The 8th Annual Gluten Free Awards Released

November 15 21:12 2017

The 8th Annual Gluten Award results have been officially released and available for review via The 2018 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. At no cost, November 24, 2017 (Black Friday) through November 27, 2017 (Cyber Monday) the guide will be available for download exclusively on Amazon.

 

The 8th Annual Gluten-Free Awards Categories are:

Bagels

Beer

Blogs

Books

Bread

Bread Crumbs

Bread Mixes

Breakfast On-The-Go

Brownie Mix

Buns

Cake Mix

Children’s Books

Chips

Cold Cereals

College Campuses

Comfort Foods

Cookbooks

Cookie Mixes

Cookies

Cornbread Mix

Cosmetic Brands

Crackers

Donuts

Expos

Flours

Frozen Meals

Frozen Pancake & Waffle Brands

Frozen Pizza

Granola

Ice Cream Cones

Jerky

Macaroni and Cheese

Magazines

Mobile Apps

Muffin Mix

Munchies

National Restaurant Chains

New Products

Non-Profits

Online Resources

Online Stores

Pancake and Waffle Mixes

Pastas

Pie Crust

Pizza Crust Mix

Popcorn

Pretzels

Ready Made Desserts

Rolls

Sauces

Shopping Guides

Snack Bars

Social Media Platforms

Soup

Stuffing

Summer Camps

Supplements

Tortilla or Wrap

Vacation Destinations

Websites

A portion of this year’s Gluten Free Award Winners:

Against the Grain Gourmet

ALDI

Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods

Amazon.com, Inc.

Amy’s Kitchen

Anheuser Busch

Annie’s Homegrown Foods

Arbonne Cosmetics

Bakery On Main

Barilla

Better Batter

Betty Crocker

Beyond Celiac

Bob’s Red Mill

Boulder Brands

Bread Srsly

Canyon Bakehouse

Canyon Oats

Celiac Disease Foundation

Chipotle

Clif Bar & Company

Continental Mills, Inc.

Daiya

Edward & Sons Trading Co.

Enjoy Life Foods

Epic

Erica Dermer

evol.

Freschetta

Garden of Life

General Mills

GF Jules

Ghostfish Brewing Company

Gluten Free Delights

Gluten Free Living Magazine

Gluten Free Media Group

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

Glutenberg

Glutenfreeda

Glutino

Goldbaum’s

Goodie Girl

Jennifer Esposito

Katz Gluten Free

Kent State University

Kikkoman

KIND, LLC

King Arthur Flour

Kinnikinnick Foods

Krave Jerky

Krusteaz

Larabar

Living Without

Luna

Mary’s Gone Crackers

Mission Foods

My Grandpa’s Farm

Natures Path

Oberto Sausage Company

Our Little Rebellion

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Pamela’s Products

Pillsbury

Purely Elizabeth

Red Apple Lipstick

Red Robin

Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery

San-J International Inc.

Schar US

Simply Gluten Free

Skinny Pop

Smartfood

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

tarte Cosmetics

Tate’s Bakeshop

The Walt Disney Company

Three Bakers

Trader Joe’s

Udi’s

Van’s Foods

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.

Media Contact
Company Name: VP Sales and Marketing
Contact Person: Josh Schieffer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (828) 455-9734
City: Surf City
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Website: http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com

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