WINNERS

Eye Care

Eyezen, from Essilor

Description:

Are you in front of a screen all day long? To address vision issues linked to our connected lives, and to prevent damaging the eyes, the Essilor Group has created Essilor Eyezen. Eyezen is a new range of lenses designed for a connected life.

Product Innovation:

It draws on extensive Essilor research and includes two important technologies. The first: Eyezen Focus lens technology, which brings extra power (optimized according to wearers’ profiles) in the bottom part of the lens. This supports the eye’s effort in focusing at ultra-near distances that are typical of handheld devices. The second is Light Scan, a unique light-filtering technology drawn from Essilor’s landmark Crizal Prevencia innovation, which protects eyes from the harmful blue-violet light emitted by digital screens.

Suggested Retail Price: $220

Small Kitchen Appliances

Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker, from Hamilton Beach

Description:

The Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is all about making fresh breakfast sandwiches you can grab and go. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. Cook two breakfast sandwiches to your preferences and to perfection, and know when they’re ready with the built-in digital timer.

Product Innovation:

Canadians love making hot and toasty breakfast sandwiches at home, and with the Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker they can make more than one at a time. In five minutes or less, two perfectly assembled breakfast sandwiches are ready to eat. Non-stick cooking surfaces are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

Suggested Retail Price: $59.99

Coffeemakers

KitchenAid®Siphon Coffee Brewer, from Whirlpool®Canada

Description:

The KitchenAid® Siphon Brewer automates the manual vacuum brewer process to deliver a bright, rich cup of craft coffee in the convenience of your home. Easily brew 3-8 cups of siphon style coffee, and watch as the magic happens in the brew unit.

Product Innovation:

Now you can brew craft coffee in the comfort of your own home. Automated, full-immersion siphon brewing is delivered through precise temperature and vacuum technology. Plus, the bottom carafe can also be used as a kettle. KitchenAid® Siphon Brew features premium glass construction with stainless steel accents and a reusable stainless steel filter.

Suggested Retail Price: $299.99

Cooking & Baking Accessories

KitchenAid®Tri-Ply Copper 10-Piece Cookware Set, from Whirlpool®Canada

Description:

KitchenAid® Tri-Ply Copper Cookware combines the unrivalled conductivity of copper with the heating efficiency of aluminum and the durability of stainless steel. This premium set includes: 8″ skillet, 10″ skillet, 1.5-quart saucepan with lid, 3.0-quart saucepan with lid, 3.5-quart sauté with lid, 8.0-quart stockpot with lid.

Product Innovation:

KitchenAid® Tri-Ply Copper 10-Piece Set is the only copper set with induction capability. It features riveted handles, three-layer design, etched measurement markings and domed, tempered glass lids. It is oven-safe up to 500°F/260°C.

Suggested Retail Price: $1299.99

Dishwasher

KitchenAid®Dishwasher with Clean Water Wash System, KDTM354ESS, from Whirlpool®Canada

Description:

The KitchenAid® Siphon Brewer automates the manual vacuum brewer process to deliver a bright, rich cup of craft coffee in the convenience of your home. Easily brew 3-8 cups of siphon style coffee, and watch as the magic happens in the brew unit.

Product Innovation:

Now you can brew craft coffee in the comfort of your own home. Automated, full-immersion siphon brewing is delivered through precise temperature and vacuum technology. Plus, the bottom carafe can also be used as a kettle. KitchenAid® Siphon Brew features premium glass construction with stainless steel accents and a reusable stainless steel filter.

Suggested Retail Price: $299.99

Washer

Whirlpool®Cabrio 6.1 Cu. Ft. I.E.C. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer and Precision Dispense, from Whirlpool®Canada

Description:

Keep clothes looking newer longer with the 6.1 cu. ft. I.E.C. Cabrio® top load washer with Steam Clean option. Whirlpool® Cabrio® 6.1 cu. ft. I.E.C. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer with Precision Dispense has Whirlpool Adaptive Wash technology that now features Active Bloom™.

Product Innovation:

This washer features Active Bloom™ wash action to sense and adapt to the needs of each load with the right amount of water and blooming wash actions. Its Precision Dispense feature releases detergent at the correct time for optimal care. Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory asks the right questions to create custom washing cycles. And to virtually eliminate the need to pre-treat, this top load washer features Active Spray technology. Plus, it’s a steam washing machine to help reduce odours and wrinkles.

Suggested Retail Price: $1399.99

Dryer

Whirlpool®7.3. Cu. Ft. Hybrid Care Ventless Duet Dryer with Heat Pump Technology, from Whirlpool®Canada

Description:

Now enjoying exceptional care for clothes while using less energy is easier than ever with the 7.3 cu. ft. large-capacity HybridCare™ Duet Dryer with Heat Pump Technology. With Advanced Moisture Sensing, three built-in sensors read incoming and outgoing air temperatures while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer.

