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Air Shots Could Be New Trend In C-Stores

A handful of New England c-stores begin to test AeroShot products, which were invented by a Harvard University professor. Air shots have hit the New England c-store market as AeroDesigns launches its AeroShot product at convenience stores in Northeastern U.S. AeroDesigns has established distribution partnerships with the New England-area’s leading distributors such as J Polep,

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New Roast Coffee Blend

Georgia Coffee, a roast and ground version of the Coca-Cola Co.’s billion-dollar coffee brand, is now available to U.S. retailers. The new product is offered in multiple blends to meet consumers’ needs: dark roast, light roast, decaf and sustainable organic. Each is made of 100% Arabica beans, has a distinct flavor profile and comes in

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Bob Marley For Breakfast At Fresh & Easy

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market serves and sells new, organic coffee from Marley Coffee at an affordable price Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, a 197-store grocery retailer serving California, Arizona and Nevada, announced it partnered with Marley Coffee to offer an organic blend to consumers. Marley Coffee is sustainably grown, ethnically farmed and artisan roasted

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Warm Up Coffee Sales with Folgers

Coffee continues to be a top beverage choice with 60% of consumers saying they routinely drink regular hot coffee, according to Mintel’s “Coffee & Tea, 2011” report. A recent Smucker Foodservice coffee survey found, when drinking coffee away from home, eight in 10 consumers think it’s important that an establishment serves a brand that they

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Coffee Driving Foodservice Sales

Convenience stores are expanding their brew programs and condiment offerings, allowing guests to customize each cup. Most c-stores have embraced the consumer’s desire for customization by offering broad coffee and condiment selections and stations for customers to prep their cups the way they like. C-stores are improving coffee quality in line with greater demand for

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7-Eleven Samples MiO ENERGY

Comedian Judah Friedlander introduces 7-Eleven customers to MiO Energy, a liquid water enhancer with an added energy benefit. Actor, comedian and beverage expert Judah Friedlander commandeered three Los Angeles 7-Eleven stores yesterday on behalf of MiO ENERGY, the new platform for the popular liquid water enhancer.  Friedlander, self-proclaimed beverage expert and newest fan of MiO

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Energy Shot Sales Expect to Grow in 2012

Energy shots showed remarkable growth in 2011 and are on the same meteoric rise that energy drinks experienced four years ago, but they appeal to a different demographic. That was the uplifting news in a 2011 report on energy shots from Chicago-based research firm Mintel International. For example, the largest consumer group of 5-hour Energy,

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Customers Crave Premium and Value-Priced Teas

As customers seek more healthful beverages options, look for robust tea sales in 2012 and beyond. Packaged Facts projected that the retail tea market is set to grow from approximately 6.6% in 2012 to 8.7% in 2014, reaching $8.3 billion in that year. Tea was up 5.1% in 2011, according to Chicago-based research firm Mintel

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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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Coffee Consumption Surging

One in four coffee drinkers are now choosing gourmet products daily as younger consumers embrace upscale brews. By John Lofstock, Editor.  Coffee consumption tracks strong and steady, according to the National Coffee Association’s (NCA) National Coffee Drinking Trends, with sales data suggesting a solid footing for future growth. Rebounding youth consumption, strong gourmet allegiance and

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Boosting Energy Sales

Although some c-store operators admit to being worried about regulators turning their focus toward energy products, many believe the category has at least another year of strong growth ahead. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Sales of energy shots are soaring despite the lingering recession. New products, flavors and marketing messages are making it one of

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Frostberry Energy Blast

XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the offi cial energy drink of the UFC, has added Xenergy Xtreme Frostberry Blast to its lineup of energy drink flavors. The third in its collector can series; Frostberry Blast’s can features the image of Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, a UFC middleweight fighter and international icon in the sport of mixed

Turn Up the Torque

Point Blank Beverages introduces Torque, alcohol-fueled with caffeine, ginseng, taurine and guarana. Torque has a lemon-lime citrus flavor to it and comes in cases of 24 16-ounce cans. Torque, which has been on the market for more than a year now, is available from 45 wholesalers and is sold across the U.S. in 16 states.

