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Posted on: September 9, 2021
Haribo is a proven winner in their category, with GoldBears being an iconic brand customers know and love. With their 100 anniversary being celebrated, customers can enjoy new products like Limited Time Party Hat gummies and flavors like Blue Raspberry, Pineapple and Watermelon. In addition to their 100 year anniversary, Haribo has other new products like Haribo Sour Kicks Z!NG! This product provides a highly unique sour experience, delivering BIG sour flavor in every bite without the mess of a sour dust coating. Each stylish sneaker will electrify your taste buds with a range of fruity flavors. This new product has strong consumer testing results, it is highly rated by consumers as a fun product! This further expands Z!NG's offering of fun, unique and playful shapes and forms.
Posted on: May 14, 2021
Tillamook Country Smoker Meat Snacks deliver what salty snackers seek while attracting new consumers and offering a strong product affinity with “healthier” products and beverages. Typically on a budget and crunched for time while looking for a protein-packed snack, the c-store meat snack consumer finds exactly what they’re looking for on the fly with both traditional and better-for-you Tillamook Country Smoker meat snack options. With 25% of consumers saying they’re snacking more frequently these days,[1] Tillamook Country Smoker’s diverse portfolio sets store owners up for success in capturing a wide range of shopper snacking demand and maximizing sale potential. Perfect Portable Protein for On the Go Made with premium beef & pork real hardwood smoked to perfection, Tillamook Country Smoker Individually Wrapped Meat Sticks are the fastest growing in the channel and are gaining share.[2] Offered in top-selling flavors that meet consumer preferences, their 1.44oz Individually Wrapped Meat Sticks are also in the Top 10 unit movers in the category with their Pepperoni and Teriyaki sticks moving ~1.5x faster than the category Units/Store/Week average.[3] With 17% of consumers buying more larger sized packages,[4] Tillamook Country Smoker’s 4oz, 10oz & 12oz Smoked Sausages in a Bag also offer a convenient, shareable snacking solution for those seeking more than just 1 meat stick to refuel. The Category Leader in Zero Sugar Innovation Taking a protein-packed approach to convenient, better-for-you snacking, Tillamook Country Smoker Zero Sugar Beef Jerky & Smoked Sausages attract new c-store consumers and drive frequency. With zero sugar, zero carbs, 9-14g of protein per serving, and no MSG, added nitrites, gluten or artificial ingredients, they’re the ideal snack for consumers looking to cut back on sugar consumption without compromising on flavor. Tillamook Country Smoker’s newest addition to their Zero Sugar line-up includes a spicy yet balanced Zero Sugar Hot & Spicy Jerky powered by premium habaneros and available in convenient, resealable bags in small (2.2oz) and big (6.5oz) sizes. Increasing Category Velocity Average with Bulk Meat Snacks The #1 manufacturer of bulk meat snacks for 10+ years, Tillamook Country Smoker raises the Meats Snacks Category Velocity in national chains with its bulk product by 10%.[5] In 2020, Tillamook Country Smoker introduced a new COVID-friendly, “deli-style” wrapped jerky & smoked sausages line. Responding to shifting shopper behavior and preferences that are likely to stick around beyond the pandemic, the individually vacuum-packed nature of these meat sticks locks in freshness and increases shelf life with a packaging design that evokes both small-batch quality and value. The product targets both previous bulk customers and new customers, offering a solution for a $5 snack pack at an accessible, impulse-buy price point that helps increase basket size. Designed for the ultimate merchandising versatility in-store, Tillamook Country Smoker also offers eye-catching, customizable display racks, caddies, and clip strips to make it easy for bulk meat snack fans to stock up. [1] IRI 2021 Snacking Survey % of Consumers [2] IRI L26 12.27.20 Total US Convenience [3] IRI L13 WE 4.18.21 Total US Convenience, IW Traditional Sticks ACV >6.0 [4] IRI 2021 Snacking Survey % of Consumers [5] IRI L26 WE 1.24.21 Total US Convenience
Posted on: April 13, 2021
On March 4th, WB kicked off their marketing efforts for Space Jam: A New Legacy with an exclusive article & cover story on Entertainment Weekly, setting this up to be the hit movie of the Summer!  This is also the first time LeBron is speaking out about this previously top-secret project.  Lastly, the article confirms the previously communicated release date of July 16, 2021! • Entertainment Weekly article In the month of May, you can get your store ready for the Space Jam release with exclusive Ferrara products.
