Convenience Innovation Awards

The Convenience Innovation Awards (CIA) has long been a platform for recognizing top product development in the convenience industry.

Our  judging panel (members of the CICC Board of Directors and senior executives from our retail and distributor members), sampled and voted on products from Vendor Partners in the categories of beverages, snacks (savoury and sweet), confectionery and chocolate, and general merchandise. The winners were announced at our In-Person Event on November 23, 2021 in Toronto.

Congratulations to our 2021 Winners:

  • Snacks (Savoury): PepsiCo Foods’ Miss Vickie’s Spicy Dill Pickle Flavour Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
  • Snacks (Sweet): KIND Snacks’ KIND Almond Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate & Confectionery: Hershey’s Reese’s Big Cup with Potato Chips 
  • Beverages: PepsiCo Beverages’ Gatorade Zero Cool Blue
  • General Merchandise: BIC’s EZ Reach Lighters
If you didn’t join us for our In-Person Event, view the winners announcement video below:

Participation in the Convenience Innovation Awards program is open to all CICC Vendor Partner members. To learn how to participate in this program, please contact Carmina Jimenez at