OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The winners of CSP’s 11th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest represent a remarkable array of tastes, formats and equipment.
Winners were selected by convenience-store retailers in the industry’s most significant new-product awards for 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, 2013, and July 31, 2014. Candidates were narrowed to a list of three in each category, chosen over the course of one month of online voting. Thanks to all retailers who voted for their favorites; the contest would not have been possible without your participation. Congratulations to all the winners!
|Category||Winning company||Winning product|
|Best new packaging||The Coca-Cola Co.||Chill Activated Can|
|Chicken||Brakebush Brothers||Sriracha Bites|
|Chocolate||Nestle USA||Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups|
|Cigars||Swisher International||Limited Edition Cigaillos|
|Dispensed beverage equipment||Keurig Green Mountain Inc.||K150 Single-Serve Brewing System|
|Dispensed beverages||Nestle Professional||Nestle Coffee-mate Italian Sweet Creme Liquid Creamer Singles|
|E-cigarettes||Altria Group Distribution Co.||MarkTen|
|Edible grocery||Good Humor||Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cup|
|Energy drink||Monster||Monster Energy Ultra Red|
|Foodservice equipment||TurboChef||Panini Oven|
|Foodservice--general||J&J Snack Foods Corp.||SUPERPRETZEL SuperTwists|
|Foodservice--sweets||McCain Foods USA||Sweet Classics Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites|
|General merchandise||Church & Dwight||Trojan BareSkin Condom 3-ct.|
|Gum/Mints||Ferrero USA||Tic Tac Summer Ice Pop|
|Handheld entree||Johnsonville Sausage LLC||Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits|
|HBC||GlaxoSmithKline||Tums Chewy Delights Very Cherry|
|Meat snacks||Jack Link's||Small Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerky|
|Non-chocolate||Impact Confections||WARHEADS Sour Dippin' Pucker Packs|
|Non-food-related equipment||iSee Store Innovations||Icelight Cooler|
|Nuts/Seeds/Legumes||Thanasi Foods||BIGS Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds|
|Packaged beverage||Bolthouse Farms||Salted Caramel Latte 15.2oz.|
|Snacks--bars||KIND Healthy Snacks||Strong & KIND Bars|
|Snacks--salty||JM Smuckers||Jif to Go Dippers|
|Snacks--sweet||Mrs. Freshley's||Peanut Butter Flavored Swiss Rolls|
|Technology--software/services||Gilbarco VeederRoot||Play At The Pump|
|Tobacco accessories||BIC Corp.||Collector Series Duck Dynasty|
|Vaping||CB Distributors/21st Century Smoke||Vapin Plus Liquid Vaporizer Pen & E-liquids|
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based CSP Business Media, publisher of CSP, Convenience Store Products, FoodService Director and Restaurant Business magazines, is a market-dominant, business-to-business, multi-media communication company specializing in the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries. In addition to its print products, CSP Business Media has an extensive portfolio of online products including e-newsletters (CSP Daily News), websites, web conferences, CSPTV and other video products, mobile applications and custom solutions. And CSP Leadership Conferences & Events produces more than 20 major EduNetworking live conferences and focused meetings a year.
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