Posted on: March 11, 2021
Now available Oberto Snacks is upsizing the meat snack category with three profitable extra-large extra offerings. Since 1918, Oberto has been making specialty meats the same way founder Constantino Oberto did -with an emphasis on quality, flavor, and a relentless desire to be better every day.  The recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, producing the best tasting jerky and sausages. The most significant trend in meat snacks is the sales explosion of larger packages.  Consumers who used to spend $4-$7.00 for a meat snack are gladly spending $14-$16.00 for extra-large meat snacks – if it is high quality and at a good value for the money.  Capitalizing on this trend means more dollars in your cash register with larger transaction sizes.  The 3-ounce Oberto Cocktail Pep is the number one selling meat snack in the Northwest[1]  Oberto responded to the Consumer upsizing trend by launching its extra-large 12-ounce Cocktail Pep.  This is four times the goodness of the incredibly tasty Cocktail Pep.  In fact, stores that currently carry the 12 oz Cocktail Pep report that it is their number one selling item[2]. Oberto Thin Style jerky is also a top seller in the Northwest.  Real steak is thinly sliced, seasoned with salt and is slow dried in the smoke house.  This simple recipe produces a jerky that “purist” jerky connoisseurs love best.  The texture is tougher than most jerky – but that’s what makes it special.  It lasts longer and delivers the beefiest flavor of any jerky in the market.  Oberto now makes an extra-large 7.2-ounce Thin Style jerky in two popular flavors – Original and Peppered. These new items part of an overall commitment from Oberto Snacks Inc. to stay close to the consumer and produce high-end products aimed at discerning meat snack consumers. [1] Nielsen 52 weeks ending 1 23 2021 [2] Nielsen 52 weeks ending 1 23 2021
Posted on: March 11, 2021
A Shift in Shopping If there is one key trend to come out of the convenience channel through the COVID-19 crisis, it is that consumers are seeking out more take-home options than ever. This is a significant shift from the trends we have seen over the past five years. Where retailers had been focused on reducing the size of their grocery sets and number of large pack options in favor of a broader assortment of single serve snacking and grab-and-go options, we are now seeing space intentionally set aside for take home sizes. Retailers who had been growing their foodservice offerings are now challenged to offer meal solutions in ways that are compatible with carry-out, curbside pickup, or delivery services. Safety Found in Convenience But why exactly are we seeing this shift in consumer habits? Convenience stores by nature are set up for speed. It is easy to get in an out quickly without coming into close contact with other customers. In the current climate this means safety. Many consumers feel that fill-in trips to their local corner store or gas station are a safer choice than venturing to the ever-busy grocery store. Those looking to cut down the number of overall trips are opting for larger pack sizes to get them through. Similarly, consumers are finding solace in preparing meals in the safety and comfort of their own homes. However, busy lifestyles have prevailed through the pandemic causing consumers to continue to seek out time-saving solutions at mealtime. As a result, easy, prepackaged, and prepared options are more important than ever. Convenience stores are primed to be the perfect solution for many consumers by offering the fill-in trip essentials and grab-and-go meal solutions in one location. Mountain Fresh Delivers The Mountain Fresh Brand has always been focused on providing fresh, quality products made with ingredients you love for people on the go. We’re made for adventure, but sometimes navigating that busy pandemic lifestyle is more of an adventure than your favorite weekend hike. Either way, we’ve got you covered. We’re excited to introduce two new product lines designed to fit the needs of today’s c-store consumer. Better for you Snacks in Sharing Sizes We’ve taken six top selling varieties of our Mountain Fresh Snacks and packaged them in resealable stand-up pouches. With twice the product as our car cups consumers can eat a little now and a little later or pass the pouch to the kids in the backseat of the car. Take N’ Bake Pizzas The perfect mealtime solution for busy families on the go, our Mountain Fresh Pizzas never sacrifice quality for convenience. Made with all natural, fresh dough and premium meats, cheeses and vegetables we pack on the ingredients you love. While designed to provide an easy grab-and-go meal solution, retailers can also bake any unsold pizzas in-store to sell by the slice. With three classic varieties – Pepperoni, Cheese, and Supreme – there’s something for everyone. The Mountain Fresh brand is owned and distributed exclusively by Harbor Wholesale
Posted on: February 9, 2021
