Store Brands Top Innovation Award
Lidl — For its Preferred Selection private brand line of food and beverage products.
Best New Food Product or Line
Trader Joe’s — For its Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
Best New Organic Food Product or Line
ShopRite/Wakefern Food Corp. — For their Wholesome Pantry Organic line.
Best New Free-From Food or Line
The Kroger Co. — For its Simple Truth Low Cow Lite Ice Cream.
Best New Fresh and Fresh-Prepared Food
H-E-B — For its True Texas BBQ.
Best New Beverage Product or Line
Target — For its Simply Balanced Organic-Flavored Herbal Tea.
Best New Non-Food Product or Line
Walgreens — For its Botanics skin care and cosmetics line.
Best Store Brand Marketing Campaign
Stop & Shop (Ahold Delhaize) — For its limited-time originals program.
Best Store Brand Shopper Marketing Campaign
Winn-Dixie — For its Kid Connoisseur Contest.
Best Store Brand Merchandising Idea
Hy-Vee — For its Misfits produce program.
Best Use of Digital or Social Media to Promote Store Brands
Aldi — For its Hello Healthy initiative.
Best New Store Brand Packaging Innovation|
Tops Friendly Markets — For its compostable single-serve coffee pods.
Leadership in Sustainability/Food and Beverage
The Kroger Co. — For its Sustainability Lives Here program.
Leadership in Sustainability – Non-Food
Roche Bros. Supermarkets — For giving away its five-millionth Roche Bros.-branded ECOgrade bag, a non-plastic grocery bag made from organic material and minerals.
Leadership in Social Responsibility
Wegmans — For its continuous efforts to feed the hungry, reduce food waste and recycle. This spring, Wegmans said it had reduced waste at a test store by 80 percent and had planned to introduce its waste-reduction program to nine more locations by year’s end.