Each year, in addition to the retailer prizes awarded at the prestigious Asian Trader Awards, special product awards are also handed out to the brands voted for directly by our readers and the wholesalers who supply the channel.
The Retailer awards are adjudicated by our panel of judges – and Asian Trader Awards is unique in that every single finalisat receives an in-store visit by our roving judge, Alan Ramsay.
The product awards are democratically decided by sheer weight of votes from retailers themselves (products are scored on innovation, sales and marketing to drive pull through) – a really useful and authentic view of what is good and what sells directly from the shelves of stores nationwide.
All finalists, regardless of whether they are the category winner will receive a certificate and an official photo opportunity to celebrate their product.
Here are the product nominations by category:
Convenience Lager, Beer and Cider Brand of the Year
Carlsberg 0.0 (Carlsberg)
BrewDog Black Heart (BrewDog)
Madri Excepcional (Molson Coors)
Strongbow Tropical Cider (Heineken)
Peroni Nastro Azzurro 0% (Asahi)
Convenience Vape and Next Gen Brand of the Year
Blu Bar (Imperial Tobacco)
Nordic Spirit Spearmint Strong (JTI)
ANDS Slix (Ands Vape)
IVG Crystal (IVG Vape)
Convenience Confectionery Brand of the Year
Cadbury Twirl Xtra (Mondelez)
Yorkie Honeycomb (Nestle Confectionery)
Galaxy Smooth Mint (Mars Wrigley)
Smint Defensive (PVM)
Bebeto Fizzy Vegan Peach Hearts (Bebeto)
Convenience Soft Drinks, Bottled Water and Juices Brand of the Year
Juice Burst Summer Fruits (Purity Soft Drinks)
Tango Apple Sugar Free (Britvic)
Old Jamaica Ginger Beer Light (Refresco)
Boost Energy Juic’D (Boost Drinks)
Monster Zero Sugar (CCEP)
Red Bull Juneberry (Red Bull)
Lucozade Sport Zero Sugar (Suntory Food and Beverages)
Convenience Snacks Brand of the Year
Doritos Flame Grilled Whopper (PepsiCo)
McCoy’s Epic Eats (KP Snacks)
Pringles Multigrain (Kellogg’s)
Convenience Grocery Brand of the Year
Nescafe Original Refill Pouch (Nestle Hot Beverages)
Rustlers Meatball Sub (Kepak)
Jack Daniel’s and Coca-Cola Can (CCEP)
Chai Express (Vibrant Foods)
Convenience Spirit Supplier
Convenience Wine Supplier
Concha Y Toro
E&J Gallo Treasury Wine Estates
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