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Product of the Year™ Canada and Rogers Media Reveal the Most Innovative Products for 2018

– Product of the Year™ Canada provides consumers with a shortcut to save time and money to purchase the most innovative products on the market –

TORONTO – (March 28, 2018) Canadian consumers have spoken. After casting their votes for the most innovative products in the country, Product of the Year™ Canada has announced the 31 winners for 2018. Ranging from a diverse set of categories, including Kitchen Appliances, Food, Beauty, Home, and Financial Services, the winners receive the coveted Product of the Year™ Canada status and red seal at tonight’s exclusive awards gala.

“Each day, consumers step into department and grocery stores and are flooded with countless options grabbing for their attention,” said Jessica Peacock, Director, Client Solutions, Rogers Media. “It can be overwhelming, but with the Product of the Year™ seal of approval, these products are able to stand out so Canadians are able to confidently select the best new and innovative products on the market.”

Grading products on satisfaction, innovation, appeal, and intent to purchase, Product of the Year™ guides consumers to the most innovative products available. With the help of industry experts and consumer input, the program provides the industry standard for quality and innovation.

Every year, the Product of the Year™ Canada seal is awarded to manufacturers whose innovation results in industry-leading products. Once products are nominated, an esteemed jury panel combines expertise and insights to create a list of finalists. From this exclusive group of products and services, a nation-wide consumer survey determines the winners that receive the internationally renowned red seal.

Product of the Year™ Canada 2018 Winners:

Category Company / Brand Name Product Name
Cheese Kraft Heinz Canada Philadelphia Whipped BOLD Jalapeno Cheddar
Coffee Maker Whirlpool® Canada KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker, KCM4212SX
Condiments Med Flavour Inc. Oleiva Traditional Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Confectionery Mars Wrigley Confectionery M&M’S® Caramel
Cooking Appliances Whirlpool® Canada Whirlpool® 6.4 Cu. Ft. Smart Freestanding Electric Range with Frozen Bake™ Technology, WFE975H0HZ
Desserts Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. Longo’s Signature Chocolate Truffle Mousse Cake
Dishwasher Whirlpool® Canada Maytag® Our Quietest Dishwasher Ever with Large Capacity, MDB8959SFZ
Dryer Whirlpool® Canada Whirlpool® 4.3 Cu. Ft. True Ventless Heat Pump Compact Dryer, YWHD5090GW
Financial Services Scotiabank Passport ScotiaCard
Frozen Entrée Maple Leaf Foods oh naturel! Quinoa Mushroom Burger
Frozen Sides Cavendish Farms FlavourCrisp Tuscan Herb Oven Chips
Hair Care Henkel Canada Corporation GLISS Ultimate Repair Express Repair Conditioner
Hair Products Henkel Canada Corporation GLISS Ultimate Repair Shampoo
Healthy Foods Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks
Household Products Kimberly-Clark Corporation Cottonelle CleanCare Bath Tissue
Kitchen Tools Braun MultiQuick 9 Immersion Hand Blender – Patented Technology – Powerful 700 Watt
Laundry Detergent Henkel Canada Corporation Sunlight 4-in-1 PowerCore Pacs Clean and Fresh Laundry OXI Action
Mattress TEMPUR-PEDIC TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze
Meat Maple Leaf Foods Maple Leaf Prime Raised without Antibiotics
Men’s Body NIVEA Men Crème
Moisturizer NIVEA Cocoa Butter Body Cream
Pasta Jan K Overweel EMMA Gnocchi with Quinoa, Potato Dumpling Pasta
Refrigerator Whirlpool® Canada KitchenAid®  23.8 cu. ft. 36″ Counter-Depth French Door Platinum Interior Refrigerator with PrintShield™ Finish, KRFC704FPS
Sensor Technology Dryer Whirlpool® Canada Maytag® 7.4 Cu. Ft. Large Capacity Dryer with Sanitize Cycle and PowerDry System, YMEDB765FW
Skin Treatment Vichy Canada Minéral 89
Small Kitchen Appliances T-fal Multicook & Grains
Stand Mixer Whirlpool® Canada KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini 3.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, KSM3311X
Top Load Washer Whirlpool® Canada Whirlpool® 5.5 Cu. Ft. IEC – HE Top Load Washer with Water Faucet, WTW7500GC
Wash + Cleanser Henkel Canada Corporation Dial Coconut Milk Body Wash
Washer Whirlpool® Canada Maytag® Front Load Washer with Fresh Hold® Option and PowerWash® System – 5.2 cu. Ft I.E.C.,  MHW5500FC

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About Product of the Year™ Canada
Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established in France 31 years ago, Product of the Year currently operates in 42 countries with the same purpose: to guide consumers to the most innovative products in their market and reward the entrants for quality and innovation. This consumer-driven award is presented annually in over 40 countries, including Canada, the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Italy, Australia, South Africa, and India.

About Rogers Media
Rogers Media is a diverse media and content company that engages more than 30 million Canadians each week. The company’s multimedia offerings include 55 radio stations, 30 local TV stations, 24 conventional and specialty television stations, 8 magazines, podcasts, digital and e-commerce websites, and sporting events. Rogers Media delivers unique storytelling through its range of powerful brands: Maclean’s, City, OMNI Television, Today’s Parent, TSC, KiSS, FX, Sportsnet – Canada’s #1 specialty network, and the Blue Jays – Canada’s only Major League Baseball team. Rogers Media is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit