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.

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