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06/03/2021

2020 Grand Prix winners announced

Canada’s most notable new food and consumer goods products were recognized during a virtual gala hosted by Retail Council of Canada

The Retail Council of Canada announced the winners of its annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards during a virtual gala held Thursday afternoon.

Now in its 28th year, the Grand Prix Awards aim is to celebrate innovation and creativity in the food industry. The award recognizes the most notable new food and consumer goods products--both national brands and private label--launched in the Canadian market in 2020.

"We are seeing Canadians spend more time at home in 2020 than ever before. They are craving products to prepare at home to satisfy their need for variety. They are looking for new taste experience from dishes made with high quality ingredients that appeal to various taste preferences,” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO of Retail Council of Canada, in a press release. "We are always impressed with how the winning products reflect the changing interests of Canadians."

The winning products were evaluated by a jury comprised of food and grocery experts who judged the entries based on innovation, taste, experience and packaging.

Here is a full list of the winners:

 

FOOD

 

BIMBO CANADA | Oroweat Organic 22 Grains & Seeds Bread

BONDUELLE CANADA | Arctic Gardens' Pesticide Residue Tested Frozen Vegetables

BONDUELLE CANADA | Bonduelle Mini Cans

FRUIT D'OR | Patience Fruit & Co Organic Dried Cranberries, No Added Sugar

GAY LEA FOODS CO-OPERATIVE LTD. | Gay Lea Specialty Butters

HARDBITE | Hardbite Potato Chips Explorer Pack

KRAFT HEINZ CANADA | Maxwell House Compostable Coffee Pods

KRAFT HEINZ CANADA | Heinz Mayoracha Sauce

LACTALIS CANADA | Balderson Naturel Cheese Slices

THE J.M. SMUCKER CO. | Robin Hood® Organic All Purpose Flour

THEOBROMA CHOCOLAT | Chunkies Energy Bites

VICTORY'S KITCHEN | SOUP'S ON Plant-Based Soups

NON-FOOD

 

CARLTON CARDS | Papyrus - Hello Kitty Patch

HAIN-CELESTIAL CANADA, ULC | Live Clean® Body Lotion

NESTLÉ PURINA | Purina® Pro Plan® LiveClear™

NUTRAMLTZ INC. | Nutrameltz Orally Dissolving Supplements

REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS CANADA INC. | Alcan Made with 100% Recycled Aluminum Bakeware

REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS CANADA INC. | Reynolds Kitchens Unbleached Compostable Parchment Paper

PRIVATE LABEL FOOD

 

CALGARY CO-OP ASSOCIATION LTD. | Cal & Gary's Meatless Burgers

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 Pasta

LONGO BROTHERS FRUIT MARKETS INC. | Longo's Chickpea Veggie Burgers

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Old-fashioned Chips

METRO INC. | Life Smart Naturalia Grapefruit & Pink Pepper Dressing

METRO INC. | Life Smart Organic Kombucha

METRO INC. | Selection Premium Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cups

METRO INC. | Selection Premium Fruit Jelly Box

SAVE-ON-FOODS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP | Western Family Ultimate Cheesecake Collection

SOBEYS INC. | Compliments Naturally Simple Pork Sausages

WALMART CANADA | Delicious Kitchen Original Coconut Milk Beverage

PRIVATE LABEL NON-FOOD

 

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

WALMART CANADA | Special Kitty Flushable Clumping Cat Litter

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

All Canadian: FRUIT D'OR | Patience Fruit & Co Organic Dried Cranberries, No Added Sugar

Excellence in ethnic products: AB WORLD FOODS | Patak's Veggie Curries

Innovation and originality: KRAFT HEINZ CANADA | Maxwell House Compostable Coffee Pods

Innovative packaging: VICTORY'S KITCHEN | SOUP'S ON Plant-Based Soups

Overall consumer value: SAVE-ON-FOODS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP | Western Family Ultimate Cheesecake Collection