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2019 Grand Prix finalists revealed

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

gp-27-finalists-600x400-enThe finalists for the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards have been named.

A total of 112 products made the short list in the 27th edition of the Retail Council of Canada’s annual award. The products making the cut were launched in the Canadian market in 2019 and come from both established and new suppliers as well as smaller boutiques and family-owned retailers from across the country.

This year’s jury consisted of 34 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%.

“Now more than ever Canadians are seeking new products to keep the home menu diverse and exciting” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO, Retail Council of Canada, in a press release. “Canadians are craving genuine newness and retailers have delivered.”

Winners will be announced later this summer. Here is the full list of 2019 Grand Prix finalists:

FOOD

A. LASSONDE INC. | Oasis Infusion

A. LASSONDE INC. | Oasis Morning Smoothie

AGROPUR | Olympic Organic Kids

BABY GOURMET FOODS INC. | Apple Sweet Potato Multigrain Cereal

BEYOND MEAT | Beyond Burger

BIMBO CANADA | Takis Outlaw

BONDUELLE | Arctic Gardens One Pot

BRIDOR | Au Pain Doré Multigrain Loaf

BRIDOR | Au Pain Doré Rustic Mini Ciabatta

CHOCOLAT LAMONTAGNE, INC. | Queen T Collection

CHOCOLAT LAMONTAGNE, INC. | Milk Chocolate Pistachios with Pink Himalayan Salt

CONAGRA BRANDS | Gardein Breakfast Saus’age Patties

CRAZY RICHARD’S | Wholly Rollies

FANCY POKKET CORPORATION | Gluten Free Loaf

FINICA FOOD SPECIALTIES, LTD. | Thea – Bandaged Sheep Cheddar Cheese

FONTAINE SANTÉ | Dark Chocolate Delight Hummus

FROBA PRODUCTS LTD. | Yellofruit

GAY LEA FOODS CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED | Nordica Smooth Blueberry Acai

GOGO QUINOA | GoGo Quinoa Puffs

GOODUMS FOOD INC. | Goodums Bake Mix

GREEN VALLEY FARMS, A DIVISION OF BURNBRAE FARMS LTD. | Green Valley Farms™ Free Range Solar Power Eggs

HAIN CELESTIAL CANADA | Yves Veggie Cuisine

HALVANA NORTH AMERICA INC. | Tahini Squeeze

HAPPY POPS | Ice Pops

HEALTHY CRUNCH | School Approved Bars

HEALTHY CRUNCH | SunSeed Butters

HEALTHY CRUNCH | Instant Lattes

HEMPCO CANADA SUPERFOODS INC. | Planet Hemp Superfood Super-Seeds

ICE AGE GLACIAL WATER COMPANY | Ice Age Glacial Water

LAGOON SEAFOOD PRODUCTS | Seasoned Salmon Tartare

MANITOBA MILLING COMPANY | Non-Dairy Smooth-Milled Flax Beverage

MONTPAK INTERNATIONAL | Ready to Cook Veal

MORNINGSTAR FARMS | MorningStar Farms Veggie Burger

NATURE’S INTENT LLC C/O THOMAS LARGE & SINGER | Dark Chocolate Enrobed Fruit

NESTLE WATERS | S Pellegrino Essenza

OGGI FOODS | Beyond Meat Americana

PROMISE GLUTEN FREE | Promise Gluten Free Brioche Loaf

QULALITY CHEESE | Bon Secret Cheese

RANA MEAL SOLUTIONS CANADA INC. | Giovanni Rana Refrigerated Filled Pastas

SMUCKER FOODS OF CANADA | Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter

SMUCKER FOODS OF CANADA CORP | 1850 Roast Ground Coffee

THE MINUTE MAID COMPANY INC. | Simply Almond

UDDERLY RIDICULOUS INC. | Udderly Ridiculous Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

VACHON BAKERY, INC. | Hostess Twinkies Fun Pack

VACHON BAKERY, INC. | Hostess Choco Cupcake Fun Pack

VIAU FOOD PRODUCTS | RWA Sandwich Charcuterie

 

PRIVATE LABEL FOOD

FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED | Co-op Gold Cookie Cake

FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED | Co-op Gold Edible Cookie Dough

FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED | Co-op Gold PURE Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED | Co-op Gold PURE Honey

FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED | Co-op Gold PURE Sauerkraut & Kimchee

LONGO’S | Longo’s Ice Cream Stroopfwafel Sandwich with Dulce de Leche Filling

LONGO’S | Longo’s Gourmet Ginger Buttercream Cookies

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Atlantic Salmon Portions

METRO INC. | Irresistibles 2% Strawberry SKYR Yogurt

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Tuna Tataki

METRO INC.| Irresistibles Choco Caramel Pecan Cream Pie

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Roti Flat Breads

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Naturalia Gluten-Free Pasta

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Low-Calorie Frozen Dessert

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Carbonated Spring Water

METRO INC.| Irresistibles Naturalia Chips

METRO INC. | Life Smart Naturalia BBQ Chicken

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Naturalia Dressings

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Premium Mix Pop Corn & Nuts

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Organics Frozen Fruit for Smoothie

METRO INC. | Selection Premium Belgian Chocolate Cups

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Naturalia Kids Cereal Bars

METRO INC. | Irresistibles Ham & Cheese Puff Pastry

METRO INC. | Irresistibles 2% Vanilla Lactose Free Greek Yogurt

REXALL PHARMACY GROUP LTD. | Be Better Dark Chocolate Covered Whole Almonds Dusted with real Raspberries

REXALL PHARMACY GROUP LTD. | Be Better Quinoa Strips

SAVE-ON-FOODS | Cauliflower Crust Pizza

SAVE-ON FOODS | 100% Canadian Angus Square Beef Burgers

SOBEYS INC. | Sensations by Compliments Bites

SOBEYS INC. | Sensations by Compliments Spirited Mickie BBQ Sauce

SOBEYS INC. | Compliments Naturally Simple Tortilla Chips

SOBEYS INC. | Sensations by Compliments Cakes

SOBEYS INC. | Compliments Frozen Dairy Dessert Bars

SOBEYS INC. | Sensations by Compliments Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Spring Rolls

SOBEYS INC. | Compliments Frozen Dairy Dessert

SOBEYS INC. | Compliments Bacon Maple Weiner with a hint of Maple

SOBEYS INC. | Compliments Mocktail

SOBEYS INC. | Sensations by Compliments Ultimate Dutch Apple Pie

WALMART CANADA | Our Finest Pulled Pork Tamale Pie

WALMART CANADA | Great Value Thin Crust Pizzas

WALMART CANADA | Great Value Salt-Free Spice Blend Grinders

WALMART CANADA | Great Value Mini Bars

WALMART CANADA | Your Fresh Market Garlic & Cilantro White Naan

WALMART CANADA | Great Value Hot Sauce

WALMART CANADA | Our Finest Manchego

 

NON-FOOD

AKSO MARINE BIOTECH INC. | Nova Sea Atlantic Sea Cucumber

BIC INC. | BodyMark by BIC – Temporary Tattoo Marker

CARLTON CARDS | Papyrus – Happy Happy Day!

CARLTON CARDS | Papyrus – Royal Butterfly

CARLTON CARDS | Papyrus – Woodcut Thank you

HAIN CELESTIAL CANADA | Live Clean Natural Deodorant

KEURIG DR PEPPER | Keurig K-Duo Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker

NESTLÉ PURINA PETCARE | Friskies Lil’ Soups

POSITEC CANADA | WORX Power Share Indoor and Outdoor Tools

REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS | Hefty Ultra Strong Waste Bags

SMUCKER FOODS OF CANADA | Nature’s Recipe Chewy Bites Treats

THE GREEN BEAVER COMPANY | Aluminum Free Natural Antiperspirant

 

PRIVATE LABEL NON-FOOD

CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION | Paderno Pre-Seasoned Smooth Release Cast Iron Skillet

METRO INC. | Personnelle Lip Balm Raspberry

METRO INC. | ibiZ 2-in-1 Magnetic Wallet Case

METRO INC. | Personnelle Wipes With Saline Solution for Stuffy Noses

REXALL PHARMACY GROUP LTD. | Be Better Age Defying Overnight Mask

SAVE-ON-FOODS | Western Family Functional Dog Treats

WALMART CANADA | Equate Beauty Dry Shampoo

WALMART CANADA | Equate Beauty Charcoal Facial Wipes

WALMART CANADA | Special Kitty Silica Crystals Unscented Non-Clumping Cat Litter

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