Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, has named the winners of the 2020 Product of the Year Awards. With winners across 41 unique categories, the innovative products were awarded Product of the Year through a national study of 40,000 consumers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research.
Designed to champion brands for product quality and innovation, Product of the Year has operated for 12 years in the United States, and more than 30 years globally, acting as a trusted shortcut for shoppers in the marketplace. Each year, Product of the Year accepts entries from consumer goods that demonstrate innovation in their function, design, packaging or ingredients, and a category winner is selected through Kantar’s nationally representative study.
“For Product of the Year it’s always been about innovation; yesterday, today and tomorrow—that’s what we love, are laser focused on and champion. Coupled with that, our unique process of polling 40,000 independent voters means shoppers, retailers and manufactures continue to genuinely trust the seal,” said Mike Nolan, global CEO of Product of the Year management. “2020 sees new and exciting categories added that reflect the ever-changing face of innovation in the U.S., delivering us another great set of winners.”
The 41 winners of the 2020 Product of the Year Award include:
Air Care: Renuzit Snuggle—Henkel
All Purpose Cleaner: Mr. Clean Clean Freak—Procter & Gamble
Breakfast: Aunt Jemima Pancake on the Go—PepsiCo
Candy Bar: Baby Ruth—Ferrero USA Inc.
Car Care: Rain-X Silicone Endura—ITW Global Brands
Cat Care: Comfort Zone Calming Diffuser—Central Garden & Pet
CBD Sleep Aid: cbdMD CBD PM—cbdMD
CBD Topical: cbdMD Freeze—cbdMD
Cheese: Aldi-exclusive Happy Farms Deli Sliced Cheese—Aldi Inc.
Coffee: Nice! Premium Vanilla Latte Cold Brew—Walgreens Boots Alliance
Convenience Meal: Del Monte Veggieful Veggie Bowls—Del Monte Foods Inc.
Cookie: Aldi-exclusive Simply Nature Coconut Cashew Crisps—Aldi Inc.
Dish Care: Cascade Free & Clear—Procter & Gamble
Dog Care: Rachael Ray Nutrish Smoochies—The J.M. Smucker Company
Feminine Care: Playtex Sport Odor Shield—Edgewell Personal Care
Foot Care: Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step—Scholl’s Wellness Company
Frozen Snack: Contadina Pizzettas—Del Monte Foods Inc.
Green Cleaning: Art of Green—AlEn USA
Gum: Trident Vibes—Mondelēz
Hair Care: Simply Color by Schwarzkopf—Henkel
Health Systems: Omnipod DASH Insulin Management System—Insulet Corp.
Immediate Relief: Alka Seltzer Cool Action Heartburn Relief Gum—Bayer Consumer Health
Laundry Booster: Downy Wrinkle Guard—Procter & Gamble
Laundry Pacs: Tide PODs 2.0—Procter & Gamble
Liquid Laundry: Tide Heavy Duty Liquid Detergent—Procter & Gamble
Natural Personal Care: Carmex Comfort Care Lip Balm with Beeswax—Carma Laboratories
Office Supplies: FriXion Fineliner Erasable Marker Pens—Pilot Corp. of America
Pet Cleaning: Resolve Urine Destroyer—RB
Plant-Based Protein: Aldi-exclusive Earth Grown Meatless Meatballs—Aldi Inc.
Salty Snack: Nice! Premium Cashew and Macadamia Nut Blend—Walgreens Boots Alliance
Snack Cup: Del Monte Fruit Crunch Parfait—Del Monte Foods Inc.
Snack Pack: Aldi-exclusive Park Street Deli Snack Selects Three Pack—Aldi Inc.
Spiked Beverage: BuzzTallz—BuzzBallz LLC/Southern Champion
Sports Nutrition: Vega Sport Protein—Vega
Spreads: Aldi-exclusive Countryside Creamery Pure Irish Butter—Aldi Inc.
Surface Wipes: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sheets—Procter & Gamble
Toothpaste: Crest Gum and Sensitivity—Procter & Gamble
Vacuum: Hoover OnePwr Cordless Cleaning System—TTI Floor Care North America
VMS: One-A-Day Fruit Bites—Bayer Consumer Health
Water: Nice! Premium Icelandic Water—Walgreens Boots Alliance
Wine: Aldi-exclusive Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon—Aldi Inc.
The 41 winners of the 2020 Product of the Year Awards were announced at the annual Product of the Year Awards Show on Feb. 6 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Barry Williams kicked off the night with a red carpet, followed by an award show hosted by Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer and an after-party sponsored by Dos Equis and Amstel.