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HillBilly Brand Pocket Lighters

Scripto introduces new HillBilly Brand Licensed Pocket Lighters to its product line. Designed to target a rapidly growing fan base of patriotic, fun loving, country music fans and outdoor enthusiasts: the HillBilly Nation. The lighters will be available in five assorted designs featuring fishing, patriotic, HillBilly Hottie, camouflage and a country music guitar. The HillBilly

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Big Bar For Big Cravings

The Kellogg Convenience Team is expanding the Rice Krispies Treats Big Bar product line, adding Buttery Toffee and Chocolatey Chip to the current Original and Double Chocolatey Chunk flavor offerings. The two new on-trend flavors complement the existing crispy marshmallow bars, which are made from oven-roasted rice cereal. Also new is the packaging, updated with

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Paw Wipes For Pets

Retailers looking to boost general merchandise sales have a new option to target pet owners. All American Pet Co. Inc. introduces PAWTIZER—an antibacterial paw wipe for dogs. Retailers and their distributors are currently sampling the eight-ounce spray, and 45-count and 100-count wipes. The alcohol-free PAWTIZER kills 99.9% of the germs on a dog’s paws to

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Breaking News: Carroll Independent Fuel Co. Acquires High’s of Baltimore

“The acquisition by Carroll will ensure the continuance of a well-recognized brand and the accelerated growth of the High’s name within our market area,” says High’s spokesperson.   High’s of Baltimore Inc. has divested its High’s Dairy Stores to The Carroll Independent Fuel Co. Hanover, Md.-based High’s directly operates 46 retail convenience stores and gas

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Susser Expects To Report Q3 Growth

Susser anticipates same-store merchandise sales growth ahead of its third quarter results release. Susser Holdings Corp. expects to report same-store merchandise sales growth for the third quarter of 2011 of approximately 7.4% versus the third quarter of 2010.  Meanwhile, retail average per-store fuel volumes are expected to increase by 5.6% year-over-year. For the first three

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Personalized Beer

With Autumn’s cooler weather, adult consumers’ tastes shift to richer, more full-flavored beers. This fall, Newcastle Brown Ale offers discerning beer drinkers everywhere the taste they are looking for through Newcastle’s ‘Your Beer. Your Gear’ fall retail program. ‘Your Beer. Your Gear.’ encourages adult shoppers to enjoy the lightly hopped, less bitter taste of Newcastle

Impulse Buy Books

“Thin Threads—Real Stories of Life Changing Moments” is a unique book series published and distributed by Kiwi Publishing. Thin Threads Special Editions are now available with a customized point-of-purchase (P-O-P) display. The P-O-P has a small footprint (11-inches by 11-inches) and can fit well close to the coffee station, a counter or a shelf. The

Value is Key to HBC

In the HBC category, miscellaneous health remedies brought in $74,935,760 in dollar sales, a 4% decline from the previous year according to Information Resources Inc. (IRI) data for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2009. Meanwhile the cold allergy and sinus liquids and tablets were down 11.6% for the same period. “We’re seeing increases in

Thinking Outside the Box

In 2010, retailers are getting creative to reach customers with the general merchandise category. As with other categories, expect customers to be focused on finding more value for their dollar. 7-Eleven Inc. sees quirky, fun products attracting customer attention at its chain in 2010. The Dallas-based chain ended the fourth quarter of 2009 with an

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