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2020 Grand Prix finalists revealed

The Retail Council of Canada has unveiled the short list for its annual new product awards

The finalists for the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards have been named.

A total of 124 products made the short list in the 28th edition of the Retail Council of Canada’s annual award. The products making the cut were launched in the Canadian market in 2019 and come from both established and new suppliers as well as smaller boutiques and family-owned retailers from across the country.

This year’s jury consisted of 33 food and grocery experts who judged the entries based on innovation, taste, experience and packaging. To become a finalist, a product had to receive a score of at least 70%.

“Canadians spent more time at home in 2020 than ever in recent memory.” said Diane J. Brisebois,  president and CEO, Retail Council of Canada, in a press release. “Canadians are craving products to prepare at home that  satisfy their needs for flavour adventures. They are looking for new taste experiences from dishes made  with high quality ingredients and that can appeal to various taste preferences. “ 

Winners will be announced during a virtual gala held June 3. Here is the full list of 2020 Grand Prix finalists:



AB World Foods | Patak's Veggie Curries

ACH FOOD COMPANIES, INC. | Fleischmann's Bread Booster

Bel Cheese Canada Inc. | Boursin Fig & Balsamic

Beyond Meat | Beyond Sausage Mild Italian

Bimbo Canada | Oroweat Organic 22 Grains & Seeds Bread

Bimbo Canada | Stonemill Honest Wellness Plant-Based Protein Bread 

Biscuits Leclerc ltd. | Go Pure Fruit & Oat Bars

Bonduelle Canada |  Arctic Gardens' Pesticide Residue Tested frozen vegetables

Bonduelle Canada | Bonduelle Mini Cans

Bonte Foods Limited | Donair Dippers™

Burnbrae Farms Ltd. | EGGBites! Mini Crustless Quiche

Cavendish Farms | Cavendish Farms All-Day Breakfast Hash Brown Waffles

Dr. Oetker Canada Ltd. | Dr Oetker Momenti

Dr Oetker Canada |  Dr Oetker Pizzaiolo Kit

Everreal | Real Sips

Frobisher International Enterprise Ltd. | Ocean Mama Japanese Style Noodles

Fromagerie L'Ancêtre | L'Ancêtre Organic Cheese & Beer Fondue

Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Ltd. | Gay Lea Garlic Parsley Butter

Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Ltd. | Gay Lea Specialty Butters

Fruit d'Or | Patience Fruit & Co Organic Dried Cranberries, no added sugar

Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC | Sensible Portions™ Garden Veggie Straws Screamin' Hot™

Hardbite | Hardbite Potato Chips Explorer Pack

Hershey Canada Inc. | HERSHEY’S Ice Cream Flavoured Single Bars

Kellogg Canada | Cheez It Baked Snack Crackers

Kraft Heinz Canada | Heinz Mayoracha Sauce

Kraft Heinz Canada | Kraft Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa

Kraft Heinz Canada | Kraft Peanut Butter Extra Roasted

Kraft Heinz Canada | Maxwell House Compostable Coffee Pods

Kraft Heinz | CRAVE Melts


Lactalis Canada | Balderson Naturel Cheese Slices

Maison Le Grand | Vegan Organic Butter

Nabati Foods Inc. | Plant-based Chick'n Burger

Neal Brothers Inc. | Neal Bros. Lager 0.45% Non-Alcoholic Beer

Oggi Foods Inc. | Baci Bites

Oggi Foods Inc. | Dolce Vita

PRANA Biovegan Inc. | CHIC CHOC Crunchy Bites

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. |  Armstrong Cheese Slices

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. | Armstrong Mexican Fiesta Marble Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Block

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P | Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P | Saputo Feta Shredded Cheese

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P | Saputo Halloumi Style Grilling Burger

St-Hubert | St-Hubert Meatless Pot Pies

The J.M. Smucker Co. | Robin Hood® Organic All Purpose Flour

THEOBROMA Chocolat | Chunkies Energy Bites

Three Farmers Foods Inc. | Three Farmers Roasted Chickpeas

Unilever Canada | Hellmann's® Salad Dressings

Unilever Canada | Knorr Concentrated Bouillon

Upfield Canada Inc. | Becel Plant-based bricks

Upfield Canada Inc. | Violife Vegan Cheese Alternative Slices

Upfield Canada Inc. | Violife Vegan Cheese Alternative





Calgary Co-op Association Ltd. | Cal & Gary's Free From Trail mix

Calgary Co-op Association Ltd. | Cal & Gary's Grass Fed Beef Meatballs

Calgary Co-op Association Ltd. | Cal & Gary's Grass Meatless Burgers

Calgary Co-op Association Ltd. | Cal & Gary's Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold Croissant Loaf

