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Retail Council announces winners of 31st Grand Prix New Product Awards

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has announced the winners of its 31st Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. The winners were recognized during RCC’s awards gala on May 29, 2024 at the end of the annual STORE conference held at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The 38 winners were selected by the jury from among more than 100 submissions.

During the gala, the event recognized two individuals for their contributions to the industry. Empire Company president and CEO Michael Medline received the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix Trailblazer award. Dino Bianco, CEO of Kruger Products, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada and RCC.

The 31st Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award Winners

Special Awards

All Canadian

Double Baked Apple Pie and Lemon Curd Blueberry, Demetres Ice Creams

Excellence in Ethnic Products

Chalo! Signature Basmati Rice, Sobeys

Innovation & Originality

Soy Free Tofu, Big Mountain Foods

Innovative Packaging

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters Anniversary Blend, Balzac’s

Overall Consumer Value

Co-op Gold Feta Cheese, Federated Co-op

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Bakery Fresh

Private Label: Irresistibles Muffins, Metro

Baking Needs and Dried Bakery

CPG: KEEN No-Bake Energy Bite Mix, ACH Food Companies

Private Label: Only Goodness Cauliflower Pizza Crust Mix, Pattison Food Group

Baby Care

CPG: Earth’s Best Organic Puffed Toddler Snacks, Hain Celestial

Private Label: Personnelle Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, Metro

Beverages

CPG: Café William-Acting Beyond the Cup, Café William

Private Label: Co-op Gold PURE Kombucha, Federated Co-op

Condiments & Sauces

CPG: MAG Mayonnaise Signature, Groupe MAG

Private Label: Western Family Dill Pickle Hummus, Pattison Food Group

Confectionery & Shelf Stable Desserts

CPG: Milk Chocolate Pecans with Sea Salt, Chocolat Lamontagne

Private Label: Western Family – Super Sour Gummy Mix, Pattison Food Group

Dairy (Milk, Yogurt, Cheese & Spreadables)

CPG: Armstrong Nibblers Natural Cheese Snacks, Saputo Dairy Products Canada

Private Label: Life Smart Block Cheddar Cheeses, Metro

Deli Meats and Cheeses

Private Label: Co-op Gold Feta Cheese, Federated Co-op

Desserts, Fresh/Refrigerated or Frozen

CPG: Demstres Ice Creams, Demestres

Private Label: Farm Boy Ice Cream, Farm Boy

Frozen or Refrigerated Prepared Foods & Entrees

CPG: Saputo Cheese Fries, Saputo Dairy Products Canada

Private Label: Co-op Gold PURE Hand-Stretched Pinsa Pizza, Federated Co-op

Fruit, Vegetables & Produce (Fresh/Refrigerated or Frozen)

CPG: Soy Free Tofu, Big Mountain Foods

Private Label: Life Smart Organic Smoothie Pucks, Metro

General Merchandise

CPG: Thermacell EL55 Mosquito Repeller + Glow Light, Thermacell Repellents

Private Label: Selection Eco Compostable Wood Utensils, Metro

Health Care – OTC

Private Label: Life Smart Protein and Greens Vegan Drink Mixes, Metro

Meat, Egg & Seafood Fresh/Refrigerated or Frozen

CPG: Naturegg Solar, Burnbrae Farms

Private Label: Life Smart Naturalia Sustainably Raised Beef, Metro

Personal Care

Private Label: Personnelle Face Mask Kit, Metro

Pet Needs

CPG: Pro Plan Vital Systems, Nestle Purina

Private Label: performatrin Ultra Collagen Sticks, Pet Value

Shelf Stabe Prepared Foods & Entres

Private Label: Chalo! Signature Basmati Rice, Sobeys Inc.

Snack (Savoury)

CPG: Cheetos Popcorn Cheddar Jalapeno, PepsiCo Foods

Private Label: Longo’s Curato Focaccia Strips, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets

Snack (Sweet)

CPG: SourCran, Patience Fruit & Co.

Private Label: Be Better Apple Juice Infused Cranberries, Rexall

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