CHICAGO --CSP announced the winners of its 15th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest this week.
Eligible new products introduced into the convenience-retailing format between Aug. 1, 2017, and May 26, 2018, were nominated for the awards, and a panel of CSP and Convenience Store Products magazine editors determined the top three finalists in 23 categories.
“Retailers look forward to new products, and you know who else does? Consumers. When a supplier develops a new product that gets retailers excited and resonates with consumers, it’s a perfect storm that can boost sales for everyone involved," said Steve Holtz, content director of convenience for CSP and Convenience Store Products. "Congratulations to this year’s winners of our Best New Product Contest. You've lifted your brand profile, boosted store sales and won over the hearts of consumers.”
Awards will be presented to contest winners during the 2018 NACS Show, to be held Oct. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, certifying that these company’s products “have arrived” to the marketplace.
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Packaged Beverages – Alcohol
Category: Packaged Beverages – Alcohol
Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Orange
Photograph courtesy of Anheuser-Busch
Packaged Beverages – Energy
Category: Packaged Beverages – Energy
Monster Energy Hydro
Monster Energy Co.
Photograph courtesy of Monster Energy Co.
Packaged Beverages – Nonalcohol
Category: Packaged Beverages – Nonalcohol
The Coca-Cola Co.
Photograph courtesy of the Coca-Cola Co.
Ice Breakers Ice Cubes Blister Pack – Peppermint
The Hershey Co.
Photograph courtesy of The Hershey Co.
Snacks – Bars
Category: Snacks – Bars
Clif Bar – Peanut Butter Banana with Dark Chocolate
Clif Bar & Co.
Photograph courtesy of Clif Bar & Co.
Snacks – Meat
Category: Snacks – Meat
Hillshire Snacking Small Plates – All Natural Uncured Pepperoni With White Cheddar Cheese & Toasted Rounds
Photograph courtesy of Tyson Foods
Snacks – Other
Category: Snacks – Other
Rx Nut Butter – Vanilla Almond Butter
Photograph courtesy of RxBar
Snacks – Salty
Category: Snacks – Salty
Cheez-It Duoz – Caramel Popcorn & Cheddar
Photograph courtesy of Kellogg's
Snacks – Sweet
Category: Snacks – Sweet
Peanut Butter and Key Lime Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes
Prairie City Bakery
Photograph courtesy of Prairie City Bakery
Verifone Systems Inc.
Photograph courtesy of Verifone Systems Inc.
White Owl Summer Sampler
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