Product Innovation:

The Energy Star® certified, high-efficiency electric dryer easily installs in more places thanks to the HybridCare™ Ventless Heat Pump Technology. Our most efficient dryer uses 73% less energy with the Eco option. Advanced Moisture Sensing continuously monitors heat and moisture levels to automatically end the cycle when clothes are perfectly dry, helping to prevent overdrying and damage to fabrics.Advanced Moisture Sensing continuously monitors heat and moisture levels to automatically end the cycle when clothes are perfectly dry, helping to prevent overdrying and damage to fabrics.Advanced Moisture Sensing continuously monitors heat and moisture levels to automatically end the cycle when clothes are perfectly dry, helping to prevent overdrying and damage to fabrics.Advanced Moisture Sensing continuously monitors heat and moisture levels to automatically end the cycle when clothes are perfectly dry, helping to prevent overdrying and damage to fabrics.Our most efficient dryer uses 73% less energy1 with the Eco option. Now enjoying exceptional care for clothes while using less energy is easier than ever.Frozen Bake™ technology cooks frozen foods faster2 by eliminating the need to preheat the oven. Just select the food type, temperature and cook time listed on the frozen item’s package and the oven will start customizing. Now you can cook frozen pizza 31% faster1, and even lasagna, chicken nuggets, fries and pies can get from the oven to the table in less time.Frozen Bake™ technology cooks frozen foods faster2 by eliminating the need to preheat the oven. Just select the food type, temperature and cook time listed on the frozen item’s package and the oven will start customizing. Now you can cook frozen pizza 31% faster1, and even lasagna, chicken nuggets, fries and pies can get from the oven to the table in less time.Frozen Bake™ technology cooks frozen foods faster2 by eliminating the need to preheat the oven. Just select the food type, temperature and cook time listed on the frozen item’s package and the oven will start customizing. Now you can cook frozen pizza 31% faster1, and even lasagna, chicken nuggets, fries and pies can get from the oven to the table in less time.

Suggested Retail Price: $2049.99

Stoves

Frigidaire Professional Front Control Gas Range, from Electrolux Group

Description:

Inspired by commercial kitchens, our appliances bring professional design without the need for a remodel. The stove is designed with precision, consistency, versatility and speed to optimize home cooking.

Product Innovation:

Upgrade your kitchen and get the look of a built-in range — without the remodel. The range slides into 30″ cutouts. Our Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel resists fingerprints. This range features: large, pro control knobs; a large, centre-design, two-in-one PowerPlus® burner that offers a range of uses from simmering to griddling (griddle included); PowerPlus® burners to quickly boil and sear foods at high heat; a large convection oven with Quick Preheat; and Temperature Probe.

Suggested Retail Price: $2899

Frozen Sides

McCain®Onion Rings, from McCain®Foods

Description:

Made from whole Spanish onions, McCain® Onion Rings deliver extra crispy, delicious taste straight from the oven. They are great for sharing, snacking and entertaining your guests. Serve them as an appetizer or side dish with your favourite dipping sauce, and enjoy the same great taste you’d expect to find at your favourite restaurant.

Product Innovation:

The classic, crispy onion rings you’d expect to find at your favourite restaurant are now available right from your oven! Made from whole Spanish onions, they are a real treat for family and friends.

Suggested Retail Price: $3.99

Frozen Foods

Our Finest Cheddar Cheese & Applewood Smoked Bacon Beef Burgers, from Walmart Canada

Description: Made from 100% ground beef, the Our Finest butcher’s-style texture of this juicy burger envelops the rich ?avours of cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon for a succulent, homestyle experience right off your grill.

Product Innovation:

Take your burgers to the next level with these delicious stuffed burgers. These gourmet burgers feature premium-quality ingredients, are easy on the budget and are a quick dinner solution.

Suggested Retail Price: $11.97

Hair Care

TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume System, from Unilever Canada

Description:

A revolutionary reverse-wash system designed specifically to condition first, then shampoo second. First, the ultra-moisturizing pre-wash conditioner softens the hair, and then it is followed by the shampoo, which washes away the weight. Hair is left with bounce while still controlling static, leaving full-bodied, touchable volume along with desired softness.

Product Innovation:

The TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume system has rewritten the rules of achieving voluminous hair by reversing the traditional wash and care routine!

