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Grocery Innovations Canada announces top product innovations for 2013

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) has announced its Top 10 Most Innovative Products for 2013 at this year’s Grocery Innovations Canada annual trade show and conference in Toronto. Canadian grocers and industry delegates in attendance voted on the innovative products after having the opportunity to test and review hundreds of new products for the upcoming year. Products were evaluated based on three criteria: most unique, most buzz-worthy, and best consumer response.

The top 10 innovative products for 2013, in no particular order, include:

  • MiO Liquid Water Enhancer (Kraft Foods Inc.)
  • Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix (Acosta Canada)
  • Stock First (Campbell’s)
  • Balsamic Cream (La Carrera)
  • Coconut Vinegar (Organika)
  • Take Home, Bake Fresh Products (Koko Patisserie)
  • TO Tablex (Tablex )
  • Buitoni Pizza (Nestle)
  • Belvita Breakfast Biscuits (Kraft Foods Inc.)

And the winners are…

For the past 20 years the Retail Council of Canada presented its annual Grand Prix New Products Award to the most innovative best new products launched in Canada that year. The health and wellness trend is evident and several products successfully leveraged nutritional attributes. The list of 2011 winners were announced recently as:

  • Première Fournée de Weston Breads (WESTON BAKERIES)
  • Tenderflake Easy Pie!™ Kits (MAPLE LEAF FROZEN BAKERY)
  • Oasis® Health Break CholestPrevent (A. LASSONDE INC.)
  • Cadbury Caramilk Secrets (KRAFT CANADA INC.)
  • OIKOS, Greek yogurt (DANONE CANADA)
  • Janes Wild Sockeye Salmon Burgers (JANES FAMILY FOODS LTD)
  • Sorbet (SOLOFRUIT INC.)
  • McCain® Ultra Thin Crust Pizza (McCAIN FOODS (CANADA)
  • Love Crunch™ (NATURE’S PATH FOODS INC.)
  • Bear Paws Cereal & Fruit (DARE FOODS LIMITED)

For more information and product descriptions, visit Retail Council of Canada Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards