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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 www.cspdailynews.com/2016bestnewproduct 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 www.cspdailynews.com and in the December issue of CSP magazine.

The full list of finalists include:

 

Product CategorySupplier NameProduct Name
 Anheuser-BuschBudweiser (America Packaging)
Best New PackagingDel 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 AmericaSNICKERS® Crisper
Candy (Chocolate)Prairie City BakeryGourmet fudge
 The Hershey CompanyReese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups King Size
 HARIBOHARIBO Twin Snakes
Candy (Non-Chocolate)Mondelez InternationalSour Patch Kids Strawberry re-sealable stand up pouch
 The Hershey CompanyAllan Big Foot Gummy Candy
 Anthony InternationaliDOOR
Design/Construction/DisplayMasonWays Indestructible PlasticsMixed Recyclables Center
 Replications UnlimitedUrestone Faux Brick and Stone Panels
 Cornelius a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway CompanyIDC Pro
Dispensed Beverage EquipmentFrankeA600
 Lancer DirectTouchscreen Tower
 Kerry Convenience / Insight BeveragesOREO Hot Chocolate
Dispensed BeveragesNestlé USANestle Carnation Half & Half Liquid Creamer Singles
 Sunny Sky ProductsSour Punch Sip -N- Sour Slushies
 General Mills, Inc.Cheerios Protein
Edible GroceryKYVAN FoodsKYVAN® Mild Honey Apple Salsa
 Reichel FoodsPRO2snax
 CelsiusCelsius Sparkling Watermelon and Sparkling Grape Rush flavors
Energy DrinksRed Bull North AmericaRed Bull Summer Edition
 Rocky Mountain HighHemp Energy Drink
 Haider Corp dba Tweaker Energy Drink Co.Tweaker Energy Shots Watermelon
Energy Shots/SupplementsLife SupportLife Support Recovery Shot
 Living Essentials5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Cherry
 Hatco CorporationRound Heated Well
Equipment - FoodserviceMerrychef/Manitowoc FoodserviceMerrychef eikon e2s
 Tomlinson Industries513H Humidified Merchandiser
 f'real foodsf'real Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Milkshake
Foodservice Products (dessert)J&J Snack Foods Corp.Superpretzel Sweet Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites
 Sara Lee FoodserviceSara Lee Pie slices
 Brakebush Brothers, Inc.Tater Chip Strips
Foodservice Products (Snacks and Sides)Home Market FoodsSriracha Chicken RollerBites
 Hot Stuff PizzaPepperoni Pizza Roll
 AdvancePierre FoodsBIG AZ Biscuit Stacker
Foodservice Products (general)Johnsonville SausageSausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
 Ruiz FoodsEl Monterey® Empanadas
 Armor All Professional® Extreme Shine WaxZep Vehicle Care Inc.
General MerchandiseBriggs & StrattonGas Off
 ICEESip-N-See Straws
 Convenience Valetemojibalms™
Health & BeautyLil' Drug Store ProductsRolaids Advanced
 OralabsWaterless Disposable Razor
 Jack Link's Protein SnacksLorissa's Kitchen Szechuan Peppercorn Beef Premium Steak Strips
Meat SnacksTHANASI FoodsDuke's Chorizo & Lime Smoked SHORTY Sausages
 Tyson ConvenienceBall Bark Flame Grilled Jerky
 Anheuser-BuschBest Damn Cherry Cola
Packaged Beverages (Alcohol)Boston Beer CompanyTwisted Tea Bourbon Barrel
 MillerCoorsHenry's Hard Soda
 Clif Bar & CompanyCLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar
Snacks (Bars)Quest NutritionQuest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar
 thinkThinUnwrapped Protein Bites
 General Mills ConvenienceChex® Xtreme™
Snacks (Salty)Tyson ConvenienceHillshire Snacking Small Plates
 Van Holten'sVan Holten's Pickle-Ice
 Hostess BrandsHostess Suzy Q's
Snacks (Sweet)Leaf Brands, LLCHydrox Sandwich Cookies
 Mondelez InternationalbelVita Sandwich Peanut Butter
 EchoSat, IncPaySafe SPG
Technology - HardwareMinor Decliner LLCMinor Decliner Age Verification System
 Wand Corp.Digital Menu Board
 GSPPrint on Demand Technology
Technology - SoftwareHot Stuff PizzaiGnG - Intelligent Grab N Go
 VerifoneMobile Payment API
 KretekDjeep prepacked display
Tobacco (Accessories)BIC Consumer ProductsBohemian Series
 Republic TobaccoOCB® Organic Hemp Cigarette Paper Display
 Cheyenne International, LLCCheyenne Limited Edition Tropical Cigars
Tobacco (Cigars)Swedish MatchGame Leaf Black Cherry
 Swisher International, Inc.Swisher Sweets Wild Rush Cigarillos
 blu eCigsblu Carolina Bold Tanks
Tobacco (Vaping Products)LogicLogic Power Refills 3-Count
 NJOYNJOY Daily