The latest Canadian products were judged for excellence; are any of these award winning items in your merchandisers?
By CANADIAN VENDING
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) revealed the winners of the 27th Annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards, and some may be perfect for your healthy vending operation or pantry service
Twenty-seven companies took home the coveted Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award for products they introduced into the Canadian market in 2019. Among the winners were established and new retailers, suppliers, boutique, and family-owned businesses from across Canada.
RCC’s Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards is a prestigious annual competition of the best new products. Becoming a Canadian Grand Prix Award winner is often a game changer for companies because of the extensive exposure to key retailers, buyers, and new consumers.
“We’re seeing tremendous innovation in products that allow Canadians to easily create a wide range of meals at home that cater to new dietary needs with more plant based and gluten-free options” said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO of Retail Council of Canada in a press release. “The assortment of food products demonstrates the trend towards cleaner, healthier ingredient lists, both with meat-based and plant-friendly foods.”
Chef and chief jury chair Marcus Von Albrecht oversaw the judging panel. From 112 products that scored at least 70 per cent on quality and innovation, only 38 products received the prestigious recognition as Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award winners.
Winner for the Best New Product Award, beverage division: Oasis Infusion
Oasis Infusion is a combination of water, herbs, flowers or spices and fruit juice. The product is available in three flavours: – Strawberry hibiscus basil, – Tangerine lemon thyme,- Lemon ginger honey.Infuse your day of well-being with Oasis infusion!
Winner for the Confectionery & Shelf Stable Desserts division:
Chocolat Lamontagne, inc for their Milk Chocolate Pistachios with Pink Himalayan Salt
For the dairy (milk yogurt, cheese & spreadable) division:
Agropur for Olympic Organic Kids
An organic yogurt for kids, described as a healthy snack choice. Naturally sweetened with organic fruit- Made with 100 per cent natural and organic ingredients- Made with 100 per cent Canadian milk from grass-fed cows- Proudly made locally in BC.
Savoury snacks division:
GoGo Quinoa for their GoGo Quinoa Puffs
GoGo Quinoa is a snack composed of 6g of plant-based protein and 3g of fiber using select organic and gluten-free grains, seeds, and legumes.
Sweet snacks division: Hempco Canada Superfoods Inc.
Planet Hemp Superfood Super-Seeds is a nutritious blend of hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds blended with the goodness of dark chocolate and cranberries and blueberries.
To view the complete list of this year’s winners, visit: rccgrandprix.ca/winners.