Light‘em Up!

Calico Brands Inc. line of Hot Rods sparkwheel lighters feature sleek images of vintage Hot Rods. The five-design line represents America’s affection for automotive speed and style. The Hot Rod lighters are sure to spark interest among classic Hot Rod enthusiasts. This classic line is offered with a choice of themed counter display or a

Space Saver

  The Serenity Series Cubelet Ice Machine, FS-1001 MLH-C, produces up to 830-pounds of ice per 24 hours and exclusively features a space saving design. The pump down cycle allows for more efficient start up; it is environmentally friendly and is a low-cost service. Service ability is convenient because technicians can access the ice machine

Guilt-Free Cookie Flavors

  Luna, the whole nutrition bar for women, introduces three new cookie flavors—-Peanut Butter Cookie, Cookies ‘n Cream Delight and Iced Oatmeal Raisin—-giving women the delicious taste of cookies in an all-natural bar they can eat without the guilt. Iced Oatmeal Raisin combines the sweet taste of oatmeal, plump organic whole raisins, a touch of

Important changes

  Newcastle Brown Ale, one of America’s fastest growing imported beers, has a redesigned label and packaging materials. The eye-catching design makes the product easier to recognize on the shelf while telling some of the great stories that surround the beer. By making the iconic blue star bigger, the brand name easier to readand de-emphasizing

Give It to Them Raw

RAW Natural Unbleached Rolling Papers are the first of their kind: an unbleached, less processed paper that maintains its original natural brown hue. The paper is extremely thin, almost translucent and uses a sweet sugar-based gum. This product was created in the spirit of Additive Free Cigarettes and the overall market trend towards natural, less

The Heat Is On

  The Vollrath Co.’s new Cayenne Heat Strips boast remarkably even and precise heat dispersion thanks to the unique heating and reflector design. Cayenne Heat Strips offer low, medium and high wattage units to ensure maximum performance at the desired operating height. Heat Strips are available in three styles: Cord and Plug, Hard Wired or

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.

Special Attention

  Perfetti Van Melle will launch a ground-breaking promotion with DC Comics with a specially created comic that features Superman and the Airheads Balloon Guy. This eight-page custom comic will be inserted into 500,000 DC Kids comic books this September. Any six pack of Airheads bars that feature Superman on the package will contain two,

Follett keeps Rainy Lake on ice

Follett keeps Rainy Lake on ice One might think the last thing an operator in northern Minnesota would worry about is not having enough ice, but it’s a big concern for Steve Lindberg, co-owner of Rainy Lake One Stop (International Falls, MN). Seven years ago, he and his wife Nora purchased the existing store, which

Kong-Like Candies

Taste of Nature Inc. debuts two Kong Candies that will be available for sale several months before Universal Pictures releases the blockbuster movie KONG on December 14. The 2.5-ounce KONG Cotton Candy has a nine-month shelf life and has three flavors inside—-pina colada, circus pink and blue raspberry. The product comes in a 24-count case and

Self-servicing stride

Building on a long tradition of manufacturing reliable, secure and trusted ATMs, Tranax Technologies Inc. has created the first in a new line of non-cash dispensing kiosks. Incorporating many of the features found on a standard retail ATM, the new Tranax kiosk delivers the functionality to support a wide range of applications, including bill payment,

All-In-One

  Master-Bilt unveils the new MRS series modular multi compressor refrigeration system to save energy and reduce in-store heat and noise. By remoting all refrigeration systems to a single MRS system in their stores, retailers can remove the heat producedby multiple refrigeration systems from their kitchen or store and reduce their air-conditioning load. This outside system,

Candy Dynamics

Candy Dynamics has launched an exciting new product, Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars, set to join its range of children’s confectionery. The new chew bar is available in an ultra sour apple flavor, guaranteed to give please children of all ages. The product comes in high impact packaging featuring a bright yellow and black

