One of the many great experiences at CRU is the C-Store Product Gallery where CRU sponsors display their latest innovations.  Attendees stroll through the “gallery” during the Opening Reception and Dinner perusing new products, services and go-to-market strategies. Innovations found in the Gallery will have been launched by CRU sponsors into the c-store channel since June 2013 or will be launched in 2014.

Check back periodically for new product updates.

Anchor Packaging, Inc.

Anchor’s New Gourmet Classics™ Containers have an upscale look—black bowls with crystal clear lids. Anti-condensation technology in cold temperatures means great looking food that is seen. New consumer-friendly tear-away lids interlock under the base.  One-piece clamshell eliminates stocking separate lids. Improved lid fit ensures freshness, eliminating spills when transporting.

Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider

Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider is a refreshing new drink for life’s adventures.  With the perfect balance of sweetness and intensity, its crisp apple bite is best enjoyed over ice.  Great for sharing a glass with friends – new and old.
BIC Collector Series® Duck Dynasty:

Fans of the A&E hit reality television show Duck Dynasty will be excited about the BIC Collector Series® Duck Dynasty lighters that feature 12 designs highlighting the show’s logo, funny quotes, and its quirky stars, the Robinson family.

Lighters have a suggested retail price of $1.89 per lighter. For more information contact BIC USA Inc. at (800) 546-1111 ext. 2461, or visit biclighter.com.

Bolthouse Farms, Inc.

Multi-V Goodness™

Introducing Multi-V Goodness™, a truly delicious smoothie with nutrition to spare.  The flavorful blend features red fruits like cherries, strawberries, raspberries and pomegranates.  It’s so yummy you won’t believe the nutrition panel. Multi-V Goodness provides 100% Daily Value of 12 essential vitamins plus 8 grams of fiber.

Clif Bar & Co.

MOJO Fruit & Nut and MOJO Dark Chocolate are great-tasting snack bars crafted with wholesome, nutritious ingredients like fruit, whole nuts and chunks of organic dark chocolate.

CLIF kitchen carefully selected quality ingredients such as whole blueberries and organic dark chocolate to create snacks that are both satisfying and nutritious.

Ferrero U.S.A., Inc.
Nutella® & Go!

Re-Introducing Nutella®& Go! – Each package of Nutella®& Go! contains delicious Nutella® hazelnut spread, along with crispy breadsticks for dipping. Nutella® & Go! is a fun and convenient way to enjoy the great taste of Nutella® anytime and anywhere.

Nutella & Go! — 1.8 oz.

Available in 12 CT Counter Unit


f'real foods
S'mores Milkshake

Experience summer camp in a cup. The creamy taste of toasted marshmallow ice cream mingles with decadent pieces of chocolate-covered graham crackers to create this cool treat. One sip and you're by the campfire telling ghost stories. Making memories.



New SiteIQ Analytics, Site Check-Ins and Tasks Features

GSPSurveyor™, a site profile management software platform and mobile app, enables retail chains to collect, store, update and share store-specific data. GSPSurveyor’s new SiteIQ analytics help retailers see the impact that store visits and accurate data have on their bottom line when comparing specific store locations. The mobile app site Check-Ins provide unparalleled site-specific understanding across the entire organization. The new Tasks functionality streamlines execution and enables retailers to create, assign and manage store-level tasks all in one place.

Hillshire Brands

Sara Lee
brand expands line of individual pie slices with the taste and appearance of homemade pie in an individual serving container. The three new products are:

Sara Lee Apple Pie; Sara Lee Southern Pecan Pie & Sara Lee Lemon Meringue Pie

EFT Payments for Beer, wine and spirits

iControl’s Regulated Commerce (iCRC) services helps both Retailers and Distributors by arming them with the tools and support to optimize this important category. Going well beyond the important, but limited payment of invoices, iCRC brings the collaborative data required to both parties in the trading relationship so sales growth becomes the focus vs. accounting reconciliation and discrepancy tracking. These tasks are minimized through superior information flow and tools that can automatically manage these distractions. This allows both the Category Manager and the Distributor to focus forward on revenue-generating tasks as opposed to backwards at transactional clean-up activities.

Infiniti Decor

Infiniti Decor will be showcasing the SAFE T line of high-trans­parency insulated glass hinged doors manufactured in the USA by our new division, Remis America. These doors offer maximum visibility and excep­tional energy savings due to no heat required on our frame or door.


