Canadian Grand Prix finalists revealed

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

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

A total of 114 products made the short list in the 26th edition of the Retail Council of Canada’s annual award. The products making the cut were launched in the Canadian market in 2018 and come from both established and new suppliers as well as retailers from across the country.

This year’s jury consisted of 28 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 are craving genuine newness and retailers have delivered,” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO, Retail Council of Canada, in a press release announcing the finalists. “This year’s products are outstanding and our panel of 28 judges were especially impressed with the quality and flavour profile of these new products.”

Winners will be announced May 29 at the Grand Prix Gala at the Toronto Congress Centre, as part of the Store 2019 retail conference.

Here is the full list of 2018 Grand Prix finalists:

FOOD FINALISTS:

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp | Adams Dark Roast

Lassonde Inc. | Apple & Eve Vegan protein smoothie

Lassonde Inc. | Fruit Drop

Lassonde Inc. | Oasis Premium Orange Probiotics

Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP | Armstrong Natural Cheese Sticks

Quality Cheese | Bella Casara Burratini

Richardson Oilseed Products Limited | Canola Harvest Blends

Oggi Foods Inc. | Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cavendish Farms |Cavendish Farms Restaurant Style Drive Thru Fries

Patience Fruit & Co by Fruit d’Or | Chococrunch Bites

Three Farmers Foods Inc. | Crunchy Little Lentils

The Minute Maid Company Canada Inc. | Fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk – Lactose Free

Parmalat Canada | Galbani Bocconcini 200g

Parmalat Canada | Galbani Pizza Mozzarella Deluxe 250g

Chocolat Lamontagne, Inc | Grab & Go Collection

Agropur Cooperative | iÖGO nanö yogurt with no refined sugar added

Yorkshire Valley Farms | Organic Sliced Chicken and Turkey Deli

Organic Meadow Limited Partnership | Organic Yogurt Smoothies

Nestlé Waters Canada | Perrier and Juice

Nestlé Canada Inc. | Nescafé Gold

Hempco Canada Superfoods Inc. | Planet Hemp Superfood Super-Seeds

Conagra Brands | Power Bowls

Conagra Brands | RO*TEL

Conagra Brands | Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1

Premier Nutrition | Premier Protein High Protein Shake

Nutrinor Cooperative | Rice Pudding Organic

Viau foods | Salciccia – Italian Sausage For Breakfast

Bimbo Canada | Sanissimo Chia & Flax

Bimbo Canada | Sara Lee Little Bites Mini Muffins

Bimbo Canada | Takis Angry Burger

Citadelle Maple Syrup Producers’ Cooperative | SmartKlear

Cedar Bay Grilling Company | Sous Chef Kits

Mondoux Confectionery Inc. |Sweet sixteen

The Spice Tailor Limited | The Spice Tailor Daal

Opopee Inc.  | It’s Souper

Kashi Company | Kashi JOI – Nut Bars and Energy Nut Bars

Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. | Krinos Organic Feta Cheese

Morehouse Foods Canada Ltd. | Le Grec Original dressing

Perfetti Van Melle | Mentos Pure White Gum

Distribution Missum | Moment Krystale Royale

Agropur Dairy Cooperative | Natrel Whipped Dip and Spread

Agropur cooperative | iÖGO nanö yogurt with no refined sugar added

Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Limited | Nordica Smooth Dips

Organic Meadow Limited Partnership | Organic Extended Shelf Life Milk

Keurig Canada | Timothy’s Colombian La Vereda

Traditional Medicinals | Turmeric with Meadowsweet & Ginger

Hill Street Beverage Company Inc. | Vin(Zero)

Storck Canada Inc. | Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn

Chocolat Lamontagne, Inc. | White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Almonds

Hain Celestial | Yves Veggie and Grains Gourmet Sausages

Kellogg’s | Vector Protein Bites

Kellogg’s | Vector Protein Bites

 

FOOD FINALISTS – PRIVATE LABEL: 

 

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold Ice Cream Sandwiches

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold Potstickers

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

Federated Co-operatives Limited | Co-op Gold PURE Jam Type Spread

Costco Wholesale Canada | Kirkland Signature Hazelnut Spread

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. |Longo’s Signature Cauliflower Crust Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Rexall Pharmacy Group LTD. | Nosh & Co Munch Madness

Walmart Canada | Great Value Battered Dill Pickle Bites

Walmart Canada | Our Finest Fudge Selection

Walmart Canada | Great Value Easy-Blends Fruit & Vegetable Mix

Walmart Canada | Great Value Greek Yogurt Dips

Walmart Canada | Great Value Natural Nut Butters

Metro Inc. | All chocolate Dacquoise

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Pesto Seafood Gratin

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Tree-Shaped Log

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Cold Brew Coffee

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Brunch Pork Burgers

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Carbonated Spring Water

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Dijon Mustard

Metro Inc. |Irresistibles Fig Balsamic Modena Vinegar

Metro Inc. |Irresistibles Frozen Fruits

Metro Inc. |Irresistibles Hard Ripened Parmesan Cheese

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Ice Cream Bars

Metro Inc. |Irresistibles Naturalia Raw Creamed Honey

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Naturalia Tortilla Chips

Metro Inc. | Irresistibles Hard Ripened Parmesan Cheese

M&M Food Market | Premium Single Serves

M&M Food Market | Stovetop Kits

Sobeys Inc. | Compliments Naturally Simple Frozen Single Meals

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments Extra Crunchy Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments Hand Stretched Frozen Pizzas

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments Hors D’Oeuvres

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments Mini Ice Cream Bars

Sobeys Inc. | Sensations by Compliments Spirited Mickie BBQ Sauce

Save-On-Foods | West Coast Wild Pink Salmon Burger

Save-On-Foods | Western Family Flavoured Sparkling Water

 

NON-FOOD FINALISTS:

 

Reynolds Consumer Products Canada Inc. | Alcan Non-Stick

Spectrum Brands Canada Inc. | Armor All® Essential™ Blends  Blends Car Air Fresheners

Nestlé Purina PetCare | Beyond Natural Pet Food

Namëna Biosciences | Biosync 24H Continuous Release

Sunstar Americas Inc. (Canada) | GUM Activital Sonic Deep Clean

Sunstar Americas Inc. (Canada) | GUM Soft-Picks Comfort Flex

Keurig Canada | Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker K-Mini Plus

Hain Celestial Canada, ULC | Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo & Conditioner

SodaStream | SodaStream Black Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker

 

 

NON-FOOD FINALISTS PRIVATE LABEL:

 

Vetdiet International Inc. | Care line

Walmart Canada | Equate Kids Probiotics

PetSmart | Habitat Home

Rexall Pharmacy group Ltd. | Kit Silicone Facial Brush

Canadian Tire Corporation | NOMA Advanced Constant-Lit Cluster Lights (Light Show)

Canadian Tire Corporation | NOMA Neon Rope Light Pure white

Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. | PADERNO Dutch Ovens, 6.2L

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Microfilter Nasal Wash System

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Precut Kinesiology Tapes

Metro Inc. | Personnelle Teething

Walmart Canada | Pure Balance Freeze Dried Treats for Dogs

Vetdiet International Inc. | Wellness line

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

Carlton Cards | Papyrus – Disney

Carlton Cards  |Papyrus – Gemmed Thank you

Carlton Cards | Winning Wishes