2019 Creative Choice Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Creative Choice Awards category winners!

Voting for the “Outstanding Marketer” and Outstanding Merchandiser” awards is now open. Voting will take place between February 4, 2019 and February 18, 2019. Winners will be announced at the 2019 NGA Show in San Diego, CA. Please click HERE to cast you vote.

MARKETING

Category 1: Connections through Social Media and Digital Marketing

1 – 15 Store Winner:  NuNu’s Cauliflower Boudin. Nunu’s Markets Description Example

15+ Store Winner:  $100,000 Treasure Hunt, K-VA-T Food Stores Description Examples

Honorable Mention: Creating a Stir, Dorothy Lane Market

Honorable Mention: Dove March Madness, SpartanNash Company

 

Category 2: Connections through TV and Radio

1 – 15 Store Winner: Cecil K’s First Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest, Cecil K’s Hometown Market Description Example

15+ Store Winner: Coborn’s Delivers TV Spot, Coborn’s Inc. Description Example

Honorable Mention: Grilling Hack, ShopRite

Honorable Mention: TrigsToGo!, T.A. Solberg, Inc.

Honorable Mention: Market Basket Zombie, Market Basket

 

Category 3: Connections through Print

1 – 15 Store Winner:  Fresh Grocer Local Vendor Sale, Burns Family Neighborhood Market Description Examples

15+ Store Winner:  ShopRite Celebrates Chinese New Year, ShopRite Description Examples

Honorable Mention: Akins Fresh Moments, Akins Fresh Market

Honorable Mention: Introducing Local Black Angus Beef, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods

Honorable Mention: Black Friday, SpartanNash Company

 

Category 4: Integrated Marketing Campaign

1 – 15 Store Winner: App Launch, Macey’s Description Examples

15+ Store Winner:  Festival Foods Fresh is Art Integrated Marketing Campaign, Skogen’s Festival Foods Description Examples

Honorable Mention: Introducing Local Black Angus Beef, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods

Honorable Mention: Flu Season Hero, K-VA-T Food Stores

Honorable Mention: Store Pick Up, Coborn’s Inc.

 

Category 5: Grand Opening or Remodel

1 – 15 Store Winner: Doc’s Country Mart Grand Re-Opening, Doc’s Food Stores Description Examples

15+ Store Winner:  PriceRite Innovation Stores, PriceRite Description

Honorable Mention: Valley Market Remodel, Associated Food Stores

Honorable Mention: Donut Dohjo, SpartanNash Company

 

MERCHANDISING

Category 6: Single Manufacturer Event

1 – 15 Store Winner:  Nutrition Smart and Ancient Nutrition Presents: Dr. Josh Axe & Jordan Rubin. Nutrition Smart Description Examples

15+ Store Winner:  Roche Bros. Launches One Mighty Mill into Retail, Roche Bros. Supermarkets Description Example

Honorable Mention: Acquistapace’s Biggest Cheese, Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket

Honorable Mention: Fiora, Coborn’s Inc.

 

Category 7: Store Event

1 – 15 Store Winner: Prime Rib Dinner for 2!, T.A. Solberg, Inc. Description Examples

15+ Store Winner:  SHOP ‘n SAVE FY’19 Free Turkey Promotion, SHOP ‘n SAVE Description Example

Honorable Mention: Acquistapace’s Biggest Cheese, Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket

Honorable Mention: Hatch Chile Festival, Coborn’s Inc.

 

Category 8: Public Service or Charitable Cause Event

1 – 15 Store Winner:  Pets Need Food Too, Walla Walla’s Harvest Foods Description Example

15+ Store Winner: Food For A Cause Campaign, Coborn’s Inc. Description Example

Honorable Mention: Market Basket Celebrity Turkey Bowl, Market Basket

Honorable Mention: Springfield Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Benefiting Special Olympics, County Market – Niemann Foods

Honorable Mention: 2018 SHOP ‘n SAVE Westmoreland County Airshow, SHOP ‘n SAVE

 

Category 9: Center Store/GM/HBC

1 – 15 Store Winner:  DLM Savings on the 7th Anniversary Sale. Dorothy Lane Market Description Examples

15+ Store Winner: ShopRite Celebrates Chinese New Year, ShopRite Description Examples

Honorable Mention: Five-Alarm Frenzy, Macey’s

Honorable Mention: Making Food a Star, Bristol Farms

Honorable Mention: Brothers Marketplace Private Label Launch, Roche Bros. Supermarkets

 

Category 10: Perimeter Departments

1 – 15 Store Winner:  Turkey Red Wheat: Our Field of Dreams, Dorothy Lane Market Description Examples

Honorable Mention: Macey’s Mango Mania, Macey’s

Honorable Mention: The Fresh Divide, SpartanNash Company

 

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