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Product of the Year is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established over 30 years ago in France, Product of the Year currently operates in over 40 countries with the same purpose: Guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation. In the US, the Product of the Year seal is backed by the votes of 40,000 consumers, serving as a shortcut for shoppers in the supermarket, saving them time and money. For manufacturers of the winning products, the award is a powerful marketing message proven to increase product trial, awareness, distribution and sales.
Product of the Year accepts entries every year from consumer packaged goods that demonstrate innovation in their function, design, packaging, or ingredients. Entered products are then placed into specific categories such as food, beverages, personal care, household care, etc. with a product then being chosen as a winner in its category through a nationally representative online study conducted by Kantar, the world’s leading marketing data, insight and consultancy company.
Winning products, announced in February of each year, are included in Product of the Year’s national marketing program and receive the right to use the Product of the Year honor and logo in their own marketing and sales communications for two years.
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Product of the Year Reveals Trends in Consumer Behavior
Q&A with Product of the Year CEO Mike Nolan
As Product of the Year USA unveils its 2022 winners, Mike Nolan, CEO of Product of the Year, sat down for a virtual chat with Jessie Dowd, Editorial Director of Path to Purchase Institute and Retail Leader, to discuss some of the emerging trends in consumer behavior revealed by the most recent honorees, both in North America and across the globe.
‘There’s just nothing more meaningful than a recommendation from a fellow shopper to help you find the best, most innovative new products on the shelves.’ – Mike Nolan, Product of the Year
Personal care & wellness
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OxiClean Daily Clean Multi-Purpose Disinfectant
Now Clean and Disinfect hard surfaces with the power of OxiClean. OxiClean Daily Clean Multi-Purpose Disinfectant has an oxygen-based formula that cleans and sanitizes. It kills 99.9% of bacteria & Viruses including the virus that causes COVID-19. This powerful chlorine bleach free formula removes everyday stains and has a Fresh scent. This product works hard to clean and disinfect hard surfaces like tile, laminate, countertops, stovetops, appliance exteriors, sinks, floors, washable walls, cabinets, and bathtubs.
Church & Dwight
9 Elements Bathroom Cleaner
Vinegar Powered Deep Clean: Did you know? Your most frustrating cleaning challenges in your bathroom, like soap scum and grime, are actually caused by your water, which locks in hard water metals and residues like a glue? The only way to get rid of tough, hard water buildup is to dissolve it away. Our vinegar powered formula never contains more than 9 ingredients so you can get the deep clean you need from hard water and soap scum buildup.
MSRP: 18 fl oz $4.99
LYSOL® Biodegradable Disinfecting Wipes - Fresh Citrus 70ct
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Made From 100% Plant-Based Fibers kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria* around the home. The plastic-free wipe is made from 100% plant-based fibers and comes in a 100% recyclable canister. Like other Lysol Wipes, they clean and disinfect most household hard surfaces* and kill the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds. Available in Fresh Citrus scent in 30ct and 70ct packages. *When used as directed
Persil Active Scent Boost
Persil ProClean Active Scent Boost provides the powerful combination of Persil laundry detergent liquid and Fresh Release Technology to deliver an exceptional deep clean and fresh scent that stays active for up to 100 days out of storage. Persil ProClean Active Scent Boost is great for everyday laundry, even delicate or heavy-duty loads and its deep clean formula not only fights tough stains, but also fights tough odors while providing fiber care and long-lasting freshness.
Kingsford Hardwood Pellets
Made in the USA, Kingsford® 100% Natural Hardwood Blend Pellets for grilling are crafted to bring you authentic wood-smoked flavor from all-natural American hardwood. Containing no artificial flavors, binders, dyes, chemical additives or oils, Kingsford® grilling pellets deliver excellent performance in all pellet grills, and are available in 5 blends, including Grillmaster’s Choice and Hickory, delivering unbeatable hardwood smoke flavor for a variety of foods.
The Clorox Company
Introducing Stem. Rooted in Nature. Optimized by Science. A science-driven line of bug killers and repellents that decode mother nature to protect people against pests. Our scientists have harnessed nature’s power. Most bug problems are solved with harsh chemicals. Or not solved at all by ineffective formulas. STEM is different. Our formulas are powered by plant-based ingredients, and optimized by science. So you can fight bugs effectively and safely.
