The NACS Show is the world’s largest c-store, a showcase of innovation for convenience retailers unlike any other in the industry. Operators from across the country will meet today in Chicago to hike the halls of McCormick Place, hunting for their next best seller.
The following pages don’t come close to even approximating the number of new products that will line the aisles. Simply, this is a taste. But these products represent trends from across categories, from foodservice to confection. They represent advancements in flavor, equipment and technology. And they embody the changing c-store landscape, one that caters to a more modern consumer; one that thrives on its nimbleness and its resilience.
Showgoers can use this list of what’s hot right now to help guide their show strategy. But even if you’re not heading to the NACS Show, use it as an indication of what the new-product landscape—and c-store shelves—will look like in the year to come. Click through to see for yourself.