Advertorial: Products to See at NACS 2018

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The convenience store industry has been rolling the dice on some exciting new products to debut at the 2018 NACS Show. The 3.2 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center is the perfect setting for innovation and even though the idea of walking the entire show might seem daunting, CSP and Convenience Store Products magazines have compiled the products that you must see at this year's show.

Stop by these supplier's booths to see and sample everything they have to offer or follow-up with them via the contact information on their profile.

NACS Beverages

Gourmet Beverage Syrup

T+L Gourmet Beverage Syrup

Company Name: Domino Foods Inc.

Company Address: 1100 Key Highway East, Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone Number: 410-752-6150

Booth Number: 5176

Company Website: http://www.dfifoodservice.com/

The Tate+Lyle brand has represented a heritage of high-quality sweetening throughout the UK since 1878. Domino Foods, Inc. is pleased to offer our customers this distinguished brand in gourmet beverage syrups. Our syrups are uniquely crafted from pure cane sugar artfully blended with an array of masterful flavors. Tate+Lyle Gourmet Beverage Syrups are packed in recyclable bottles and are allergen-free and kosher. 

GemX™ IntelliFresh® Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac®

Curtis GemX IntelliFresh Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac

Company Name: Wilbur Curtis Company

Company Address: 6913 Acco Street, Montebello, CA 90630

Phone Number: 800-421-6150

Booth Number: N5361

Company Website: https://www.wilburcurtis.com/

Brilliantly engineered and elegantly styled: Curtis Unveils the New GemX™ IntelliFresh® Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac®
Serving fresh, great-tasting coffee is less an option for today’s foodservice operations and more an absolute requirement. Consumers are discriminating, have abundant choices, and know where to go to get what they want. The challenge is, amid the bustle of managing dayparts and running a business, serving that perfect cup is far from easy. That is until now, with the latest advancement from the Wilbur Curtis Company: the GemX™ IntelliFresh® Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac®

Sitting atop a proud lineage stretching back almost 40 years to the introduction of their famed Gemini® Satellite Brewing System, the GemX brewer represents the new pinnacle of Curtis innovation. It combines “brains” and brilliant design elements to power a superior coffee program, helping C-stores, hotels, restaurants, roasters and specialty coffee houses maximize coffee freshness, reduce labor and deliver a better customer experience. The GemX comes fully loaded with cutting-edge technologies proven to make gourmet coffee brewing easy for all skill levels — with just the push of a button; and it’s encased in a slender, sophisticated form factor that will turn heads and attract sales.

Curtis’s evolutionary FreshTrac™ technology takes the guesswork out of serving fresh coffee while also streamlining labor. It replaces often distracting audible alarms and mechanical timers with a simple, intuitive and customizable system of three LEDs that glow and flash, letting operators track coffee freshness from across the room. Because over- or underheating can kill coffee flavor, GemX is also engineered with a Curtis’ exclusive IntelliFresh™ technology. A “gentle” heating system that keeps coffee at its ideal temperature regardless of the volume in the satellite. IntelliFresh delivers digitally controlled pulses of heat, and features encapsulated “brains” inside each satellite with four sensor points to monitor brew level and status. What’s more, GemX satellites on remote stands carry the same freshness “intelligence” as when on the brewer.

Operators can choose from two proven Curtis technologies: G3 GemX with its universal control module and easy-to-read, true-green LED display; or G4 GemX with its large 4.3-inch icon-driven interface, onscreen instructions for fast, intuitive training and real-time feedback on the brewing process, and a USB port that lets operators easily transfer recipes from store to store. Both GemX systems offer a striking, streamlined form factor with extremely useful design features. Operators and customers alike will take notice of its sweeping radiused corners, elegant sloping chamfered top, and slender side panels, as louvers have been moved to the back. In addition, Curtis has eliminated a common but undesirable element found on many conventional brewers—the sight glass, which can degrade thermal efficiency. Other smart design features found on the GemX add versatility and convenience to any operation: an articulated faucet guard; a sloping design for complete draining of the dispenser to save cleanup time; a locking lid and brew cone to help prevent spills; plus, a faster flowing hot water faucet for a variety of foodservice needs.

Infused with cutting edge technology, and embodying over 75 years of Curtis expertise and connoisseurship, the GemX IntelliFresh Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac truly represents the next evolution in its category, producing coffee that meets exacting SCA Golden Cup Standards, and delivering the full, fresh flavor of the artisan roasts discriminating customers crave.

