Canadian Grand Prix New Products Awards finalists announced

4/27/2011

The finalists for the 18th annual Canadian Grand Prix New Products Awards were announced April 25. The awards celebrate innovative new products in the grocery industry.

“This award program has been instrumental in both recognizing and encouraging new product development and innovation, which are vital to continued growth in the Canadian grocery industry,” said Diane Brisebois, president and CEO, Retail Council of Canada (RCC), which now operates the award program after the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors closed its doors earlier in the year.

The program is open to manufacturers and distributors of all sizes.  Each entry is graded on five criteria: uniqueness and innovation, product characteristics, presentation and packaging, overall consumer value and consumer acceptance.

The Grand Prix recognizes food, non-food and private label categories–26 categories in all.  There are also five special awards to honour the best overall innovation and originality, innovative packaging, consumer acceptance, healthy innovation and all-Canadian product.

A 32-member jury comprised of consumers, food editors, journalists, advertising executives, packaging designers and members of the grocery industry evaluated the entries.

In February, the panel gathered in Montreal to evaluate the food and private-label products; non-food products were assessed at home over six weeks.

Winners will be announced on June 15 at the Toronto Congress Centre at a gala event presented by the RCC. Click here for ticket information.

Products introduced between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2010 were eligible to be entered in the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.

The finalists and winners can use the Grand Prix Award logo on their packaging for two years.  Winners gain additional profile through retailer support via flyers.

2010 Grand Prix Finalists by Company

FOOD

A & V 2000 INC.

Yogactive Tandem with probiotic & prebiotic

A. LASSONDE INC.

Oasis Health Break Smoothie

AGROPUR FINE CHEESE DIVISION

Allégro 9% Light Cream Cheese Spread with Antioxidants

BROOKSIDE FOODS LTD

Brookside Dark Chocolate Exotic Fruits

CADBURY

Cadbury Clusters 175g

Stride Mega Mystery

Trident Layers

CANADA BREAD COMPANY, LIMITED

Dempster's OvenFresh

Dempster's Smart White with 16 Whole Grains

CANGRO FOODS INC.

Aylmer Accents

Del Monte Fruit Twists

Del Monte No Salt Added Vegetables

CHAPMAN'S ICE CREAM

Chapman's Frozen Yogurt

COCA-COLA LIMITED

Dasani Natural Essence

CONAGRA FOODS CANADA INC.

Healthy Choice Gourmet Steamers

Orville Redenbacher's Spicy Nacho Popping Corn

VH Sauces

DANONE CANADA

Activia Dessert

Activia Drinkable

Danone Crush

Silhouette SatisfAction

EARTH’S OWN FOOD COMPANY INC.

Soyummi

EARTH’S OWN FOOD COMPANY INC. & TETRA PAK

So Nice for Coffee

FONTAINE SANTÉ FOODS INC.

Humm! Hummus Cocktail

FRUIT D'OR INC.

Organic Dried Fruit

GARDEN PROTEIN INTERNATIONAL

Gardein

Gardein Trio

GENERAL MILLS CANADA CORPORATION

Banana Nut Cheerios

Fibre 1 - 100 Calories

HEINZ CANADA

Classico Alfredo di Roma - 25% less fat than our Regular Alfredo

HERITAGE FROZEN FOODS LTD

Cheemo Whole Wheat Perogies

HIGH LINER FOODS INC.

High Liner Signature

IN FOODS INC.

In Cuisin (Mash)

In Snax

JANES FAMILY FOODS LTD.

Janes Chicken Wings Sea Salt & Pepper

Janes Whole Wheat Chicken Nuggets

KRAFT CANADA INC.

Kraft Dinner Smart

Kraft Sizzling Salads

KRAFT Whipped Peanut Butter & Dip

LA FROMAGERIE 1860 DU VILLAGE INC.

Mini hors-d’oeuvre

LEBEL FOODS INC.

Probiotic Frozen Yogurt Mini Cone

MAPLE LEAF FOODS

Maple Leaf Natural Selections Deli Meats

MARINA DEL REY

Marina del Rey Tilapia

McCAIN FOODS (CANADA)

McCain Superfries Low Salt

McCORMICK CANADA

Club House Flavourful Recipe Mix

NATURE'S PATH FOODS INC.

MMMaple Pecan Flax Plus

NESTLÉ CANADA INC.

Nestlé Aero Bubbles

OLYMEL L.P.

Flamingo Breaded Chicken Improved Recipe

Krispy Toast

Lafleur Authentique Cretons

PARMALAT CANADA

Astro BioBest probiotic yogurt with Plant Sterols

Black Diamond Cheestrings with DHA

SMUCKER FOODS OF CANADA CORP.

