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Maple Bacon Syrup

Smucker’s Foodservice combines maple and bacon, two popular breakfast flavors, to create its new Maple Bacon Flavored Syrup. The syrup contains the sweet taste of maple and the savory flavor of bacon in a small, portion-control package that can be used for c-store breakfast menus. For More Information From Smucker Foodservice: www.smuckerfoodservice.com

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Athena Fights Against Breast Cancer

Athena fights breast cancer year-round. The company, founded by breast cancer survivor of Trish May and a division of DS Waters of America Inc., plans to contribute a minimum of $1 million to support breast cancer awareness, education and research by 2014. Retailers are encouraged to offer Athena water to serve to their customers to

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Swisher Offers New E-Cig Line

Swisher Sweets introduces its e-cig products to c-store retailers. Swisher Sweets entered the electronic cigarette and cigar business this summer season. The company plans to begin selling its line of e-cigs on Aug. 1 this year, giving consumers an alternative way to smoke Swisher’s products. Murphy Oil, Hess and several other major c-store retailers plan

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Hobart Recognized As Outstanding Supplier Of Year

Hobart received recognition as Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Outstanding Supplier of the Year for its customer service and product quality. Hobart supplies the HL200 20-quart Legacy Mixer for Auntie Anne’s retail locations. The mixer features ergonomic advancements to improve foodservice operations, productivity and labor efficiency. It offers a swing-out bowl to add and remove ingredients from

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Red Buck and Richwood Tipped Cigarillos

Tantus Tobacco, a company dedicated to bringing high-quality, value-priced filtered cigars, cigarettes and pipe tobacco to the market, has added tipped cigarillos to its product line. Red Buck Tipped Cigarillos are available in Pipe Tobacco, Wine Pipe Tobacco, Sweet and Wine. Richwood Grooves Tipped Cigarillos are available in Pipe Tobacco and Wine Pipe Tobacco. For

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Headache Medicine

Lil’ Drug Store Products, a leading Health and Beauty Care (HBC) supplier, offers new Headache Relief 4 ct. to c-store retailers, a new addition to the Lil’ Drug Brand. The headache medicine features ingredients comparable to Excedrin for relief that consumers trust with the added value of a private label and reliable supply from Lil’

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Hunt Brothers Introduces WingBites

Hunt Brothers Pizza is teaming up with the Country Music Association a grand prize sweepstakes prize to get customers excited about the new wings offering. Hunt Brothers Pizza is taking snacking to a whole new level with the launch of its new breaded, boneless WingBites. Available in Hunt Brothers Pizza’s exclusive Buffalo and Home Style

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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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Electronic Shelf Tags

ZBD Displays Ltd. offers electronic point of purchase (epop) shelf tags. The tags attach wirelessly to a shelf edge, offer a battery life of about five years and don’t require extensive hardware for installation. ZBD software is installed within the company’s existing IT system and is easily manipulated within a Windows environment. Fully-graphical LCD displays

Mexican Coca-Cola A Big Hit

Mexican Coke, now becoming more widely available in the U.S., is developing a cult following among consumers, The Grand Rapids Press reported. “(Mexican Coke) seemed so much better,” one consumer told the newspaper, adding, “It’s just not as fizzy or harsh tasting.”  She’s not alone in her opinion. A Facebook page dedicated to the drink

Give It a Flavor Shot

IMI Corneliuss Flavor Fusion offers unlimited drink combinations. The unit houses 16 brands (14 chilled), with each position flexible for carbonated or non-carbonated drinks; dedicated bonus flavor nozzles can add up to eight additional flavors. Flavor Fusions drip trays retain 20% more capacity than current models and its flush valves rinse and clean after every

Let It Breathe

Fire Mountain Beverage Co. launched a new trademarked product FIVE O(2), which stands for Flavor Infused Vitamin Enriched with Oxygen. This product is an oxygenated, flavored water product with vitamins, and it has been developed in four initial flavors—-lemon, tropical, berry and mango. These products take advantage of current market-trends in the beverage industry that

