Retailers: Voice Your Choice for Best New Products

CSP unveils finalists for 11th annual contest, opens voting

Published in CSP Daily News

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Now in its 11th year, the annual CSP Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest is the industry's most significant new product awards. CSP is pleased to announce the finalists in this year's contest.

Three finalists each in 28 different convenience store categories have been chosen from a pool of hundreds of products that were nominated by both retailers and suppliers. This group represents the best new products introduced to the market within the past year.

Retailers in the c-store channel now have the opportunity to elect the winners of each category by logging on to www.cspnet.com/2014bestproducts. Voting is open Aug. 4 through Sept. 10. Winners will be announced and receive an award plaque at the NACS Show in October with a complete feature article in the December issue of CSP magazine.

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 (including 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.

The full list of finalists includes:

Category

Company

Product

TOBACCO - VAPING PRODUCTS

Vapage

Vapage Honeycomb Tank

 

CB Distributors

Vapin Plus Liquid Vaporizer Pen & E-liquids

 

Republic Tobacco

REAL Premium e-Liquids & Accessories

TOBACCO-E-CIGARETTES

Tantus Tobacco

24/7 Rechargeable USB Slim Pack E-Cig

 

NJOY

NJOY King 5 Pack

 

Altria Group Distribution Company

MarkTen

TOBACCO-CIGARS

Swisher International

Limited Edition Cigarillos

 

Swedish Match

1882

 

Prime Time International Company

Dragonfruit Little Cigars

TOBACCO-ACCESSORIES

BIC

Collector Series Duck Dynasty Lighter

 

Kretek International

DjEEP Old Denim lighters

 

Republic Tobacco

Top-O-Matic PoweRoll Electric King Size Cigarette Machine

PKG. BEVERAGES

E&J Gallo Winery

Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato 187ml

 

Bolthouse Farms

Salted Caramel Latte 15.2oz

 

Starco Impex

Southern Sweetwater Sweeties

ENERGY DRINKS

Monster

Muscle Monster Energy Shake

 

Pursuit Beverage Company

Mossy Oak Pursuit Energy

 

Monster

Monster Energy Ultra Red

DISPENSED BEVERAGES

Insight Beverages

Hydralive Coolers

 

Nestlé Professional

Nestlé Coffee-mate Italian Sweet Crème Liquid Creamer Singles

 

Sunny Sky

Lite Mango Frozen Carbonated Beverage

CANDY-CHOCOLATE

Nestle USA

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups

 

MARS Chocolate North America

Twix Bites

 

Hershey's

York Minis

CANDY-NONCHOCOLATE

Impact Confections

WARHEADS Sour Dippin' Pucker Packs

 

CandyRific

Marvel Avengers Shield Candy Fan

 

Ludo, LLC

Belly Bugs

CANDY-GUM/MINTS

PUR Gum

Cinnamon and Coolmint Gum

 

Java Gum

Caffeinated Gum

 

Ferrero USA

Tic Tac Summer Ice Pop

FOODSERVICE-GENERAL

Onion Crunch, Inc

Pickle Crunch

 

Krispy Krunchy Foods

Krispy Shrimp & Cajun Style Fish

 

J&J Snack Foods Corp

SUPERPRETZEL SuperTwists

FOODSERVICE-HANDHELD ENTREES

Day'N Night Bites

Sausage'N Gravy Calzone

 

Johnsonville

Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits

 

Tres Picosos

Saluda Burritos

FOODSERVICE-CHICKEN

Chester's

Signature Seasonings

 

Brakebush Brothers

Sriracha Bites

 

McCain Foods USA

Wrappetizer Santa Fe Chicken Egg Roll

FOODSERVICE-SWEETS

Prairie City Bakery

Ooey Gooey Butter Sheet Cake

 

McCain Foods USA

Sweet Classics Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

 

B-N-K Ventures

Cowberry Frozen Yogurt

SNACKS-SWEET

Barry's Gourmet Brownies

Gourmet Layered Brownies

 

Little Debbie

Peanut Butter Crème Pie

 

Mrs. Freshley's

Peanut Butter Flavored Swiss Rolls

SNACKS-BARS

KIND Healthy Snacks

Strong & KIND Bars

 

Clif Bar

Mojo Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt

 

Kellogg's Convenience

Bear Naked Granola, Trail Mix and Energy Bars

SNACKS-NUTS/SEEDS/LEGUMES

Thanasi Foods

BIGS Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds

 

Seapoint Farms

Dry Roasted Premium Black Edamame

 

Sahale Snacks

Nut & Fruit Mixes

SNACKS-SALTY

General Mills

Chex Chips

 

JM Smuckers

Jif to Go Dippers

 

Kellogg's Convenience

Pringles Tortilla Crisps

EDIBLE GROCERY

Kraft Foods

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets

 

MARS Chocolate North America

Starburst Brand Sorbet Bars

 

Good Humor

Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cup

HEALTH CARE

Lil' Drug Store Products

Rolaids

 

Haider Co.

Nitrox Energy Shot

 

GlaxoSmithKline

Tums Chewy Delights Very Cherry

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Pennzoil

Pennzoil Platinum with Pure Plus Technology

 

Nestlé Purina PetCare

Beneful Healthy Smile Twists 1.27oz

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing

Trojan BareSkin Condom 3ct

 

Kleenhanz

Handwashing On-the-Go Pack

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT

Merrychef

Eikon e4s

 

Tomlinson Industries

Pizza Oven - 515FCG

 

TurboChef

Panini Oven

DISPENSED BEVERAGE EQUIPMENT

Wilbur Curtis Co.

Wireless Freshness Monitoring System

 

Lancer Corp

Touch Tower

 

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

K150 Single Serve Brewing System

EQUIPMENT-NONFOOD RELATED

Southern Imperial, Inc.

Autofront Roller Shelves

 

iSee Store Innovations

Icelight Cooler

 

Presence From Innovation

Intelli-System Gravity display shelf

TECHNOLOGY-SOFTWARE/SERVICES

PDI

PDI Data Exchange

 

FuelLogix

Analytix App

 

Gilbarco VeederRoot

Play At The Pump

TECHNOLOGY-HARDWARE

Comdata

SmartSight

 

Cybera Inc.

Cybera ONE

 

Broaster Co.

SmartTouch Touchscreen Controller

BEST NEW PACKAGING

The Coca-Cola Co.

Chill Activated Can

 

BuzzBallz LLC

Ready to Drink Cocktails

 

Commonwealth-Altadis

USA Gold Glide Tec Pack

MEAT SNACKS

Jack Link's

Small Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerky

 

ConAgra Foods

Slim Jim Bacon Jerky

 

Marfood USA

Pemmican Tex Mex Line