The Convenience Innovation Awards (CIA) has long been a platform for recognizing top product development in the convenience industry. Even in light of the pandemic and the subsequent postponement of this year’s National Convenience Industry Summit, during which we customarily celebrate our CIA winners, we will continue to support and recognize innovation in our channel. Innovations will continue to be submitted online, however this year judging will be conducted remotely, and we will celebrate our winners virtually.
Our judging panel will include members of the CICC Board of Directors and senior executives from our retail and distributor members. By participating in the CIA program, your products and company will benefit from increased visibility and industry recognition.
Entries will be accepted until Friday, July 24th.
All new products launched in Canada between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 are eligible to compete in the 2020 program. Submit your innovation below.
In addition to pivoting to a virtual celebration, please note that we have refined the submission criteria and streamlined our awards categories to four: beverages, snacks, confectionary and chocolate, and general merchandise.