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    Retailers Vote for Their Favorite New Products at FMI Show

    CHICAGO -- The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recognized the winners of its 2005 Retailer Choice Awards during a special ceremony at the annual FMI Show this week.

    CHICAGO -- The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recognized the winners of its 2005 Retailer Choice Awards during a special ceremony at the annual FMI Show this week.

    Food, beverages, and consumer packaged goods in the competition were featured in the event's New Product Showcase. To qualify for the showcase, products must have been launched in the past year and must be a completely new category or line extension, or, in exceptional cases, relaunched or repackaged.

    Retailer and wholesaler attendees at the FMI Show voted for their favorite products, and votes were tallied after the show closed Monday.

    The categories, winning products and companies are as follows:

    --Bakery: Poore Brothers, Inc., Cinnabon Cookies

    --Beverages: Lifeway Foods, Inc., Lifeway Kefir-Cultured Milk Smoothie

    --Condiments and Sauces: Melissa's, Melissa's Goodlife Food Salad Dressings

    --Snacks/Confectionery: ACH Food Companies, Dec-A-Cake/Crayola Icings

    --Entrees/Meal Solutions: Unilever Foods NA, Bertolli Frozen Dinner for Two

    --Processed/Fresh Meat and Seafood: Coleman Natural Foods, Coleman Purely Natural 100 percent Beef Burgers

    --Equipment: Fold-It Concept, LLC, Fold-It Basket

    --Health and Beauty Care: Unilever HPC, Dove Hand & Body Lotion

    --Shelf Grocery Food: Cereal Toppers, Cereal Toppers

    --Shelf Grocery Nonfood: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Pet Collection

    --Technology: HoloDeem, HoloDeem Coupon Machine

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