Cool New Products: Where to Source the Latest Innovations

The NACS Cool New Products Discovery Center curates the latest convenience industry products.

April 15, 2024

Each year, 30,000 new products enter the retail market. In the convenience store industry, where innovative products make up to 20% of a store's assortment, staying ahead of the latest trends and introducing new products is critical for success.

The NACS Cool New Products Discovery Center is a digital destination where operators can see the newest and most innovative products entering the market.

Attendees of the NACS Show are familiar with the Cool New Products Preview Room, but the Discovery Center program is a year-round way to discover what’s new—and cool—in the convenience channel. The NACS Cool New Products Discovery Center helps retailers find new packaging solutions, merchandising displays, technology, product designs, exciting new flavors, and more.

The Cool New Products Innovations Box is a curated collection of new products from NACS supplier members. Items in the box are from categories deemed important by retailers surveyed by NACS. Throughout the year, new, select products provide a sneak peek of what’s happening in the retail landscape. Product sell sheets, sales contacts, and category info are included to help retailers make buying decisions. Limited quantities are available. Learn details on how to have a box sent to you here.

The April Cool New Products Innovations Box is full of fun and unique products with flavors that pack a punch or satisfy an indulgent, decadent or tongue-tingling need. These products will attract customers who seek a one-of-a-kind snacking experience.

Some of the products this month include: Wisconsin’s Best Naturally Smoked Jalapeno and Cheddar Snack Sticks, Las Ricas Tajin Party Mix Snack Bag, Skippy PB Bites and Spylt caffeinated chocolate milk products.