NEW YORK – Product of the Year USA, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, announced the highly-anticipated winners of the 2019 Product of the Year Awards.
Determined by a national study of 40,000 consumers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research, the 36 winning products have been awarded as the most innovative products of the year in their respective categories.
For over 30 years globally, and 11 years in the U.S., Product of the Year has guided consumers to the best products on the market by recognizing companies and brands for quality and product innovation.
The 36 winners of the 2019 Product of the Year Awards were announced at Thursday’s annual Product of the Year Awards Show at the Edison Ballroom in New York City and can be found online at womansday.com.
The night kicked off with a red carpet, hosted by Sara Gore, which led into the awards show, hosted by Ross Mathews and Ali Wentworth, and was followed by an after party sponsored by Strongbow.
“Backed by the votes of over 40,000 everyday consumers, the distinctive Product of the Year logo helps shoppers identify the best new products in the supermarket, and saves them valuable time and money during the shopping experience,” said Mike Nolan, chief executive officer of Product of the Year. “In an increasingly competitive and saturated marketplace, the Product of the Year seal of approval gives our winning products a powerful tool proven to increase product trial, consumer awareness, distribution and sales.”
Product of the Year accepts entries each year from consumer packaged goods that demonstrate innovation, and were launched within the previous year. The entries span a wide breadth of product categories, such as food, beverages, personal care, household care and more, with one product being chosen as a winner in its category through a nationally representative online study of 40,000 consumers conducted by Kantar.
2019 Product of the Year Award Winners:
Air Care: AIR WICK Essential Mist- Reckitt Benckiser
Alcoholic Beverage: Strongbow Hard Ciders, 100 Cal Slim Cans – Heineken USA
Automatic Dish Care: FINISH Max-in-1 POWERBALL – Reckitt Benckiser
Better-For-You Snack: Gold Emblem abound White Cheddar Flavored Bite-sized Quinoa & Rice Cakes – CVS Health
Bread: ALDI Specially Selected Sliced Sourdough Round – Aldi
Breakfast: Del Monte Fruit & Oats – Del Monte Foods
Caffeinated Product: Java House Cold Brew – Dual Use Liquid Pods – Heartland Food Products Group
Candy Bar: Butterfinger – The Ferrara Candy Co., an affiliate of Ferrero Group
Car Care: Rain-X Waterless Car Wash & Rain Repellent – ITW Global Brands
Convenience Meal: BUSH’S Savory Beans – Bush Brothers & Co.
Cookie: Oreo Thins Bites – Mondelēz International
Dish Booster: FINISH Jet-Dry – Reckitt Benckiser
Dog Care: Comfort Zone Calming Vest for Dogs – Central Garden & Pet
Feminine Care: Playtex Simply Gentle Glide – Edgewell Personal Care
Fresh Entrée: Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs – Home Market Foods
Frozen Entrée: Lean Cuisine Origins – Nestlé USA
Gum: Tic Tac Gum – Ferrero
Health Systems:| CONTOUR NEXT ONE Smart Meter and App System – Ascensia Diabetes Care
Healthy Beverage: ZYN – Holistic Wellness Beverage
Household Cleaning: Scrubbing Bubbles Bubbly Bleach Gel Toilet Bowl Cleaner – S.C. Johnson
Household Essentials:Reynolds KITCHENS Quick Cut Plastic Wrap – Reynolds Consumer Products
Ice Cream: Nightfood Ice Cream – Nightfood
Immediate Relief: HALLS KIDS – Mondelēz International
Kids Novelty Snack: Kinder Joy – Ferrero U.S.A.
Laundry Booster: Purex Crystals New & Improved Formula – Henkel
Laundry Pacs: Tide PODS Ultra Oxi – Procter & Gamble
Liquid Dish Soap: Dawn Platinum – Procter & Gamble
Liquid Laundry: Tide Fresh Coral Blast – Procter & Gamble
Oral Care: Crest Gum Detoxify – Procter & Gamble
Paper Towels: Brawny Tear-A-Square – Georgia-Pacific
Side Dish: Idahoan Family Size Flavored Mashed Potatoes – Idahoan Foods
Skin Protection: Honu Sunscreen – Starco Brands
Sugar Confections: Black Forest Gummy Bears – Ferrara Candy
Vegetarian Entrée: ALDI Earth Grown Chickenless Patties or Tenders – Aldi
Wine: Aldi Intermingle Red Blend – Aldi