NACS CNP Discovery Center

More than 30,000 new products enter the market each year, and with innovation representing around 20% of a convenience store’s set, new products are powerful. NACS Cool New Products help you to find new packaging solutions, merchandising displays, technology, product designs and exciting new flavors. We offer several year-round ways to help you discover what’s new—and cool—in the convenience channel.


February CNP Box: Furry Friends

From dogs to cats and fish to reptiles, about 70% of households in the United States own a pet—that’s 90.5 million homes, according to the American Pet Products Association. It should come as no surprise that pet owners spent $50 billion for pet food and treats in 2021, a growing market that is not slowing down.

Pet products continue to become more innovative and enticing, which is why convenience stores are jumping on the opportunity to attract pet parents with food, treats, supplies, toys, accessories, vitamins and grooming aids. The largest demographic of pet owners already shop your stores, sometimes multiple times a week and day: millennials (32%), baby boomers (27%) and gen Xers (24%).

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