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2020 READERS' CHOICE NEW PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

HEALTHY/FITPICK®

This year, the Sea Salt variety of DAVID
Energy-Packed Snack Mix, a Conagra product,
achieved the top spot for the Healthy/FitPick® category. The product is a craveable
and crunchy energy-packed mix of lentils,
sunflower kernels, pumpkin pepitas and
chickpeas.
The Sea Salt variety, this year's entry from the
company, is one of three proven flavors, which also
include Ranch and Bar-B-Q. Each mix contains 7 grams of protein and only 1-2 grams of sugar per serving. A gluten-free snack, the mix also nixes
artificial flavors and colors. It is made in a peanut and tree-nut free facility.
"We are so honored to be chosen by your readers for this award," said Suzanne
Tenuto, manager, category marketing at Conagra. "As consumers become more health
conscious, we're glad we can offer them a product that is plant-based, nut free, low in
sugar, and an excellent source of fiber, while still providing a highly satisfying snacking
experience. It's the perfect go-to for vending and micro market patrons looking for a
healthy afternoon boost."

"It's the perfect
go-to for vending
and micro market
patrons looking for
a healthy afternoon
boost."

COLD BEVERAGE

LaCroix's addition of Hi-Biscus to its lineup of cold beverages
earned the top grade in its class in this year's competition.
Hi-Biscus by LaCroix adds the delicate essence of the hibiscus
flower to sparkling water, to the enthusiastic response of consumers and retailers alike. With zero calories, zero sweeteners and zero
sodium, LaCroix Hi-Biscus delights the taste buds with pleasing
floral aroma and exquisite taste. Hi-Biscus joins 27 innovative sparkling flavors of LaCroix.

COOKIE & PASTRY

NUTTER BUTTER Fudge Covered, a new take on a
longtime fan favorite, was the winner for the Cookie &
Pastry category this year.
This classic NUTTER BUTTER cookie covered in
delicious, rich chocolate fudge is an ideal way to add
something sweet to snacktime. NUTTER BUTTER
Cookies are made with real peanut butter and are low in
saturated fats. They are cholesterol free and kosher certified.
"We were highly delighted to see this innovative and excellent
product win the Cookie and Pastry 2020 Readers' Choice Award," said Malcolm McAlpine,
business manager, branded snacks and confections, Mondelēz International Foodservice.
"NUTTER BUTTER is an iconic and great-tasting cookie - what could be better than enrobing it in chocolate fudge? This product is a perfect fit for the micro market category and is a
great snack for consumers to share."

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"This product is
a perfect fit for
the micro market
category and is
a great snack for
consumers to
share."



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Automatic Merchandiser

Editor's Note: A bright future for convenience services
Industry News
OCS Update: A cup of coffee with Chip Wann
New Products of the Year Awards
Micro Market Forum: The coronavirus pandemic swiftly becomes operators' number one challenge in 2020
The Rise of Biometrics: What convenience services operators need to know about this technology
Ahead of the Curve: How Tahoe Vending/Sonoran Coffee uses technology to drive business growth
Classifieds
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Automatic Merchandiser - Editor's Note: A bright future for convenience services
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Automatic Merchandiser - Industry News
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Automatic Merchandiser - OCS Update: A cup of coffee with Chip Wann
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Automatic Merchandiser - New Products of the Year Awards
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Automatic Merchandiser - Micro Market Forum: The coronavirus pandemic swiftly becomes operators' number one challenge in 2020
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Automatic Merchandiser - The Rise of Biometrics: What convenience services operators need to know about this technology
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Automatic Merchandiser - Ahead of the Curve: How Tahoe Vending/Sonoran Coffee uses technology to drive business growth
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