The December issue of Convenience Store News featured the winners of the magazine’s 16th annual Best New Products competition, including Java Gum. The caffeinated gum won the prize in the “Gum and Mints” category. Brad Bruckner, Al Tiso, and Stacey Pittman, received the prize on behalf of the Pharma Gum company, the makers of Java Gum.
The winners of the CSNews Best New Products were rated and awarded points by consumers under supervision by Past Times Marketing, a consumer research and product testing firm. All entries were rated on taste, value, convenience, healthfulness, quality ingredients, appearance, and packaging.
CSNews reported that the winners represented many of the current market trends in the industry.