Convenience Store Products | May/June 2016

May/June 2016 issue of Convenience Store Products magazine

In This Issue

May 2016
The 10 Most Successful New C-Store Products

Choice, variety and individuality: These qualities are what make a new product a pacesetter.

Plus: So long, sriracha? The best in foodservice equipment. Marketing to grandma and grandpa. And heat-not-burn tobacco, hard soda, snacking and cold-vault creativity.



c-store granola breakfast

Today’s customers are interested in better-for-you foods at breakfast. Here are some new entries in the category.


Flavor Forecast can help retailers stay ahead of foodservice trends

Vollrath Co. Stoelting AutoVend System

Kitchen Innovations Awards winners promise labor, energy and water efficiencies

chef at oven

Combi, high-speed or microwave: Modern foodservice ovens can do everything quickly and with precision. And for c-stores, size and speed are vital. Today’s ovens can even communicate with store managers or corporate headquarters, reducing downtime and improving the consumer experience.

Astro Pop

Astro Pop, Wacky Wafers and other once-obsolete products skyrocket under Leaf Brands

Philip Morris iQOS

Enthusiasm building for Philip Morris International’s heat-not-burn technology

hard soda

Who's driving demand for upstart subcategory?

triscuit crackers

'The challenge for these big food companies is trying to reshape themselves'

V8 Fusion Energy

Hybrid beverages present opportunities as well as create confusion

GMO labeling

Manufacturers act to comply with July 1 Vermont law

Mortons convenience store

Tips to spruce up a store inside and out

baby boomer old person shopping

Products and trends ideal for this customer with deep pockets

beverage out-of-stock

Managers don’t need to be responsible for the selection of new products or the removal of underperformers, but they are the gatekeepers of the store.


Jack Link’s Squatch Loaded Bacon & Cheddar

Here are the top-selling new products in convenience stores in the Midwest this quarter.

Cover story

top 10 new products

For the convenience top 10, trends years in the making are starting to make real differences in the marketplace.

Identifying the most-clicked products on since the site’s launch in October ­2015.

By the Numbers

video marketing infographic

Going local through video marketing can fortify customer relationships and boost sales.

Editor's note

Albanese Confection

There’s always more to the story than what you see on store shelves, beyond the cellophane wrappers and cardboard boxes.