The AWMA Expo Product Roundup, Part 1

A slideshow of new products and ideas from the 2014 Expo

Published in Convenience Store Products

Abbie Westra, Deputy Group Editor, CSP

Nestle Wonka Randoms

Nestle USA's Wonka Randoms, one of the new products on display at the 2014 AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo

LAS VEGAS  -- Convenience distributors, retailers, brokers, manufacturers and suppliers met in Las Vegas last week for the annual AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo.

Along with education opportunities—such as Kit Dietz’s Harmonizing Assortment Conference and the AWMA Women’s Leadership Initiative breakfast, which welcomed sociologist and lead researcher on the book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” Marianne Cooper—attendees strolled the expo floor, looking for the next big thing.

Convenience Store Products was there, tracking new products and seeking fresh ideas to draw traffic and sales into the c-store. Among the trends: bold flavors, products to improve one's well-being and--no surprise--a bounty of vaping devices. 

Following are nine great finds we captured on the show floor. For eight more, stay tuned to Thursday’s issue of the Convenience Store Products e-newsletter.

Abbie Westra, CSP Business Media/Winsight By Abbie Westra, Deputy Group Editor, CSP
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