Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ Best New Retail Products Contest Celebrates New Product Innovation

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The Top 5 winners will be featured in a special report in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ July 2019 State of the Industry issue, accompanied by an exclusive interview on new product development, industry trends and what’s to come in the future.

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods announced its 7th annual Best New Retail Products contest.

This contest was designed to celebrate new product innovation and to honor refrigerated and frozen foods processors for their ongoing ability to create new flavor profiles, provide better-for-you offerings and possibly develop new sub-categories in the marketplace.

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, a Deerfield, Ill.-based unit of BNP Media, Troy, Mich., announced its seventh annual Best New Retail Products contest.

Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer nominated 26 refrigerated and frozen foods and beverages that published in print and online at http://www.RFFmag.com from July 2018 to February 2019. The nominees were selected based on uniqueness to the market, packaging enhancements, on-trend flavor profile, consumer need and better-for-you ingredients. Products were NOT selected based off of samples. The Top 5 winners will be featured in a special report in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ July 2019 State of the Industry issue, accompanied by an exclusive interview on new product development, industry trends and what’s to come in the future.

“This contest was designed to celebrate new product innovation and to honor refrigerated and frozen foods processors for their ongoing ability to create new flavor profiles, provide better-for-you offerings and possibly develop new sub-categories in the marketplace,” says Mayer. “Each year, the selection process becomes more challenging. But, this year’s products definitely raise the bar.”

How it works is, users visit https://www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/2019-best-new-retail-products-contest and vote for their favorite new retail product. Users can vote multiple times throughout the duration of the contest, but only once a day.

The nominees are as follows:
     Steak Bowl Meal Kits—American Foods Group
     Garlic Teriyaki Barramundi—Australis Aquaculture
     The Laughing Cow Dunkable Cheese Cups—Bel Group USA
     Single-Serve, On-the-Go Hummus Packs—Blue Moose
     Cauliflower Tortillas—CAULIPOWER
     Organic Butternut Shells and Cheese—Cece’s Veggie Co.
     Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk—Danone North America
     Meatless Alternatives Made with Pure Plant Protein— Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods
     Snack-Sized Beverages—Fairlife
     American Grilled Cheese Sticks—Farm Rich
     Portable Refrigerated Chicken Snacks—Foster Farms
     Grab-and-Go Salsa & Tortilla Chips Snack Pack—Fresh Cravings
     Go-Gurt Dunkers—General Mills
     Kobe Beef Sliders—Hak’s
     Plant-Based, Cheese-Style Dips—The Honest Stand
     Honeydrop Cold-Pressed CBD Lemonades—Honeydrop Beverages
     Horizon Organic High Protein Milk—Horizon Organic
     SKIPPY PB&Jelly Minis—Hormel Foods Corp.
     Nourish Bowls Breakfast Line—Mann Packing
     Side-By-Side Yogurt Pairings—Noosa
     High-Protein, Keto-Friendly Frozen Pizza—Quest Nutrition
     Tropical Immunity Superfruit Packs—SAMBAZON
     SKINNYPIZZA Frozen Pizza—SKINNYPIZZA
     Nancy’s 100% Grass-Fed Yogurt—Springfield Creamery
     Organic Snack Packs—Stonyfield Organic
     Complete Family Meal Kit—STOUFFER’S, a unit of Nestlé USA

Go to https://www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/2019-best-new-retail-products-contest to cast your vote. Voting takes place through March 29, 2019 at midnight CST.

About the Contest
Now in its seventh year, the Best New Retail Products contest is a way to honor and celebrate the unique innovation of today’s cold food and beverage products. Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, created the contest to involve cold food and beverage processors and their consumers and customers in new product development and packaging optimization. The nominees were selected based on uniqueness to the market, packaging enhancements, on-trend flavor profile, consumer need and better-for-you ingredients. Products were NOT selected based off of samples. Go to https://www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/2019-best-new-retail-products-contest to learn more about the contest and this year’s nominees.

About Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods is the only publication dedicated to the value-added convenience chilled and frozen foods channel. Its editorial focuses on all aspects of the refrigerated and frozen food segment, specifically on subjects like energy management, packaging solutions, food safety, food processing and supply chain and logistics. The print publication and website reaches more than 14,000 operation, engineering, production and logistics executives in the North American market. Go to http://www.RFFmag.com to learn more about Refrigerated & Frozen Foods.

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