Elevating Snack Sales

The weak economy has not taken much of a bite out of meat snack sales. Americans are loathe to sacrifice edible indulgences, even in times of financial crisis. All three NACS snacks categories—salty, packaged sweet and alternative—showed increases in average sales per store from 2008 to 2009, and showed gross-margin percentage and average gross-margin-dollar-per-store gains.

Jack Link’s to Acquire Minnesota Facility

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is set to acquire a packaged meat snack products manufacturing facility located in Mankato, Minn., from JBS S.A., the largest beef producer in the world. The transaction is expected to close by the end of September, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will

Man Cave Sweepstakes Begins

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has announced its Wild Side Man Cave sweepstakes and promotion, underway now. Using the unique code found of specially marked Jack Link’s packages, brand enthusiasts can explore the elusive Sasquatch’s “man cave” online and register for a chance to win a Wild Side Man Cave of their own. As no true

Simply Caramel

Caramel lovers rejoice. Mars Chocolate North America has introduced Milky Way brand Simply Caramel Bar, which provides caramel fanatics with more of what they crave about Milky Way Bar: the brand’s famous, rich, creamy caramel. The indulgent Milky Way Simply Caramel Bar, a decadent blend of caramel covered completely in Mars’ real milk chocolate, is

Rice Krispies Snack Mix

The Kellogg Convenience Team has introduced Rice Krispies Treats Crunch Mixes. Rice Krispies Treats Crunch Mixes are mixtures of Rice Krispies Treats clusters, cookies, pretzels, chocolatey-coated pieces and other delicious goodies, packed in a four-ounce pouch. Available in both Classic and Chocolatey flavors, this new line of sweet snack mixes combines the strength of the

Ice Cream Dipping/Display Cabinet

Master-Bilt, a manufacturer of a commercial refrigeration systems, has introduced the new deluxe ice cream dipping/display cabinet. The new DD-LCG is a low-curved glass ice cream dipping cabinet with an attractive, contemporary design. The low-curved glass allows for easy ice cream viewing by ‘little’ customers with brilliant interior LED lighting. The DD-LCG Series comes standard

TOPPS treats

When seasonal holidays come around, Topps Confections has low-calorie, fat-free interactive candies that are a treat for kids, tweens and teens. Give little ghouls and goblins the Halloween treat that leaves a lasting impression: Halloween Baby Bottle Pops, Halloween Ring Pop and multiple varieties of Bazooka Bubblegum. Deck the halls this year with Topps Christmas

QUICKSTOCK.COM

QUICKSTOCK.COM C-Store operators nationwide now have a great new way to purchase their popcorn packaging. QwikStock.com has just added the Popcorn 2000 line of buckets and bags from International Paper to its product assortment. Perfect for Theatres, Sports Arena’s, C-Stores and more, Popcorn 2000 comes in five different bucket sizes from 32 to 170 oz.

Satisfying Snacks

Sugar Foods Corp. launches the fifth new flavor in its Super Snax line of better-for-you snacks. Super Snax brand Blazin’ Hot Pretzel Poppers are available in both 1.5-ounce and 1-ounce bags—perfect for younger children and appetites requiring reduced serving sizes. The Super Snax line also comes in Wild Thing, lightly sweetened animal shaped cookies; Cinnamon

Earthy Jerky

Jack Link’s Beef Jerkyis giving health conscious consumers more of a good thing by introducing anew organic line of beef jerky products. Jack Link’s new Organic Beef Jerky offers consumers a flavorful and satisfying taste experience, while meeting their growing demand for organic, convenient snack foods. New flavors include: Original Organic Beef Jerky, Peppered Organic

Treasure Trove

J&J Snack Foods has further extended the Mrs.GoodCookie product line with the addition of Mrs.GoodCookie Gourmet Treasures, gourmet cookies made from a 60% butterbased batter.  Mrs.GoodCookie Gourmet Treasures are available in seven unique flavors in 1.33-ounce. raw dough form—Toffee Almond, Triple Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chunk, Butter Pecan and White Chocolate

Ladies, Power Up

Power Bar has expanded its Pria women’s nutrition product line with Power Bar Pria Complete Nutrition bar—a new offering of great-tasting, nutrient-dense bars specifically formulated for women. The new Power Bar Pria Complete Nutrition bar combines great taste with a balance of carbohydrates, protein and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Pria Complete Nutrition bars offer

Muffin Bluffin’

To appeal to the estimated 32 million carb-watching consumers, Bake’n Joy has developed CarbSubtract 3.33-ounce Predeposited Frozen Muffin Batters. Now available as part of the FreshBakes freezer-to-oven line of predeposited frozen batters, these tasty muffins will be initially available in two delicious flavors—Almond and Blueberry Almond. Predeposited muffins are premeasured batter units deposited into paper-lined

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

Delicious Desserts

New from Sara Lee Foodservice, Bistro Bars are an indulgent, easy-touse line of desserts. Please patrons all day with 14 sumptuous varieties, each with its own uniquely rich and satisfying profile. Bistro Bars are part of the Bistro Collection, Sara Lee’s contemporary dessert line, in convenient formats that offer maximum flexibility in portion size, shape

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

Better-For-You Snacks

C-stores can now stock a healthier version of Doritos and Tostitos snacks. Frito-Lay launches a line extension of Doritos and Tostitos that has less than half the carbohydrates of its top-selling tortilla chip brands. The new great-tasting products, which are named Doritos Edge and Tostitos Edge, have a total of six net carbs, 10 grams

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

Dunk This

Cookies do not have to be high in fats, carbs and sugar to be delicious! For carb-watching cookie lovers, Otis Spunkmeyer has a new line of fresh-baked cookies that have only seven net carbs per cookie, no sugar added and zero trans fats. The new line appeals not only to the carb-counting consumer, but also

Sweet / Salty Treat

Snyder’s of Hanover announces a special edition pretzel variety: Chocolate Dips made with Hershey’s brand Chocolate. The Pretzel Dips feature Snyder’s of Hanover Mini pretzels enrobed in Hershey’s Milk and White Chocolate. Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Dips add that sweet/salty variety to its traditional lineup of products, which include Pretzel Pieces and Pretzel Sticks. Pretzel

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

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

Cookie Crumbles

Yogurt Raisin Sensation cookie dough, the newest addition to Otis Spunkmeyer’s Sweet Discovery line, contains zero trans fat and is loaded with the wholesome goodness of oatmeal and yogurt-covered raisins. Yogurt and dried fruit sales are on the rise. When consumers see “yogurt,” they think healthy. And when they taste the new Yogurt Raisin Sensation

POWERBAR

  PowerBar announced it has expanded its women’s nutrition product line with PowerBar Pria Grain Essentials. Made with 70% organic ingredients, a half daily serving of whole grains per bar and specific nutrition for women, the Pria Grain Essentials bars offer women a great-tasting, nutritious snack to help curb hunger and keep them naturally satisfied

Rye Times

General Mills launches Gardetto’s Roasted Garlic Rye Chips, a one-of-a-kind salty snack double-baked and seasoned with Gardetto’s signature recipe flavor to deliver indulgent garlic taste in every handful. This introduction expands General Mills salty snack portfolio, which also includes Chex Mix, Gardetto’s and Bugles. Gardetto’s Roasted Garlic Rye Chips come in 4.75-ounce pouches and have

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