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Country-Style Lighters

Scripto added the HillBilly Brand Licensed Pocket Lighters to its product line. The lighters are available in five assorted designs featuring fishing, patriotic, HillBilly Hottie, camouflage and a country music guitar. The lighters come in a 50-count display a-tray, 2-pack open stock and 2-pack clip strip. HillBilly Brand Pocket Lighters come with a suggested retail

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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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Jiffy Mart Launches Cups That Count

Proceeds from cup sales help local schools. Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil has announced its new “Cups That Count” program in an ongoing effort to contribute to the welfare of the communities in which it does business. Each Jiffy Mart location will feature a 20-ounce travel mug stamped with “The Cups

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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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Dill Pickle Lip Balm

Van Holten’s, the Waterloo, Wis.-based pickle-in-a-pouch manufacturer, is way out of the box with its new product offering: Big Papa Dill Pickle Lip Balm. Originally a quirky promotional giveaway, the response to the lip balm was so strong that the company has added it to its product line. Big Papa, Van Holten’s flagship pickle-in-a-pouch character,

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Skulls Designer Lighters

Scripto introduces the Skulls Designer Series to its line of popular disposable pocket lighters. The new Skulls Designer Lighters feature five assorted artistic skull designs inspired by tattoo artwork. Skull tattoos have been one of the most sought after designs for a number of decades and its popularity is still very much alive. Scripto Skulls

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Mini Photobook Maker

Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America Inc. has introduced its mini photobook maker in the U.S., starting with a trial run in several pharmacies in New York City and select retail supermarkets in the Northwest. The mini photobook maker lets people create compact books that are perfect for sharing memories of family vacations, weddings, corporate events,

Impact Confections

New Warhead Sour Twist. Famous for extreme hard sour candy. Variety of pack sizes, including theatre style and one of the top sellers in its category.

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Traveling With 7-Eleven

 7-Eleven expands its line of travel-size products to help vacationers this season. In today’s world of baggage fees, long security lines and restrictions on what can be carried onto the airplane, few U.S. travelers would use the words “travel” and “convenience”  in the same sentence. But to make life on-the-go a little easier, 7-Eleven Inc.

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7-Eleven To Sell CDs

Through a partnership with Mall Jamz, the c-store giant is rolling out CDs at a time when demand for music in CD format is high but record stores are struggling. Now c-store customers can purchase CDs at their local 7-Eleven. Through a unique, national deal, 7-Eleven and Los Angeles -based Mall Jamz (in association with

Seed of Choice

Seeds latest addition is the Spitz To Go Cup— offering consumers a convenient disposal cup (with no added cost) while they Spitz—so they can Spitz anywhere. Spitz Sunflower Seeds have the difference that the consumer is looking for—larger seeds, bold new flavors and low cholesterol. And when a consumer gets what they want they keep

That’s the ticket

  Lottery Tools popular Lucky Ticket Scratcher, which makes scratching lottery tickets easier, is now available in five new colors: Tangerine Orange, Lemon Yellow,Plum Purple, Cherry Red and Lime Green. The lightweight compact tool prevents broken fingernails when scratching tickets and replaces awkward coins, clumsy car keys and dangerous blades. Lucky Ticket Scratcher has a

Bic Corp.

BIC is introducing the BIC ReAction Retractable Ball Pen, featuring D-Flexion Technology for a smooth writing experience. The pen features a 1.0 mm point, a chrome nose cone and a full-length grip for comfortable writing. The D-Flexion Technology acts as a shock absorber to help control motion and flow. The product will begin shipping in

Fashion and Function

  Celebrity designers Nicky Hilton and Nicole Miller have created the ultimate fashion accessory: York Mints Designer Tins to benefit the Young Survival Coalition. The intricately designed tins house the latest mint offering from York’s: a soft mint center surrounded by alayer of dark chocolate and hard-candy shell. Hilton’s tin features a chic black and

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

Fresh Breath Latches On

Attach/Mints LLC is launching a revolutionary product to solve one of the most common problems experienced by smokers losing or carrying bulky mint containers in one’s pockets or purse. The attach/Mint is designed specifically to clip perfectly on to the top or bottom of any standard cigarette pack. Attach/Mints potency is strong enough to eliminate

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Calico Brands c-store rack configurations offer a three price-point strategy: entry level, mid-tier and premium retail. Included in the four-tier racks is a combination of Calico Texas Hold’em Cigar lighters, Calico Electronic, Scripto Mini Match, Scripto Mighty Match, Scripto Electronic, Cricket Plus and Cricket Electronic. Each 4-tier rack includes a free pre-selected 50-count tray of

Lighter Libations

BIC launches its Special Edition Drink Series Lighters, which feature 12 popular adult beverage designs. The series images are bright, fun, expressive and reflect the lifestyle of the out and about customer. The suggested retail value of a BIC Special Edition Drink Series Lighter is $1.49. For More Information fromBIC203-783-2000 www.bicworldusa.com

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,

Iron Man Returns To 7-Eleven

After the first IRON MAN movie took 7-Eleven stores by storm in 2008, with customers clamoring to buy collectible cups and boosting Slurpee sales by double digits, Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 2 is returning to 7-Eleven to celebrate release of the Paramount Pictures’ film on May 7. In both movies, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony

Jennifer Hudson Designs New ‘7-Eleven Coffee Cup With A Cause’

Oscar and Grammy award-winner Jennifer Hudson chose a candle to light up the side of the second celebrity-designed “7-Eleven Coffee Cup With A Cause.”  Hudson’s cup goes on sale today at participating 7-Eleven stores across the U.S. and will be available through May 31 or while supplies last. Proceeds from the cup featuring Hudson’s personal

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

Zippo Acquires Ronson Corp. Assets

Bradford, Pa-based  Zippo Manufacturing Company has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Ronson Consumer Products Corporation of Woodbridge, N.J., and Ronson Corporation of Canada Ltd.; and certain related assets of Ronson Corporation. Zippo is one of the world’s most widely recognized brands, best known for its iconic refillable windproof lighter. The

7-Eleven Gets in the Game

By Brett Wilshe, Contributing Editor When Apple released iTunes in 2001, music retailers began to question their futures. The music industry, once an invincible force in the global market, suddenly seemed vulnerable. But a much larger question loomed: Would it stop with music?  We live in an age where corporeal media is vanishing. Newspapers are

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