2022 Product of the year:
Charlotte's Web CBD Gummies
Sleep solves everything. So we solved sleep. Our vegan, GMO-free Sleep gummies are formulated with 10mg of CBD from The World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract™ and 3mg of melatonin in every delicious serving to help you experience sleep only nature can create. Whether you need to manage everyday stress, maintain your immunity, or boost your daily wellness, Charlotte’s Web has a gummy to help you do it naturally.
Charlotte's Web, Inc.
cbdMD DRINK MIX
Our CBD drink mix provides one of the fastest, easiest, and most delicious ways to enjoy your CBD benefits every day – simply add to any drink, mix, and enjoy! Try mixing with water or your favorite beverage. CBD infused drinks can be the perfect daily drink for your wellness needs.
MSRP: $24.99/10 pack
D Oh Gee™ CBD Daily Turkey Chewies
D Oh Gee™ CBD Daily Bites are formulated for supportive, natural care for your dog’s physical and mental well-being. Always simple & premium ingredients + 5mg of Broad-Spectrum CBD. These CBD Bites are made from premium duck and are free from corn, soy, and wheat, unlike most CBD edible products for dogs.
• Formulated for Environmental Calming & Joint Support
• 100% Natural Ingredients & Flavor
• No Additives, Fillers or Preservatives
• THC-FREEHAPPY DOGS FEEL BETTER!™
MSRP: $24.99/10 pack
göt2b Glued 2-in-1 Spray Wax
The first dual-finish spray wax has officially hit the shelves! The got2b® glued® Spray Wax provides two looks with one product. So whether you want flexible texture or structured hold, this product has you covered! Best of all, this lightweight formula doesn’t leave your hair feeling sticky or crunchy. Be whoever you want 2b with got2b® glued® Spray Wax!
Gold Bond Crepe Corrector Age Defense Lotion
Aging skin can lose its ability to retain moisture, which may lead to finely wrinkled, thin, dry skin. That’s why we created Gold Bond® Crepe Corrector Lotion. It visibly firms and plumps dry, aging skin with a unique formula including nourishing omega-fatty acids, botanicals, and antioxidants. Delivers 24-hour hydration from 7 moisturizers and 3 vitamins. In just two days, 82% of users had visible improvement in crepey skin.*
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare
Allegra recognizes that Hives skin allergies can be unpredictable and, for many, even more irritating than respiratory allergies. Once the hives itchiness starts, you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, and it prevents you from living life the way you want. Allegra introduces Allegra HIVES, the only in market OTC treatment clinically proven to both treat the cause of hives and reduce itching from hives. Allegra Hives provides powerful, non-drowsy hives relief for a full 24 hours. And unlike topical cream solutions, Allegra Hives works from the inside out to reduce Hives at the source. Live your greatness with the new FDA approved treatment for the relief of itching and reduction of hives.
Cold & Allergy
Nexcare Duo Bandages
With the new Nexcare™ Duo Bandages you no longer must choose between all-day hold or pain-free removal. Instead, you can have both in one bandage with their unique silicone adhesive technology that delivers all-day hold AND pain-free removal. The flexible, water-resistant fabric holds up to handwashing and provides a 360-degree seal around the pad making them great for protecting minor cuts, burns and abrasions. Finally, bandages as they should be…tough on, gentle off.
LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® Kids Anticavity Mouthwash, Bubble Blast, 500 mL
LISTERINE® Smart Rinse Bubble Blast features a redesigned packaging modeled after the iconic LISTERINE barbell design. For children six years and older, this ADA-accepted children's mouthwash provides oral care for kids by helping strengthen teeth, cleaning the mouth beyond brushing alone, and preventing dental cavities – even in hard-to-reach places. In a lab study, this alcohol-free mouthwash with sodium fluoride and acidulated phosphate offered two times stronger teeth for better cavity protection with brushing.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
TYLENOL Dissolve Packs
TYLENOL® Extra Strength Dissolve Packs for Adults are a convenient option for pain and fever relief that doesn’t require water. Simply pour the great-tasting berry flavored powder medicine on your tongue and it dissolves in seconds. No pills to swallow. No water needed. Ideal for a pocket or a purse, each portable pack provides on-the-go relief when you need it. Now extra strength relief is always on hand with TYLENOL® Extra Strength Dissolve Packs.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
Bio-K+ Extra Cognition with Cereboost®
Bio-K+'s Extra line offers a high probiotic content of 80 billion CFU combined with scientifically supported ingredients, all in the form of delicious, drinkable probiotics. Plus, each product is vegan, certified gluten-free, organic, and non-GMO, meeting the needs of any lifestyle or diet. Bio-K+ Extra Cognition with Cereboost®: Cereboost® is an American ginseng extract high in Rb1 ginsenosides, backed by studies for its effects on cognitive function, performance, and working memory. So go the extra mile and sip your way to well+being.
