Hot 100: 2014

Published in Convenience Store Products Magazine November/December 2014

There can only be one most-requested product, preceded of course by 99 other highly sought-after c-store products, each indicating a bit about what was important to you, the reader, this year. The list itself is derived from individual products featured in editorial and advertisements in Convenience Store Products, from the August/September 2013 issue through the July/August 2014 issue. Any product with a reader circle number was tracked. And while the products run the gamut from e-cigarettes to display cases, frozen novelties to cake balls, there is one thing on most retailers’ minds: foodservice.

There are eight foodservice-related products in the top 20 products alone—including the No. 1 spot—and 36 in the entire list. Talk about a one-track mind.

What follows is a comprehensive list of this year’s hottest products, including helpful callouts to not only some of the foodservice items that interested retailers most this year, but also products that reflected other big-picture trends in the world of convenience retailing.

With that, we are pleased to present your most requested convenience-store products of 2014.

Ranksort descending Product Company
1 Day’n Night Bites Breakfast Calzones Land Mark Products, Inc.
2 Cow Tales Goetze's Candy Co. Inc.
3 Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Nestlé USA
4 Sandwich Bar/Warmer AdvancePierre Foods
5 Vapin Plus Vaporizer Pen CB Distributors Inc.
6 Big AZ BaconAddict Burger AdvancePierre Foods
7 Caramel Creams Tray Pack Goetze's Candy Co. Inc.
8 Starburst Sorbet Bars MARS Chocolate North America
9 Overhead Pack Merchandisers (OPM) Harbor Industries, Inc.
10 Fast Choice Sandwiches AdvancePierre Foods
11 Green Goddess, Protein Plus, Salted Caramel Latte Beverages Bolthouse Farms, Inc.
12 Fast Bites Breakfast Sandwiches AdvancePierre Foods
13 Vuse R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
14 Warhead Sour Dippin' Pucker Packs Impact Confections
15 Gold and Raspberry Dreamies Flowers Foods Snack Group/Mrs. Freshley's
16 FlexFrame 2 Fixture Harbor Industries, Inc.
17 Day'n Night Bites Calzones (Non-breakfast) Land Mark Products, Inc.
18 Single Serve Desserts Sara Lee Foodservice
19 Spreads Snacksters The Hershey Company
20 IMI Cornelius Viper United Fast Food
21 Premium Iced Coffee Sunny Sky Products
22 Pretzel Flatbread Sandwiches AdvancePierre Foods
23 Wild Side Sriracha and Burrito Beef Jerkey Flavors Jack Link's
24 Pringles Tortilla Crisps Kellogg Co.
25 Small Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerkey Jack Link's
26 Lemonhead LTO Packaging Ferrara Candy Company
27 Kellogg’s To Go Breakfast Shakes Kellogg Co.
28 Jolly Rancher Frozen Uncarbonated Drink Sunny Sky Products
29 Flavored Cigar Singles Prime Time International Distributing Inc.
30 Grab-And-Go Shelving United Fast Food
31 Tic Tac Displays Ferrero USA Inc.
32 Tums Chewy Delights GlaxoSmithKline
33 Dole Banana Dippers Dole Packaged Foods
34 York Minis The Hershey Company
35 Rolaids Rolls Lil' Drug Store Products
36 Mr. Chill Sugar Free Flavor Shots for Cornelius Flavor Fusion United Fast Food
37 Jolly Rancher Frozen Carbonated Drink Sunny Sky Products
38 Flicktacular Lighters BIC USA Inc.
39 Cornelius Flavor Fusion Ice Drink Combo United Fast Food
40 Ham, Egg and Cheese Muffin Tyson Convenience
42 Premium Selections Sandwiches E.A. Sween Company
44 RollUPz Greencore (Formerly Lettieri's)
46 Ready Snax Kids' Snacks Ready Pac Foods, Inc.
47 Next Merchandising System Southern Imperial, Inc.
48 Fusion Pizza and Snack Ovens Tomlinson Industries
49 Shuttle Oven Ovention Inc.
50 Softgloss Maxx Ryko Solutions Inc.
51 Ryko Solutions Radius HT Ryko Solutions Inc.
52 Big AZ Cheeseburger AdvancePierre Foods
53 AriZona Chocolate Fudge Float Soda AriZona Beverages USA LLC
54 Barry’s Gourmet Brownies Fudgiest Brownies Ever Barry's Gourmet Brownies
55 Single-Serve Refrigerated Soups Blount Fine Foods Corp.
56 Bananas Chiquita
57 Nibblers Cheese Snacks Crystal Farms
59 Mars Chocolate Combos Brand Display MARS Chocolate North America
60 Vaporizers NJOY E-Cigs & Vaping
62 Frozen-Treat Dispenser Taylor Co.
63 Life Savers Berry Bites Bite-Size Gummies Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
64 Fast Fixin' Sandwich Bar Protein Additions AdvancePierre Foods
65 American Foods Group Sheboygan Roller Grill Sausage Program American Foods Group
66 BIC Special Edition Fashion Series Lighters BIC USA Inc.
67 Sprite Cranberry The Coca-Cola Co.
70 Passport v10 POS Management System Gilbarco Veeder-Root
71 ICE0926 and ICE0726 Ice Machines Ice-O-Matic
73 Bear Naked Energy Bars Kellogg Co.
74 Ricola Cough Drops Lil' Drug Store Products
76 Alley Oop Youthtopia Beverages, LLC
77 Cinnful Apple Hard Cider Boston Beer Company
80 Bottom Dual Coil Vaporizer CB Distributors Inc.
81 Chill-Activated Can The Coca-Cola Co.
82 Cakeballz Convenience Valet
83 Chap Ice Revo LIp Balm Ball Convenience Valet
87 Stacker Squares Greencore (Formerly Lettieri's)
89 Insight Beverages Frozen Beverages Insight Beverages
90 Day ’N Night Bites Omelet Wrap Land Mark Products, Inc.
91 Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road MARS Chocolate North America
92 Combos Baked Sweet and Salty MARS Chocolate North America
93 Chattanooga Bakery Salted Caramel Single Decker MoonPie
94 Bacon Ritz Mondelez Intl.
95 Mrs. Freshley's Chocolate Bells Flowers Foods Snack Group/Mrs. Freshley's
96 Wonka Randoms Nestlé USA
97 Sparkling Ice Talking Rain Beverage
98 United Fast Food & Beverage Service Iced Coffee Dispenser United Fast Food
99 Skittles Desserts Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
100 Sunny Sky Liquid Tea Sweeteners Sunny Sky Products