Suggested Retail Price: $8.99 each

Wine

The Entertainer Red Blend by Wolf Blass, Treasury Wine Estates

Description: “The Entertainer” pays homage to Wolfgang Blass, a winemaker who stood equally for great-tasting wine and the notion of extravagant fun. His career is best described as an entertaining mix of spectacular surprise, which is captured in our chandelier emblem.

Product Innovation:

The wine is crafted from Grenache, a grape originally used in Australia for fortified wines. In this expression, it’s alluring, luscious plum and raspberry flavours are introduced to the spicy edge of shiraz. Together, they make a perfect appetizer for an enchanting evening!

Suggested Retail Price: $15.95

Cakes

Our Finest Holiday Variety Cheesecake, from Walmart Canada

Description:

The Our Finest Holiday Variety Cheesecake collection offers authentic, New York-style cheesecake in four delicious flavours that are perfect for festive entertaining: Red Velvet, Cookies & Creme, Caramel Praline and Pumpkin Spice. And, like our name says, it is the best we have to offer — we use our finest premium-quality ingredients to ensure the most delicious cheesecake.

Product Innovation:

Four delicious flavours in one convenient package. Who says you have to choose just one?

Suggested Retail Price: $14.97

Frozen Desserts

Signature Indulgent Chocolate Mousse Cups, from Longo's

Description:

Our indulgent mousse cups are meticulously made with only premium ingredients. Made with real cream, authentic Belgium chocolate cups, these desserts are chocolatier-inspired and are truly a decadent delight.

Product Innovation:

Made using only premium ingredients; when served on a tray, these mousse cups are a perfect way to entertain your guests, or to end a great family meal.

Suggested Retail Price: $7.99

Cookies & Clusters

Our Finest Carrot Cake Soft Baked Cookies, from Walmart Canada

Carrot Cake Soft Baked Cookies are crafted from an all-butter recipe and are packed with cream cheese-flavoured chips, shredded carrots, plump raisins and a hint of spice.

Product Innovation:

These cookies give you the best of both worlds: cake and cookies all in one.

Suggested Retail Price: $2.77

Chips

Tostitos Rolls! Tortilla Chips, PepsiCo Foods Canada

Description:

Tostitos Rolls! Tortilla Chips are mini corn tortillas that are rolled into bite-sized chips, which gives them layers of support that can handle the weight of thicker dips and adds a delicious crunch to every get-together.

Product Innovation:

Most people have broken a tortilla chip in a thicker dip. Now, there’s an alternative to your traditional tortilla chip that’s perfect for thicker dips.

Suggested Retail Price: $3.69

Pasta

skinnypasta HIGH PROTEIN Fresh Pasta, from Gabriella’s Kitchen

Description:

Skinnypasta™ HIGH PROTEIN Fresh Pasta satisfies consumers’ desire for delicious pasta, but replaces empty calories with a powerful nutritional punch.

Product Innovation:

With one-third the calories (110 calories), one-fifth the carbs (10 grams), three times the protein (13 grams) and more than twice the fibre (5 grams) of traditional pasta, Skinnypasta™ HIGH PROTEIN fresh pastas are a great, inexpensive choice for anyone with a discerning diet, be it for medical reasons or personal preference.

Suggested Retail Price: $5.99

Moisturizers/Skin Care

NEUTROGENA®Hydro Boost Gel Cream, from Johnson & Johnson Canada

Description:

This lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic Gel-Cream formula absorbs quickly, instantly hydrates skin, boosts skin’s hydration level and locks it in all day. Applies effortlessly, absorbing quickly into skin without leaving behind an oily or greasy feel.

Product Innovation:

HYRDO BOOST harnesses the power of our unique water gel formula to absorb quickly, while providing long-lasting intense moisture. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in visibly smooth and supple skin.

Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

Men's Toiletries

Dove Men+Care Complete Care 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner, from Unilever Canada

Description:

Smokey BBQs. Muddy pitches. A hot day. Men relax their way. Fresh, clean 2-in-1 helps hair recover from all that action.

Product Innovation:

Dove Men+Care Complete Care 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner with caffeine and conditioning actives provides healthy looking hair and scalp, and is designed especially for men.

Suggested Retail Price: $8

K-Cups

Torani Single Cup Coffees, from Single Cup Coffee

Description:

Since 1925, Torani has been adding flavour to coffeehouses around the world. Now you can enjoy an authentic coffeehouse experience at home with our new line of thoughtfully crafted single-serve coffees. Torani is proud to be a San Francisco-based, family owned company.

Product Innovation:

Pre-measured for easy use, the single-sized packet holds the perfect amount of flavour syrup to create a delicious drink. Available in great flavours like salted caramel and coconut macaroon. Naturally flavoured.

