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LAS VEGAS — NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, released the Top 10 Cool New Products displayed at last week's NACS Show as chosen by more than 1,800 retailer attendees who visited the Cool New Products Preview Room.
Upon entering the room, retailers received a scanner that they used to scan any of the more than 290 products featured there. At the exit, attendees were given a printout with the name, company information and release date for each item they scanned.
The 2014 NACS Show saw a record-breaking 34,260 scans, an average of 19 product scans per visitor. Lancer Corp.'s Touchscreen Tower beverage dispenser, which combines a user-friendly touchscreen with state-of-the-art technology and elegant design in a small footprint, received the most scans.
The Touchscreen Tower is an interactive beverage tower with digital advertising capabilities and flavor shot automation that can serve carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, flavored waters, teas, energy and sports drinks, NACS said. It is also ADA-compliant and offers an overall lower life cost through time-saving and reduced maintenance.
"The opportunity that the Cool New Products Preview Room allows for us to reach the c-store decision makers while they are engaged and ready to explore solutions is phenomenal," said Lancer's Alexis Smith. "We were so excited that the NACS attendees were as enthusiastic about our Touchscreen Tower as we are!"
The Top 10 Cool New Products from the 2014 NACS Show are:
1. Lancer Corp. — TouchTower
2. FIFO Wireless — Micro Flamingo Display & Prestige Micro Display
3. Diamond Foods Inc. — Kettle Brand & Emerald Snack Products
4. Advantage Sales & Marketing — Ocean Spray Craisins (Enrobed and Clusters) & Sparkling Juice Drinks
5. FIFO Wireless — FIFO ~ The FINEST ~ Battery Backup Display
6. f'real foods — f'real foods Mini Blending Bar
7. Follett Corp. — 15 Series Ice and Water Dispenser
8. Beverage Solutions Group LLC — Beverage Solutions Group Cream and Sugar Station
9. Reichel Foods Inc. — Dippin' Stix Fresh Snacks
10. CAF LLC — ORUS TABS Squeegee Bucket Solution
Contact information for the manufacturers of these products can be found in the NACS Show Exhibitor Directory.