An Up-Close Look at the 2021 Best New Products Awards Winners
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
Susan Durtschi, Pasttimes Marketing
NATIONAL REPORT — From among nearly 100 entries, consumer judges chose 44 products new to convenience store shelves for recognition in the 2021 Convenience Store News Best New Products Awards competition.
Now in its 25th year, the Best New Products Awards program recognizes the marketers that introduced the most innovative, high-quality products that meet consumers' evolving needs and fit a convenience store's value proposition.
Entries were rated and awarded points by consumers based on the criteria of taste, value, convenience, healthfulness, ingredients, preparation requirements, appearance and packaging. Judging was supervised and tallied by Past Times Marketing, a New York-based consumer research and product-testing firm.