Single Store Owner

OCT 2016

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NEW PRODUCTS 12 / Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner / OCTOBER 2016 CHERRY-AHH-RITA The Lime-A-Rita line introduces a new limited-edition fall and winter seasonal flavor: Cherry-Ahh-Rita. This latest edi- flavor: Cherry-Ahh-Rita. This latest edi- tion combines the sweet, juicy taste of dark cherries with a fresh margarita twist, accord- ing to its maker. Cherry-Ahh- Rita is available nationwide now through March 6 in 12-packs of 8-ounce cans, four-packs of 16-ounce cans, and single 25-ounce cans. The limited-edition variety joins the Lime-A-Rita portfolio of perma- nent flavors, including: Lime-A-Rita, Straw- nent flavors, including: Lime-A-Rita, Straw- Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, Water-Melon-Rita, Lemon-Ade-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Lime-A-Rita Splash, and Straw-Ber-Rita Splash. Anheuser-Busch InBev New York (212) 573-8800 ab-inbev.com PEARSON RANCH MEAT SNACKS Pearson Ranch introduced to the market jerky, snack sticks and summer sausages that do not contain nitrites or MSG, and are gluten-free. Varieties include All Natural Elk, Buffalo, Venison, and Wild Boar. To naturally preserve the meat, Pearson Ranch meat snacks contain celery powder and sea salt, making them a healthy- alternative meat snack, according to the company. Pearson Ranch Elk and Bison Jerky LLC Rio Rancho, N.M. (505) 994-2544 [email protected] pearsonranchjerky.com OPTIMO NATURAL LEAF CIGARILLOS Optimo Cigars, a Swisher International brand, introduced Optimo Cigarillos in four new blends encased in natural leaf wrappers. New packaging cel- ebrates the vibrancy of the urban landscape of decades past where the Optimo brand made a name for itself, according to the company. The new cigarillo blends include: Sweet, which is slow-burning; Silver, an unsweetened blend; Blue, which has a vanilla taste; and Mango, described as an exotic, balanced blend. The two-count, resealable pouches are available in "2 for 99 cents" or "Save on 2" price points. Swisher International Jacksonville, Fla. (800) 874-9720 swisher.com HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE SYRUP POUCH Hershey's Chocolate Syrup Pouch is the newest product stemming from the compa- ny's commitment to sustainability through responsible packaging. The BPA-free pouch weighs 85 percent less than the #10 can and cuts the total amount of packaging materi- als in half. The pouch takes up less room in the back of house, and can be snipped and poured or pumped for easy use. Conve- nience store operators can save 6 percent per fluid ounce of the cost of Hershey's syrup by converting from the can to the pouch, the company noted. The Hershey Co. Hershey, Pa. (800) 468-1714 thehersheycompany.com ZUMBIDA MANGO ALCOHOL BEVERAGE MillerCoors' Zumbida is a new alco- holic beverage inspired by traditional Mexican aguas frescas. The first flavor released, Zumbida Mango, combines a subtle sweetness and fruit flavor with a hint of carbonation and a touch of alcohol for a crisp, clean finish. The product has a 4.2-percent alcohol by volume. Zumbida Mango comes in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and is available at select retail locations in California and Texas, as well as in Las Vegas, Albuquerque, N.M., and Denver. The launch will be driven by local marketing efforts including sampling events, out-of-home marketing in select cities, digital, social media, and public relations support. MillerCoors Edison, N.J. (732) 548-1155 millercoors.com

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