Automatic Merchandiser

AUG 2015

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AVT, Inc. announced that they have completed development of their new "12/12" Premium Coffee Kiosk , which offers 12 blends of coffee in full-size 12-ounce cups. The system uses whole beans, which are freshly ground for each cup to provide barista-like favor at a fraction of the coffee shop cost. The system has a small footprint and is easy to setup, so it can be used in virtually any location. VendingMarketWatch. com/12085901 The In The Raw ® family of sweeteners introduces In The Raw ® beverages . Perfectly sweetened with Fair Trade Certifed™ Sugar In The Raw ® and zero-calorie stevia, the beverages contain half the amount of sug- ar as leading full-calorie brands and only 70 calories per 12-ounce bottle. The initial launch includes three varieties: In The Raw™ Tea with Natural Lemon Flavor, In The Raw™ Lemonade and In The Raw ® Cola. These small batch drinks contain no artifcial sweeteners or preservatives. Mrs. Freshley's introduces its Red Velvet Cupcakes with rich color, soft texture and hint of rich cocoa and creme flling. Mrs. Freshley's Red Velvet Cupcakes are now available in 4-ounce single serving packs of two, packaged in 36 count cases, and 12-ounce six count boxes, in 16 count cases. Suggested retail price ranges from $0.99 to $1.39 for single serve and $1.39 to $2.99 for multi pack boxes. Mountain Dew ® is bringing back Mtn Dew ® Baja Blast™ and introducing new Mtn Dew ® Sangrita Blast™ in bottles and cans for a limited time only. The tropical lime favored beverage — which was introduced 11 years ago exclusively at Taco Bell ® — hit shelves nationwide starting in April. And for the frst time, Mtn Dew Sangrita Blast, the citrus punch beverage available only at Taco Bell, will be available for a limited time in bottles and cans as well. Mtn Dew Baja Blast is the second largest and fastest growing beverage sold at Taco Bell, and has generated more than $1 billion in retail sales since its introduction. Dole Fruit provides many opportunities for operators to offer a variety of appealing, fruit-forward options for consumers. In grab-and-go environments such as vending, Dole offers healthy fruit solutions for every snacker. DOLE Fruit Bowls ® in Juice , DOLE Smoothie Starters , DOLE Fruit Squish'ems ® and Mrs. May's fruit and nut-based treats provide a pleasing selection of shelf-stable, chilled and quick-service fruit snack options. For schools, Dole offers favor- ful, nourishing, portioned fruit that meets the USDA Smart Snacks in School standards. Mars Chocolate introduces COMBOS ® Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fudge Pretzel featuring creamy fudge flling surrounded by a salty, crunchy pretzel shell. This product is available in November 2015 with a sug- gested retail price of $2.29 per 6.0 ounce bag. VendingMarketWatch. com/12086862 PRODUCT NEWS 42 Automatic Merchandiser August 2015

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