Bio-K+ International Inc.
Nature's Bounty Jelly Bean Vitamins
Nature’s Bounty ® Jelly Bean Vitamins are a delicious & convenient way to get your daily dose of wellness. Whether you are seeking immune support, restful sleep, a multivitamin or vitamins for the kids, this product line provides a wide range of benefits to fit your needs. These innovative jelly bean vitamins come in six varieties that are all vegetarian, contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and gelatin free. The future of wellness tastes great!
Nestle Health Science U.S.
Live Better Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Getting your daily apple cider vinegar has never been tastier – or easier! Our Live Better by CVS Health Apple Cider Vinegar gummies are the perfect addition to your wellness routine. They are gluten free, vegetarian and Non-GMO Project Verified. But most importantly, they are absolutely delicious!
CVS Live Better
personal care &
CVS Health Adult Electrolyte Cherry Pomegranate
CVS Health Adult Electrolyte Solution quickly replenishes fluids, zinc and electrolytes to help prevent dehydration. Our Chilled Cherry Pomegranate flavor provides you a delicious way to replenish electrolytes for fast and effective rehydration.
ALDI-exclusive Peaks and Tides Pinot Noir
Our delicate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir exhibits the signature characteristics of this unique growing region, a silky wine with exquisite fragrances and luscious flavors of raspberries, strawberries, and allspice. This wine pairs wonderfully with truffle risotto, beef tenderloin with mushrooms, or thyme and goat cheese potatoes.
ALDI-exclusive L'oven Fresh Garlic Knots
ALDI-exclusive L'oven Fresh Bagged Garlic Knots make the perfect addition to your pizza night! Bake the Garlic Knots right in the bag to lock in the delicious flavors.
ALDI-exclusive Specially Selected Brioche or French Toast Bagels
ALDI-exclusive Specially Selected Brioche or Maple French Toast Bagels will become your new breakfast must have. The Brioche Bagels are made with real butter and whole eggs for the authentic rich taste of brioche. The Maple French Toast Bagels contain cinnamon and maple for a sweet, indulgent bite.
Kinder Bueno Mini
Delicious, individually wrapped Kinder Bueno Mini are crispy, creamy chocolate bites that defy your expectations. It’s the mini version to the Kinder Bueno bar! Beneath a blanket of smooth milk chocolate lies a thin, crispy wafer filled with a creamy hazelnut filling, all topped with a delicate, dark chocolate drizzle… satisfying but not heavy, with a texture that is anything but expected. The 30pc bag is perfect for celebrations or everyday sharing with family and friends!
ALDI-exclusive Emporium Selection Cracker Cuts comes in a row of convenient slices, perfect for your charcuterie board. Available in Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Extra Sharp Yellow Cheddar and Gouda.
Selection Cracker Cuts
Joyba Bubble Tea
Joyba™ Bubble Fruit Tea is the first-of-its-kind Boba Shop-inspired beverage. More than just a tea, it’s real brewed tea infused with vibrant fruit flavors and the perfect amount of popping boba- flavor filled bubbles that pop when you bite them. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and with its own specially-made straw, it is ready to enjoy anytime, anywhere. JOYBA, a little burst of happy in every sip!
Del Monte Foods, Inc.
MSRP: 12oz cup for $2.99
4/12oz cups for $9.99
Coffee & Tea
ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli marinated Chicken is fully cooked and makes for an easy meal! Available in Hawaiian Style and Thai Coconut.
ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli Hawaiian or Coconut Thai Chicken
ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli Mexicali and Street Corn Dip
ALDI-exclusive Park Street Deli Dips are are packed in a conveniently portable container, making them a great addition to any party! Available in Mexicali and Street Corn.
Dips & Condiments
Del Monte® has introduced four new refreshing fruit cups, each infused with antioxidant vitamins, like vitamin C and unique ingredients that may support nutritional needs, like digestion, hydration, energy, and antioxidants. They are made with a full serving of fruit, real fruit juice and no added sugar, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, preservatives, or GMO ingredients. A perfectly delicious way to make smart snacking easy!
