck. Men love great beer and tailgating

Hot Commodity

The new Alto-Shaam 3-shelf merchandiser incorporates heated glass technology to provide three evenly heated display surfaces. Packaged foods are held at safe temperatures to offer quality holding on each of the three independently controlled shelves. Low-wattage fluorescent lighting at the top of each shelf enhances the display while the glass shelves provide the low power

Stick To It

  Old Wisconsin Sausage Co. unveils four new products to complement the sausage maker’s extensive line of handcrafted sausages: 8-ounce Snacker Stackers in Pepperoni & Beef flavors, 4-ounce Beef Snack Sticks and the single-serving Beef & Cheese Stick and Beef & Jalapeno Cheese Stick. Snacker Stackers in Pepperoni & Beef Flavors come in 8-ounce portions

Tornado of Taste

Ruiz introduces an El Monterey “Meat Lovers” dream with the Supreme Omelet Tornado. The El Monterey Tornados continue to satisfy the consumer’s desire for delicious hot-to-go’ foods that are perfect for any meal or snack. The Supreme Omelet Tornado is the newest addition to the breakfast Tornado flavors and includes egg, sausage, bacon, ham and

Tasty Treats

McKee Foods gives a new way to enjoy muffins when you’re on the go with Little Debbie Snack Muffins in Banana Nut and Blueberry varieties. These twin wrapped muffins are made with real fruit and deliver great taste in a format that is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. They are sold in single-serve packs containing

Silent Serenity

Serenity Series Cubelet Ice Machine produces up to 1,000 pounds of ice 24 hours and is designed to save space. The condenser and compressor stationed outside the kitchen and away from customers, therefore producing heat and noise. Service ability is easy due to convenient access from or back of the ice machine, plus there are

Superb Soft-Serve

  Unilever Ice Cream enters the $5.7 billion soft serve market with the launch of Breyers Swirls! Available in chocolate and naturally flavored vanilla, it is the first soft serve mix from Breyers, the category leader in packaged ice cream. Packaged in shelf-stable aseptic pouches, the new Breyers Swirls! have an extended shelf-life of up

Seed of Choice

Seeds latest addition is the Spitz To Go Cup— offering consumers a convenient disposal cup (with no added cost) while they Spitz—so they can Spitz anywhere. Spitz Sunflower Seeds have the difference that the consumer is looking for—larger seeds, bold new flavors and low cholesterol. And when a consumer gets what they want they keep

Seamless Transition

  MEI plans to seamlessly transition retail customers to accept the soon-to-be-released U.S. $10 bill in kiosks, self-checkouts and other self-serve retail systems. The new $10 bills, set to be released in early 2006, incorporate state-of-the-art security features to combat counterfeiting. MEI will offer customers severaloptions to upgrade their bill acceptors. Most products can be easily

X-tremely Tasty

The ultimate in performance enhancement has hit the market with a product that brings scienceand nature together in a new, healthy and great tasting variety vitamin water xxx. The flavor of xxx blends the taste of acai, blueberry and pomegranate together, bringing the antioxidant levels for this new brand variety off the charts.With 15 varieties,

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

(Bread)stick around

(Bread)stick around Piccadilly Circus Pizza introduces its new Double Dippers Breadstick program as part of the new Freezer to Oven foodservice concepts currently being developed to help retailers control labor and grow the bottom line. Double Dippers Breadsticks have three mouthwatering flavors—Garlicsticks, Cheesesticks and Cinnamonsticks— that taste great and are easy to make. The frozen

Rye Times

General Mills launches Gardetto’s Roasted Garlic Rye Chips, a one-of-a-kind salty snack double-baked and seasoned with Gardetto’s signature recipe flavor to deliver indulgent garlic taste in every handful. This introduction expands General Mills salty snack portfolio, which also includes Chex Mix, Gardetto’s and Bugles. Gardetto’s Roasted Garlic Rye Chips come in 4.75-ounce pouches and have

ATM Meets Kiosk

  Tranax Technologies Inc. introduces a first in a new line of non-cash dispensing kiosks. This product is focused on delivering the hardware and software capabilities to meet the needs of a range of transaction-based self-service applications. Incorporating many of the features found standard on a retail ATM, the new Tranax kiosk delivers the functionality

Space Savvy

Hoshizaki America Inc. introduces Tempguard Self-Contained Worktop Freezers. Tempguard Worktop Freezers have a high-efficiency cartridge-style refrigeration system designed with a large capacity condenser and evaporator resulting in lower overall power consumption. The cabinet door perimeter heater provides condensation controlin high-humidity environments and is equipped with a back-up heater in addition to the primary heater. The

POWERBAR

  PowerBar announced it has expanded its women’s nutrition product line with PowerBar Pria Grain Essentials. Made with 70% organic ingredients, a half daily serving of whole grains per bar and specific nutrition for women, the Pria Grain Essentials bars offer women a great-tasting, nutritious snack to help curb hunger and keep them naturally satisfied

Enhanced Juices

Minute Maid announced a new line of 100% orange juice products with health benefits from added nutrients and functional ingredients. The Minute Maid Enhanced Juice line includes new Minute Maid Multi-Vitamin and Minute Maid Active as well as new packaging for the popular Minute Maid Heart Wise variety. Responding to the needs of the health-conscious

Full-Flavor Enhancement

General Tobacco (GT) announced the launch of the new Vaquero Little Cigars 100’s box. The line extension is the latest addition to the GT catalog and will feature a variety of flavors to choose from including: Natural, Light, Vanilla, Menthol, Peach and Cherry. For More Information from General Tobacco 877-500-9595 www.generaltobacco.com  

Home Recipe Favorite

General Mills has introduced Chex Mix Muddy Buddies to convenience store retailers. Inspired by the popular homemade recipe, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies is a combination of chocolate and peanut butter Corn Chex cereal pieces tossed in a sweet powdery coating. Each 4.5-ounce bag has a suggested retail price of $2.19. The snack mix aims to

Gas Island Vending

The first gas island vending solution now is available at selected WilcoHess locations in North Carolina. WilcoHess LLC, an operator of travel plazas and convenience stores in the Southeastern U.S., has collaborated with Allied Electronics, a provider of service station automation systems, The Pinnacle Corp., an automation technology and software supplier, and Vendgogh LLC, a

Precooked Turkey Sausage

      Known for its all-natural pork sausage, Jones Dairy Farm has introduced all-natural golden brown turkey sausage links to the company’s full line of all-natural precooked sausage offerings. Made from an all-natural recipe that never includes mechanically separated turkey meat, Jones turkey sausage contains no MSG, nitrites or nitrates and has zero grams

Energy for Busy Lifestyles

Marathon energy bars offer the sustained energy and nutrients needed for a busy life. As a low glycemic index food, Marathon energy bars provide the brain and working muscles with long-lasting energy and come in five flavors: Chewy Chocolatey Peanut, Chewy Peanut Butter, Crunchy Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Honey & Toasted Almond and Crunchy Multi-grain. Marathon

Cigars and Papers

HBI International offers Juicy Bluntarillo Quad Wrapped Cigars, which are smaller than a blunt, but bigger than a cigarillo. The Bluntarillos have four wraps because the flavor of a cigar is mostly held in its wrapper. By using four, this cigar has four times the flavor. Plus some of the wraps can be peeled off

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