Hot 100 Products: 100-76

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In a little more than a year, we've put together a database of nearly 2,800 products. The site has become a go-to for retailers interested in finding new-product trends before they become, well, trends. It's a new product repository, a time stamp of consumer demands, and a catalog of the core products that still make up 80% of your sales. Explore the Convenience Store Products Hot 100 most-clicked products of 2016, beginning with 100-76. Click through to see the first of four slideshows as we begin to unveil our whole list.

100: Nth Degree Enhanced Sports Drink

Nth Degree Enhanced Sports Drink

The Enhanced Sports Drink from Nth Degree does not contain preservatives, artificial ingredients or artificial colors. It comes in flavors including fruit punch, orange, raspberry and lemonade and is certified low glycemic in human clinical trials. This product uses the natural sweetener Palatinose which is made from sugar beets and is absorbed five-times slower in the body providing athletes with extra energy and endurance. It also supports fat burning.

99: BIC Special Edition Bohemian Series Lighters

BIC Special Edition Bohemian Series Lighters

The lighters in this series are based on design elements from tapestries and blown glass, making them a good accessory for consumers who want to express their inner free spirit, the company says. The lighters in this series are made in the United States, with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1.89 per lighter.

98: The Ginger People Bottoms Up

The Ginger People Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up ginger beer is made with single origin ginger and a clean ingredient list. By not filtering, blending, using extracts or adding fruit juices, Bottoms Up offers a classic ginger beer option. The authentic flavor also makes it an ideal mixer for popular ginger-based cocktails, the company says. The producer made some upgrades by cutting the sugar content and switching to pry-off crown seals to maintain the highest quality and optimum oxygen barrier.

97: Gojo Industries Purell at the Pump UV-Stabilized

GOJO Industries Purell at the Pump UV-Stabilized

Purell at the Pump UV-Stabilized is designed to stand up to the outdoor elements. It is available in dove gray/white and black/chrome color schemes, and high-capacity 1,200-mL refills are available in gel and foam. Having sanitizers at the pump can help raise consumer perception of a store’s cleanliness and reduce trips to the restroom, helping save on labor, according to the company.

96: NJOY Daily

NJOY Daily

NJOY Daily is a disposable e-cig that features a lightweight and distinct visual design, as well as a soft touch. The innovative design delivers an authentic smoking experience, as it’s more than 90% as satisfying as a cigarette during the first 7 minutes of use, according to the company. NJOY Pre-Filled Tanks offer innovative technology as the new Convenience Vaping System includes ready-to-use, prefilled tanks and a high-performance 1,000-mAh pen-style battery.

95: Van Holten’s Pickle-Ice

Van Holten’s Pickle-Ice

Van Holten’s is taking the pickle out of the pouch but retaining the juice with Pickle-Ice, a 2-ounce freeze pop made with Van Holten’s pickle juice and enhanced with electrolytes. The bold refresher can be consumed frozen or unfrozen and is a sugar-free alternative to sports drinks. Pickle-Ice contains real Van Holten’s pickle brine with added electrolytes to quench one’s thirst. Van Holten’s Pickle-Ice comes packed in a 48-count counter display case with an SRP of 49 cents per pop or an eight-count peg bag with an SRP of $2.99.

94: Icee Sour Green Apple Watermelon and Banana Berry Punch

ICEE Sour Green Apple Watermelon and Banana Berry Punch

Two summer promotional flavors—Sour Green Apple Watermelon and Banana Berry Punch—join the line that includes classics such as Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade. The flavors were available until September. Sour Green Apple Watermelon offers a twist of sour and sweet while Banana Berry Punch is a smooth blend of berries and bananas. The manufacturer offers Arctic Blast, Slush Puppie and Icee Slush varieties.

93: Gatorade Fuel Bars

Gatorade Fuel Bar

Gatorade Fuel Bars are designed to help athletes fuel up for athletic activity. With carbohydrates and protein, every bar provides convenient on-the-go fuel to help athletes compete. Gatorade Fuel Bars come in three flavors: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Honey Oat.

