Cool New Products at the NACS Show

Convenience-store retailers vote on some of the year’s coolest new c-store products

When I arrived at the NACS Cool New Products showcase at the 2015 NACS Show in Las Vegas, there was a line.

As it turns out, it was worth the wait. In many cases, these new products are just hitting shelves—some won’t be available until next year. But retailers hungry for a new product, service or technology spent time examining each display within.

Over the course of the NACS Show, retailers will visit the Cool New Products room to get a look the featured products that entered the convenience channel this year, each using a scanner to get more information on products that catch his or her eye.

Retailers receive a printout with the name, company information and release date for each item. NACS will tally up those scan numbers and rank each product according to the number of scans.

Stay tuned for the Cool New Product rankings. In the meantime, here’s a look at a few of the products we saw within.

skittles america mix

Skittles America Mix, Wrigley

Release Date: 4/25/2016

prairie city fudge

Prairie City Bakery Fudge, Prairie City Bakery

Available now

emerald double crunch

Emerald Brand Nuts/Double Crunch, Diamond Foods, Inc.

Available now

isee roller chill

iSEE Roller Chill, iSEE Store Innovations, LLC

Release Date: 2/1/2016

brownie brittle

Brownie Brittle, Keen Marketing & Manufacturing

Available now


CGC1, Curtis

Available now

f'real glazed donut shake

Limited Edition Glazed Donut Milkshake, f’real foods

Available now

red bull summer series

Red Bull Summer Edition - Kiwi, Red Bull North America

Available now