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Winners of 2020 CPMA Virtual New Product Showcase Announced

Organic fruit purees, cherry tomatoes, seven-minute potatoes and paper packaging are CPMA's top winners at this year's product showcase.


May 26, 2020
By Fruit and Vegetable

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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) announced the winners of its virtual product showcase which featured 56 products from 44 companies. This year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the CPMA New Product Showcase, which is traditionally held at the CPMA Convention and Trade Show, was moved online.

CPMA announced winners in four product categories: The Organic Product Award, Packaging Innovation Award, Best Snackable Product, and the Best New Product Award.

This year’s Organic Product Award winner is La Huerta Imports’ Wana Bana Organic Fruit Puree. Wana Bana sources its fruits from Ecuador to make its puree. This product is packed in packets that do not require refrigeration for up to 12 months.

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The 2020 Packaging Innovation Award has been awarded to Mucci Farms for their paper top seal. As some food companies look for sustainable packaging alternatives, Mucci Farms has done their part by replacing the plastic covering for their products with a paper covering. The company says the pack is 100 per cent recyclable.

The winner of the Best Snackable Product category (previously called Freggie-Approved Product), is Mastronardi Produce’s Sunset Honey Bombs Golden Cherry Tomatoes-on-the-Vine.

The 2020 Best New Product Award winner is The Little Potato Company’s Easy Sides. Easy Sides are seasoned, fully cooked creamer potatoes, that The Little Potato Company says are ready to eat in seven minutes.

CPMA said the organization looks forward to hosting the New Product Showcase in-person, along with a digital component, at the 2021 CPMA Convention and Trade Show, taking place March 2-4, 2021, in Vancouver B.C.