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    CSNews Kicks Off 20th Annual Best New Products Awards

    Entries being accepted in 45 categories through July 29.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is now accepting entries for its 20th annual Best New Products Awards. Consumer packaged goods introduced to the market between April 1, 2015 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, NY 10562.

    The deadline to enter is Friday, July 29. Winners will receive a crystal engraved award, coverage in the CSNews Dailies at the NACS Show and post-NACS Show issue, and the right to use the 2016 Best New Products Awards logo in all future promotion materials.

    Click here for the full list of rules and to enter.

    Last year, after a month of consumer testing, the votes were tallied and 25 winners were recognized by CSNews for bringing the best new products to the convenience store industry during the past year. The winning companies launched innovative products to meet an ever-growing array of consumer needs and desires. The products represented the latest trends of protein snacks, healthy bites, crunchy products, alternative waters, value pricing and 24-hour snacking. 

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