CSNews Opens 2017 Best New Products Contest

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is now accepting entries for its 2017 Best New Products Awards.

Consumer packaged goods introduced to the market between April 1, 2016 and March 31 of this year are eligible for entry in 45 categories. Only products designed for resale to consumers will be considered; no store equipment, fixtures or technology products are eligible. 

Products will be judged by a panel of consumers on value, convenience, appearance and packaging, along with attributes such as taste and ingredients for food items.

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, N.Y. 10562.

The deadline to enter is Monday, July 31. Winners will be announced in October and receive a crystal engraved award, coverage in the Convenience Store News Dailies at the NACS Show and in the post-NACS Show issue, and the right to use the 2017 Best New Products Awards logo in all future promotional materials.

Visit for a full list of the rules and to enter.

Last year's 20th annual Convenience Store News Best New Products Awards recognized 17 products chosen by a panel of consumers as the best of the best. The winning products represented the latest trends of protein snacks, healthy bites, crunchy products, alternative waters, value pricing, and 24-hour snacking.