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CSP’s 2015 Best New Product Winners Are …

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 NameProduct NameCategory
GOJO Industries Inc.PURELL ES Everywhere SystemBest New Packaging
NestléButterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis Share PackCandy: Chocolate
Mondelēz InternationalTrident Layers Swedish Fish GumCandy: Non-Chocolate
CorneliusViper Elite CarbonDispensed Beverage Equipment
NestléCoffee-Mate Iced Coffee Liquid Concentrate Pump BottleDispensed Beverages
Kraft FoodsVelveeta Cheesy Bowls Bean & Veggie BurritoEdible Grocery
Red BullYellow, Cherry and Orange EditionsEnergy Drinks
Living Essentials LLCStrawberry Watermelon flavored Extra Strength 5-hour EnergyEnergy Shots/Supplements
Forte Product SolutionsTwoFold Pole Mount Windshield Service CenterEquipment: Non-Food
Alto-ShaamXcelerate Hi-Speed OvenEquipment: Foodservice
f’real FoodsCotton Candy Flavor MilkshakeFoodservice: General
Tyson FoodsJimmy Dean Blazin’ Hot Breakfast SandwichesFoodservice: Breakfast
AdvancePierre FoodsHot ‘n’ Ready Cheeseburger Roller Grill LinkFoodservice: Handheld
Hunt Brothers PizzaCheesebread and Marinara Dipping SauceFoodservice: Snacks & Sides
The Purse ScooperVehicle Seat HookGeneral Merchandise
Lil’ Drug Store ProductsBrand Value ProgramHealth & Beauty Care
Jack Link’sBacon JerkyMeat Snacks
Tradewinds TeaJimmy Buffett’s Island TeaPackaged Beverages: Nonalcohol
Anheuser-BuschBud Light Lemon-Ade-RitaPackaged Beverages: Alcohol
Kind SnacksHealthy Grains Popped BarsSnacks: Bars
Kellogg’sPringles with Dip Jalapeno CheddarSnacks: Salty
Flowers Foods/Mrs. Freshley’sCinnamon Twirls made with Cinnabon CinnamonSnacks: Sweet
VerifoneCommanderTechnology: Hardware
Gilbarco VeederRootApplause with Order at the PumpTechnology: Software
BIC Consumer ProductsSpecial Edition The Walking Dead Series LightersTobacco: Accessories
John MiddletonBlack & Mild CasinoTobacco: Cigars
NJOYRechargeTobacco: E-Cigarettes
RJ Reynolds Tobacco CompanyGrizzly Premium Dark WintergreenTobacco: OTP
LOGIC TechnologiesPro Advanced VapingTobacco: 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


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