92: SloanLED Progressive Series

SloanLED Progressive Series

For fuel canopy application, the Progressive Down Light 2 is a one-for-one upgrade of existing canopy lights. The luminaire is marked by a revolutionary design, optimized radiation pattern and slim profile—saving up to 78% energy compared with typical HID fixtures, the company says. Also featured are the Progressive Pole Mount Light (parking areas), Progressive Wall Light (building security) and HighLINER 2 (soffits/wall washes).

91: Blount Fine Foods Corp. organic soup line

Blount Fine Foods Corp. organic soup line

Blount Fine Foods has launched a line of 16-ounce organic soup cups that feature wholesome ingredients that are locally sourced. They are made using a small-batch cooking process to ensure that flavors are well-layered, according to the manufacturer. The new lineup features four flavors: Organic Vegetable Chili, Minestrone Soup, Tomato Bisque and Lentil & Chick Pea Soup. The Blount Organics fresh-soup cup is specially designed for easy heating and eating. The line has a 50-day refrigerated shelf life from the date of manufacture and ships refrigerated in cases of six 16 ounce cups.

90: Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars

Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars

Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars are made with real fruit, whole-roasted almonds and signature Brookside dark chocolate. Two varieties include Brookside Fruit and Nut Cranberry with Blackberry Flavor and Brookside Fruit and Nut Cherry with Pomegranate Flavor. Available in a 1.4-ounce bar with an SRP of $1.69, bars also come in a four-count multipack for an SRP of $4.99. A third variety, Brookside Fruit and Nut Blueberry with Acai Flavor will soon be available.

89: Gaiatrend Alfaliquid

Gaïatrend Alfaliquid

Gaiatrend is expanding to U.S. markets within its Gaiatrend USA division, and is introducing its leading brand, Alfaliquid. Currently commanding more than 50% of the e-liquid market in France, Alfaliquid is initially available in 15 flavors across three e-liquid collections: Heritage, Harvest and Reserve. Alfaliquid e-liquids are manufactured in the French region of Lorraine at a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

88: Brakebush Brothers Chicken Wings

Brakebush Brothers Chicken Wings

Created with authentic Wild Turkey Bourbon and a proprietary blend of spices, the wings are sweet, yet smoky, with just a hint of brown sugar and molasses. The Struttin’ Sauce comes in a separate pouch, so preparation is easy. Simply fry or bake, then toss in sauce, and these crispy wings are ready to serve.

87: Wires That Work countertop display

Wires That Work countertop display

A high‐end mobile accessory line from Wires That Work offers operators a countertop display that won’t crack and is designed with lock and key. Offering 4-foot cables rather than 3-foot cables, Wires That Work products are tested and imported from reputable suppliers, stamped with a logo and adhere to several international safety compliances. Products come individually boxed and are secured in a countertop display that’s made from sintra (a stronger material than acrylic). Available in red and black graphics, the unit can be either two- or three-tiered with an SRP range of $6.99 to $14.99.

86: Republic Tobacco Tin Star Pipe Tobacco

Republic Tobacco Tin Star Pipe Tobacco

Republic Tobacco is pleased to introduce Tin Star Pipe Tobacco. Available in Regular, Menthol and Gold medium and large bags, the new blend is a flavorful combination of premium tobaccos with a smooth, mellow taste. With Tin Star, retailers can satisfy the demand for a great pipe tobacco at the lowest price.

85: Island Squeeze Pouch

Island Squeeze Pouch

Six new Island Squeeze flavors are available from Phusion Projects: Strawberry Daiquiri Light, Margarita Light, Blue Hawaiian Light, Mango Peach Light, Dreamsicle and Key Lime. Pouches can be frozen and poured into a glass or served over ice. Consisting of 6% alcohol by volume, Island Squeeze is available in 12-packs of 10-ounce, single-serve pouches with an SRP of $1.99 per pouch. The new varieties join existing cocktail flavors Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Margarita and Pink Lemonade Light.

