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COLD BEVERAGE
In July 2021, Celsius Holdings launched its newest flavor, and the winner in
AM's Cold Beverage category, Tropical Vibe. A combination of starfruit and
pineapple, Tropical Vibe provides essential energy, has zero sugar, no preservatives,
no artificial colors or flavors and has seven essential vitamins. " We are thrilled to
launch Tropical Vibe to our Celsius consumers, " said John Fieldly, president and
CEO of Celsius Holdings Inc., in a company announcement. " The extension of
the Vibe line follows the tremendous success of our Peach Vibe launched in the
summer of 2020 and is an on-trend addition we believe will not only expand
our portfolio lineup but continue to appeal to a broader base of energy drink
consumers seeking better-for-you functional energy. "
RISE Brewing Co. Original Black Cold Brew Coffee Multi-Serve was the
runner-up in the Cold Beverage category.
Celsius Holdings
Tropical Vibe
EQUIPMENT
In the Equipment category, 365 Retail Markets' PicoMarket took home
the gold. The 365 PicoMarket appeals to both small and large locations. It
is the most compact, full-featured self-checkout kiosk on the market. This
game-changing countertop innovation transforms breakrooms into snacking
sanctuaries worldwide. The PicoMarket accepts all forms of payment, including
swipe/tap/chip and 365Pay app and can enhance and streamline the checkout
experience in any size micro market. It offers lower startup costs than traditional
vending and has quick and easy self-installation with global support.
The runner-up in the Equipment category was API Tech's Smart Pizza
vending machine.
COOKIE & PASTRY
In the Cookie & Pastry category, McKee Foods received the most
votes for its reprise of Little Debbie Star Crunch, a chewy cookie
topped with caramel and crispy rice, featuring a coating of fudge. The
new individually wrapped cookie is 3-oz., shelf-stable and fresh date
coded. They are sold in a 72-ct. case (six caddies/12 wraps per caddie).
" Operators will find this new 3-oz.-sized product to be a perfect solution
for vending machines, micro markets, cafeterias and catering, " the
company said in a statement.
Little Debbie parent McKee Foods introduced Little Debbie
Vending in 2012 to address the sizes and packages to meet the needs
of the convenience channel.
Prairie City Bakery's new Birthday Cake Ooey Gooey Butter
Cake came in second place.
McKee Foods
Little Debbie
Star Crunch
365 Retail Markets
PicoMarket
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of April_2022

Editor’s Note
Industry News
OCS Update
A Winning Lineup
Understanding connectivity options for self-checkout and vending
Plant-based foods for on-the-go convenience
Stick-to-itiveness pays off for Giambra Vending
Classifieds
Social Hubs
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April_2022 - PCOV2
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April_2022 - Editor’s Note
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April_2022 - Industry News
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April_2022 - OCS Update
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April_2022 - A Winning Lineup
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April_2022 - Understanding connectivity options for self-checkout and vending
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April_2022 - Plant-based foods for on-the-go convenience
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April_2022 - Stick-to-itiveness pays off for Giambra Vending
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