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Fudge Crunch Bars

General Mills Convenience is bringing everyone’s favorite flavor, chocolate, to its popular line of Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards bars with new Fudge Crunch. The newest flavor features a chocolate cookie base with a layer of chocolaty fudge drizzled in milk chocolate. New Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Fudge Crunch complements the growing line of Sweet Rewards

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Snack Fuel for Consumers

Consumers are increasingly craving better-for-you on-the-go snacks. Promotion In Motion Inc. (PIM) has the proven mix of snacks to make the sale. Better-for-you snacks include the new Juicefuls brand, Tuxedos Dark Chocolate Almonds and innovation from Welch’s Fruit Snacks. Juicefuls Juice-Filled Fruit Snacks are the first and only fruit snacks made with real fruit and

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Last Chance to Take the Fifth Annual CSD/Balvor 2012 Foodservice Survey

Today is the last day to take the survey! How is foodservice performing for your company? What’s your outlook for the various foodservice categories in 2012? And what are some of the best practices for marketing the foodservice category to today’s convenience store consumers? Convenience Store Decisions in partnership with David Bishop, managing partner of

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New Twist On Snacking

General Mills is giving convenience store retailers a new twist on growing fruit and candy section sales with new Nature Valley Fruit Twists. A convenience channel exclusive, Nature Valley Fruit Twists are available in cherry and strawberry, provide two servings of fruit in each package, and are also 100% natural and gluten-free. At 1.27 ounces,

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Seeds in a New Slammer Pack

Thanasi Foods LLC introduces the new BIGS Slammers to its all-star lineup of BIGS Sunflower Seeds. The new BIGS Slammer, a 2.75-ounce tube packed with BIGS Sunflower Seeds, is now available in Salted & Roasted Original and Vlasic Dill Pickle flavors at a suggested retail price of 99 cents. The convenient pack is hitting store

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Protein Boost

Convenience Valet has partnered with Pro Balance LLC to distribute Protein to Go, a protein shot that provides 28 grams of hydrolyzed whey protein with zero sugar and zero fat in each convenient, single serving 2.5-ounce bottle. Made with the finest whey protein available, Protein to Go is available in three varieties, including great tasting

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Making the Most Out of Meat Snacks

Led by category captain Jack Link’s, Huck’s Food and Fuel has been experiencing double-digit growth in this core snacking segment. Meat snack manufacturers are targeting new customers with innovative flavors, new packaging and an attractive price point. Leading the charge to meet the changing needs of the consumer is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, which markets

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NACS 2011 Krispy Krunchy

Krispy Krunchy delivers first class graphics, food, product, and training. Training is a critical element of transcending an average program into a huge success for your operation. From inception to re-training, Krispy Krunchy service is second to none. What you expect from first rate QSR’s you’ll get from Krispy Krunchy. New wing program being offered

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Jack Link’s To Acquire Underwood, Iowa Warehouse Facility

Acquisition provides increased distribution center capacity to meet growing demand. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has reached an agreement to acquire a distribution facility located in Underwood, Iowa from The Oriental Trading Co., a direct merchant of party supplies, small toys and novelties. The transaction is expected to close by the end of November, subject to

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Increase Breakfast Profits

Knouse Foods, a grower-owned cooperative, highlights how foodservice professionals can increase profit potential with breakfast and snacking dayparts. According to The NPD Group, 60% of restaurant growth over the past five years has come from breakfast sales and the rest from snack periods. Knouse Foods’ products and recipes help operators easily expand their menu and

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90-Calorie Brownies

Convenience store retailers can indulge in more sales with new Fiber One 90-Calorie Brownies, the first baked good offering in the successful Fiber One line of products. Available in Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie, the sweet, indulgent and guilt-free treats have just 90 calories and a full five grams of fiber –

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All Natural Beef Jerky

Consumers seeking more healthful snack options now have something to cheer for since Oh Boy, Oberto! rolled out its new All Natural Jerky line to retail shelves in July. This new snack is made from simple, all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavors, resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that will satisfy consumers, while

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Pemmican To Introduce New Products At NACS Show

Pemmican Beef Jerky plans to introduce three new product lines to the market during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Chicago, where Pemmican – Marfood USA is inviting retailers, distributors and wholesalers to visit them at NACS booth 540 between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4, 2011. Pemmican will be showing its new

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Rutter’s Gives Away Another Year of Gas

Arthur Bankert of Fawn Grove, Pa., is the latest winner of a free year of gas in Rutter’s Fuel Up Free contest. Bankert is the sixth winner in the summer contest that, at its end in September, will have given away a year’s worth of gas to 8 loyal Rutter’s customers. It’s hard to say

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Are You Prepared for FDA Tobacco Inspections?

