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NACS: In Role Reversal, Bigger Bevcos Mustered Most Innovation; Traffic Seemed Slower but Buyer Quality Higher, Some Exhibitors Said Lotsa NACS visitors this year were struck by role reversal at huge c-store expo in Las Vegas: many of most interesting new items were on view at booths of major bevcos, not indies, leaving some indie distribs disappointed in relative lack of new items available to them (tho healthier snacks many of them covet were in abundant display). But Pepsi, Nestle Waters, Campbell Soup, AriZona Iced Tea and energy players Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar, all had displays crammed with new offerings, often entire new sublines, sometimes rushed to show in comp form to garner exposure in time to get on retailers’ calendar for spring resets. Traffic was also believed to be down, tho several exhibitors said quality was up and several first-timers with booths told BBI they’d done well enough in establishing contacts with store buyers and distributors. Not surprisingly, lotsa innovation action targeting c-store operators was at e-cigs players. Big 4 energy players – Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar and 5-Hour – all mustered big presences, and smaller players from Xyience Xenergy to shot players like Nitro2Go were scattered around show’s 2 big halls at Las Vegas Convention Center. Tho some prominent c-store chains seemed to skip show this year, deficit was partly offset by increased ranks of grocery chains, some exhibitors said. And at time some in biz are wondering whether to expect exodus of Bud wholesalers from NA sector once they lose Monster Energy to Coke early next year, some exhibitors were heartened to encounter Bud houses seeking to fill void rather than scram entirely.

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