NACS Candy

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese’s Pieces

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese’s Pieces

Company Name: The Hershey Company

Company Address: 100 Crystal Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

Phone Number: 502-499-4218

Booth Number: 4205

Company Website: https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/home.html

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese’s Pieces Candy – The number one and number two chocolate franchises unite for a sweet collaboration. Introducing NEW Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese’s Pieces candy. The bar combines two iconic favorites - a smooth Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar infused with Reese’s Pieces candy-coated peanut butter candy- to create the ultimate mash up. The perfectly placed Reese’s Pieces candies in every chocolate-y Hershey’s bite makes life more delicious. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese’s Pieces candy are available nationwide beginning December 2018 in a standard bar (1.55 oz., SRP $0.99) and king-size bar (2.55 oz., SRP $1.69).

Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme Peanuts & Pretzels

Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme Peanuts & Pretzels

Company Name: The Hershey Company

Company Address: 100 Crystal Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

Phone Number: 502-499-4218

Booth Number: 4205

Company Website: https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/home.html

Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme Peanuts & Pretzels – Introducing Hershey’s fourth flavor sensation. First there was milk, then dark, followed by white and now there is . . . gold. New Hershey’s Gold bars feature a rich caramelized crème that delivers a buttery, sweet flavor that is a distinctively new Hershey’s experience. It includes a combination of salty, crunchy bits of peanuts and pretzels that delivers a creamy, crunchy satisfaction. Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme with Peanuts and Pretzels are available in a standard bar (1.4 oz., SRP $0.99) and king-size bar (2.5 oz., SRP $1.69).

NACS Foodservice

Crispy Stix

Van's Kitchen Crispy Stix

Company Name: Van's Kitchen

Company Address: 4828 Reading Street, Dallas, TX 75247

Phone Number: 214-630-0333

Booth Number: 4751

Company Website: https://www.vanskitchen.com/nacs-2018/

Van's Kitchen's Crispy Stix deliver protein packed, hot snack options in five bold flavors – Cheeseburger, Traditional Asian Chicken, Korean BBQ Pork, Chicken Taco, and Orange Chicken. Our 1.5oz Crispy Stix are the craveable snacking solution that drives increased traffic, with the variety that keeps your customers coming back again and again! And, Crispy Stix are easily merchandised in your hot case or on the roller grill.

Grab & Go 2-pack Egg Rolls

Van's Kitchen Grab & Go 2-pack Egg Rolls

Company Name: Van's Kitchen

Company Address: 4828 Reading Street, Dallas, TX 75247

Phone Number: 214-630-0333

Booth Number: 4751

Company Website: https://www.vanskitchen.com/nacs-2018/

Van’s Kitchen’s Grab & Go 2-pack Egg Rolls are made especially for on-the-go snacking convenience! This satisfying 5.4oz snack or quick meal comes in two authentic varieties, Chicken and Pork, and each pack includes a convenient microwave crisping sleeve for heat & eat enjoyment. All of Van’s Kitchen’s Grab & Go packs are shipped in a compact Display-Ready-Case for easy vertical or horizontal merchandising.

Soft Pretzel Bites

J&J Snack Foods Soft Pretzel Bites

Company Name: J&J Snack Foods

Company Address: 361 Benigno Blvd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Phone Number: 856-532-6613

Booth Number: 5048

Company Website: http://jjsnackfoodservice.com/

Labriola(R) Baking Company produces a full line of artisan soft pretzel breads and rolls, and are excited to announce the launch of NEW Soft Pretzel Bites! These are hand scored soft pretzel bites that highlight the finest culinary experience. Try some today!

Three Bold Brothers - Chicken Burrito

Ruiz Foods Three Bold Brothers - Chicken Burrito

Company Name: Ruiz Foods

Company Address: 501 S Alta Avenue, Dinuba, CA 93618

Phone Number: 559-591-5510

Booth Number: 5313

Company Website: https://www.ruizfoodservice.com/products/three-bold-brothers/

The new Three Bold Brothers burritos are an ultra-premium line of handmade, Mexican-inspired burritos with the highest quality of ingredients. They are made for consumers who are seeking high quality, prepared foods from the grab ‘n go section. These burritos feature either grilled prime rib beef or grilled white meat chicken, real Monterey Jack cheese, whole black beans, and cilantro lime rice all wrapped in a freshly-baked tortilla. The burritos can be merchandised in the refrigerated case or held hot in a warming unit.