Insight Beverages – Frozen Beverages

Insight Beverages’ frozen beverages transform convenience stores into complete beverage destinations. Our winning line of products includes frozen un-carbonated beverages and frozen coffees that appeal to a wide customer base including better-for-you, co-branded and functional beverages in a wide range of on-trend flavors.

Hydralive Coolers – New On-Trend Cold Dispensed Category Product Launch from Insight Beverages
  • Natural Energy from Green Coffee Extract
  • Made with Real Fruit
  • Natural Flavors
  • Fortified with Vitamins B & C
  • Formatted for Dispensed of Packaged Stick Packs
Kellogg's Co.

Keep your Active Customers Going Strong with Bear Naked® Energy Bars, Trail Mix and Granola

Whether performance patrons are trekking the mountains or the urban jungle, Bear Naked® will energize their journeys with soft-baked energy bars in Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter, trail mix in Chocolate Cran-Raisin and Cran-Beary Almond and 100% natural soft-baked granola in Original Cinnamon Protein and Honey Almond Protein.

LBP Manufacturing, Inc.
Thirst Pak

LBP Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to introduce Thirst Pak to the marketplace, a versatile vessel with a thirst for profits! Ideal for bulk non-carbonated beverages such as flavored teas, sweet lemonades, and tangy fruit juices, Thirst Pak™ can help any operator establish a better signature beverage program.  This to-go carrier provides superior branding opportunities to any foodservice operation and can add incremental sales to every order.  Made with recyclable materials and designed to save space back-of-house, Thirst Pak™ is the ideal solution for all catering and takeout needs.  

McCain Foods USA
Hot Snacks and Sides with Grab & Go Consumer Bags

Restaurant quality appetizers and sides, now available with consumer packaging in the case. Line-up includes: Mini Mozzarella Sticks, Cheddar Jalapeno Bites, Onion Rings, Santa Fe Chicken Egg Roll, Fresh Potato Chips and Double Chocolate Brownie Bites. Offer your consumers these craveable hot snacks to see your foodservice sales soar! www.mccain4cstores.com



MEI has further raised expectations with the introduction of the MEI BNR (Bank Note Recycler) through lower cash handling costs, improved security and increased ROI.  The MEI BNR provides all of the cash handling ability of a cashier with closed loop cash management benefits. Learn more at www.MEIBNR.com.


Oberto Brands

Jalapeno Bacon Jerky

Our new Jalapeno Bacon Jerky is Made in the USA with premium strips of bacon and real jalapenos, and cooked to perfection. Each piece is naturally wood smoked to ensure the richest, most delicious flavor. Oberto takes pride in using the best ingredients to make the highest quality products.


The Pinnacle Corporation
Loyalink™ and LoyalDebit Mobile™

Harness the power of consumer loyalty and mobile payments with Loyalink™ and LoyalDebit Mobile™.  Loyalink’s feature set provides more ways to engage with consumers than any other loyalty solution on the market.  And with a LoyalDebit Mobile app customized with your branding, enable mobile payments and other custom features.


Prairie City Bakery

New Product: Ooey Gooey Butter Sheet Cake

Prairie City Bakery‘s fan favorite, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, is now available in bulk, half sheet cake trays! Our Ooey Gooey foodservice cake allow unlimited sizes and shapes for the perfect plate presentation, allows for flexible portion sizes which provide variable plated food cost scenarios, and a multitude of dessert applications. Let your creativity to run wild with this unique dessert offering!


VeriFone, Inc.

VeriFone LiftRetail

The VeriFone LiftRetail system offers personalized suggestive selling to every customer based on their purchases while they are at the counter. LiftRetail users see an average increase of 3% in monthly profit. The set-up is easy and the system is FREE. Go to verifone.com/liftretail to order yours today!


WhiteWave Foods
International Delight® Bulk Iced Coffee

Treat your customers to the sweet, creamy taste of the coffeehouse – with none of the coffeehouse hassle. Packaged for convenient bulk dispensing from the CreaMiser® machine, International Delight® ready-to-drink Iced Coffee contains premium Arabica coffee and real milk and cream, with the perfect balance of sweetness for a just-right taste every time.


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