The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers(CFIG) has announced its "Top 10 Innovative Products" for 2012 at day two of Grocery Innovations Canada, its 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.
"The grocery industry is often at the forefront of innovation and this year was no different," said John F.T. Scott, CFIG president and CEO. "Our members and delegates had a tough decision before them and have chosen some truly outstanding products."
Products were evaluated based on three criteria: most unique, most buzz-worthy and best consumer response. Refrigerated and frozen food honorees included:
Natrel Dark Chocolate Milk -- Agropur Cooperative, Longueuil, Que.
Toschi Gelato-- Alfa Cappuccino Imports Inc., Concord, Ont.
IslandWay Sorbet -- Islandway Sorbet, Odessa Fla.
Nestle Personal-Sized Ice Cream-- Nestle Canada, North York, Ont.
Country Comfort Grilled Cheese Sandwich-- The Dunbar Food Group
CFIG is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962 and represents more than 4,000 grocery retailers nationwide.