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Cheese

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Loose-Leaf Tea

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Pasta

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Antipasto Party Tray

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. | Longo's Pistachio Ice Cream

Metro Inc. | Discovered by Irresistibles charcuterie products

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Bang Bang Shrimps 

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Frozen bowls

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Mini Tuxedo with a Cherry Twist 

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Nordic Mix

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Old-fashioned chips 

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Peach & Vanilla Ice Cream with Ontario Peach Pieces 

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Naturalia Grapefruit & Pink Pepper Dressing

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Organic Kombucha

Metro Inc. | Life Smart Plant-Based Caesar Dressing 

Metro Inc. | Première Moisson Organic Sprouted Grain Baguette Metro Inc.

Metro Inc. | Selection Premium Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cups

Metro Inc. | Selection Premium Fruit Jelly Box

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD. | Be Better Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD. | Nosh & Co. Mango Bites

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Western Family Black Bean Chipotle Veggie Burger

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Western Family Peanut Butter with Chia

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Western Family Salt & Black Pepper Cauliflower Bites

Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership | Western Family Ultimate Cheesecake Collection

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Fruit-Flavoured Drink with Coconut Water

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Mini Cornbread

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Naturally Simple Pacific White Shrimp, Cooked

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Naturally Simple Pork Sausages 

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Organic 100% Compostable Coffee Pods

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Plant-Based Almond Dip 

Sobeys Inc. | Eight Treasures Shrimp Head-on, Shell-on, Raw 

Sobeys Inc. | Panache Dressing 

Sobeys Inc. | Panache Pepper Jelly Topper & Spread

Sobeys Inc. | Panache Granola

Sobeys Inc. | Panache Soda

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments Spicy Mexican Street-Style Corn Soup

Walmart Canada | Delicious Kitchen Original Coconut Milk Beverage

Walmart Canada |  Great Value All Dressed Scorchin' Hot Crunchies 

Walmart Canada | Great Value Breakfast Bowl 

Walmart Canada | Great Value Brown Sugar BBQ Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Walmart Canada | Great Value Ready-to-Go Beans Walmart Cananada

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Polynesian-Style Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Pumpkin Cream Bar Cake



Carlton Cards | Papyrus - Hello Kitty Patch 

Carlton Cards | Papyrus - Sequin Pineapple

Carlton Cards | Papyrus - Thank You Wreath

Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC. | Live Clean® Body Lotion

Nestle Purina Pro Plan | Purina® Pro Plan® LiveClear™

Nutrameltz Inc. | Nutrameltz Orally Dissolving Supplements

Reynolds Consumer Products Canada Inc. | Alcan Made with 100% Recycled Aluminum Bakeware

Reynolds Consumer Products Canada Inc. | Hefty ECOSAVE 100% Compostable & Recyclable Tableware

Reynolds Consumer Products Canada Inc. | Reynolds Kitchens Unbleached Compostable Parchment Paper

Unilever Canada | Schmidt's Aluminum Free Natural Deodorant for Women and Men, Lavender + Sage



Canadian Tire Corporation | Paderno Highland Fully Forged 14-Piece Knife Block Set

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Concentrated Pods

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Baby Baby Wipes 

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrushes 

Metro Inc. |  Personnelle Cleansing Wipes for Beard and Moustache

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Eco Ultrathin Organic Pads with Wings 

Metro Inc. | Selection Eco Compostable Tablewear Party Pack 

Rexall Pharmacy group LTD. | Be Better Vegan Protein Powder

Rexall Pharmacy group LTD. | Be Better Dry Brush

Rexall Pharmacy group LTD. | Rexall Baby Wipes

Walmart Canada | Equate Personal Wipes

Walmart Canada | Great Value Eco Compostable Wooden Cutlery

Walmart Canada | Special Kitty Flushable Clumping Cat Litter


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