Stuffed Pizza Wedges

Ruiz Foods Stuffed Pizza Wedges

Company Name: Ruiz Foods

Company Address: 501 S Alta Avenue, Dinuba, CA 93618

Phone Number: 559-591-5510

Booth Number: 5313

Company Website: https://www.ruizfoodservice.com/

Not Your Nonna's Stuffed Pizza Wedges are portable slices of pizza that are made with pizza toppings like pepperoni, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. These toppings are enclosed in a large, double crusted pizza slice that is seasoned with parmesan cheese.

Pace Taco Complete

Campbell Soup Company Pace Taco Complete

Company Name: Campbell Soup Company

Company Address: 1 Campbell Place, Camden, NJ 08103

Phone Number: 856-342-4881

Booth Number: 1163, 2418

Company Website: https://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/

Tacos anyone? With Pace Taco Complete, making tacos has never been so easy. Scratch the prep! Just heat the meat filling, packed with corn, red peppers, and black beans and stuff your tortilla. Each can makes approx. 6-7 tacos and is available in Mild Original and Jalapeno flavors.

Hot Pockets Pizza Sticks

Nestle Professional Hot Pockets Pizza Sticks

Company Name: Neslté Professional

Company Address: 30000 Bainbridge Road, Solon, OH

Phone Number: 440-264-6600

Booth Number: New Product Showcase

Company Website: https://www.nestleprofessional.us/food/hot-pockets

More and more customers are grabbing meals on the go. Due to their portability, HOT POCKETS® Pizza Stix are a great choice when it comes to a quick lunch or tasty snack. Plus, HOT POCKETS® Pizza Stix are made with real cheese and provide a good source of protein for customers looking for a hearty, better-for-you option.

Italian Style Sub Hot Pockets

Nestle Professional Italian Style Sub Hot Pockets

Company Name: Neslté Professional

Company Address: 30000 Bainbridge Road, Solon, OH

Phone Number: 440-264-6600

Booth Number: New Product Showcase

Company Website: https://www.nestleprofessional.us/food/hot-pockets

The new HOT POCKETS® Italian Style Sub scored above average with consumers compared to other new snack items introduced at c-stores. It’s loaded with ham, salami and pepperoni plus real cheese for that classic Italian flavor that everyone craves. With 9 grams of protein and the on-the-go convenience that makes HOT POCKETS® a consumer favorite, this snack is a sure win.

5.3 quart Glenray Mini Warmer

Tomlinson Industries 5.3 quart Glenray Mini Warmer

Company Name: Tomlinson Industries

Company Address: 13700 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44125

Phone Number: 216-587-3400

Booth Number: 5463

Company Website: http://www.tomlinsonind.com

The new 5.3 quart Glenray Mini Warmer provides the flexibility to try new things in smaller batches, test market it, and expand your customer base. Enjoy greater control in proportioning out cook/chill items and make smaller batches of scratch items. The mini warmer also goes places full-size kettles and warmers can't, meaning smaller operations can offer soups, stews, sauces, gravies and dips while occupying a dramatically smaller footprint. Available in either black powder-coated steel or stainless steel body.

NACS Fixtures and Displays

MasonWays Outdoor Locking Cabinet

MasonWays Outdoor Locking Cabinet

Company Name: MasonWays Indestructible Plastics, LLC

Company Address: 580 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Phone Number: 800-837-2881

Booth Number: 2863

Company Website: http://www.masonways.com

MasonWays Outdoor Locking Cabinet provides secure storage for seasonal products at the pump or front of stores including washer fluid, rock salt, wood, water, etc. This 4 ft. by 5 ft. high cabinet is easily accessible from either side or from the front only. Durable polyethylene plastic is impervious to chemicals and will not corrode or rust. For non-24/7 retailers, lock up the cabinet at night while keeping your products clean, dry and free from snow. A tie-down kit secures cabinet in place. Optional poster sign holders are perfect for sales and specials. Create impulse sales for motorist filling up or entering stores and ring up additional profits!

