NRA Announces Food Innovations Award Winners


CHICAGO — The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has named the winners of the 2012 Food and Beverage Product Innovations Awards, which will be showcased at the NRA Show from May 5 to 8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“Our esteemed panel of judges selected groundbreaking food and beverage products that customers will soon be buzzing about,” said Jack Crawford convention chair for NRA Show 2012. “These customer-centric standouts will give NRA Show attendees plenty to think about and act on while they tour this year’s exhibit floor.

The 18 products will be displayed in the Food and Beverage Products Innovations Gallery on the showroom floor. The featured innovations represent new product and packaging developments such as HJ Heinz Company’s 3-in-1 soup, sauce or dip, HomeFree LLC’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Mini Cookies and Unilever Food Solutions’ Lipton Zero Calorie Fresh Brewed Sweet Tea

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