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Still time to enter Product of the Year Canada Awards

Deadline for entries is October 31, 2020.

POY_2021__ENG-230x300If you haven’t already, there’s still time left to enter Product of the Year Canada. Deadline for entries is October 31, 2020. 

Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Product of the Year currently operates in over 40 countries.

In Canada, the Product of the Year seal is backed by the votes of 4,000 Canadian consumers, guiding shoppers to the most innovative products in their market.

For manufacturers of the winning products, the award is a powerful marketing message proven to increase product trial, awareness, distribution and sales.

The 2021 winners package includes:

  • The right to use the Product of the Year Canada seal in marketing and communications for 2 years
  • Inclusion in a brand new integrated B2B & B2C winners marketing campaign (3,000,000+ impressions)
  • A detailed consumer research report with category specific results, conducted by Kantar on behalf of EnsembleIQ

For the past 30 years, marketers around the world have turned to Product of the Year to amplify their marketing and drive their sales.

Entries close on October 31. Enter your product today at

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Presenting the National Convenience Industry Awards winners

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 1.17.44 PMLeaders from across the convenience spectrum converged in Toronto last week for the first annual Nation Convenience Industry Summit hosted by the Convenience Industry Council of Canada.

It was a fantastic lineup of inspiring ideas, networking and industry celebration. (Find out more in the upcoming November/December issue of Convenience Store News Canada).

On Wednesday evening, attendees gathered at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place for the National Convenience Industry Awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

Excellence Awards winners are:

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year: Coca-Cola Company
  • Outstanding Industry Leader: Marc Goodman
  • Robert and Jacques Beaudry Lifetime Achievement Award: Antonio (Tony) Zarrillo of JTI
  • Peter Gorman Humanitarian Award: ITWAL Limited

Convenience Innovation Award winners are:

  • Beverages: PepsiCo Canada Gatorade Zero Berry
  • Chocolate: Mondelez Canada, Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo
  • Better for You: KIND Snacks, Kind Changemaker
  • Confectionery & Gum: Mondelez Canada, Trident Vibes Spearmint Rush
  • General Merchandise: SRP Companies, Cable Chompers
  • Snacks: LSI Enterprise, Jack Links Teriyaki Steak Strip Bars


Celebrating excellence

Meet the 2017 Convenience U CARWACS Show Hall of Fame Award winners Read more