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Grocery Industry celebrates innovation


In Quebec City on May 25, the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD) announced the winners of its Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.

The CCGD received a record 203 entries. Each entry was judged by a 32-member panel and CCGD distributor members from across Canada.

Big winner

The big winner this year was Naturegg Omega 3 Hard Boiled Eggs from Burnbrae Farms. It won in the Dairy & Egg Products category and also won three special awards: All Canadian, Innovation and Originality, and Canadian Grand Prix Healthy Innovation New Product.

This year’s Canadian Grand Prix competition was open to products introduced between Oct. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2008.

The other food winners and categories are:

Baby Care: NESTLÉ CANADA INC. for its Nestlé Good Start Natural Cultures
Bakery: CANADA BREAD COMPANY, LIMITED for its POM Smart
Baking Needs: UNILEVER CANADA for its Becel Buttery Taste margarine/Becel Gold (in Quebec only)
Beverages: CANADA DRY MOTT’S INC. for its Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale
Condiments & Sauces: SMUCKER FOODS OF CANADA CO. for its Smucker’s Squeeze Fruit Spreads
Confectionery: MARS CANADA INC. for its Dove Chocolate
Dairy & Egg Products: BURNBRAE FARMS for its Naturegg Omega 3 Hard Boiled Eggs (2 pack)
Deli, Meat & Seafood: MAPLE LEAF FOODS for its Schneiders Sure Seal Fat Free
Dessert: CHAPMAN’S ICE CREAM for its Chapman’s* Yogurt Plus
Frozen or Refrigerated Prepared Food & Entrees: KRAFT CANADA INC. for its Kraft Bagel-fuls
Fruits, vegetables & produce: CAVENDISH FARMS for its From the Farm
Shelf Stable Prepared Food & Entrees: BELGO & BELLAS for its YogActive probiotic cereal with psyllium, real peaches and strawberries – Very High Source of Fibre
Snack: GROUPE BISCUITS LECLERC INC. for its Praeventia cookies

Private Label

Bakery: SOBEYS INC. for its Compliments Collection White Parisian Bread 525 g
Beverages: CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED for its O Organics Drinks / Smoothies 600 mL
Condiments & Sauces: LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD. for its President’s Choice Dulce de Leche Caramel Creme Spread
Confectionery, Snack & Dessert: METRO INC. for its Fat Free Sorbets Irresistibles
Dairy, Eggs, Meat & Seafood: CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED for its Waterfront Bistro Shrimp Appetizer Collection, 535 g
Prepared Food & Entrees: LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD. for its President’s Choice Blue Menu en Papillote

Special Awards

All Canadian: BURNBRAE FARMS for its Naturegg Omega 3 Hard Boiled Eggs (2 pack)
Canadian Grand Prix Healthy Innovation New Product: BURNBRAE FARMS for its Naturegg Omega 3 Hard Boiled Eggs (2 pack)
Innovation and Originality: BURNBRAE FARMS for its Naturegg Omega 3 Hard Boiled Eggs (2 pack)
Innovative Packaging: SMUCKER FOODS OF CANADA CO. for its Smucker’s Squeeze Fruit Spreads


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