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