6 C-Store Products Launched This Month


Tracking the new food and beverage products hitting the market can be a daunting task. This Convenience Store Products feature highlights a collection of snacks, candies and drinks new to the landscape so retailers can keep tabs on what’s approaching their stores.

Here are six new products introduced over the past few weeks …

1. Trident Vibes

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Sugar-free gum brand Trident has launched its newest product, Trident Vibes, now available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49 for each 40-piece pack.

The square-shaped Trident Vibes gum comes in three flavors: Spearmint Rush, Ooh La Lemon and Tropical Beat. Each individual piece of gum is topped with a crystal coating and contains less than 5 calories.

2. Lovely Candy Honey Gummy Bears

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Chocolate and candy maker The Lovely Candy Co. has rolled out a line of new Honey Gummy Bears, now available nationwide in 4- and 6-ounce packages for an SRP of less than $3. This marks the first gummy candy made with honey as the primary ingredient, according to the company.

The gummies come in assorted fruit flavors, including cherry, lemon, apple, orange, strawberry and blue raspberry. Because honey is a natural sugar, the gummies have health benefits such as reduced calories and hints of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, according to the company.

3. Hostess Bakery Petites

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Hostess Brands Inc. has debuted a new sweet-snack line called Bakery Petites, now available at retailers nationwide. These treats come in resealable, stand-up pouches; Hostess is the first brand to use this type of packaging in the baked-sweets category, according to the company.

The Bakery Petites, which are designed to appeal to millennials, according to Hostess, arrive in three varieties: Cake Delights, which feature double chocolate or white fudge vanilla creme-filled cake balls dipped in fudge; Brownie Delights, mini brownies in chocolate chunk or chocolate raspberry flavors; and Crispi Thins, crispy cookies in fudge blondie and chocolate brownie options. Bakery Petites are made with natural ingredients and are free of artificial flavors and coloring and high-fructose corn syrup.

4. CandyRific M&M’s novelties

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Novelty-candy-product manufacturer CandyRific has added three new selections to its repertoire of M&M’s items for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day: character dispensers, character fans and Brand Americana tins.

Each footlong character dispenser contains 0.92 ounces of M&M’s and features either M&M’s character Red or Blue as the focal point. The product has a suggested retail price of $12.99.

The character fans, also available in Red and Blue varieties, light up and spin when the button is pressed. Its handle holds nearly a half-ounce of M&M’s Fun Size bags. Consumers may purchase the item for an SRP of $4.99.

Every Americana shipper contains 12 tins with a vintage American flag design on the lid. Available for an SRP of $5.99, the tins are filled with six half-ounce M&M’s Fun Size bags.

5. Coffee Mate Cold Brew Coffee

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Nestle’s nondairy creamer Coffee Mate has launched a ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee, now available to retailers.

The beverage comes in 46-ounce containers and two flavors, Sweet Cream and Mocha. Coffee Mate’s Cold Brew is made with 100% Arabica Beans, nonfat milk, cold-brew coffee, cane sugar, heavy cream, natural flavor and baking soda; it’s also non-GMO, kosher and gluten-free. The Mocha option also contains sea salt and cocoa.

6. BOS Iced Tea

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South African beverage maker BOS has officially brought its organic iced tea to the United States. The beverage is made with rooibos, or “red bush,” and is caffeine-free, USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and vegan. BOS Iced Tea is sold in 12-ounce cans for an SRP of $1.99.

The iced tea comes in five flavors: Lemon, Peach, Berry, Yuzu, and Lime & Ginger. The rooibos is farmed on a nature reserve in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa, and the company plants and maintains a tree for every 2,000 cans sold, the company said.