JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Convenience Store News is now accepting entries for its 2014 Best New Products Awards. Consumer packaged goods introduced to the market between April 1, 2013 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.
Entries are being accepted in 28 different product categories. The deadline to enter is July 25.
Each entry must include a completed entry form; three samples of the product; supporting documents; a disk or flash drive with logos and product shots; and a $125 check for the handling fee (online payment is available). All entries must 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 in the post-NACS Show issue, and the right to use the 2014 Best New Products Awards logo in all future promotional materials.
Click here  for the full list of rules and to enter.