Expert Viewpoints

  • ElimiTaste Smoke Screen Insane MaxxMint

    New ElimiTaste Smoke Screen Insane MaxxMint, by Inhale Solutions Inc., is the first Xylitol-based chewing gum specifically formulated to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the aftertaste from smoking cigars, pipes and cigarettes.
  • Bake'n Joy Muffin Batters

    Bake'n Joy Foods, Inc. announces a new line of all natural/whole wheat PANfree 5.25-ounce pre-deposited muffin batters.
  • Hunting C-Thru Lighters

    New from Scripto Tokai Corp. is a line of Hunting C-thru lighters for the avid or amateur hunter.
  • You Tattoo Kit

    California Creations introduces You Tattoo, the first tattoo kit that enables buyers to apply non-toxic airbrush-quality tattoos using an aerosol spray can.
  • Gold Eagle Brand Automotive Line

    Gold Eagle Co. now offers an automotive line designed specifically for convenience stores.
  • Keeping It Fresh

    In the dog-eat-dog world of convenience retailing, operators have long seen the need for keeping things fresh. As competition intensifies from within and outside the channel, more and more convenience store companies are picking things up a notch, creating new and innovative concepts to keep their customers coming back and attracting new business.
  • Ripe for Consolidation?

    In a report released last month, analysts at Merrill Lynch announced that the North American convenience store industry, dominated by mom-and-pop operators, is ripe for consolidation, a trend that would favor the large publicly traded store operators.
  • Can Tech Keep Retailers Safe?

    One of the key findings of this year's Convenience Store News Technology Study is that, when asked what they hope to accomplish with their technology investments in 2005, 70 percent of retailer respondents reported reducing theft and shrink. By far, that was the No. 1 priority, receiving twice as many responses as the second-highest answer (better management of store labor expense).
  • Cremora Flavors

    The newly formulated Borden Cremora powdered non-dairy creamer from Dean Specialty Foods has been outfitted with updated packaging and several new flavor varieties.
  • Pepperoni Slim Jim

    Customers can now "snap into a Slim Jim" with the new Pepperoni Slim Jim meat sticks flavor from ConAgra Foods.
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