Suggested Retail Price: $8.99

Refrigerators

KitchenAid®Multi-Door Freestanding Refrigerator, KRMF706EBS, from Whirlpool®Canada

Description:

This uniquely versatile 25.8 cu. ft.-capacity, platinum-interior refrigerator offers five doors, including two soft-close drawers, to deliver optimized storage.

Product Innovation:

The five-door configuration is a KitchenAid® innovation and an industry first. This revolutionary configuration is a breakthrough in organization that puts all of your food in ready sight and easy reach. It features soft-close pantry doors to provide an additional level of convenience. This refrigerator also features the Preserva® Food Care System, which uses two independent cooling systems to help keep food fresh longer, while under-shelf LED lighting beautifully displays the food below for greater visibility. The angled floor of the Herb Storage compartment keeps stems wet without covering the leaves, so the herbs bring all of their flavour to your recipes. The exclusive, first-ever Black Stainless Steel exterior finish is easy to clean.

Suggested Retail Price: $5299.99

Financial Services

Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card, from Tangerine

Description:

Tangerine’s Money-Back Credit Card offers 2% Money-Back Rewards on purchases in two choice categories, and 1% on all other purchases. Categories include groceries, gas, entertainment, reoccurring bill payments, restaurants and more.

Product Innovation:

Money-Back Rewards are earned automatically and can be applied toward the card balance or redeemed in a Tangerine savings account. This innovative card rewards saving — if clients choose to have their Money-Back Rewards deposited into their Tangerine savings account, they receive three 2% Money Back Rewards categories.

Granola Bars

Hemp Heart Bars, from Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

Description:

These bars taste great, and are convenient and nutritious, too! A whole-food bar, Hemp Heart Bars are crafted with the goodness of hemp and other quality ingredients. Take them along in your gym bag, purse or as a snack in your lunchbox.

Product Innovation:

Each 45-g bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas. Hemp Heart Bars offer more protein and less sugar than top-selling lifestyle and wellness bars in a similar size. They are the ideal choice to fuel your active lifestyle!

Suggested Retail Price: $2.99 per 45g bar

Design/Packaging

Smarties 45g Carton, from Nestlé Canada

Description:

Colourful and crunchy candy-coated sweets in a brand-new, make-’em-last pack. These candies have been loved by Canadians for over 77 years. Brand-new portioned packaging from Smarties features three individual sections, each containing one portion of Smarties. No artificial colours or flavours.

Product Innovation:

New portioned packaging with three separate openings;

one portion = 15 lentils = 70 calories per 15 grams.

Suggested Retail Price: $1.29

Dairy Products

Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese, from Gay Lea Foods

Description:

Unimaginably smooth and delicious! Enjoy all the benefits of cottage cheese without the lumpy texture. This smooth and creamy treat can be enjoyed as a snack anytime, on its own or with your favourite additions.

Product Innovation:

This truly innovative product has no lumps, is high in protein and low in calories. Packed with 10 grams of protein per serving and only 110 calories, Nordica Smooth comes in Vanilla Bean, Salted Caramel and Lemon flavours.

Suggested Retail Price: $4.49

Household Products

VIM Cream Eucalyptus Scent, Unilever Canada

Description:

VIM Cream Cleaner removes the dirt you never thought you’d get rid of. Its micro-particles and degreasing agents penetrate and lift up dirt all around your home.

Product Innovation:

Discover the power of VIM Cream Cleaner, now in new Eucalyptus Scent!

Suggested Retail Price: $2.99

Lipstick/Lip Care

Vaseline Lip Therapy, Unilever Canada

Description:

Containing the healing power of Vaseline® Jelly, these non-sticky lip treatments are invitingly soft and melt on to lips to lock in moisture for a sensationally smooth and supple feel.

Product Innovation:

Vaseline® Lip Therapy is now available in an iconic and covetable tin. The new and improved formula is clinically proven to help heal dry lips and provide long-lasting moisturization.

Suggested Retail Price: $3.47

Ice Cream/Gelato

Breyers Gelato Indulgences, Unilever Canada

Description:

Breyers Gelato Indulgences are a combination of rich, indulgent gelato, luscious sauce and a gourmet topping. Breyers Gelato Indulgences come in four flavours: Vanilla Caramel, Fudge Truffle, Mint Chip and Chocolate Hazelnut.

Product Innovation:

Each unique variety is as creamy and mouth-watering as the Italian flavour that inspired it. This will be the only gelato on shelves that will truly bring the authentic gelateria experience to your home.

