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The Recovery Drink

What do you get when a Navy SEAL decides to develop an anti-inflammatory supporting sports recovery drink? You get awesome in a can. Kill Cliff, an Atlanta-based company has developed and launched Kill Cliff, a tasty new addition to the Recovery Beverage Category.  The product is lightly carbonated with a blood orange flavor only 15

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Building Bottled Water Sales

New products and core beverages will always drive cold vault sales. Retailers have to know how to market them effectively to maximize profitability. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Bottled water sales continue to rise steadily, which is good news for overall packaged beverage sales in convenience stores. NACS reported recently that in the wake of

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Organic Iced Tea

Sweet Leaf Tea is an organic, all-natural iced tea beverage made with high quality tea leaves, real sugar and certified organic ingredients. Everything from the packaging to the ingredients to the branding of the tea is made specifically to be enjoyable no matter where customers consumer it. Flavors include Organic Original Sweet Tea, Organic Lemon

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Mix ‘n Chill Drink Mixer

With new programmed cycles for mix time and speed, the latest edition to the Hamilton Beach Commercial Mix ‘n Chill drink mixer series provides consistent results when preparing ice cream, frozen custard or frozen yogurt drinks and candy, fruit or cookie mix-in treats. The mixer’s Smart-Start activation allows for simple one-hand operation. Operators never need

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Beverages Fuel Gas Customers’ In-Store Purchases

NACS releases findings from its 2012 consumer fuels report. Beverage purchases drive gas customers inside the store more than any other item, but new preferences are emerging, with consumers saying that more foodservice, more healthy options and more local involvement could all increase their spending at convenience stores, according to findings released today from the

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NACS CAFÉ Helps Identify Foodservice Solutions

Certified foodservice managers have shown that they are competent and disciplined, and they tend to display outstanding human resources management skills. By Dr. Nancy Caldarola, Education Director, NACS CAFÉ Foodservice has taken a prominent place in convenience stores. This segment has grown from a humble cup of coffee to a wide array of fresh sandwiches,

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Cumberland Farms Launches Pediatric Care Campaign

New corporate giving initiative allows convenience store retailers to raise funds for hospitals helping to heal children. Cumberland Farms has launched a Pediatric Care Campaign today, where the convenience store retailer will work with communities to raise much needed funds for hospitals that provide medical care to children. During this initiative, Cumberland Farms plans to

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7-Eleven Offers Healthy Eating Resolution Advice

Customers on a diet can make better-for-you food choices at their local convenience store. 7-Eleven Inc. Corporate Dietitian Patsy Ross has advice for resolution makers who find themselves often falling short of their New Years goals, and how to make healthy eating choices at their local c-store. She noted some resolution-makers try such drastic changes,

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SunBrew Iced Tea

Turkey Hill has introduced SunBrew Iced Tea, a brand new line of drinks for 2012, featuring an old-fashioned, fresh-brewed tea in a recipe reminiscent of the summertime favorite, brewed in the sun on a kitchen window. SunBrew is “Home Brewed Taste, Ready-to-Drink Convenience.”  SunBrew Iced Tea is available this spring nationwide in three varieties: Unsweetened,

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Daily’s Convenience Stores Hosts Mark Hominick

UFC mixed martial arts athlete to sign autographs for fans at two Daily’s Convenience Stores locations. Daily’s Convenience Stores and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are hosting Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Mark “The Machine” Hominick on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at two Daily’s locations in Smryna, Tenn.

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New Pilot Flying J Travel Center Opens in Illinois

“We believe our familiar Pilot sign will be a welcome sight for interstate travelers and professional drivers,” says Pilot Flying J spokesperson. Pilot Flying J is opening a new Pilot Travel Center in Marion, Ill., on Dec. 19. featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel center is located at 2611

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Pilot Flying J Opens Nevada, Mo. Travel Center

“The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is opening a new Pilot Travel Center in Nevada, Mo., on Dec. 19, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public.

