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09 27 2022

Chester's Mac & Cheese wins silver in CStore Decisions "Hot New Products: Foodservice 2022"

Announcing the Winners of CStore Decisions’ 2022 Hot New Products Contest

Winners were determined based on key factors to success at c-stores, including innovation, packaging and more.

In the convenience store industry, thousands of new products and services are launched each year. But how can retailers predict which of those new products will ultimately be successful with customers?

CStore Decisions’ 2022 Hot New Products Contest evaluated a number of new product launches and is awarding the products set for success at c-stores this year.

This year, CStore Decisions received more than 100 entries across dozens of categories. A panel of retailer experts judged this year’s entries. Winners were determined using a point system that looked at key factors to success including innovation, packaging and more. New products/services are defined as having launched in 2022.

Introducing the 2022 CStore Decisions Hot New Products contest winners:

Adult Beverage

   Gold: Constellation Brands, Inc. — Modelo Oro

   Silver: E&J Gallo Winery — High Noon Pineapple and Peach Flavors

   Bronze: Coppa Cocktails — Coppa Cocktails Mojito


   Gold: Keurig Dr Pepper — Dr Pepper Zero Sugar

   Silver: La Colombe — Nitro Extra Bold Cold Brew

   Bronze: The Coca-Cola Co. — Minute Maid Aguas Frescas

Beverage Functional/Energy 

   Gold: Body Armor — KiwiStrawberry Lyte

   Silver: Bluetriton Brands — Ac+ion Water

   Bronze: C4 Energy — C4 Energy Skittles


   Gold: Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks — Chamoy Sour Neon Worms

   Silver: Candy Dynamics — Sour & Chewy Bears Theater Box

   Bronze: GLK Foods — OH SNAP! Spiced Pineapple Bites


   Gold: CBD Living — CBD Living Mango Guava Sparkling Water

   Silver: Paragon Corp — Single Serve Exotic Hemp Cannabinoid Gummies

   Bronze: iDELTA Pure CBD Vapors — iDELTA8 Diamond Disposable Vape Pen


   Gold: Tyson Foods — Tyson Hot ‘N Spicy Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

   Silver: Chester’s Chicken — Extra Creamy Cheddar Mac & Cheese

   Bronze: Gonnella — Pretzel Bun

   Bronze: Home Market Foods — Garlic Parmesan Chicken RollerBites

Foodservice Equipment

   Gold: Welbilt, Inc. — OrderHQ Smart Food Lockers, powered by ApexIQ Software

   Silver: Franke Coffee Systems- Americas — A400 Fresh Brew

   Bronze: TransAct Technologies — BOHA! BYO (Build Your Own) Labeling

Foodservice Ethnic

   Gold: EA Sweeen — San Luis Quesadillas

   Silver: Ruiz Food Products — El Monterey Mini Tacos

   Bronze: Grecian Delight Kronos — Opaa! Premade Beef & Lamb Gyros Sandwich Tray

General Merchandise

   Gold: Zippo Manufacturing Co. — Yellow Flame Butane Lighter Insert

   Silver: Rev Energy — Extra Strength Rev Energy Gum

   Bronze: Remedy Products LLC — The POWER PACK by Remedy+

Meat Snacks

   Gold: Old Trapper — 18-Ounce Family Sized Bags of Beef Jerky

   Silver: Country Archer Provisions — Teriyaki Style Mini Pork Sticks

   Bronze: Wenzel’s Farm — Dill Pickle Flavor Wenzel’s Farm Meat Sticks

Salty Snacks

   Gold: General Mills Convenience — Cereal-Flavored Popcorn

   Silver: pladis Global — Flipz STUFF’D White Fudge

   Bronze: Carl Buddig and Co. — Hot & Spicy Sausage Sticks and Bites

Store Displays and Fixtures

   Gold: Trion Industries — ZipTrack pusher system

   Silver: MDI Worldwide — Inverted Pump Topper

   Bronze: Display Technologies — Gravity-Fed Beverage Ice Glide

Store Equipment

   Gold: Modern Store Equipment — MOCO Beverage Stations

   Silver: Excel Dryer — D25 Sink System

   Bronze: SloanLED — Cold Door 4

Sweet Snacks

   Gold: Hostess — Hostess Boost Jumbo Donettes

   Silver: Rich Products — Rich’s Fully Finished Donut Portfolio – Glazed and Iced

   Bronze: David’s Cookies — Cookie Dough Chunks (Edible)


   Gold: Eagle Eye Networks  — Eagle Eye LPR (License Plate Recognition)

   Silver: Brother Mobile Solutions — RJ3200 Mobile Printer Series

   Bronze: PAR Technology — Punchh Subscriptions

Technology Fuel

   Gold: Dover Fueling Solutions — Ovation Multi-Hose Dispenser with Anthem UX and DX Promote

   Silver: Warren Rogers Fuel System Diagnostics — fuelWRAp

   Bronze: Techniche — Maintenance Management System for EV Charging Stations

Technology POS

   Gold: Paytronix Systems, Inc. — Paytronix Order & Delivery with PDI Integration

   Silver: SWIPEBY — SWIPEBY for Convenience Stores

   Bronze: National Retail Solutions (NRS) — NRS Cinch e-Commerce Platform

Tobacco Hemp/Delta 8

   Gold: Treeline Brands — Vesl Dispenser Display

   Silver: Kind Grade — Cool Out – A Fresh, New Delta 8 Infused Seltzer

   Bronze: Tree-Rolls Hemp Co. — Tree-Bites

Tobacco OTP

   Gold: American Snuff Co. — Grizzly SNUS Natural

   Silver: Swedish Match North America — White Owl Swirl: Triple Grape

   Bronze: Black Buffalo Inc. — Black Buffalo Long Cut and Pouches (with nicotine)

   Bronze: Kretek International — Cuban Rounds Toro Fresh Pack

Tobacco Vape

   Gold: MYLE Vape — Micro Disposable

   Silver: Inter-Continental Trading USA — VIO Pulse electronic cigarettes

   Bronze: MYLE Vape — Myle Drip

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