Waffle Riot! — Black Friday Shoppers Fight Over $2 Waffle Makers [VIDEO]

Discount shoppers rejoice, it’s Black Friday, which means hordes of people will be pouring into establishments with anything notably resembling a sale. It also means it’s time to hear the crazy stories of thriving discount-heads trampling each other, pepper spraying their fellow man for an X-Box and in the case of this particular story — mobbing over $2 Waffle Makers.

In the following video, you’ll get a shaky account of a crowd of shoppers jumping on a supply of $2 waffle makers by. I wonder how much these people could have saved by actually going to work, making a few dollars, and spending their day’s wage on a normally-priced Waffle Maker.

Just something to think about, but what do I know?

[via mashable]

Packaged Food

StarKist Introduces New Autentico Canned Tuna

Starkist Autnetico Canned TunaStarKist is launching a new line of canned tuna products aimed specifically at the Hispanic palette. ‘Autentico‘ flavors include Light Tuna in Oil with Jalepenos, Sweet & Spicy Tuna in Oil with Peppers and Chunk Light Tuna in Oil with Vegetables. Autentico has combined a variety of vegetables and spices in this new line including: red bell peppers, sweet corn, carrots, green peas, chili peppers, tomatoes and jalepenos. The products will be available at Walmart stores nationwide and will retail for approximately $1.69 per can.


Seattle’s Best Reveals New Coffee-Bar-Within-A-Walmart Concept

After the bankruptcy and subsequent closure of Borders bookstores across the nation, Seattle’s Best Coffee faced the loss hundreds of points of distribution. Where the Starbucks-owned brand lost a reported 225 locations in the Borders bankruptcy, they keep pushing forward, revealing a new store-within-a-store concept in four Canadian Walmart stores.

Despite the Border’s fallout Seattle’s Best announced that their coffee was now available at more than 50,000 locations earlier this month. This is a staggering number, and seems to be serving as a more approachable coffee experience than the stereotypical “yuppie” demographic captured by its Starbucks father.

Following similar strategies Starbucks employed for its own brand, Seattle’s Best has continuously focused on the addition of new distribution channels. Notably, the brand currently has strong distribution ties with the likes of Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, SubwayBurger King, and now Walmart.

While the scope of the partnership is a mere 4 locations deep, the partnership is rather interesting and poses a huge opportunity for the growing coffee brand. The Walmart version of their stores range in size from 400-square feet. to 1,000-square feet, with walk-up windows and seating at the bar.

What do y’all think? Does Seattle’s Best Coffee sound like a good fit for Walmart stores?