New products at the 2018 C&I Expo


Balfours has introduced new 70g Pink Iced and Choc Iced donuts (RRP $2.20). Also recently introduced for P&C retailers is the Cheese Banger – a Barossa Valley cheese cranky sausage in hand-wrapped pastry which has been launched alongside the new Chilli Banger (RRP $5.50).

VR Distribution

VR Distribution has obtained the license for Duff Energy Drinks and Duff Mints for Australia and New Zealand.
The Duff Energy Drinks will be manufactured in Victoria and are available nationally for the P&C market. The orange-flavoured drink is packaged in a 375ml can (RRP $4.80) and the Duff Mints are in a 20g tin (RRP $4).

Remedy Kombucha

Remedy Kombucha have recently added two flavours to the range –
Ginger Berry as well as Lemon, Lime & Mint. The best-selling flavours in the P&C channel continue to be Ginger Lemon as well as Raspberry Lemonade.

My Muscle Chef

The ready-to-eat meal solutions category is growing and My Muscle Chef has entered the market with a range of meals that are higher in protein and more nutritionally balanced than other products on the market. The best selling product in the range is Malaysian Satay Chicken and all products in the range have an RRP of $9.95 and a shelf-life of between 10-16 days from production.


Schweppes have two new offerings including G2 Gatorade and Raspberry Pepsi Max. The G2 is available in three flavours, each with less than 2% sugar. The Raspberry Pepsi Max is the newest edition Pepsi flavour extension and is available now in a variety of bottle sizes and cans.


VMO On-the-go (VMO OTG) is Australia’s leading petrol and convenience digital network with over 3,300 screens across 575 locations, engaging 15M customers monthly.

The audio-visual network is located above the bowsers broadcasting an array of content: weather, entertainment, in-store offers/promotions or any other content specific to your needs. This is an innovative, no-cost solution that transforms the forecourt with content that informs and entertains customers

DART (Digital outdoor Audience in Real Time) VMO’s proprietary audience measurement tool records 89% audience engagement with the network. Make sure you visit VMO at Stand C8 to find our more!


Karage Chicken Bites & Ready to Eat Chicken Schnitzel!

Karage Chicken Bites are tender, bite sized chicken pieces, coated in an authentic Japanese style crunchy coating. Easy to prepare – just heat and eat! Provided in consistent portion sizes to manage food costs with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives.

The Ready to Eat Chicken Schnitzels are coated in a crunchy golden ciabatta style crumb. Already cooked through, they are the convenient and consistent solutions to serve in a salad, in a wrap, or in a baguette, simply heat and serve. Individually frozen for convenience with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives.

Secure Intelligence Solar is the latest product from Secure Intelligence Solar. It allows customers to take control of increases in their energy bills for only $17 per bill. The system is available for both businesses and consumers, with the potential to save up to $6000.


With consumers demanding convenient packaging to meet lifestyle changes, the need to develop and introduce new pack formats to meet the “On the Go Trend” is a challenge.

HARIBO, through its global supply network, has just introduced two of its most popular Jelly confectionery products in a travel cup format.

The products being introduced in the travel cup from July 2018 are Goldbears 220gm and Starmix 190gm, offering retailers a point of difference to standard bag format Jelly Confectionery.

The 2 SKUs are now available for ordering through all confectionery wholesalers.

Kez’s Kitchen 

 If you love Kez’s Kitchen’s Florentines then now you can snack on a bite size version while you fly! Qantas will soon be serving these perfect snack size Dark Chocolate and Almond Florentine Bites on its Domestic menu from August 2018.

Be Ready 2Go 

Answering the need for ready-to-drink products, Performance Inspired joined forces with a natural juice company to formulate a protein drink that is both delicious and functional. The result? Ready 2GO Protein: A delicious Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) infused filtered water boasting 16 grams of protein and 110mg of potassium, with 100 or less calories.

Future Bake Australia 

Convenient on-the-go health snacks, the single serve Start Me Up cookies are full of green nutrition to boost and sustain energy. The Melbourne based manufacturer of premium snack foods is launching the range with four distinctive and amazing flavours – Buckinis Cranberry, Peanut Butter, Turmeric Latte and Chocolate Chip.


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