And the Winners for 2013 Are …

CSP Announces Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest Winners

CSP Announces Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest Winners

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The winners of CSP’s 10th annual Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest represent a variety of new ideas and new flavors that are bringing fresh bang to convenience stores across the country.

The winners of the industry’s most significant new-product awards were selected by retailers in the c-store industry in 28 different categories from a pool of hundreds of products that were nominated.

The contest included products released in the convenience retailing format between Aug. 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013. Candidates were narrowed to a list of three in each category, chosen over the course of one month in online voting.

CSP thanks all the retailers who voted for their favorites; the contest would not have been possible without your participation. Congratulations to all the winners!

Tobacco E-cigarettes

New Starter Pack (blu ecigs)


White Owl Gold (Swedish Match)


Hip Nation Series (BIC Corp.)


Grizzly Wide Cut Wintergreen (RJ Reynolds)

Packaged Beverages

TummyTickler (In Zone Brands)

Packaged Beverages-Energy

Red Bull Editions (Red Bull)

Packaged Beverages-Functional

MiO Fit, Liquid Water Enhancer (Kraft Foods)

Dispensed Beverages

Sugar Free Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Carbonated Beverage (Sunny Sky Products)

Dispensed Beverage Accessories

Nestlé Coffee-mate Vanilla Caramel Liquid Creamer Singles (Nestlé Professional)


Kit Kat Minis (The Hershey Co.)


Starburst Minis (Wrigley)


5 Focus Gum (Wrigley)


Hot Pockets Mac & Cheese (Nestlé Professional)


Donut Holes To-Go (Prairie City Bakery)


BIG AZ BaconAddict Cheeseburger (AdvancePierre Foods Inc.)


Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Snickerdoodle (General Mills Convenience)


KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt (KIND Healthy Snacks)

Snacks-Meat Snacks

SQUATCH Snack Sticks (Jack Link's Beef Jerky)


COMBOS® Baked Snacks 7 Layer Dip Tortilla (Mars Chocolate North America)

Edible Grocery

Cuties 3 Pack Snack Sleeve (Sun Pacific Marketing)


Scope Outlast to Go 1 Use (Procter & Gamble)

General Merchandise

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries & Flashlights (Lil' Drug Store Products)

Foodservice Equipment

Matchbox Oven (Ovention Ovens)

Dispensed Beverage Equipment

TouchPoint (Lancer Corp.)

Equipment-Nonfood Related

LadderPort Convenience Store Package for Ladder & Roof Access Safety (LadderTech LLC)


LoyalDebit Mobile™ (The Pinnacle Corp.)


Impulse (Gilbarco Veeder-Root)

Best New Packaging

Camel Snus Fresh Seal Packaging (RJ Reynolds)

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based CSP Business Media LLC, publisher of CSP, Convenience Store Products, FoodService Director and Restaurant Business magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries. In addition to its print products, CSP Business Media's two divisions (Convenience & Petroleum Retailing Group and Foodservice Group) produces multiple e-newsletters (including CSP Daily News and Convenience Store Products E-News), websites, CSPNetwork CyberConferences, CSPTV, CSPedia, CSP Leadership Conferences and CSP Custom Solutions.