Serving Choices

  Retailers looking for a satellite beverage dispenser unit to use for promotions should check out Foxx Equipment Company’s Brew Tender, a portable cooling and dispensing appliance. The Brew Tender dispenses beverages ice-cold without the dilution caused by melting ice. It features a removable and refillable ice chamber for convenience, internal beverage and ice lighting

Spicy Package

  Tuxedo Chilis single serving salsa in a bag allows consumers to enjoy a fresh serving of salsa any time. Tuxedo Chili developed the product line to appeal to today’s on-the-go customer. These convenience-sized bags are the perfect accompaniment for a quick meal in the car or on the run—or for the consumer who simply

Raising the Bar

Clif Bar Inc. has created CLIF Nectar, the entirely organic fruit and nut bar, which is minimally processed and contains just four or five ingredients. The four-flavor CLIF Nectar lineup—Dark Chocolate & Walnut, Cinnamon Pecan,Lemon, Vanilla & Cashew and Cranberry, Apricot & Almond—carriesa $1.79 SRP.  Melt-in-the-mouth moist and delicious, these bars are the essence of

Water That Works

Propel Fitness Water introduces Propel Calcium, which has the same great taste profile as regular Propel Fitness Water. A full 700 milliliter bottle of Propel Calcium provides nearly the same amount of calcium as an 8-ounce glass of milk (300 milligrams),or approximately 30% of the daily recommended amount. Propel Calcium will be available nationwide in

Sumptuous Salads

Eating healthy can now be quite delicious with Subway’s new salad options. Subway Restaurants now offers customers even more choices to maintain a healthy and balanced diet with the introduction of two Atkins-Friendly Subway Fresh Salads. The Classic Club Salad carries only nine grams of net carbs while the Grilled Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad

Symphony Of Service

  Follett’s Symphony 110 series ice and water dispensers can add a second source of ice and eliminate bottlenecks at the servery ice machine. The dispenser includes Follett’s dependable Maestro icemaker that produces 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of Chewbletice in a 24-hour period. With 90 pounds of storage capacity, Symphony 110 models will support up

Redefining ‘Chipped Beef’

OhBoy! Oberto Beef Jerky Crisps are a first-of-its-kind snack designed to bridge between beef jerky and traditional snack chips—providing the best of both. Oh Boy! Oberto Jerky Crisps combine the great taste of seasoned, oven-roasted lean beef snacks with the thin crispy, crunchy texture of a traditional snack chip. The 2.2-ounce package, available in delicious

Hands-Free Convenience

  KZCO adds the I-OpenR to its automated product line. KZCO’s patented I-OpenR allows for hands-free disposal through an automated swinging door available for installation in a wide variety of trash bins. The I-OpenR provides retailers with a cleaner, more efficient facility by reducing embarrassing spills and subsequent cleanup. The I-OpenR includes a LED trash level

Citrus Selection

The Meridian Beverage Co. introduces a new flavor in its Aqua Cal line of naturally flavored purified water fortified with calcium and vitamin C. The new flavor, Navel Orange, is bursting with taste. Along with all other flavors (Strawberry, Lemon Zest, Raspberry, Lemon Lime, Peach Mango, Concord Grape and Black Cherry), Navel Orange is available

Rutter’s Debuts Flavored Milk

Rutter’s Dairy has introduced Rutter’s-branded vanilla and strawberry milk pints to the consumer market. For years, the two flavors were available only as part of Rutter’s school milk program. The new pints – sold in plastic bottles – are the first new flavors of milk introduced by Rutter’s in a few years. Previously, Rutter’s had

Boost Sales with Custom Signage

One of the most effective marketing tools in a retailer’s arsenal is signage. Hatco’s do-it-yourself online signage program helps customers sell more products and increase their margins. The Web site www.hatcographics.com allows Hatco equipment owners to build custom signage. Log in and follow the step-by-step instructions for Hatco’s Flav-R-Fresh and Flav-R-Savor display cabinets, as well

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