CHICAGO—See and scan the newest products hitting store shelves by visiting this year’s Cool New Products Preview Room, which opened to retailers today. Located in Booth 7837 in the South Building/Hall A, this recurring favorite displays more than 250 new products, services and opportunities from across the U.S. and abroad.

The Cool New Products Preview Room is based on the Show Expo and organized into five categories—Facility Operations, Foodservice, Fuel Equipment & Services, Merchandise Candy & Snacks and Technology.

A trip to the Cool New Products Preview Room offers attendees a chance to get up close and capture product and exhibitor details to create a personal shopping list. New this year: Show-goers can scan their favorite Cool New Products via the official NACS Show mobile app. It automatically syncs with the My Show Planner website.

Of the 270 products featured in the Preview Room, the top 10 (based on scans) as of 4 p.m. today were: 

  1. Mashgin—The Touchless Checkout System (Booth No. 6886)
  2. Toysmith—Joy Tower 360 (Booth No. 7887)
  3. C4®— C4 Energy (Booth No. 6109)
  4. David's Cookies— Individually Packaged Retail Ready Products (Booth No. 6080)
  5. Anchor Packaging—Crisp Food Technologies® Fry Baby® (Booth No. 6145)
  6. Ditsch USA—Pretzel Bites and Pretzel Twists (Booth No. 6178)
  7. Lancer Worldwide—IBD Bold 30i (Booth No. 4657)
  8. Kellogg Company—Cheez-It Puff'd and Pringles Scorchin' (Booth No. 4926)
  9. 5-hour Energy—5-hour ENERGY: Innovation in on-the-go products (Booth No. 2413)
  10. David's Cookies—Individually Packaged Retail Ready Products (Booth No. 6080) 
Located in Booth 7837 in the South Building/Hall A, the Cool New Products Preview Room is open during the following hours: 
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Retailers only)
  • Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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