Indoor/Outdoor Stair Step Merchandisers

MasonWays Indoor/Outdoor Stair Step Merchandisers

Company Name: MasonWays Indestructible Plastics, LLC

Company Address: 580 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Phone Number: 800-837-2881

Booth Number: 2863

Company Website: http://www.masonways.com

MasonWays’ super strong Indoor/Outdoor Stair Step display fixtures are impervious to weather and require no assembly. Available in three and four-foot size options with 2 or 3 step risers. Manufactured with an advanced “no-seam” technology that is durable, increases safety and is economically priced. Includes a 10-year warranty. Casters are available as well as front panel decals or interchangeable poster sign frames for seasonal posters and sale signs. Enhance your exterior forecourt and capture impulse sales in the fall with Pumpkins, spring with flowers, windshield washer fluid, and rock salt in the winter or water all year round. Keep walkways clear to prevent accidents with MasonWays.

FlexZone™ Merchandiser

FlexZone Merchandiser

Company Name: Commercial Zone Products

Company Address: 2727 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209

Phone Number: 800-782-7273

Booth Number: 5959

Company Website: https://www.commercialzone.com/Home

The FlexZone™ Merchandiser is your innovative and dynamic selling solution. Increase your merchandise space and sell more with just ONE fixture. It gives you the freedom and flexibility to sell how you want and saves time with displays that easily contract and expand in minutes.

All products:

  • Move effortlessly thanks to the wheeled platform
  • Have the flexibility to sell in 3 unique formations
  • Locking wheeled platform to keep merchandiser in place
  • Come in a variety of custom color options to fit your brand
  • Backed by a 1-year risk-free guarantee

FlexZone™ Merchandiser - Standard: The Standard FlexZone Merchandiser gives you the flexibility to sell the way that works best for you! It offers many different benefits such as the following:

  • Configurable Design - Patented designs maximize selling space in a totally-configurable and compelling way
  • Flexible Design - Upright fixtures easily converts from vertical upright to horizontal shelves in minutes with no additional tools needed
  • Do More With Less - Increase your merchandising space and sell more with just one fixture and no extra accessories.

FlexZone™ Merchandiser - Corner: Your corner FlexZone™ Merchandiser gives you the flexibility to sell the way that works best for you! Easily fits into the corner, or attach multiple units to create a unique merchandising system allowing you to sell more.

NACS Snacks

MET-Rx Big 100 Meal Replacement Bar

MET-Rx Big 100 Meal Replacement Bar

Company Name: The Nature's Bounty Co.

Company Address: 2100 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone Number: 800-556-3879

Booth Number: 562

Company Website: https://www.metrx.com/

Try our newest flavor of BIG 100 Meal Replacement Bar, Vanilla Caramel Churro with 30 grams of Protein and 17 vitamins and minerals per bar.

MET-Rx Snack Cups

MET-Rx Snack Cups

Company Name: The Nature's Bounty Co.

Company Address: 2100 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone Number: 800-556-3879

Booth Number: 562

Company Website: https://www.metrx.com/

MET-Rx® Snack Cups are a fun and delicious protein fortified snack that can be enjoyed anytime or anywhere. Featuring a rich and creamy chocolate hazelnut spread that is made using real hazelnuts, infused with premium whey protein and paired with crunchy breadsticks, perfect for dipping.

Pure Protein Birthday Cake Bars

Pure Protein Birthday Cake Bars

Company Name: The Nature's Bounty Co.

Company Address: 2100 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone Number: 800-854-5019

Booth Number: 562

Company Website: https://www.pureprotein.com/

Pure Protein Birthday Cake bars provide high-quality protein for a convenient pre or post workout snack. With 20 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar and 200 calories, new Pure Protein Birthday Cake bars give you a reason to celebrate!

Pure Protein Vanilla Maple Caramel Bar

Pure Protein Vanilla Maple Caramel Bar

Company Name: The Nature's Bounty Co.

Company Address: 2100 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone Number: 800-854-5019

Booth Number: 562

Company Website: https://www.pureprotein.com/

This delicious Pure Protein Vanilla Maple Caramel bar is loaded with 19 grams of protein, only 3g of sugar and 190 calories. Each bar is packed with vitamins and minerals to help fuel your busy day. Take your Pure Protein High Protein Bar with you anywhere for a sensationally nutritious snack you can enjoy whenever hunger strikes.

NACS Technology and Services

Washworld Razor® EDGE

Washworld Razor EDGE

Company Name: Washworld, Inc.

Company Address: 2222 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115

Phone Number: 920-338-9278

Booth Number: 7371

Company Website: https://www.washworldinc.com

Washworld brings a new in-bay automatic vehicle wash to the line-up with Razor® EDGE, ENHANCED DESIGN GLOBAL EXPERIENCE. Meet the perfect combination of speed and user experience in car wash technology. Razor EDGE comes equipped with all of the dependable Razor components, but also includes an intense customer experience featuring all new elements HyperFlex, LumenArch and SpectraRay.