As the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) begins to implement tobacco regulations, the tumult surrounding tobacco at retail shows no sign of abating. In fact, the future of cigarette retailing will depend largely on retailers themselves. This issue and more will be addressed at the National Advisory Group (NAG) conference, September 10-13th in Savannah,

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New Dates for the 2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo

One week after the National Restaurant Association announced new dates for its annual conference, the National Confectioners Association, sponsor of the SWweets & Snacks Expo, said that the dates of the 2012 EXPO have changed to May 8-10 in an effort to avoid G8 Summit activities happening later in the month. Last week, NATO announced

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New Danish Flavors

Flowers Foods’ Mrs. Freshley’s snack cake and pastry brand is introducing two fresh varieties—apple and strawberry cheese. These pastries are baked with real fruit filling, wrapped in a golden, crust and drizzled with icing. The apple and strawberry cheese Danish join Mrs. Freshley’s already extensive line of Danish pastries that includes cherry cheese and cinnamon,

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Chocolate Milk Crave

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., a food and beverage cooperative owned by dairy farmers in western New York State, has introduced chocolate milk in Frost Free aluminum bottles that chill fast and stay colder longer. The bottle gives Crave, which is available in Original and Strawberry Chocolate flavors, its ultra-cold, fresh and intense flavor. Crave is

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A Salty And Sweet Treat

General Mills has introduced Chocolate Chex Mix Cookies & Cream to c-stores. It is the first salty snack mix to include the popular Cookies & Cream flavor. With 60% less fat than regular potato chips, Chocolate Chex Mix Cookies & Cream combines sweet-coated corn Chex with real chocolate cookie crunch. Each 4.25-ounce bag is suggested

New “Omlete” Wrap

Land Mark Products, which provides companies with customized food manufacturing solutions introduces the Day’ N Night Bites’ “Omlete” Wrap, a way to enjoy breakfast on-the-go without the mess. Instead of using crumbly scrambled eggs, the traditional egg-based breakfast wrap is more contained and far less likely to fall out of the tortilla. Day N’ Night

Gator ICEEs Expand Their Reach

At the start of the Gators football season, Kangaroo Express introduced Gator ICEEs to the Gainesville, Ocala market along with in-game promotions to “Freeze the Swamp.” Now those unique ICEE flavors are coming to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, with plenty of time for area fans to show their support before the Gators battle the Bulldogs

Little Debbie Launches Million Smile Promotion

Little Debbie snacks has introduced a “smiling” giveaway, a coinciding eight-month national tour and a free photo uploading adventure where submitted photos are compiled in a mosaic that makes up Little Debbie’s iconic smiling face. Little Debbie rolled out its Little Debbie Million Smile Mission Giveaway on Oct. 11 at littledebbie.com. As part of the

Marfood USA

  Marfood USA is proud to announce the revived and refocused Pemmican Brand. New packaging. New product. New promotions. And most importantly, a new passion for returning to the traditions that built the Beef Jerky category. You know what we’ve done so far in 2010, now join us at NACS booth #4127 to see where

POP ROCKS®

POP ROCKS® is the original brand for popping candy and a pop culture icon with phenomenal popularity status. With loyal consumers since 1970´s and a wide target audience, POP ROCKS® continues to be the promise of an exceptional fun experience. POP ROCKS® Strawberry is a TOP50 SKU in novelty non chocolate confectionery. We will be

Outlook Strong for Salty Snacks

The recession of the past couple of years has not swayed consumers from their salty snack habits. In almost every type of data, salty snacks continue to thrive. According to NACS’ 2010 State of the Industry report, convenience store salty snack sales climbed 3.4%, while margin dollars climbed 4.8%. Since 2007, sales of salty snacks

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