CSP Announces 2018 Best New Product Contest Winners

csp retailer choice best new product winter 2018

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.

The winners are ...


hersheys gold peanuts and pretzels

Category: Candy

Hershey’s Gold

The Hershey Co.

Photograph courtesy of The Hershey Co.


Dispensed Beverages – Coffee

stok bulk cold brew coffee mocha

Category: Dispensed Beverages – Coffee

Stok Bulk Cold Brew Coffee – Mocha

Danone North America

Photograph courtesy of Danone North America

Dispensed Beverages – Frozen

jolly rancher hotties slushies

Category: Dispensed Beverages – Frozen

Jolly Ranchers Hotties Slush

Sunny Sky Products

Photograph courtesy of Sunny Sky Products

Foodservice – Breakfast

johnsonville savory breakfast croissant

Category: Foodservice – Breakfast

Savory Breakfast Croissant

Johnsonville LLC

Photograph courtesy of Johnsonville LLC

Foodservice – Coffee Bar

nestle coffee mate natural bliss creamer vanilla

Category: Foodservice – Coffee Bar

Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Vanilla Flavor Liquid Creamer Singles

Nestle Professional

Photograph courtesy of Nestle Professional

Foodservice – General

brakebrush brothers flame grilled chicken sandwich

Category: Foodservice – General

Flame Grilled Chicken Burger

Brakebush Brothers Inc.

Photograph courtesy of Brakebush Brothers Inc.

Foodservice – Handhelds

tyson foods hillshire farms sausage rolls

Category: Foodservice – Handhelds

Hillshire Farms Sausage Rolls

Tyson Foods

Photograph courtesy of Tyson Foods

Foodservice – Snacks

ruiz chicken bacon cheddar tornados

Category: Foodservice – Snacks

Chicken, Bacon & Cheddar Tornados

Ruiz Foods

Photograph courtesy of Ruiz Foods

Foodservice Equipment – Coffee

franke coffee systems a800 fresh brew

Category: Foodservice Equipment – Coffee

A800 Fresh Brew

Franke Coffee Systems

Photograph courtesy of Franke Coffee Systems

Foodservice Equipment – Other (tie)

spm usa i-pro slushy machine and spirit specialty solutions roller grill sneezeguard canopy

Category: Foodservice Equipment – Other (tie)

I-Pro Slushy Machine



Roller Grill Sneezeguard/Canopy

Spirit Specialty Solutions Inc.

Photographs courtesy of SPM USA and Spirit Specialty Solutions

Foodservice Equipment – Holding & Display

spiri speciality solutions led banner bar

Category: Foodservice Equipment – Holding & Display

LED Banner Bar

Spirit Specialty Solutions Inc.

Photograph courtesy of Spirit Specialty Solutions


masonways emergency spill center

Category: Forecourt

MasonWays Emergency Spill Center

MasonWays Indestructible Plastics LLC

Photograph courtesy of MasonWays Indestructible Plastics LLC

Packaged Beverages – Alcohol

anheuser busch bud light orange and lime

Category: Packaged Beverages – Alcohol

Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Orange


Photograph courtesy of Anheuser-Busch

Packaged Beverages – Energy

monster hydro lineup

Category: Packaged Beverages – Energy

Monster Energy Hydro

Monster Energy Co.

Photograph courtesy of Monster Energy Co.

Packaged Beverages – Nonalcohol

dasani sparkling water

Category: Packaged Beverages – Nonalcohol

Dasani Sparkling

The Coca-Cola Co.

Photograph courtesy of the Coca-Cola Co.


ice breakers ice cubs blister pack peppermint

Category: Packaging

Ice Breakers Ice Cubes Blister Pack – Peppermint

The Hershey Co.

Photograph courtesy of The Hershey Co.

Snacks – Bars

clif bar peanut butter dark chocolate

Category: Snacks – Bars

Clif Bar – Peanut Butter Banana with Dark Chocolate

Clif Bar & Co.

Photograph courtesy of Clif Bar & Co.

Snacks – Meat

tyson foods hillshire snacking small plates pepperoni white cheddar cheese toasted rounds

Category: Snacks – Meat

Hillshire Snacking Small Plates – All Natural Uncured Pepperoni With White Cheddar Cheese & Toasted Rounds

Tyson Foods

Photograph courtesy of Tyson Foods

Snacks – Other

rx bar nut butter vanilla almond butter

Category: Snacks – Other

Rx Nut Butter – Vanilla Almond Butter


Photograph courtesy of RxBar

Snacks – Salty

kelloggs cheez it duoz caramel popcorn and cheddar

Category: Snacks – Salty

Cheez-It Duoz – Caramel Popcorn & Cheddar


Photograph courtesy of Kellogg's

Snacks – Sweet

prairie city bakery peanut butter key lime ooey butter cakes

Category: Snacks – Sweet

Peanut Butter and Key Lime Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes

Prairie City Bakery

Photograph courtesy of Prairie City Bakery


verifone systems ez receipt

Category: Technology

EZ Receipt

Verifone Systems Inc.

Photograph courtesy of Verifone Systems Inc.


swedish match white owl summer sampler

Category: Tobacco/OTP

White Owl Summer Sampler

Swedish Match

CSP is part of the Winsight family. Chicago-based Winsight LLC is a business-to-business media, event, data and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant, grocery and noncommercial foodservice industries.

Photograph courtesy of Swedish Match