Best New Products 2023

Best New Products Awards 2023 Entry Form

Entries are being accepted across 50 product categories through July 14.

Convenience Store News is accepting entries for the 2023 Best New Products Awards, which honor outstanding consumer packaged goods in 50 different categories. Products introduced to the market between May 31, 2022 and June 1, 2023 are eligible for entry.

Only products designed for resale to consumers will be considered; no store equipment, fixtures or technology products are eligible. Products will be judged on value, convenience, appearance and packaging, along with attributes such as taste and ingredients for food items.

Categories in the 2023 Best New Products Awards are:

  • Cigarettes
  • Smokeless 
  • Cigars
  • Electronic Cigarettes & Vaping Products 
  • Smokeless Tobacco Alternatives
  • Other Tobacco Nicotine Products
  • Beer
  • Flavored Malt Beverages
  • Wine
  • Liquor
  • Cider
  • Alcoholic Seltzers
  • Cheladas 
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Energy Drinks
  • Juice Drinks
  • Sports Drinks
  • Bottled Water (including flavored and enhanced)
  • RTD Iced Tea
  • RTD Coffee Drinks
  • Dairy Beverages
  • Other Packaged Beverages
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Chocolate Candy
  • Nonchocolate Candy
  • Novelty/Seasonal Candy
  • Salty Snacks
  • Alternative Snacks
  • Packaged Sweet Snacks
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Foodservice – Breakfast
  • Foodservice – Lunch
  • Foodservice – Dinner/Home-Meal Replacement
  • Foodservice – Snacks
  • Foodservice – Bakery
  • Foodservice – Healthy
  • Packaged Ice Cream
  • Frozen Novelties
  • Frozen Foods
  • Dairy Products (including yogurt)
  • Deli Products
  • Other Edible Grocery
  • Nonedible Grocery
  • Health & Beauty Care
  • CBD
  • General Merchandise
  • Automotive Products
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Overall Innovation

Each entry must include a completed entry form; three samples of the product; supporting documents; logos and product shots; and a $125 handling fee. The deadline to enter is July 14.

Winners will be announced in September and receive a crystal engraved award, coverage in the Convenience Store News October issue, and the right to use the 2023 Best New Products Awards logo in all future promotional materials.

PLEASE REVIEW THE OFFICIAL RULES HERE BEFORE SUBMITTING. If you would like to enter multiple products, please refresh the page to submit a new entry. 

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