T&T Supermarkets' Tina Lee, co-winner of the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement AwardT&T Supermarkets' Tina Lee, co-winner of the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) held its Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards gala on May 30 at STORE – Canada’s Retail Conference, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Forty winners were announced from a list of 119 finalists.

Metro garnered the most awards, with a total of five for different products in their Irresistibles line. Other multiple-category winners included Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd, Sobeys Inc. and Walmart Canada.

As previously covered here, T&T Supermarkets’ Cindy and Tina Lee received RCC’s 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here’s the full list of award winners. More details at RCC’s web site.

 

FOOD

Fresh (par- baked)   
BRIDOR – Au Pain Doré Origine Danish  

Baking Needs & Dried Bakery  

Heartland Food Products Group – SPLENDA Stevia No Calorie Sweetener  

Beverages  

Twinings of London – Twinings Exotic Mango and Ginger Green Tea  

Condiments & Sauces  

AB World Foods – Blue Dragon 3 Step  

Confectionery & Shelf Stable Desserts  

Lamontagne Chocolate inc. – Lamontagne Collection  

Dairy (Milk, Yogurt, Cheese & Spreadables)  

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative – Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese

Deli Meats and Cheeses  

Finica Food Specialties Ltd – Lenberg Farms

Frozen or Refrigerated Prepared Foods & Entrees   

Bonduelle – Spinach dip, artichoke and seasoning  

Fruits, Vegetables and Produce (Fresh, Refrigerated Or Frozen)   

Terra Beata Farms Ltd. – 40% Less Sugar Whole Dried Cranberrries  

Meat, Egg & Seafood Fresh (Refrigerated or Frozen)  

Bleumer – Cubes for tartar Sushi à la maison  

Shelf Stable Prepared Foods & Entrees   

Fourmi Bionique Inc. – Nutbrown Grain Free  

Snack (Savoury)  

Left Field Foods – Spokes Puffed Potato Snacks  

Snack (Sweet)  

Prana – Chocolate Bark  

 

NON-FOOD

Baby Care  

Baby Gourmet Foods Inc. – Baby Gourmet- Shakers Nutritional Beverage  

General Merchandise  

Carlton Cards – Sweet Eats

Health Care – Oral Hygiene  

Sunstar Americas Inc. (Canada) – Gum Flossers

Health Care – OTC (Over the Counter)  

Namëna Biosciences – Ignite-SX

Paper, Plastic & Foil  

Cascades Tissue Group – Cascades Fluff  

Personal Care  

Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC. – Jason Dry Spray Deodorant  

 

PRIVATE LABEL – FOOD   

Bakery Fresh (par-baked)  

Metro Brands, g.p – Irresistibles Apple, Maple and Cranberry Pie  

Baking Needs & Dried Bakery  

Sobeys Inc. – Compliments Naturally Simple Seed and Ancient Grain Blend  

Beverages  

Sobeys Inc. – Sensations by Compliments Cold Brew Coffee  

Condiments & Sauces   

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. – Longo's Signature Muffuletta  

Confectionery & Shelf Stable Desserts  

Sobeys Inc. – Sensations by Compliments Milk & Dark Chocolate Almond Dates  

Dairy (Milk, Yogurt, Cheese & Spreadables)  

Metro Brands, G.P. – Irresistibles Organics Lactose-Free Cheese  

Desserts (fresh, refrigerated or frozen)  

Sobeys Inc. – Compliments Gluten Free Cookie Dough  

Frozen or Refrigerated Prepared Foods & Entrees  

Federated Co-operatives Limited – Co-op Gold Perogies  

Fruit, Vegetable & Produce (Fresh, Refrigerated or Frozen)  

Save-On-Foods – Western Family Salad Kits  

Meat, Egg & Seafood (Fresh, Refrigerated or Frozen)  

Metro Brands, G.P. – Irresistibles Organics Grain Fed Chicken  

Snack (Savoury)

Metro Brands, G.P. – Irresistibles Old-Fashioned Potato Chips

Snack (Sweet)

Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd. – Nosh & Co. Premium Artisanal Shortbread Cookies

 

PRIVATE LABEL – NON -FOOD

Baby Care

Walmart Canada – Parent's Choice Diaper Pail Refills

General Merchandise

Canadian Tire Corporation – Noma Advanced Constant-Lit C6 LED Christmas String Lights

Health Care – OTC (Over the Counter)

Walmart Canada – Equate Whey Protein Powder  

Personal Care  

Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd. – Kit 3-in-1 Sponge  

Pet Needs  

Metro Brands, G.P. – Irresistibles Apple & Chicken Dog Treats  

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

All Canadian  

Fourmi Bionique Inc. – Nutbrown Grain Free Granola  

Overall Consumer Value  

Bonduelle – Spinach dip, artichoke and seasoning  

Innovation and Originality  

High Liner Foods – Can't Mess It Up! Wild Pink Salmon  

Innovative Packaging  

Finica Food Specialties Ltd – Lenberg Farms

 

Sponsors of this year’s Canadian Grand Prix awards included: 

Gold level – PaduloX, Canada Post, Reebee

Bronze level – TC Transcontinental.

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