The 2015 C-Store Products Hot 100: Nos. 40-31
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. 40 to 31.
40: Premium Iced Coffee, Sunny Sky Products
Under the Eden Gourmet line, this dispensed-beverage product’s bold and creamy flavor can be served over ice or blended, and promises a profit margin of up to 70%, according to the company.
39: Welch’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Snacks, Promotion in Motion
Welch’s PB&J Snacks combine peanut butter and jelly in easy-to-eat, no-mess snacks. The round bite features soft centers made with real fruit surrounded by peanut butter, offering 100% of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C and a good source of vitamins A and E.
38: Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, The Hershey Co.
This product has an icy cool blast of freshness in a quickly dissolving chew. Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews are available in a 0.8-ounce slide pack and come in Spearmint and Peppermint flavors.
37: Milkshakes, f’real Foods
f'real Foods designs, sells and markets milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccino blended frozen beverages made from real ingredients like ice cream, fruit, milk and coffee. Consumers freshly blend the products in the company’s patented blender.
36: Cheez-It Grooves, Kellogg Co.
Cheez-It Grooves are thin crackers processed with grooves for a crispier eating experience, according to Kellogg’s. With two flavors—Zesty Cheddar Ranch and Sharp White Cheddar—Cheez-It Grooves are made with 100% real cheese.
35: Frozen Beverage Dispensers, FBD-Frozen Beverage
FBD's patented equipment includes FBD In-Line Carbonator, FBD AccuFreeze Viscosity Control and FBD RapidFreeze Cold Chamber. These innovations ensure improved freeze-down, the company says.
34: Protein Drinks, Bolthouse Farms
This gluten-free product has 30 grams of protein, 21 vitamins and minerals and a creamy taste similar to a milkshake.
32: Smoking Rolling Papers, Scandinavian Tobacco Group
These rolling papers are made from some of the highest quality materials, the company says.
31: Condiments in Eight Flavors, Arcobasso Foods
This lineup of 12-ounce sauce bottles comes in eight flavors, including Creamy Ranch, Buffalo Sauce, Spicy Chipotle, Smokey Barbecue, Blazin’ Ketchup, Honey Mustard, Lazy Man’s Sauce (relish, ketchup and mustard combined) and a new Hot Sauce.