Progressive Grocer’s 2016 Editors’ Picks Contest Application

Deadline for entries: June 15, 2016

Nomination Form



  • PG's Editors' Picks winners will be recognized in the September 2016 issue.
  • Multiple entries from the same company are permitted for different products/lines, although separate applications must be submitted for each separate entry. If a product has multiple varieties or flavors, only one application is needed.
  • There is a $50 per product fee to enter the competition.
  • All entrants must complete an official online application, found here.
  • Entries will be judged on taste, innovation, functionality, overall value and suitability for the mainstream grocery channel.
  • Entries lacking all specified criteria will not be eligible for consideration.
  • Retail consumer food and nonfood products introduced between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016, are eligible to enter, including fresh food; center store; frozen foods; dairy; deli; bakery (fresh and commercial baked goods); alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages; candy/gum/confections; health, beauty and wellness; vitamins and supplements; personal care; paper products; cleaning products; implements; housewares; gadgets; pet food/pet care; general merchandise; household supplies; etc. Only products designed for sale in retail food stores will be considered. Retailer private label products, store equipment, fixtures or packaging applications/materials are ineligible.
  • Online entries must be received no later than June 15, 2016. All others may be disqualified.
  • Product samples are required. To submit samples:
    • Fill out the online form
    • Print out the receipt generated after submission
    • Mail the receipt and product sample to Progressive Grocer for judging. 
    • Do not submit more than two (2) individual samples per entry (no full cases, please). Due to limited storage space, particularly for perishables, excess duplicative product samples may be discarded.
    • Multiple entries from the same company are permitted for different products/lines.
    • All product samples must be received by June 15, 2016, and sent for judging as follows:





Progressive Grocer
570 Lake Cook Road, Suite 310
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (224) 632-8238

Progressive Grocer
111 Town Square Place, Suite 400
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Phone: 201-855-7603




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