84: Innokin CoolFire IV Plus iSubG Kit

Innokin CoolFire IV Plus iSubG Kit

The CoolFire IV Plus Storm Edition iSubG Kit is joining the CoolFire IV series. Packed with 70 watts of precise output that can fire down to 0.1 ohm and a long-lasting 3300mAh battery, the CoolFire IV Plus is curved to fit perfectly into the user’s hand, with an ergonomically placed power button. The variety is the first Innokin vaporizer to feature 2-amp quick charge.

83: Boulder Rock combo pack

Boulder Rock combo pack

Boulder International’s new Rock (KP1) vapor pen/e-liquid combo pack combines a no-hassle fill system, unique design and competitive price. The company’s fine e-liquids are available in banana, berry mix, blueberry, blackberry and cherry flavors. They are made using USP-grade ingredients and flavorings imported from Switzerland and Italy. Packaging features a cap with a mountain motif top and easy to use bottle with long spout.

82: iSIGN Smart Antenna

iSIGN Smart Antenna

An effective tool to drive in-store traffic and lift sales, Smart Antenna is regarded as measurable, accountable and flexible, and is compatible with smart mobile devices. Integrating with existing signage or as a stand-alone component, it supports communication in any language and has opt-in features for consumer interaction. Smart Antenna is waterproof and operates in extreme temperature (minus 40 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit).

81: ImageWorks LED illuminated headers

ImageWorks LED illuminated headers

ImageWorks Display and Marketing Group features LED Illuminated Headers in its tobacco displays, which will replace traditional fluorescent illumination. LED technology has long been utilized within ImageWorks flip signs and has proven to be more energy efficient, brighter and have a much longer lifespan than traditional bulbs, lasting up to five times longer, according to the company.

80: Barry's Gourmet Brownies Fudgiest Brownies Ever

Barry's Gourmet Brownies Fudgiest Brownies Ever

79: Scotchgard Surface Protection Film 2200

Scotchgard Surface Protection Film 2200

3M introduces Scotchgard Surface Protection Film 2200, which is designed to protect stone and vinyl flooring, bathroom surfaces and walls. This thin floor film provides nearly invisible protection from a variety of finish-eroding events, from high foot traffic and furniture to harmful liquid drips and spills. It reduces the time, cost and labor required for stripping and refinishing surfaces. This product has been named the 2015 ISSA Innovation Award “Supplies” category winner.

78: Angry Orchard’s Orchard's Edge Knotty Pear and Old Fashioned

Angry Orchard’s Orchard's Edge Knotty Pear and Old Fashioned

Orchard’s Edge consists of two new cider styles: Knotty Pear and Old Fashioned. Both varieties are aged using American oak and feature nonapple fruit such as pears and oranges, along with exotic spices such as cardamom. Knotty Pear is 6.5% ABV, while Old Fashioned (6.5% ABV) features a bright apple flavor and slight vanilla. They are available in six‐packs for an SRP of $11.99.

77: Seagram’s Escapes Pink Pineapple Passion and Orange Sassy Swirl

Seagram’s Escapes Pink Pineapple Passion and Orange Sassy Swirl

Seagram’s is partnering with recording artist Kelly Rowland on the launch of two new signature Seagram’s Escapes flavors—Pink Pineapple Passion (sweet and tropical with a splash of watermelon) and Orange Sassy Swirl (smooth with a hint of vanilla). Also exclusively available on the Seagram’s Escapes website is Rowland’s new recording “Gimme Love.”

76: PTS bill payment kiosk

PTS bill payment kiosk

The bill payment kiosks from Payment Terminal Systems allow customers to pay utility bills, phone cards, prepaid airtime and more. It is available with top-panel advertising  opportunities for extra revenue, the company says. It allows for secure cash or debit transactions, real-time monitoring and 24/7 support.