Finalists Unveiled for CSP’s 13th Annual Best New Product Contest

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – Which products will be crowned as the best of 2016? That’s for convenience-store retailers to decide. Before visiting a polling place to elect the next President of the United States, elect CSP’s 2016 Best New Product Contest winner.

The new product committee—also known as the esteemed editors of CSP magazine—sifted through hundreds of worthy nominees, and selected three finalists each in 26 product categories. Now it’s up to c-store retailers to select the winners of CSP’s 13th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest by filling out their official ticket at or by tweeting the company name and product with the hashtag #CSPnpc2016. Voting is open Aug. 2 through Sept. 9.

"The quality and innovation of new products launched every year makes it more and more difficult to name just three products per category as finalists," says Abbey Lewis, Editor in Chief of Winsight Media’s Convenience Store Products magazine. "It’s a testament to how well suppliers are meeting and exceeding the rapidly increasing expectations of the consumer. Your vote helps recognize the deserving suppliers and continues the great trend of quality products introduced to the industry."

The group of finalists represents products that have been introduced into the c-store market between Aug. 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016.

Winners will be announced and will receive an award plaque at the NACS Show® in October. They will also be mentioned in an article that will appear online at and in the December issue of CSP magazine.

The full list of finalists include:

Product Category Supplier Name Product Name
  Anheuser-Busch Budweiser (America Packaging)
Best New Packaging Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Del Monte® Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grab n Go cups
  J&J Snack Foods Corp. Mary B's Biscuit Melts
  Mars Chocolate North America SNICKERS® Crisper
Candy (Chocolate) Prairie City Bakery Gourmet fudge
  The Hershey Company Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups King Size
Candy (Non-Chocolate) Mondelez International Sour Patch Kids Strawberry re-sealable stand up pouch
  The Hershey Company Allan Big Foot Gummy Candy
  Anthony International iDOOR
Design/Construction/Display MasonWays Indestructible Plastics Mixed Recyclables Center
  Replications Unlimited Urestone Faux Brick and Stone Panels
  Cornelius a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company IDC Pro
Dispensed Beverage Equipment Franke A600
  Lancer Direct Touchscreen Tower
  Kerry Convenience / Insight Beverages OREO Hot Chocolate
Dispensed Beverages Nestlé USA Nestle Carnation Half & Half Liquid Creamer Singles
  Sunny Sky Products Sour Punch Sip -N- Sour Slushies
  General Mills, Inc. Cheerios Protein
Edible Grocery KYVAN Foods KYVAN® Mild Honey Apple Salsa
  Reichel Foods PRO2snax
  Celsius Celsius Sparkling Watermelon and Sparkling Grape Rush flavors
Energy Drinks Red Bull North America Red Bull Summer Edition
  Rocky Mountain High Hemp Energy Drink
  Haider Corp dba Tweaker Energy Drink Co. Tweaker Energy Shots Watermelon
Energy Shots/Supplements Life Support Life Support Recovery Shot
  Living Essentials 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Cherry
  Hatco Corporation Round Heated Well
Equipment - Foodservice Merrychef/Manitowoc Foodservice Merrychef eikon e2s
  Tomlinson Industries 513H Humidified Merchandiser
  f'real foods f'real Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Milkshake
Foodservice Products (dessert) J&J Snack Foods Corp. Superpretzel Sweet Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites
  Sara Lee Foodservice Sara Lee Pie slices
  Brakebush Brothers, Inc. Tater Chip Strips
Foodservice Products (Snacks and Sides) Home Market Foods Sriracha Chicken RollerBites
  Hot Stuff Pizza Pepperoni Pizza Roll
  AdvancePierre Foods BIG AZ Biscuit Stacker
Foodservice Products (general) Johnsonville Sausage Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
  Ruiz Foods El Monterey® Empanadas
  Armor All Professional® Extreme Shine Wax Zep Vehicle Care Inc.
General Merchandise Briggs & Stratton Gas Off
  ICEE Sip-N-See Straws
  Convenience Valet emojibalms™
Health & Beauty Lil' Drug Store Products Rolaids Advanced
  Oralabs Waterless Disposable Razor
  Jack Link's Protein Snacks Lorissa's Kitchen Szechuan Peppercorn Beef Premium Steak Strips
Meat Snacks THANASI Foods Duke's Chorizo & Lime Smoked SHORTY Sausages
  Tyson Convenience Ball Bark Flame Grilled Jerky
  Anheuser-Busch Best Damn Cherry Cola
Packaged Beverages (Alcohol) Boston Beer Company Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel
  MillerCoors Henry's Hard Soda
  Clif Bar & Company CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar
Snacks (Bars) Quest Nutrition Quest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar
  thinkThin Unwrapped Protein Bites
  General Mills Convenience Chex® Xtreme™
Snacks (Salty) Tyson Convenience Hillshire Snacking Small Plates
  Van Holten's Van Holten's Pickle-Ice
  Hostess Brands Hostess Suzy Q's
Snacks (Sweet) Leaf Brands, LLC Hydrox Sandwich Cookies
  Mondelez International belVita Sandwich Peanut Butter
  EchoSat, Inc PaySafe SPG
Technology - Hardware Minor Decliner LLC Minor Decliner Age Verification System
  Wand Corp. Digital Menu Board
  GSP Print on Demand Technology
Technology - Software Hot Stuff Pizza iGnG - Intelligent Grab N Go
  Verifone Mobile Payment API
  Kretek Djeep prepacked display
Tobacco (Accessories) BIC Consumer Products Bohemian Series
  Republic Tobacco OCB® Organic Hemp Cigarette Paper Display
  Cheyenne International, LLC Cheyenne Limited Edition Tropical Cigars
Tobacco (Cigars) Swedish Match Game Leaf Black Cherry
  Swisher International, Inc. Swisher Sweets Wild Rush Cigarillos
  blu eCigs blu Carolina Bold Tanks
Tobacco (Vaping Products) Logic Logic Power Refills 3-Count