Baby Gourmet Wins The Canadian Retail Grocery Council’s Annual Grand Prix Award For Most Innovative Baby Product in 2017
Shakers Organic Nutritional Beverage is named top innovator in the Baby Food & Drink category
Calgary, Alberta – May 31, 2018 – Baby Gourmet, Canada’s leading organic baby food company, announced today that Shakers, an organic nutritional beverage made with 80% organic whole milk, fortified with 24+ vitamins and minerals and a touch of pumpkin, is the recipient of Canadian Retail Grocery Council’s 2017 Annual Grand Prix Award for innovation in baby food & drink category. From 119 finalists who scored at least 70% on the rigorous product evaluation measures that focused exclusively on quality and innovation, only 40 products received the prestigious recognition as Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award winners.
“It is truly an honour for the Baby Gourmet team to be acknowledged for this breakthrough innovation. We strive to develop products that make a difference in parents and their child’s lives, and Shakers delivers this promise,” said Baby Gourmet CEO Michael Watt. “ Baby Gourmet will continue to lead innovative thinking in the Baby category as we look ahead to 2018 & beyond. We are humbled to be alongside many deserving Canadian innovators receiving awards.”
Now in its 25th year, the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards™ is an annual program that celebrates new products in food, non-food and private-label categories. This awards program provides a unique opportunity for entrants to showcase their new products to a jury of industry experts and to be recognized by their peers. Judges grade each entry on five criteria: innovation and originality, product characteristics, presentation and packaging, overall consumer value and lastly, consumer acceptance value (household penetration rate of product).
The program is open to manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. To be eligible, a product must have been introduced to the market between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
About Baby Gourmet:
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Baby Gourmet® is the leading organic baby food in Canada. Baby Gourmet’s product offerings includefirst food cereals, fruit, veg, grains & yogurt and meat based purees, toddler snacks and school aged kids snacks. In 2017, Baby Gourmet added Shakers an 80% organic milk beverage with 24+ essential vitamins & minerals for kids ages 1-10 years. The company recently launched another innovative product line called Puffies, an organic, gluten free 100% puffed quinoa snack for self-feeders with 1 billion probiotics. For more information, please visit: www.babygourmet.com.
About Retail Council of Canada:
Retail is Canada's largest employer with 2.1 million Canadians working in our industry. The sector annually generates over $76 billion in wages and employee benefits. Core retail sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline) were $369 billion in 2017. Retail Council of Canada (RCC) members represent more than two thirds of retail sales in the country. RCC is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association that represents small, medium and large retail businesses in every community across the country. As the Voice of Retail™ in Canada, we proudly represent more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail formats, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants. RetailCouncil.org