The results have been tabulated for the 6th Annual Gluten-Free Awards presented by The Gluten-Free Buyers Guide. This year 1805 people had participated in the voting process.
The 36,580 individual responses in 43 categories are compiled in a gluten free buyer’s guide used for gluten free shoppers and grocery category managers.
Results can be obtained by visiting http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com/gluten-free-awards.html
The forty-three 6th Annual Gluten-Free Awards Categories are:
• Bread Brands
• Bread Crumbs
• Bread Mixes
• Breakfast On-The-Go
• Children’s Books
• Cold Cereals
• College Campuses
• Comfort Foods
• Cookie Mixes
• Cosmetic Brands
• Dessert Mixes
• Frozen Meals
• Frozen Pancake & Waffle Brands
• Frozen Pizza Brands
• New: Granola
• Mobile Apps
• National Restaurant Chains
• New Products
• Online Resources
• Online Stores
• Pancake and Waffle Mixes
• Ready Made Desserts
• Shopping Guides
• Snack Bars
• Social Media Platforms
• New: Summer Camps
• New: Tortilla or Wrap
• Vacation Destinations
The gluten-free products market will reach $6.2 billion by 2018, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. This is great news for gluten-free food producers; however, the problem will become product differentiation as competition grows.
Those with solid Gluten Free Award performance will have the ability to market their earlier successes and establish their products as “Best in Class”.
Congratulations to all of this year’s Gluten Free Award Winners.
About the Program
Josh Schieffer and Jayme Schieffer created the Gluten-Free Awards seven years ago after they found families like them who couldn’t afford to experiment with expensive gluten free products. They needed to quickly find products their family would actually enjoy without going broke. It was bad enough to have a Celiac Disease diagnosis but their grocery bill doubled and some of their family favorites disappeared instantly.
They didn’t ask for permission, they just started with a one-page website and a few hundred gluten-free folks who had struggled along with us. Fast forward a few years and that one-page website has turned into a published gluten free buyers guide that is distributed to thousands of people including grocery store buyers and category managers.
Each year they give back to the community and focus on their mission by distributing as many free copies of the guide as possible during a short time period each January. The number of free copies distributed is a fundamental method in which they measure their success.
“We are amazed and blessed that the Gluten Free Awards Program is now going into the seventh consecutive year while facilitating a collective and forceful voice for the community,” Josh Schieffer.
Personally, they don’t always agree with the results. Each year some of their personal favorites don’t make the nominations but they are passionate about the power of the collective results generated. The majority votes rule and will also be the method in which they crown the victors.
This year they have over forty categories and some of the results are going to literally shock the gluten free community. They have agreed to a 90-day exclusive deal with Amazon – Kindle that gives them the opportunity to leverage Amazon’s size and distribution channels for the free giveaway.
How The Gluten Free Awards and Buyers Guide works in 5 simple steps:
Step 1: Brands register their product(s) throughout the year.
Step 2: In late Summer, thousands of people vote for their favorite bloggers.
Step 3: They compile a list of the thirty most influential bloggers and give them an opportunity to make additional nominations.
Step 4: In Fall they compile all of the nominations and open it up to public voting.
Step 5: In January they compile the data and release the results in the Annual Gluten Free Buyers Guide.
Company Name: Gluten Free Buyers Guide and Awards
Contact Person: Josh Schieffer, VP Sales and Marketing
City: Surf City
Country: United States