Visibility. Popularity. Profits. These are just three of the reasons that 5-hour ENERGY has come to be a favorite of independent convenience store owners. No other front-end product offers the margins of 5-hour ENERGY shots.* Since 2004, 5-hour ENERGY has offered adult consumers a way to get a boost in an easy-to-take package. The pioneering energy shot, today 5-hour ENERGY is available in most U.S. convenience stores. The brand is synonymous with the billion-dollar energy shot category, thanks to its national advertising campaigns and major sports sponsorships. 5-hour ENERGY is the only energy shot to offer this market presence. For 2021, Living Essentials LLC is launching a new shot and a major promotion — both designed to boost in-store traffic and help store owners sell more 5-hour ENERGY products. The 5-hour ENERGY Official Sponsor of Getting Stuff Done promotion, which starts Feb. 1, gives consumers a chance to win a share of $100,000. Specially marked countertop and floor displays feature the promotion. These displays come pre-stocked with Watermelon Extra Strength, the latest 5-hour ENERGY shot flavor. Independent C-stores have been critical to the success of 5-hour ENERGY products, which is why Living Essentials is always working on new products and promotions like these to help increase sales. It’s also why the company created the 5-hour ENERGY Retailer Rewards Program — an initiative designed just for small-business owners. Through regular, targeted communications, program members learn about the best ways to sell 5-hour ENERGY, and make more money doing it. A recent communication, “Fix the Mix,” taught owners about the importance of carrying the right 5-hour ENERGY shot flavors, tailoring product selection to each size display rack. By ensuring that every rack is stocked with the correct flavor assortment, store owners maximize their sale and profit potential. Other topics recently covered in member-only emails include the pitfalls of selling bargain-brand energy shots and why it pays to know the people who live and work near your store.  Retailer Rewards program participants also set themselves apart by having the opportunity to promote 5-hour ENERGY sales through free in-store advertising and point-of-sale displays, and branded merchandise available only to members. Interested in learning more about the 5-hour ENERGY Retailer Rewards Program or becoming a member? Visit 5hourEnergyRetailer.com. *Source: Convenience A IRI retail audit, Nielsen 52 weeks ending 5/18/19 and 2018 NACS margin report. Learn more at 5hourEnergyRetailer.com Content provided by Living Essentials LLC.
Posted on: December 14, 2020
NERDS is expanding its fun and innovative candy line with the launch of the crunchy, gummy, yummy invention you've been waiting for... new NERDS Gummy Clusters! Each poppable piece has crunchy, tangy, mini NERDS clustered around a sweet gummy center for a fun-to-eat, dual-texture treat. Available in the Nerds Rainbow flavor with a fruity gummy, this shareable treat is also perfect for on-the-go snacking. NERDS believes in the power of teamwork. It took a creative and nerdy team of scientists, engineers, researchers, marketers, and more to bring to life the idea of incredible NERDS-coated gummies. NERDS is the playful and fun-to-eat candy with a variety of delicious, crunchy, chewy and gummy options: Original NERDS including the iconic dual-flavored box, NERDS Ropes, Big Chewy NERDS… and now NERDS Gummy Clusters. The original iconic box couples two complementary flavors with dual chambers, allowing candy lovers to pour out perfectly imperfect pieces of pure delight. NERDS Ropes give fans a chewy, fruity string packed with crunchy, sweet NERDS, and Big Chewy NERDS and Sour Big Chewy NERDS have a crunch that surrounds a chewy center. The new NERDS Gummy Clusters have tangy, crunchy, mini NERDS clustered around a sweet gummy center for a poppable tasty bite. The NERDS brand believes that everyone is perfectly imperfect, just like its candy, and wants to encourage people to embrace and celebrate the nerdiness in everyone. The brand champions unleashing your passion, smarts, and creativity to be great at something, anything and everything you choose. NERDS come in many shapes, sizes and colors – and no NERDS are exactly the same. NERDS stories feature six different colors of NERDS characters who each represent a different type of NERDS personality, from creative to spontaneous, and the NERDS characters are always better when they work together. For more information on NERDS, please visit www.nerdscandy.com
Posted on: November 10, 2020
In 2019, Oberto launched a line of charcuterie products that quickly became popular across the Pacific Northwest. Charcuterie is a French word used to describe a variety of cold, cooked or cured meats, which has taken the world by storm in 2020. Oberto charcuterie has artisanal qualities, and specialty cheeses and meats which make this the perfect high quality on the go snack, appetizer or even meal with your salad or in a sandwich. The Oberto legacy started in 1918 when Constantino Oberto introduced authentic Italian Salame and cured meats to the Pacific Northwest. With every step forward, Oberto has always looked back to make sure they’re holding onto their heritage. Oberto charcuterie is imported from Italy where the tradition of cured meats and cheeses has been handed down through generation after generation, where the finest prosciutto, salame and cheeses are created. With nine different varieties and sizes of charcuterie, including prosciutto, provolone and fontinello cheeses, Oberto has the perfect tray for any occasion. Oberto prosciutto is aged for a minimumof one year and made with only two ingredients, porkand salt. Oberto provolone and fontinello cheeses are made with 100% Italian milk collected everyday from farms within 50 miles of the Italian production site. Curds are stretched and kneaded in the traditional technique, creating the soft and elastic texture. Each of our nine trays has something different to offer. A lot has changed in the 102 years since Constantino Oberto arrived in America, but one thing has always remained the same – quality, flavor and heritage. Oberto charcuterie is above all others, so upscale your assortment today!