JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is now accepting entries for its 2015 Best New Products Awards. This year's contest expands the list of entry categories to an all-time high of 44.
Consumer packaged goods introduced to the market between April 1, 2014 and March 31 of this year 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.
The deadline to enter is Friday, July 31.
Each entry must include three samples of the product; the receipt for its online entry and payment; any supporting documents; and logo and product shots. All entries should be sent to Susan Durtschi, CEO and president, Past Times Research, 77 Hudson Watch Drive, Ossining, NY 10562.
Winners will be announced in October and receive a crystal engraved award, coverage in the Convenience Store News Dailies at the NACS Show and post-NACS Show issue, and the right to use the 2015 Best New Products Awards logo in all future promotion materials.
Click here for the full list of rules and to enter.