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Retailers to Elect Best of the Best

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Which products will be crowned as the best of 2015? That’s for convenience-store retailers to decide.
Three finalists each in 29 product categories have been selected in CSP’s 12th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest. This group represents products that have been introduced into the c-store market between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015, and it was whittled down from a pool of several hundred product nominations.
Retailers in the convenience-store channel now have the opportunity to vote for the winners of each category by logging on to or by tweeting the company name and product with the hashtag #CSPnpc2015. Voting is open August 3 through September 1.
“The quality of new products being unveiled year after year is a testament to how well suppliers are meeting and exceeding the rapidly increasing expectations of the customer,” said Abbie Westra, deputy group editor of Winsight Media’s CSP and Convenience Store Products magazines. “Presenting the industry’s most significant new product award to the deserving suppliers each year is a true honor for our editorial team.”
Winners will be announced and receive an award plaque at the NACS Show in October, with a complete feature article appearing online at and in the December issue of CSP magazine.
The full list of finalists includes:




Best New Packaging

GOJO Industries Inc.

PURELL ES Everywhere System

Belgian Boys


Argo Tea

Green Tea Strawberry Unsweetened Tea





The Hershey Company

Hershey’s Caramels Milk Chocolate 1.1oz


Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis Share Pack

Mars Chocolate

Snickers Xtreme Bar





Impact Confections

Warheads Worms

Candy Dynamics

Slime Licker From the Makers of Toxic Waste Candy

Mondelez International

Trident Layers Swedish Fish Gum




Dispensed Beverage Equipment

Taylor Company

MagnaBlend Frozen Beverage Blending Station


Espress Sure Tamp SuperAutomatic Espresso Brewer


Viper Elite Carbon




Dispensed Beverages

Boyd Coffee Company

Birthday Cake Cappuccino

Insight Beverages

YellowBird Slimminade

Nestle Professional Beverage

Coffee-Mate Iced Coffee Liquid Concentrate Pump Bottle




Edible Grocery

MaMa Rosa’s LLC

Retail Ready Pizza

Kraft Foods

Stacked – White Cheddar Salami with Blackened Pepper

Kraft Foods

Velveeta Cheesy Bowls Bean & Veggie Burrito




Energy Drinks

Red Bull

Yellow, Cherry and Orange Editions


Monster Rehab Peach Tea + Energy


AMP Energy Strawberry Limeade




Energy Shots/Supplements

Kraft Foods

MiO Energy

Hangover Joe’s

Git R Done Energy Shot

Living Essentials LLC 

Strawberry Watermelon flavored Extra Strength 5-hour Energy





Forte Product Solutions

TwoFold Pole Mount Windshield Service Center

Generac Power Systems

Protector Gaseous Standby Generator

FireKing Security Group

Ascent Bill Validating Safe




Foodservice Equipment


PaniniPro Sandwich Press


Matchbox 360


Xcelerate Hi-Speed Oven





f’real Foods

f’real Cotton Candy Flavor Milkshake

Rich Products

Sweet Middles

Krispy Krunchy

Krispy Fish Fillets





Tyson Foods

Jimmy Dean Blazin’ Hot Breakfast Sandwiches

Day’N Night Bites

Bagel Slim


Breakfast Sausage Rollers

Home Market Foods

Cheesy Hash Browns & Sausage RollerBites





Deli Express

Premium Selections Sandwiches

Nestle Professional


AdvancePierre Foods

Hot ‘n’ Ready Cheeseburger Roller Grill Link




Foodservice-Snacks & Sides

Chester’s International

Chester’s Homestyle Sides

Hunt Brothers Pizza

Cheesebread and Marinara Dipping Sauce

McCain Foods USA

Pepper Jack Tortilla Wedges




General Merchandise

FIFO Wireless

Micro Flamingo

The Purse Scooper

Vehicle Seat Hook

Crocs Lighter Inc.

Handy Lighter




Health and Beauty

Lil’ Drug Store Products

Lil’ Drug Store Brand Value Program

DBI Distribution

Booty Call

Urgent Rx

Fast Powders




Meat Snacks

Thanasi Foods

Duke’s Small Batch Smoked Meats Shorty Smoked Sausages – Hot & Spicy

Oberto Brands

Chicken Tenders Jerky

Jack Link’s

Bacon Jerky




Packaged Beverages-Nonalcohol


Coca-Cola Life

Nestle Waters

Jimmy Buffet Tradewindes Teas


Organic Juicy Waters




Packaged Beverages-Alcohol

E&J Gallo



Redd’s Wicked Mango


Bud Light Lemon-Ade-Rita





Clif Bar & Company

Clif Organic Trail Mix Bar

Kind Snacks

Kind Healthy Grains Popped bars

Mars Chocolate

goodnessknows snack squares





General Mills

Chex Popped Sweet & Salty


Pringles with Dip Jalapeno Cheddar

Thanasi Foods

BIGS Smokey Sweet Bar-B-Q Sunflower Seed





Flowers Foods/Mrs. Freshley’s

Cinnamon Twirls made with Cinnabon Cinnamon

Little Debbie

PB Cream Pies

Goetze’s Candy Co. Inc.

Caramel Creams Crispy Rice & Marshmallow Treat






Tank Gauge Automation & Reporting

Wayne Fueling Systems

Wayne Fusion Site Automation System








AccuStore Store Hub

Gilbarco VeederRoot

Applause with Order at the Pump


OPIS PricePro





BIC Consumer Products USA

BIC Special Edition The Walking Dead Series

Republic Tobacco

OCB Organic Hemp Cigarette Papers

CB Distributors Inc.

ACVB (Adjustable Constant Voltage Battery)






Extendos Extra Long Cigarillos

Swedish Match

Game Leaf Rolled Leaf Cigars

John Middleton

Black & Mild Casino





Ballantyne Brands

Mistic Bridge Starter Kit

iSmoke LLC

iSmoke Starter Kit







Cheyenne (CN Smokeless LLC)

Klondike Premium Moist Tobacco 6-Pack Tub

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company

Grizzly Premium Dark Wintergreen

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane Ltd.

Jester Pipe Tobacco




Tobacco-Vaping Products

LOGIC Technologies

Logic Pro Advanced Vaping

PAX Labs


VMR Products LLC

V2 Pro Series 3


Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based 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 (CSP Daily News) and webinars, as well as 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.

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