RCC New Product Awards finalists include zero hardware products

The Retail Council of Canada has unveiled its lineup of finalists for its annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. According to the RCC website, finalists “represent the most impressive food and non-food products launched into the Canadian market in 2023.” The winners will be awarded on May 29, during a gala at the RCC’s annual STORE Conference in Toronto.

No hardware or home décor products appear in the lineup. This, in an industry where 20 percent of a dealer’s assortments every year should be new products!