Coffee Shot

Introducing STOK, a new concept in the world of coffee enhancement. Each individual serving delivers a 40 milligram pop of pure, invigorating caffeine, equivalent to adding a shot of espresso. Designed for people who like to work hard and play harder, STOK fills the void by providing aquick and easy way to hyper-caffeinate coffee on-the-fly.

Boyd Coffee Company Brews Up Hot New Coffees

Boyd Coffee Company Brews Up Hot New Coffees This fall, Boyd Coffee Company, the Pacific Northwests oldest family-owned coffee company, has brewed up some of its most exceptional coffee blends to help convenience store operators boost sales. Included in this delicious new, cutting-edge batch of blends from Boyd Coffee Companys Coffee House Roasters brand are:

Temperature Drops on Popular Mexican Blend

Temperature Drops on Popular Mexican Blend Boyd Coffee Company introduces the Mexican Chocolate Freezer to its Coffee House Freezers line. A leader in frozen beverage innovation, Boyd Coffee Company is also the Northwest’s oldest family-owned coffee company and its largest specialty coffee roaster. Mexican Chocolate Freezers are available at wholesale and retail prices and can be purchased

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As temperatures surge, Boyds Coffee iced coffees offer customers cool, thirst-quenching alternatives. The full line of iced coffee recipes includes: Thai Iced Coffee, a rich and creamy caramel blend; Mexican Iced Coffee, a delicious combination of caramel and cinnamon; French Vanilla Iced Coffee, the perfect hint of Bourbon Vanilla and cream; Almond Roca Iced Coffee,

Espresso Yourself

  Concordia Coffee Systems introduces the Concordia Self-Serve Espresso Bar, the first turnkey kiosk that provides a genuine caf experience right out of the box. The contemporary kiosk with cherry cabinetry features Concordia’s Acorto Model 2500i automatic espresso machine, which produces lattes and cappuccinos at the touch of a button. Users make their beverage selection

Go Full Tilt

  Anheuser-Busch is kicking off the nationwide launch of Tilt, a new, innovative malt beverage featuring an assorted blend of caffeine, guarana and ginseng. This 5 p.m. after-work drink, which offers a bold berry-flavor, is part of the emerging, flavored caffeinated malt beverage category and an ideal choice for those seeking something new to help

Xl Energy

  XL Energy Drink Corp. is introducing its international sellers XL Regular and Sugar Free energy drinks in the U.S. XL Energy Drinks have an excellent, lightly carbonated flavor and are carefully formulated for times when extended energy is needed for the best performance. The beverage will satisfy busy professionals, active students, athletes and anyone

Energizing Beverage Sales

Thirteen years after the energy drink market emerged in the U.S. with the introduction of Red Bull, the category remains popular with consumers, who are willing to pay higher prices in a difficult economy for an extra jolt.  But while Mintel reported in July 2009 that the energy drink market had climbed to an estimated

ZUN Energy-Plus Enters Midwest

Packaged in a patent-protected, retro-style rocket bottle, ZUN, a new Energy-Plus beverage, is continuing its national rollout, entering stores in 11 Midwest states. “Stores are reporting that ZUN is selling fast and selling out within just days of placing,” said Brian Stearns, founder and CEO of ZUN. “The ZUN brand is quickly gaining favor with

Retailers Counting on COFFEE

Ten years ago, “experts” warned the coffee industry was becoming saturated; then they said it again five years ago and once more two years ago. Turns out they were wrong every time. There’s not a convenience store operator in America who doesn’t work at building coffee sales and expanding dayparts thanks to the category’s excellent

No Choke Mixture

Full Throttle Energy Drink introduces a new full-flavored formula complete with reliable energy ingredients. Prominently displayed on the can’s back panel is Full Throttle’s new “No Choke Mixture” promise: “full flavor you don’t have to force down, and reliable energy ingredients that help you get the job done.  No mystery ingredients.  No bull.”  The mixture

Burst of Energy

Did You Know? By the year 2001, the U.S. energy drink market had grown to nearly $8 million per year in retail sales. Over the next 5 years, it grew an average of more than 50% per year, totaling over $3 billion in 2005. Diet energy drinks are growing at nearly twice that rate within

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