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Drum Roll for CSP's New-Product Contest Winners

Retailers choose favorites in 28 categories

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.

CSP Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest winners

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!

CategoryWinning companyWinning product
Best new packagingThe Coca-Cola Co.Chill Activated Can
ChickenBrakebush BrothersSriracha Bites
ChocolateNestle USAButterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
CigarsSwisher InternationalLimited Edition Cigaillos
Dispensed beverage equipmentKeurig Green Mountain Inc.K150 Single-Serve Brewing System
Dispensed beveragesNestle ProfessionalNestle Coffee-mate Italian Sweet Creme Liquid Creamer Singles
E-cigarettesAltria Group Distribution Co.MarkTen
Edible groceryGood HumorReese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cup
Energy drinkMonsterMonster Energy Ultra Red
Foodservice equipmentTurboChefPanini Oven
Foodservice--generalJ&J Snack Foods Corp.SUPERPRETZEL SuperTwists
Foodservice--sweetsMcCain Foods USASweet Classics Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
General merchandiseChurch & DwightTrojan BareSkin Condom 3-ct.
Gum/MintsFerrero USATic Tac Summer Ice Pop
Handheld entreeJohnsonville Sausage LLCSausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits
HBCGlaxoSmithKlineTums Chewy Delights Very Cherry
Meat snacksJack Link'sSmall Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerky
Non-chocolateImpact ConfectionsWARHEADS Sour Dippin' Pucker Packs
Non-food-related equipmentiSee Store InnovationsIcelight Cooler
Nuts/Seeds/LegumesThanasi FoodsBIGS Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Packaged beverageBolthouse FarmsSalted Caramel Latte 15.2oz.
Snacks--barsKIND Healthy SnacksStrong & KIND Bars
Snacks--saltyJM SmuckersJif to Go Dippers
Snacks--sweetMrs. Freshley'sPeanut Butter Flavored Swiss Rolls
Technology--hardwareComdataSmartSight
Technology--software/servicesGilbarco VeederRootPlay At The Pump
Tobacco accessoriesBIC Corp.Collector Series Duck Dynasty
VapingCB Distributors/21st Century SmokeVapin 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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