Here Are the Top 10 Cool New Products at the 2021 NACS Show

New this year: The NACS Show app allowed frictionless interaction with products.

October 11, 2021

NACS Show Cool New Products Room

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Cool New Products Preview Room at the 2021 NACS Show, which took place Oct. 5-8 in Chicago, offered attendees a sneak peek at the latest products and services available to the convenience store industry.

New this year, attendees used the NACS My Show Planner app to get all the details about the products including the exhibitor’s name, booth location and release date. The app also allowed attendees to create a “personal shopping list” to check out the products on the expo floor.

“The feedback from retailers on the new scanning feature was very positive,” said Nicole Walbe, director, supplier engagement, NACS. “There were no lines. It was a touchless solution, and their scans were easily accessible through the app for follow up on the expo floor.”

This year, there were 11,350 total scans.

Of the 270 new products on display, here are the top 10 Cool New Products at the NACS Show, based on total scans:

1. Mashgin

The Touchless Checkout System

2. Naturipe Farms LLC

Naturipe Snacks™—Berry Parfait and Boost Bentos & Bliss Bentos

3. Lancer Worldwide

IBD Bold 30i

4. Toysmith

Joy Tower 360

5. The SAM Machine Corp. dba SAM Corp.

The SAM Machine

6. C4®

C4 Energy

7. Anchor Packaging

Crisp Food Technologies® Fry Baby®

8. 5-hour Energy

5-hour ENERGY: Innovation in on-the-go products

9. David's Cookies

Individually Packaged Retail Ready Products

10. David's Cookies

Individually Packaged Retail Ready Products