Nominate Your Product in Our 2021 Readers' Choice New Products Of The Year Awards!

Nov. 2, 2020

Each year, Automatic Merchandiser and invite suppliers and manufacturers that launched a new product in vending, micro market or office coffee service (OCS) to submit their nominations for the Readers' Choice New Products Of The Year Awards.

These awards go to the products that our readers determine as their favorite, most requested or bestselling products in the convenience service industry in 2020.

We will accept product entries for the 2021 awards until Jan. 15, 2021. Suppliers and manufacturers who would like to enter a product launched in 2020 may submit a product photo accompanied by the launch month/year and a 100-word description to [email protected] no later than Jan. 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please call Abby White, editor, at 615-358-7132. 

The categories for 2021 are Salted Snack, Healthy, Protein or Meat Snack, Cold Beverage. Equipment, Cookie & Pastry, Candy, Food, Technology, OCS Products and OCS Equipment and Systems. 

Readers, look for voting details that Automatic Merchandiser and will announce in January 2021 via email, print and social media. The voting deadline will be Feb. 5, 2021.

Last year's winners, honored in the 2020 Readers' Choice New Products of the Year Awards, were as follows:

  • Salted Snack: LAY’S® Poppables™ White Cheddar Flavored Potato Snacks 
  • Protein or Meat Snack: Fiorucci’s AllNatural Appetaggios
  • Healthy: Sea Salt variety of DAVID Energy-Packed Snack Mix
  • Cold Beverage: Hi-Biscus by LaCroix
  • Cookie & Pastry: NUTTER BUTTER Fudge Covered
  • Candy: SOUR PATCH KIDS Heads
  • Food: Jimmy Dean® Frittata Sandwiches
  • Technology: Gimme VMS 
  • Equipment: PUSH-IT by U-Select-It
  • OCS Products: The SEGO™ from Bravilor Bonamat 


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