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New Design for Dos Equis

Dos Equis, a premium Mexican beer brand in the U.S., has introduced a refreshed look for its primary (bottles and cans) and secondary (outer pack) packaging designs on both Dos Equis Lager and Dos Equis Ambar. The primary packaging design includes an updated typeface of the iconic “XX” and rays on the front label to

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Walgreens Adds Kronik Energy Drinks

Walgreens is adding KroniCo LLC’s Kronik Energy drink formulas to 261 locations throughout Southern California. Already the fourth best-selling brand in Arizona and officially known as “Chronic Fatigue’s worst nightmare,” Kronik Energy drinks are a major player in the energy category. “We are so honored to be welcomed into the Walgreens family; this is a

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NACS 2011 FBD

Frozen carbonated beverages can be one of your most profitable categories as a c-store retailer…if you choose the right dispenser. Focusing solely on frozen beverages, FBD’s engineering innovation is reinforced with a thorough commitment to quality. Through unmatched value, service and reliability, FBD is the leader in frozen beverage dispensers. Check out what we offered

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NACS 2011 Novamex

Are you capitalizing on the biggest growing demographic in the US? Novamex will help you get there with three outstanding products: Jarritos Mexican Soft Drinks in a variety of flavors, Camaronazo, a shrimp based drink that is a perfect bundling opportunity with snack and beer sales and Cholula, which is the fastest growing hot sauce

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Are you capitalizing on the biggest growing demographic in the US? Novamex will help you get there with three outstanding products: Jarritos Mexican Soft Drinks in a variety of flavors, Camaronazo, a shrimp based drink that is a perfect bundling opportunity with snack and beer sales and Cholula, which is the fastest growing hot sauce

National Beverage

New products from National Beverage. Everfresh Juices, LaCroix Sparkling waters, Rip It Energy Drinks with two new flavors Raspberry and Berry. Faygo Soda brand with three new flavors in Pineapple Watermelon, Diet Peach and Strawberry Banana. Everfresh Juices with seven new pack sizes and new 24-ounce Strawberry Banana and 16-ounce Pineapple Mango. LaCroix sparkling water

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Cheerwine Partners With Pepsi Beverage Co.

Brand doubles its availability by expanding with the Pepsi Beverages Co. into Florida, Atlanta and Memphis. Legendary southern soft drink Cheerwine has taken a game changing leap forward in its quest to become available nationally, doubling its market size by partnering with Pepsi Beverages Co. (PBC) to expand distribution in Florida, Atlanta and Memphis. The

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Murphy Oil Launches Gas Island Vending Pilot

Using Vendgogh’s integrated gas island vending solutions, Murphy Oil is set to allow fuel customers to buy fuel and cold drinks right at the pump with the swipe of a credit card. Murphy Oil USA is partnering with Vendgogh LLC to pilot gas island vending at selected Murphy USA stores in Arkansas, Georgia and North

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Ice Maker/Bagger/Merchandiser

Convenience stores can now make and bag up to 200 10-pound bags (1,800-2,000 pounds) of pure KOLD-DRAFT ice per day—on the premises—with KOLD-DRAFT’s new GB2060 Series ice machine, now available as part of the automatic ISB Ice Bagging System. The all-in-one ice maker/bagger/merchandiser system eliminates trucked-in ice deliveries, helps retailers increase profit margins selling their

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Pumpkin Wheat Beer

Just in time for fall, Shock Top Belgian White is launching Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, the brand’s first seasonal offering, as well as a Shock Top Variety Pack, the brand’s first sampler pack that will also highlight Shock Top Raspberry Wheat, which launched earlier in the year. Available through January 2012, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat

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New Juice Flavors

Everfresh Juice has launched two new juice offerings: 16-ounce Pineapple Mango and 24-ounce Strawberry Banana. These exotic flavor combinations will quench your customers’ thirst and have them coming back for more. Everfresh Juice’s never-ending goal is to create healthier beverages without ever sacrificing flavor. The company offers more than 30 flavors of juice products. For

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Heineken USA Enhances Retail Partner Support

New hires include Nick Lake as senior director, category management, and  Monique Acevedo as vice president of innovation. Heineken USA has appointed two new senior leaders.  • Nick Lake was appointed as the company’s new senior director, category management, effective Oct. 11. Lake will report to Steve Ward, vice president of national accounts.  • Monique

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Building Better Beer Sales

While many trends impact the beer category, the one that will most directly influence how marketers do business is the continued demand for more choices by the consumer.  By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. It’s been two years since Walgreens jumped back into the beer and wine business, and at least three convenience store operators in

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