NACS: Platform To Announce CSP's 2016 Best New Product Winners

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The industry's most significant new-product awards are here! Find out which companies made the cut and have the most...

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The industry's most significant new-product awards are here! Find out which companies made the cut and have the most innovative technology and foods to try for 2016.

CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CSP magazine is proud to announce the leaders in product innovation for the 13th consecutive year with its Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest winners (list below).

Nominations of hundreds of eligible new products introduced into the convenience-retailing format between Aug. 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, were tried, tested and tinkered with to determine the top three finalists in 26 key categories. A panel of CSP magazine's editorial team -the new product committee - chose the finalist. Approximately 1,500 c-store retailers elected the winning products with much satisfaction and amazement.

"New products drive traffic, generate buzz and fuel innovation for the entire c-store industry, and this year's winners reflect that drive to create the 'next big thing,' " said Abbie Westra, retail content director for Winsight, including CSP and Convenience Store Products. "They are a barometer of both consumer trends and supplier innovation." All of the nominated products showed innovation, uniqueness and groundbreaking advancement in each category and Winsight thanks all the retailers who voted and every supplier nominee. We look forward to seeing what's in store for 2017.

Special awards will be presented to contest winners during the 2016 NACS Show held Oct. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center to certify that these company's products "have arrived" to the marketplace. They will also be mentioned in our daily online newsletter at and featured in the December 2016 issue of CSP magazine. Congratulations on this prestigious achievement!

Company Name

Product Name



Budweiser (America Packaging)

Best New Packaging

The Hershey Company

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cup King Size

Candy (Chocolate)

Mondelez International

Sour Patch Kids Strawberry Re-Sealable Stand Up Pouch

Candy (Non-Chocolate)

MasonWays Indestructible Plastics

Mixed Recyclables Center




Dispensed Beverage Equipment

Kerry Convenience/Insight Beverages

OREO Hot Chocolate

Dispensed Beverages

General Mills, Inc.

Cheerios Protein

Edible Grocery

Red Bull North America

Red Bull Summer Edition

Energy Drinks

Life Support

Life Support Recovery Shot

Energy Shots/Supplements

Tomlinson Industries

513H Humidified Merchandiser

Equipment – Foodservice

f'real foods

f'real Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Milkshake

Foodservice Products (Dessert)

Johnsonville Sausage

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Foodservice Products (General)

Hot Stuff Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Roll

Foodservice Products (Snacks and Sides)

The ICEE Company

Sip-N-See Straws

General Merchandise

Convenience Valet

Waterless Disposable Razor

Health & Beauty

Tyson Convenience

Ball Park Flame Grilled Jerky

Meat Snacks


Henry's Hard Soda

Packaged Beverages (Alcohol)

The Coca-Cola Company

Smartwater Sparkling

Packaged Beverages (Non-Alcohol)

Clif Bar & Company

CLIF Nut Butter Energy Bar

Snacks (Bars)

Tyson Convenience

Hillshire Snacking Small Plates

Snacks (Salty)

Hostess Brands

Hostess Suzy Q's

Snacks (Sweet)

Minor Decliner, LLC

Minor Decliner Age Verification System

Technology – Hareware

Hot Stuff Pizza

iGnG – Intelligent Grab N Go

Technology – Software

BIC Consumer Products

Bohemian Series

Tobacco (Accessories)

Cheyenne International, LLC

Cheyenne Limited Edition Tropical Cigars

Tobacco (Cigars)

blue Cigs

blu Carolina Bold Tanks

Tobacco (Vaping Products)

Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, including CSP, Restaurant Business, Foodservice Director and Convenience Store Products; a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters (Restaurant Business Daily and CSP Daily News) and webinars, plus video products, mobile and tablet apps; custom marketing solutions; and the convenience-retailer intelligence tool, CSPedia. The Winsight Events group produces six exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences-Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE Conference, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC and MenuDirections-in addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings. Winsight recently acquired Technomic, Inc., the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry. Winsight is the recognized leader in the markets it serves. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to

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