The 2015 C-Store Products Hot 100: Nos. 20-11
Counting down the top retailer-requested products of the year, starting at 50
Every year, Convenience Store Products tallies up retailer requests received for information on products found in the magazine (via reader service card). This year, the list, which is derived from individual products listed in editorial and advertising in Convenience Store Products from the August/September 2014 issue through the July/August 2015 issue, was as diverse as your product mix itself.
We’ll be revealing the entire Hot 100 in our November/December issue, set to hit the streets in early December. Until then, we're counting down the top 50, with 10 new products posted every Wednesday in the Convenience Store Products e-newsletter.
We'll hit the 10 most scanned on Dec. 2 and unveil that No. 1 most requested c-store product. For now, here are Nos. 20 to 11. Next week we will unveil the top 10!
20. Xcelerate Hi-Speed Oven, Alto-Shaam
The energy-efficient Xcelerate has the versatility to fit a variety of applications and has the ability to defrost, reheat, cook, bake and brown.
19. Breakfast Calzones, Land Mark Products
This was the 2014 top-pick for The Hot 100. It showed that retailers were looking, and continue to look, for ways to boost their foodservice programs with bold flavors and satisfying and portable meal options.
17. Hot Pockets Panada, Nestlé Professional
Handheld sandwiches are growing in popularity as breakfast items among the United States. Retailers are heeding consumers’ calls for both healthier alternatives and spicier, bolder flavors.
16. Paper To-Go Food Containers, Seda North America
These food containers are made of quality materials with tight-fitting lids, to protect food and come in a variety of sizes, ideal for a variety of menu items and portion sizes.
15. Skippy Peanut Butter Portion Control Packs, Diamond Crystal Brands
These packs are perfect for breakfast, lunch or snack time, offering customers a quick way to pick up the protein they’re looking for, the company says.
14. Skippy Peanut Butter and Jelly Combo Pouches, Diamond Crystal Brands
These single-serve pouches offer both peanut butter and Concord grape jelly.
13. Purell at the Pump, Gojo Industries
These dispensers are designed to stand up to outdoor elements. They are available in dove gray/white and black/chrome color schemes and have 1,200-ml refills.
12. Snak Club Grab-and-Go Tube Nuts and Trail Mixes, McLane Co. Inc.
These tube nut and trail mix products come in portion control sizes and counter-top displays.
11. Skippy Squeeze Pouch Display, Diamond Crystal Brands
This easy-to-spot display is filled with portion-control packs and fit in high-traffic areas near the register or granola bar set, the company says.