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16 Convenience Store News | FEBRUARY 2017 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM NEW PRODUCTS FIJI Water Slim & Sleek Redesign FIJI Water enters 2017 with a fresh, new look that fea- tures a slim and sleek redesign of its bottles. FIJI Water's 330mL, 500mL and 700mL SKUs will now fit effortlessly everywhere, including in the car, in fitness equip- ment cup holders, and more, ac- cording to the brand. The redesign rollout commenced in January and is slated to be completed by the end of the first quarter. While the updated bottles will make FIJI Water a more convenient on-the-go beverage, the company noted they will retain the brand's iconic square shape and distinctive taste. FIJI Water Los Angeles (310) 312-2850 fijiwater.com Better-for-You Protein Energy Bars & Cookies Combining consumers' desires for fresh-baked goods and healthier products, Rich's Foodservice launched Better-for-You Protein Energy Bars and Cookies into convenience stores nationwide in January. The line is compatible with ACT ovens and allows operators to pur- chase the dough and bake the products in-store, "produc- ing a mouthwatering aroma that will entice shoppers," the company stated. The energy bars come in three variet- ies: blueberry cinnamon cashew, chocolate chunk cherry almond, and dark chocolate peanut butter. Each bar is 200 calories or less, has zero trans fat, is low in cholesterol and a good source of protein and fiber, according to Rich's. The cookies come in two varieties: oatmeal dark chocolate chunk raisin cranberry, and quinoa flax seed chocolate chunk pecan. Each cookie is 100 calories or less, with zero trans fat and low cholesterol. Rich Products Corp. Buffalo, N.Y. (800) 356-7094 richsfoodservice.com New Seasonal Beers From Samuel Adams Boston Beer Co.'s Samuel Adams brand dropped two new seasonal beers: Hopscape and Fresh as Helles. Hopscape, which boasts citrus and piney hop flavors with a lingering bitter finish, is brewed with four varieties of West Coast hops: Chinook, Citra, Centennial and Zeus. Fresh as Helles, a beer with a honey malt aroma and orange blossom notes, gets its flavor from Mandarina hops and orange blossom petals, according to the brewer. Hopscape hit shelves nationwide starting in January and February, while Fresh as Helles can be purchased in March and April. Both new seasonal beers are available in six-packs for a suggested retail price of $7.99 to $9.99, 12-packs (bottles or cans) for a suggested retail price of $14.99 to $17.99, and 16-ounce single-serve cans for a suggested retail price of $1.99 to $2.49. Boston Beer Co. Boston (617) 368-5000 bostonbeer.com Nutriblade Wheatgrass Shot The Nutriblade Wheatgrass Shot is billed as the first and only ready-to-drink premium wheatgrass drink in America. According to its makers, the shot provides energy; con- tains vital minerals and vitamins; helps fight disease; eliminates toxins, heavy metals and cancer-causing agents from the body; and oxygenates the blood. The Nutriblade Wheatgrass Shot, packaged in a 2.5-ounce bottle, has a suggested price of $2.99. Nutriblade Cornelius, N.C. (419) 666-1109 [email protected] nutriblade.com Swisher Sweets Mango Swisher International adds Swisher Sweets Mango to its classic cigarillo line. The new addition delivers a tangy, smooth and sweet taste, according to the company. With the popularity of mango flavor on the rise, Swisher Sweets Mango is now available in a resealable two-count pouch that can be shipped to stores nationwide. The cigarillos are offered in "2 for 99 cents," "Save on 2" and "2 for $1.49" options. Swisher International Inc. Jacksonville, Fla. (800) 874-9720 swisher.com

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