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Product of the year

By March 11, 2019October 3rd, 2023FinGlobal

Product of the year

March 11, 2019

Have you any invention ideas that you’d like to promote? Then you might like to consider entering Product of the Year, which is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation.

History of Product of the Year


Product of the Year began over 30 years ago in France and today is held in 40 countries worldwide. The aim of Product of the Year is to celebrate innovation and guide consumers to the best products in an area and reward the manufacturers of these products for their innovation. The South African Product of the Year is voted for by 5000 consumers. Other shoppers use it as a guide to find products of quality that save them both times, searching for the perfect product, and money by preventing them from buying unsatisfactory products.


The Product of the Year process

Products are entered in a wide variety of areas including food, beverages, household and personal care. Product of the Year accepts entries every year from products that were launched the previous year. If you enter your product into the South African awards, entry is free, your product must just show some level of innovation. A jury then selects the finalists. The jury consists of experts in a wide variety of fields. The public then decides on the winners.


The winners are announced at the Product of the Year Awards Night, which is when hundreds of guests gather to discover what the most innovative product in each category is. Winners can then promote their products for the next 12 months using the Product of the Year logo on all their packaging, marketing and promotional material. This logo is recognised throughout the world as a sign of quality and it is reported to give products an uplift of 10% or greater.


2018 product of the year winners


There are a multitude of categories in which you can enter a product.   Here are few of 2018’s Product of the Year winners to show you the wide variety of different category options available.


Product of the year winners in USA


Product Category
Febreze One Air Care
Copper Chef Deep Square Pan Cooking
Pure Protein Super Food Health and Wellness
ProCure Epsom Salt Gel Pain Relief


Product of the year winners in The UK


Product Category
Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin Alcohol
Asda Little Angels Organic Fromage Frais Baby Food
Garnier Natural 3 in 1 balm Moisturiser
Ocean Spray Wholeberry Soft Drink


Product of the year winners in Canada


Product Category
Philadelphia Whipped Bold Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese
Cottonelle CleanCare Bath Tissue Household Products
Dial Coconut Milk Body Wash Wash and Cleanser
Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks Healthy Foods


Product of the year winners in Australia


Product Category
Pantene 3-minute miracle daily moisture renewal conditioner Hair Care
Coles Chilled Read Meals Quick Meat Solutions
Farmers Market Dog Food Pet Food
Bulla Creamy Classics Frozen Custard Ice Cream – Tubs


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