OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — New products are the lifeblood of the convenience-retailing industry, and for the 12th consecutive year, CSP magazine reveals the leaders in product innovation with its Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest winners (list below).
Nominations of several hundred new products introduced into the convenience-retailing format between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015, flooded this year’s contest. They were then whittled down to three finalists in 29 different key categories. Nearly 1,500 c-store retailers then elected the winning products for each of these categories.
“The evolution of products introduced into the convenience channel is unparalleled,” said Abbie Westra, deputy group editor of CSP and Convenience Store Products, Winsight LLC (formerly CSP Business Media). “The quality of the nominees along with a record number of retailers voting demonstrate just how significant these awards and products truly are to our industry. Winsight thanks all the retailers who voted and every single supplier nominee. The contest would not be possible without your participation.”
Winners of the contest will be presented with a special award during the NACS Show held Oct. 11-14 in Las Vegas.
|Company Name||Product Name||Category|
|GOJO Industries Inc.||PURELL ES Everywhere System||Best New Packaging|
|Nestlé||Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis Share Pack||Candy: Chocolate|
|Mondelēz International||Trident Layers Swedish Fish Gum||Candy: Non-Chocolate|
|Cornelius||Viper Elite Carbon||Dispensed Beverage Equipment|
|Nestlé||Coffee-Mate Iced Coffee Liquid Concentrate Pump Bottle||Dispensed Beverages|
|Kraft Foods||Velveeta Cheesy Bowls Bean & Veggie Burrito||Edible Grocery|
|Red Bull||Yellow, Cherry and Orange Editions||Energy Drinks|
|Living Essentials LLC||Strawberry Watermelon flavored Extra Strength 5-hour Energy||Energy Shots/Supplements|
|Forte Product Solutions||TwoFold Pole Mount Windshield Service Center||Equipment: Non-Food|
|Alto-Shaam||Xcelerate Hi-Speed Oven||Equipment: Foodservice|
|f’real Foods||Cotton Candy Flavor Milkshake||Foodservice: General|
|Tyson Foods||Jimmy Dean Blazin’ Hot Breakfast Sandwiches||Foodservice: Breakfast|
|AdvancePierre Foods||Hot ‘n’ Ready Cheeseburger Roller Grill Link||Foodservice: Handheld|
|Hunt Brothers Pizza||Cheesebread and Marinara Dipping Sauce||Foodservice: Snacks & Sides|
|The Purse Scooper||Vehicle Seat Hook||General Merchandise|
|Lil’ Drug Store Products||Brand Value Program||Health & Beauty Care|
|Jack Link’s||Bacon Jerky||Meat Snacks|
|Tradewinds Tea||Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea||Packaged Beverages: Nonalcohol|
|Anheuser-Busch||Bud Light Lemon-Ade-Rita||Packaged Beverages: Alcohol|
|Kind Snacks||Healthy Grains Popped Bars||Snacks: Bars|
|Kellogg’s||Pringles with Dip Jalapeno Cheddar||Snacks: Salty|
|Flowers Foods/Mrs. Freshley’s||Cinnamon Twirls made with Cinnabon Cinnamon||Snacks: Sweet|
|Gilbarco VeederRoot||Applause with Order at the Pump||Technology: Software|
|BIC Consumer Products||Special Edition The Walking Dead Series Lighters||Tobacco: Accessories|
|John Middleton||Black & Mild Casino||Tobacco: Cigars|
|RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company||Grizzly Premium Dark Wintergreen||Tobacco: OTP|
|LOGIC Technologies||Pro Advanced Vaping||Tobacco: Vaping Products|
Winsight LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, including CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and Convenience Store Products, a suite of digital products including websites, e-newsletters (Restaurant Business Daily and CSP Daily News) and webinars, plus video products, mobile and tablet apps, custom marketing solutions and the convenience-retailer intelligence tool, CSPedia. The Winsight Events group produces six exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences—Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE Conference, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC and MenuDirections—in addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings. Winsight recently acquired Technomic, Inc., the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry. Winsight is the recognized leader in the markets it serves. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to www.winsightmedia.com.