Suggested Retail Price: $6.99

Snack Food

Stacy's Fire Roasted Jalapeño Pita Chips, from PepsiCo Foods Canada

Description:

These tasty baked pita chips have an authentic flavour because we fold pieces of jalapeño and red pepper right into our pita dough. We bake our real pita bread, slice it into chips, and then bake it again for a perfect, delicious crunch. To finish, the pita chips are seasoned with a unique blend of spices. Time is an essential ingredient, which is why we devote up to 14 hours to bake each batch.

Product Innovation:

Stacy’s Pita Chips are made with the ingredients folded right into the pita dough and baked for up to 14 hours. Available in five delicious flavours: Fire Roasted Jalapeño, Cinnamon Sugar, Garden Veggie Medley, Italian Harvest and Multigrain.

Suggested Retail Price: $3.69

Breads

High Fibre Multigrain Bread, from Promise Gluten Free

Description:

Not only is Promise Gluten Free High Fibre Multigrain Bread a true all-around healthy product but, best of all, its great taste and texture make it the perfect bread for wholesome, healthy sandwiches. In fact, it tastes so good you won’t believe it’s gluten-free!

Product Innovation:

Promise Gluten Free High Fibre Multigrain Bread is impressively high in fibre and contains five different types of seeds, while still remaining low in calories, sugar and fat content.

Suggested Retail Price: $6.99

Brow Care

Rimmel London Brow This Way Gel, from Coty Canada

Description:

Tame, enhance and beautify your brows with Rimmel’s Brow Styling Gel, a mascara-style brow definer and fixer.

Product Innovation:

Its high-precision applicator makes it ultra-easy to brush brows into the perfect, uniform shape. And the long-lasting gel formula sets the brows in place for an all-day defined look.

Suggested Retail Price: $8.99

Animal Products

Pure Balance Salmon & Pea Grain Free Dog Food, from Walmart Canada

Description:

Pure Balance Salmon & Pea Grain Free Food is made with carefully selected ingredients to ensure your pet gets all the nutrition it needs. Our recipes are made with a wide variety of vegetables and real meats, including chicken, lamb, bison and salmon.

Product Innovation:

Premium pet food without the premium price. Each one of our super-premium recipes contains no corn, wheat or soy, and there are no fillers, artificial flavours or artificial preservatives added.

Suggested Retail Price: 7.2kg = $26.93 & 3.6kg = $14.93

Beverages

Sparkling Gourmet Flavour Mix, from sodastream

Description:

Blackcurrant Lime, Green Apple Cucumber & Lime Basil are the newest additions to SodaStream’s flavour mix family. Two-Michelin-Star chef Paul Liebrandt collaborated in the development of the Sparkling Gourmet Flavour Mix using high-quality natural flavours and ingredients, and focusing on the enhancement of genuine/true tastes using less sugar.

Product Innovation:

Each flavour mix has its own unique pairing of flavour, creating a refreshing infusion to any sparkling beverage made with the SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker. The redesigned Sparking Gourmet Flavour Mix bottles now have a more aesthetically pleasing shape and offer a more user-friendly experience.

Suggested Retail Price: $7.99

Soups & Sauces

Coconut Curry Sauce, from Kataria Foods Inc.

Description:

Kataria Food Inc. Coconut Curry Sauce is a new, innovative product for our business and the Canadian retail grocery market that fills an untapped customer need. Coconut curry is one of the tastiest ways to incorporate the nutritional benefits of spices, herbs and all the goodness of coconut into your diet.

Product Innovation:

This sauce is an ideal all-purpose curry sauce suitable for gently simmering vegetables, seafood, chicken or other proteins. It also works great as a marinade, soup enhancer or as a dipping sauce.

Suggested Retail Price: $4.99

Adult Care Incontinence

uresta, from Resilia Inc.

Description:

Uresta can be used all day or just for specific activities. Its tapered tip allows easy introduction into the vagina, and its bell shape supports the urethra muscle to help prevents leaks. It is made of a medical-grade plastic called thermoplastic elastomer, which is non-latex and non-silicone.

Product Innovation:

Uresta is the only non-surgical and self-managed, reusable solution to stop light bladder leakage caused by Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Suggested Retail Price: $259

Beauty

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel 2X Volume Top Coat from Coty Canada

Description:

A new, technologically advanced, miracle gel volumizing top coat! This long-lasting, self-levelling Top Coat Activator, partnered with the Miracle Gel shades, delivers a salon-inspired gel manicure and creates dramatically fuller looking nails with increased mirror shine for up to 14 days.

Product Innovation:

Once applied, this plumping gel Top Coat Activator appears to double the volume of your manicure, mimicking the look of salon gel manicures. And the best part? It’s easily removed with regular remover!

Suggested Retail Price: $11.95