The ultimate celebration of grocery product innovation and trailblazing leadership is the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala, which will take place this year on May 31, 2023, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Hosted by Retail Council of Canada and presenting sponsor Flipp, the celebration is considered to be the “Oscars” of grocery in Canada.
This year’s 30th Anniversary Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 food and non-food finalists vying for top honours. These finalists represent the most impressive food and non-food products launched into the Canadian market in 2022, as evaluated by an illustrious jury of 31 retailers, industry experts, and food influencers. Both private label and national brands submissions were reviewed throughout a rigorous, several-day, evaluation process to find the best of the best across 24 product categories. Winning a prestigious Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award is widely viewed as both an endorsement of excellence and a potential likelihood of a product becoming commercially successful. The winners of the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards will be revealed to the industry for the first time at the Gala.
In addition to the new product innovators who will attend the Gala, the who’s who of grocery in Canada will also gather to honour two extraordinary individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth, advancement, and success of grocery retail in Canada. Serge Boulanger from METRO, and John Pigott, CEO of Morrison Lamothe and Club Coffee will both be recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards which recognize individuals or families who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the Canadian retail and grocery industries. Recipients reflect the industry’s spirit of community and trust. They have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to their company’s growth and innovation, to the communities they serve, and to philanthropy.
The Canadian Grand Prix New Products Awards Gala will be hosted by international food and travel celebrity and founder of Follow Me Foodie, Mijune Pak. Guests will enjoy an exceptional dinner, prepared under the consultation of world-renowned chef Mark McEwan.
The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala will culminate the second day of RCC STORE 23, Canada’s biggest retail event, which this year will showcase 75+ speakers and attract over 2,000 retail leaders from across North America and around the globe.
Tickets to the 30th Anniversary Canadian Grand Prix New Product Gala are available for purchase at https://rccgrandprix.ca/gala-tickets/.
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