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Every year, we open the Best New Product Awards to all manufacturers to enter their new food and beverage, health and beauty, household care, kids and pet products. We include categories most relevant to current consumer trends and attitudes.

Thousands of real shoppers are invited to vote on the products via an online survey. We conduct an extensive screening to ensure the voters are the principal shoppers for their homes and purchase products in the category they are voting on.

Each product receives a score, a percentage of which is based on the repurchase intent of those consumers who have tried the product while the other percentage is based on how appealing shoppers find the product to be. Our proprietary scoring system engages real shoppers who have actually tried the product and are prepared to repurchase it again – a very high standard.

Each product is part of a category that consists of a minimum of two products from at least two different manufacturers. This ensures no single company can buy a win.

As part of the Best New Product Awards survey that determines the winning products, consumers are also asked questions regarding their attitudes towards new products, family life, health issues, the environment, food and much more. This information is presented in the BrandSpark Canadian Shopper Study, making it one of the largest surveys available on the Canadian shopper. Simultaneously conducted in the USA and other markets, it allows analysis of key differences and similarities across the globe. We share the results of this valuable study with participating companies and well-respected media outlets.

The Best New Product Awards program was developed and is managed by BrandSpark International, an independent market research company based in Toronto. BrandSpark International is responsible for the scoring and final assessment of winners. BrandSpark is also responsible for the development and analysis of the BrandSpark Canadian Shopper Study.

  • Survey of thousands of Canadian coast to coast who have tried the product
  • Ability to syndicate ratings and reviews to E-commerce channels
  • 100% consumer voted, no juries
  • Backed by leading research company BrandSpark International