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Product of the Year Awards Highlight Popular Consumer Products

Posted: February 9, 2011

Recognizing products surveyed by more than 50,000 consumers across the United States, the Product of the Year Award USA winners have been announced, counting among them products from Nestle USA, Mars, McCormick & Co., Sara Lee and more.

Product of the Year is a consumer product award program that rewards innovation and is voted on by real consumers. Established 25 years ago in France, the program currently operates in 28 countries with the purpose of guiding consumers to the best products in their market and rewarding manufacturers for quality and innovation. Held for the third time in the U.S., this year saw the following winners:

"Consumers are smarter than ever and watching what they spend more intelligently," said Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru. "Even though mobile devices and social networks offer just about every product review possible, it is still the "human" social network that is the most powerful. With over 60,000 shoppers voting on the most innovative for a Product of the Year award, there is not a better recommendation."