Best New Product Contest Finalists Announced

Best New Product Contest

CSP and Convenience Store Products magazines are proud to announce the finalists for the 14th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest.

Editors from the two magazines identified all finalists from the total list of products nominated by c-store industry members. Now it’s up to c-store retailers to select the winners of this coveted award. Retailers can fill out a ballot now through Sept. 8 at

CSP’s New Product Contest represents so much more than new products,” said Abbey Lewis, editor-in-chief of Convenience Store Products. “It represents consumer and retail trends, and the endless creativity and innovative thinking of our supplier community. We are as eager as anyone to find out how retailers vote.”

The group of finalists represents new products that were introduced into the c-store market between Aug. 1, 2016, and May 26, 2017.

Click through to see the finalist products.

And don't forget to vote!

Candy (Chocolate)

Candy (Chocolate)

The Hershey Co.—Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch

Mars Chocolate North America—M&M’s Caramel Chocolate Candies

Mondelez International—Milka Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars

Candy (Non-Chocolate)

Candy (Non-Chocolate)

General Mills Convenience—Gushers

Wrigley—Starburst Gummies

Leaf Brands LLC—Wacky Wafers Candy



Chobani—Drink Chobani

DanoneWave—Horizon Organic Milk Aseptic Quarts

General Mills Convenience—Yoplait Dippers

Foodservice Products (Dessert)

Foodservice Products (Dessert)

Bake’n Joy Foods Inc.—Kitchen Cupboard

Rich Products—Mixing Bowl Gourmet Filled Cookies

Prairie City Bakery—Sea Salt Caramel & Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes

Foodservice Products (Dispensed Beverages)

Foodservice Products (Dispensed Beverages)

Red Diamond—Früzen Frozen Tea

Pierce Bros. Coffee Roasters—Nitro Fogbuster: Cold Brew Coffee

Kerry Convenience—Twinkies Cappuccino

Foodservice Products (Handhelds)

Foodservice Products (Handhelds)

AdvancePierre Foods Inc.—BIG AZ Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Johnsonville LLC—French Toast Sausage

Day’n Night Bites—The Donut by Day’n Night Bites

Foodservice Products (Snacks)

Foodservice Products (Snacks)

Ruiz Foods—Egg, Sausage & Cheese Empanadas

Tyson Convenience—New Bosco Sticks Stuffed Breadsticks

J&J Snack Foods Corp.—Pretzel Fillers

Equipment — Foodservice

Equipment – Foodservice

Rational USA—Rational Self Cooking Center XS Model 6 2/3

Hatco Corp.—Toast-Qwik Conveyor Toaster

Alto-Shaam—Vector Series Multi-Cook Ovens

Holding & Display Equipment — Foodservice

Holding & Display Equipment - Foodservice

Duke Manufacturing—HS2

Plastic & Products Marketing—Push N Go Lid Dispenser

iSEE Store Innovations—Roller Chill

Energy Shots — General Merchandise

Energy Shots – General Merchandise

Dyla LLC—Forto Coffee Energy Shot

Life Support Development—Life Support Recovery Shot – Red Label

Tweaker Energy Drink—Tweak Extreme Energy Shot

Health & Beauty Care — General Merchandise

Health & Beauty Care – General Merchandise

Max Distributing—Beauty To Go Cosmetics

Dynatabs LLC—Dynatabs Digestive Assist

Convenience Valet—Nicorette Gum 

Packaged Beverages (Alcohol)

Packaged Beverages (Alcohol)

E. & J. Gallo Winery—Gallo Family Sweets

Constellation—Modelo Chelada Tamarindo Picante

MillerCoors—Redd’s Wicked Blood Orange

Packaged Beverages (Energy)

Packaged Beverages (Energy)

PepsiCo—Mango Lime Mountain Dew Kickstart

Monster—Monster Hydro

Red Bull North America—Red Bull Purple Edition Sugarfree

Packaged Beverages (Non-Alcohol)

Packaged Beverages (Non-Alcohol)

Nestle Waters—Nestea

Numi/Smuckers—Numi Organic Tea/Smucker Natural Foods Organic Tea

Dr Pepper Snapple Group—Takes 2 to Mango Tea by Snapple

Meat Snacks

Meat Snacks

Jack Link’s—Jack Link’s Applewood Breakfast Bacon

The Hershey Co.—KRAVE Meat Snacks

Perky Jerky LLC—Perky Jerky 100% Grass-fed Beef Sticks

Snacks (Bars)

Snacks (Bars)

CLIF Bar & Co.—CLIF Whey Protein Bar

Oatmega (part of Amplify Snack Brands)—Oatmega Grass-Fed Whey Protein Cookie

thinkThin—Protein & Superfruit

Snacks (Salty)

Snacks (Salty)

Oberto Brands—Oberto Trail Mix

Paqui Chips—Paqui Carolina Reaper Madness Chips

Kellogg’s—Pringles Loud

Snacks (Sweet)

Snacks (Sweet)

Mars Chocolate North America—goodnessKNOWS Snack Squares, Three New Flavors

Mrs. Freshley’s—Mrs. Freshley’s Cake Crisps

General Mills Convenience—Nature Valley Granola Cups


POS Technology

GSP—AccuStore Scorecards

GasBuddy—GasBuddy Business Pages

PDI—PDI/Labor Scheduler 2.0

Tobacco (Cigars)

Tobacco (Cigars)

Prime Time International Distributing Inc.—Prime Time Tropical Filtered Cigar

Swisher International Inc.—Swisher Sweets Banana Smash

Swedish Match—White Owl Emerald & White Owl Platinum Cigarillos