The results have been tabulated for the 8th Annual Gluten-Free Awards presented by The Gluten-Free Buyers Guide. This year 3,102 people participated in the voting process. The 83,301 individual responses in 60 categories are compiled in the 2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide and used for gluten free shoppers and grocery category managers.
Award results will be officially released on November 24, 2017 (Black Friday). The 2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide will be exclusively distributed through Amazon for the first three months. On November 24, 2017 (Black Friday) through November 27, 2017 (Cyber Monday) the guide will be available for download at Amazon at no cost.
The 8th Annual Gluten-Free Awards Categories are:
Frozen Pancake & Waffle Brands
Ice Cream Cones
Macaroni and Cheese
National Restaurant Chains
Pancake and Waffle Mixes
Pizza Crust Mix
Ready Made Desserts
Social Media Platforms
Tortilla or Wrap
A portion of this year’s Gluten Free Award Winners:
Against the Grain Gourmet
Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods
Annie’s Homegrown Foods
Bakery On Main
Bob’s Red Mill
Celiac Disease Foundation
Clif Bar & Company
Continental Mills, Inc.
Edward & Sons Trading Co.
Enjoy Life Foods
Garden of Life
Ghostfish Brewing Company
Gluten Free Delights
Gluten Free Living Magazine
Gluten Free Media Group
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
Katz Gluten Free
Kent State University
King Arthur Flour
Mary’s Gone Crackers
My Grandpa’s Farm
Oberto Sausage Company
Our Little Rebellion
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Red Apple Lipstick
Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery
San-J International Inc.
Simply Gluten Free
The Walt Disney Company
Way Better Snacks
The gluten free market will reach $6.2 billion by 2018, according to a 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 Gluten Free Awards Program
Josh Schieffer and Jayme Schieffer created the Gluten-Free Awards nine 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 the financial burden. 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 people who had struggled along with them. Fast forward a few years and that one-page website has turned into an 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 each year. 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 its ninth consecutive year while facilitating a collective and forceful voice from and for the community. Personally, I don’t always agree with the results. Each year some of our personal favorites don’t make the nominations. However, we are passionate about the power of the collective results that are generated. The majority votes rule and that is how the gluten free awards are determined.” – Josh Schieffer, Co-Creator.
This year there are 60 categories and some of the results are going to literally shock the gluten free community. Josh and Jayme have agreed to a 90-day exclusive deal with Amazon that gives them the opportunity to leverage Amazon’s size and distribution channels.
How The Gluten Free Awards and Buyers Guide works in 5 simple steps:
Step 1: Brands register their product(s) throughout the first part of the year.
Step 2: In Summer, thousands of people vote for their favorite bloggers.
Step 3: The twenty most influential bloggers are then given an opportunity to make nominations.
Step 4: In Fall all the nominations are set and open for public voting.
Step 5: In December the results are published in the Annual Gluten Free Buyers Guide.
Company Name: Gluten Free Buyers Guide and Awards
Contact Person: Josh Schieffer, VP Sales and Marketing
Phone: (828) 455-9734
City: Surf City
Country: United States