Del Monte Foods, Inc.
MSRP: 6oz cup at $1.69
Del Monte® Fruit Cups with Infusions
Aunt Millie's Bakeries® Live Carb Smart®
Trying to watch your carbs? Now you can Live Carb Smart. Aunt Millie's Carb Smart Hamburger Buns have only 2g of Net Carbs per bun.
Aunt Millie's Bakeries
Low Carb Bread
Takis® Blue Heat™ rolled tortilla chips are the latest offering from the most intense snacks in the world. These hot chili pepper flavored chips are rated “Extreme” on our intense meter. One bite and you’ll see why. Coated in a vibrant blue color of our wildly popular powder, Takis® Blue Heat™ are the newest way our fans can Face The Intensity! While they debuted as a limited time offering, they’re here to stay as a permanent flavor in our lineup.
Takis Blue Heat
Hot & Spicy Snack
Daiya Plant-Based Cheeze Shreds
Daiya's Plant-Based Cheeze Shreds are made with chickpea protein for the best taste and texture you’ve ever experienced in any dairy-free plant-based cheese. They more than deliver on the rich, creamy, ooey-gooey melt and stretch of traditional cheese.
Plant-Based Cheeze Shreds
Quorn ChiQin Cutlets are the most realistic and innovative meat-free ‘fried chicken’ out there! Each premium cutlet has the shape and texture of chicken with a delicious crispy breading. ChiQin cutlets taste just like the real thing but are more sustainable than chicken, high in protein, soy-free, and non-GMO. They come in two mouthwatering flavors: a classic Homestyle and a spicy Kickin’ and can be used in hundreds of delicious recipes replacing fried chicken.
Quorn Meatless Homestyle & Kickin’ ChiQin Cutlets
ALDI-exclusive Clancy's Pub Style Pretzels
ALDI-exclusive Pub Style Pretzels contain no artificial flavors and are seasoned with garlic and onion for a bold and zesty snack. Perfect for streaming your favorite show or watching the big game!
Captain Morgan Captain's Cocktails, is a brand-new line of ready-to-serve cocktails that come in three bold twists on classic flavors: Tropical Punch, Mai Tai and Long Island Iced Tea. Each flavor brings something delicious and vibrant to the table to keep the summer fun going all year, and best of all: they are beautifully packaged to share with friends (21 years old and over)! No prep, cleanup or flashy mixology skills required – just pour over ice and enjoy.
MSRP: $19.99 per 1.75L
Captain Morgan Captain's Cocktails
Tanqueray Sevilla Orange
Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is a beautifully vibrant gin inspired by the warmth of Seville oranges and flavors of the Mediterranean. With its zesty orange taste and warm hints of spice, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is considered sunshine in a glass. This gin is an ideal complement for bright, fresh cocktails like a Sevilla Orange & Soda or Sevilla Orange Spritz. Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is available nationwide at bars, restaurants, and spirit retailers.
Mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world – and it’s now available in new Pepsi Mango! The ripe, juicy flavors that make mango so irresistible combine perfectly with the bright citrus and rich caramel notes of ice-cold cola to create an irresistible, thirst-quenching combination that Pepsi fans can enjoy everywhere throughout the year. Beginning Monday, March 22, Pepsi Mango in Regular and Zero Sugar varieties was widely available in 12-ounce 12 packs and 20-ounce bottles at grocery stores, mass retailers and convenience stores nationwide.
Candy lovers everywhere can make their lives sweeter with this one-of-a-kind, poppable treat: NERDS Gummy Clusters. Known for its unique texture, each brightly colored piece is a cluster of crunchy, tangy, mini Rainbow or Very Berry NERDS, filled with a fruity, gummy center. It’s the best of both worlds and a first-of-its-kind treat, destined to be every candy lover’s staple
NERDS Gummy Clusters
CESAR WHOLESOME BOWLS
With canine-approved tastiness and pet parent-approved convenience, your furry family will paw-sitively adore CESAR® WHOLESOME BOWLS™. Our recipes are crafted with real chicken as the first ingredient, plus wholesome, fresh vegetables, for the taste and texture dogs love. For your convenience, the food features easy-peel packaging, making prep a breeze. This WHOLESOME BOWLS™ recipe is sure to please every member of your furry family!
CBD Daily Chewies by D Oh Gee™
D Oh Gee™