HyperFlex heightens the dynamic cleaning experience of Razor EDGE. HyperFlex can be used in conjunction with Razor standard Flex Pass® to simultaneously apply multiple products dramatically reducing wash time. Programming HyperFlex with SpectraRay creates a blanket of color for the ultimate experience!

LumenArch includes 324 dazzling LED lights, 187 on both entrance and exit side, that create an eye-catching glow of the spray arch. LED lights illuminate the product being applied as well as the interior of the vehicle. While idle, the constant eye-catching glow fills the wash bay to attract customers.

A spectacular array of 4,528 LED lights fill the wash bay with SpectraRay! The red, magenta, blue and green LEDs are fully programmable to add splashes of various colors during any or all of the product applications to accentuate the entire wash process. The colors can sequence through flashing colors for an intense experience, switch to a steady color at any point to coincide with your wash package and even coordinate with your in-bay instruction sign. Even when idle, SpectraRay can sequence through color to draw attention to the wash bay with an eye catching light show making it unique and memorable for perspective customers!

Washworld Profile®

Washworld Profile

Company Name: Washworld, Inc.

Company Address: 2222 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115

Phone Number: 920-338-9278

Booth Number: 7371

Company Website: https://www.washworldinc.com

From the minute that your customers drive into your wash bay, they will see that Profile® is a different kind of soft touch vehicle wash. Profile’s wall mounted system keeps the machine up off the floor and creates an open and inviting wash bay. High gloss composite wash carriage and side wash media covers with sleek graphics and LED lighting give Profile a clean and refined look. Washworld has consistently been on the cutting edge of wash technology, continually striving to provide technologies that improve the efficiency and quality of our wash systems while keeping them simple to operate and maintain.

Especially important when positioning vehicles within a soft touch vehicle wash bay, Washworld’s Vehicle Sizing System (VS2®), with precise loading feature, utilizes advanced software coupled with photo eye technology to provide a safe and reliable means of positioning the vehicle in the wash bay. This eliminates the need for floor mounted treadle plates or wheel stops, resulting in a significant reduction in wiring and fewer components to maintain. Like all of Washworld’s systems, Profile was designed with emphasis on durability, simplicity of use and reduced maintenance. Washworld’s Profile is the answer to your growing car wash business!

NACS Tobacco

Foil Fresh White Russian Cigarillos

White Owl Foil Fresh White Russian Cigarillos

Company Name: Swedish Match Inc.

Company Address: PO Box 986, Owensboro, KY 42302

Phone Number: 270-685-8777

Booth Number: 1819

Company Website: http://www.whiteowlcigar.com/

Take in the sensation of a cool, creamy cocktail, now available for a limited time in the form of a rich, satisfying smoke—the new White Russian Limited Edition from White Owl. It's filled with flavor that goes beyond vanilla, for a taste of something extra that flavored cigarillo lovers will be sure to drink in.

Pipe Cigars

Swedish Match Night Owl Pipe Cigars

Company Name: Swedish Match Inc.

Company Address: PO Box 986, Owensboro, KY 42302

Phone Number: 270-685-8777

Booth Number: 1819

Company Website: http://www.nightowlcigar.com/

New from the makers of White Owl, Night Owl brings you a tipped cigar that’s crafted with the finest pipe tobacco and always ready for what’s next, in a resealable FoilFresh® pouch. Choose the taste that’s unforgettable and the aroma that pleases the senses – choose Night Owl. Available flavors include: Classic, Tropical, Wine and Black Cherry.

Foil Fresh Tropical Cigarillos

Game Foil Fresh Tropical Cigarillos

Company Name: Swedish Match Inc.

Company Address: PO Box 986, Owensboro, KY 42302

Phone Number: 270-685-8777

Booth Number: 1819

Company Website: https://gamecigars.com/registration

Game is adding to its Limited-Edition flavors to include Game Tropical. Taste the tropics by taking a moment to enjoy the sweet and robust flavors packed into our slow burn cigarillo. The flavor and aroma will take you away to your favorite warm and sunny place. Game gives you the perfect blend of natural tobacco and sweet Topical flavors. Game Tropical cigarillos are available in “2 for 99 cents”, “2 for $1.49” and “Save On 2” formats. Call (800) 367-3677 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.