The people have spoken – these are Nielsen’s Products of the Year

The people have spoken – these are Nielsen’s Products of the Year

AUSTRALIA has spoken and the most innovative new products of the year have been revealed in the ninth annual Product of the Year Awards.

Retail giants Aldi and Coles battled for top spot, with Aldi edging ahead with 13 wins and Coles 12.

Product of the Year newcomers Metcash (IGA Supermarkets) and Chemist Warehouse made impressive debuts with Metcash winning five awards and Chemist Warehouse two.

Independent research company Nielsen conducted the consumer research, involving more than 13,000 Australians.

“We’ve seen a lot of winning products which are made in Australia with local ingredients,” Product of the Year Director Sarah Connelly said.

“There’s a definite move in the right direction to ensure local producers and communities are rewarded for their hard work in helping to keep farming and manufacturing in Australia.

“Winning Product of the Year is a huge stamp of approval from the Australian public.

“Shoppers can be confident when they are buying products – whether it be fresh food, beauty items or larger purchases such as electric toothbrushes – that all the guess work has already been taken out by shoppers just like themselves.”

Products of the Year for 2018

Purewick Reed Diffuser, 75ml Pastel Pines, Aldi

Kids Organic Goat Range, Chemist Warehouse/My Chemist Baby

Coles Comfy Bots Nappies, Coles

Coles Comfy Bots Baby Wipes, Coles

Coles Organic Baby Food Pouches, Coles

Bakers Life Kornig 14 Seeds & Grains Bread 670g, Aldi

Barker’s New Zealand Premium Crafted Cordial, Barker’s New Zealand Beverages

Community Co. Fresh Parmesan Cheese, Metcash/IGA

Coles Blueberry Cheesecake, Coles

Coles Belgian Chocolate, Coles

Lavazza Prontissimo Coffee, Lavazza

Community Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray, Metcash/IGA

Lacura 24 hour Duo Lipstick, Aldi

Green Action Dishwashing Liquid 500ml, Aldi

Logix Platinum Dishwashing Tablets 40pk, Aldi

Birch & Waite Asian Dressings, Birch & Waite

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rose Gold Electric Toothbrush, Philips

ABLE Asthma Spacer with Mask, ABLE Asthma WyMedical P/L

Nexcare™ Foot Protection Tape, 3M

Coles Chilled Soups, Coles

Coles Gloves Variety Pack, Coles

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner

Lacura Naturals Verde Hand Wash, Aldi

Coles Australian Vegetable Rice and Noodles range, Coles

Coles Smoothies, Coles

Coles Crumbed Chicken, Coles

Power Force Pro Bath and Shower Cleaner Power, Aldi

Bulla Creamy Classics Ice Cream Sandwich, Bulla

Bulla Creamy Classics Frozen Custard, Bulla

ALMAT Laundry Liquid, Aldi

Heinz [Seriously] Good Garlic Aioli Heinz, Heinz

Mersynofen Paracetamol and Ibuprofen, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare

Betadine Anaesthetic Lozenges, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare

Confidence 3ply Double Length Toilet Tissue 8pk, Aldi

Farmers Market Dog Food, The Real Petfood Company

Coles Stone Baked Pizza Bases, Coles

Hillcrest Protein Bars 5pk 200g, Aldi

Coles Chilled Ready Meals, Coles

Community Co. Nibbles – Snacking Nuts, Metcash/IGA

Natural Instinct Dark Circle + Wrinkle Correction Eye Crme, Mentholatum Australasia Pty Ltd

Lacura Naturals Anti Aging Face Care Range, Aldi

Community Co. Short Cut Rindless Bacon, Metcash/IGA Small Goods

Goat Soap, Chemist Warehouse/My Chemist

D’Orsogna Maple Streaky Bacon 200g, D’Orsogna

Choceur Liviano Wafer Bar 150g, Aldi

Just Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Aldi

Community Co. Tortilla Wraps, Metcash/IGA