Bick's Premium Baby Dills 50% Less Salt

Europe's Best Antioxidant Fruit Blend

Europe's Best Roasted Red & Yellow Peppers Parrilla

Folgers Black Silk Coffee

THE ALLAN CANDY COMPANY LIMITED

Allan Saybon

TMF -THE MEAT FACTORY LTD.

Lou's Quick-n-Easy Bacon

TROPHY FOODS INC.

Trophy Creamy Caramel Popcorn

Trophy Tins

ULTIMA FOODS INC.

Source Dessert Selection

UNILEVER CANADA

Becel pro.activ

Ben & Jerry’s

Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Ice Cream

Knorr Homestyle Stock

VAN HOUTTE INC.

Fair Trade Organic Collection

WESTON BAKERIES LIMITED

Wonder+ Simply Free

NON-FOOD

ABBOTT NUTRITION

Pediasure Complete

Similac Mom

BERNARDIN LTD

Bernardin Home Canning Starter Kit

CARLTON CARDS LIMITED

Yakety Yaks

CHURCH & DWIGHT CANADA CORP.

Arm & Hammer Kids Spinbrush My Way! Toothbrush

Baby Orajel SmartDose

NAIR Au Naturel Milk & Honey Roll-On Wax

OxiClean MaxForce Gel Stick Pre-treater

Rub A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CANADA INC.

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief

DLM FOODS CANADA CORP.

Milk-Bone Essentials Plus+ Biscuits

GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE INC.

Sensodyne iso-active Toothpaste

HEINZ CANADA

Heinz Little Kids Instant Oatmeal Cereal

Heinz Little Kids Oatmeal Bars

HENKEL CONSUMER GOODS INC.

Dial Nutriskin Ultra Hydrating Body Wash

Purex Complete 3-in-1 laundry sheets

KIMBERLY-CLARK INC.

U by KOTEX tampons

MARS CANADA INC.

Natural Defense Premium dry food for adult dogs

Natural Defense  Joint Health premium snacks for adult dogs

METHOD PRODUCTS INC.

Method Laundry Detergent

NESTLÉ PURINA PETCARE

Beneful IncrediBites For small dogs

PLANET PEOPLE

iQ cleaners

PROCTER & GAMBLE INC.

Crest Pro Health Sensitive Shield

Gillette Fusion ProGlide

Gillette Fusion ProSeries

Gillette Odour Shield All Day Clean Body Wash

Gillette Venus Embrace 5-Bladed Disposables 3ct Razor

Head & Shoulders

Olay Sheer Moisture Ribbons with Mandarin Oil - Body Wash & Moisturizing Bars

Pampers with Dry Max

Pantene Pro-V COLOUR HAIR SOLUTIONS

Scope Outlast Mouthwash

RECKITT BENCKISER CANADA INC.

Air Wick Aqua Mist

Air Wick Scent Ribbons Candles

Finish Quantumatic

Lysol Healthy Touch No-Touch Hand Soap System

Resolve Deep Clean Powder

S. C. JOHNSON AND SON, LIMITED

Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kit

Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer

SOLO CUP CANADA

Solo Squared plates/bowls

THE SUN PRODUCTS CANADA CORPORATION

Sunlight Deep Clean Laundry Detergent

UNILEVER CANADA

Dove MEN+CARE Extra Fresh Body and Face Wash

WHIRLPOOL CANADA LP

Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner



PRIVATE LABEL


CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED

Eating Right Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Eating Right Smoked Sausages

Eating Right Turkey Breast Fillet

Lucerne Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream

O Organic Fresh Soup

Safeway Microban Reusable Shopping Bag

Safeway Select Artisan Supreme Cheesecake Sampler, 340g

Safeway Select Sorbet

Signature Cafe Greek Potatoes Au Gratin

Signature Cafe Layered Salads

Water Front Bistro Frozen Fish Fillet

METRO RICHELIEU INC.

Gluten Free Chewy Bars

Irresistibles Crisps

Irresistibles Finishing Sauce

Irresistibles Frozen treats

Irresistibles Life Smart Fruit and Yogourt Smoothie Blend

Irresistibles Life Smart Nutrient Enhance Water Beverage

Irresistibles Life Smart Pasta

Irresistibles Sweetener

Selection Eco Dishwaher Rinse Agent

Selection Marinade

SOBEYS INC.

Sensations by Compliments Tarte Tatin

Sensations by Compliments Thin Crust Brick Oven Pizza

SOBEYS QUEBEC

Butcher's Heat and Serve

Compliments Balance Crusty Breads

Compliments Seasonal Crusty Bread

Compliments Sensations Salad Spreads

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