Industry experts and show attendees ranked the most innovative products debuting at the expo. Of 261 launches, dozens were nominated in nine categories.
Gourmet Basics Slim Chips Aged White Cheddar
The judges also selected a Best in Show recipient based on the number of votes from retailers and wholesalers at the expo combined with the highest scores across all categories of judging. The winner was York Minis bite-size peppermint patties, an extension of the Hershey Co.’s hand-to-mouth platform that also includes Reese’s Minis, Twizzlers Bites and more.