Decadent Delights

  Turtle Mountain announced three new delicious flavors for celebrating summer fun: Coconut Craze, Pomegranate Chip and So Very Strawberry. The three flavors are the newest addition to Turtle Mountain’s signature Purely Decadent Dairy Free Pints line. Each scrumptious flavor only contains 65% ofthe calories of comparable, super-premium dairy-based ice cream. They are also cholesterol

Conceptual Design

  For merchants who need two merchandisers to accommodate refrigerated and non-refrigerated foods, but only have space for one, Structural Concepts innovative HOU model combination cases were the first in the industry to answer the call. The space saving combination cases feature refrigerated service above self-service, and each side of the upper service display can

Steaming Off The Line

The Alto-ShaamCombitherm has further developed combination oven/steamer technology to provide complete smoking ability. Available in three electric boiler-free models, thispatented technology gives operators the unique ability to smoke any product,hot or cold, and follow it with a non-smoked item without any residual smokeflavor. Rich, smoke flavor offers menu diversification and even greater costsavings over smoked

Tailgating Treats

This fall—from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31—an exciting Milwaukee’s Best promotion is giving one lucky guy the chance to win “the mother of all tailgating trucks.” Exciting POS materials feature tailgate truck visuals and messaging on how beer drinkers can enter for the chance to win the tailgate truck. Men love great beer and tailgating

Hot Commodity

The new Alto-Shaam 3-shelf merchandiser incorporates heated glass technology to provide three evenly heated display surfaces. Packaged foods are held at safe temperatures to offer quality holding on each of the three independently controlled shelves. Low-wattage fluorescent lighting at the top of each shelf enhances the display while the glass shelves provide the low power

Stick To It

  Old Wisconsin Sausage Co. unveils four new products to complement the sausage maker’s extensive line of handcrafted sausages: 8-ounce Snacker Stackers in Pepperoni & Beef flavors, 4-ounce Beef Snack Sticks and the single-serving Beef & Cheese Stick and Beef & Jalapeno Cheese Stick. Snacker Stackers in Pepperoni & Beef Flavors come in 8-ounce portions

Sweet & Slow Roast

  Lettieri’s Inc. has launched one of the American consumer’s favorite sandwiches: Lettieri’s new BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is made from slow-roasted pork simmered in a mouth-watering tomato-based barbeque sauce, sweetened and mixed with just the right amount of molasses. A “hearty helping” (total product weight is 6.25-ounce) of BBQ

Sweet Treats Sweeter

Drive incremental cookie sales with new Otis Spunkmeyer Warm Wishes packaging. Consumers will pay more for cookies wrapped in convenient take-home gift packaging every case of cooking packaging translates to 600 additional cookies sold in your location. Otis Spunkmeyer offers five uniquely shaped sizes to use when packaging your cookies. Use Warm Wishes packaging to

Quiet Commercial Blender

Vitamix has introduced The Quiet One, a powerful, premium blender that offers sound reduction and improved speed of service. According to independent third party testing by OnSpeX, the blender operates at 18 decibels below its closest competitor when blending a milkshake. An innovative door seal design, coupled with patent-pending floating technology significantly reduces vibration transmission

Beer Brats

Sara Lee Foodservice has introduced its Hillshire Farm Miller High Life Beer Brats made with real Miller High Life beer for grilling enthusiastic c-store customers. The first nationally distributed bratwurst of its kind, the premium sausage product leverages two powerful brands—delivering value that will allow operators to increase margins. Cooking bratwurst in beer is a

Feel the Squeeze

Made with real fruit to retain all of the fiber and nutrients nature intended, Jolly Llama Real Whole Fruit Sorbet Squeezups are a convenient, great-tasting frozen treat. The family-friendly Sorbet Squeezups are all-natural, gluten-free, dairy-free and fat-free, and are sweetened with pure cane sugar and fortified with vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.

Home Recipe Favorite

General Mills has introduced Chex Mix Muddy Buddies to convenience store retailers. Inspired by the popular homemade recipe, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies is a combination of chocolate and peanut butter Corn Chex cereal pieces tossed in a sweet powdery coating. Each 4.5-ounce bag has a suggested retail price of $2.19. The snack mix aims to

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