Runner up in the food segment for the second straight year was Pierre Foods Big AZ Beef Charbroil With Cheese.
Famous Amos® Chocolate Chip Cookies returned as the winner in the cookie segment for the third straight year. Famous Amos® has won top cookie honors every year except for 2004, when it was unseated by Masterfoods USA's Cookies&.
Cloverhill Big Texas Cinnamon Bun was the only other return winner this year, grabbing top honors in the pastry category for the third straight year. The runner up in this category once again was Mrs. Freshley's Jumbo Honey Bun.
The winner in the new product category was Snak King's El Sabroso Salsitas Salsa Chip. The runner up was Masterfoods USA's M&M's® Dark Chocolate.
Automatic Merchandiser eliminated the dairy food segment of the competition this year.
1 Cookie Famous Amos® Chocolate chip cookie
2 Candy M&m's® peanut
3 Salty Snack Planters® Peanuts
4 Pastry Big Texas Cinnamon Roll
5 Food White Castle Cheeseburger
6 Beverage Mountain Dew
7 New Product Salsitas Spicy salsa chips
1 Cookie Mini Chips Ahoy
2 Candy SNICKERS® Bar
3 Salted Snack Nacho Cheese Doritos
4 Pastry Mrs. Freshley's Jumbo Honey Bun
5 Food BIG AZ Beef Charbroil with Cheese
6 Beverage Coca-Cola® Classic
7 New Product M&M's® Dark Chocolate
Winners to be honored at annual breakfast at Nama Expo
The winners will be presented trophies at the Automatic Merchandiser Awards Breakfast at the NAMA Spring Expo in Las Vegas, along with winners of the 2006 People of the Year contest, which were announced in the December 2006 issue.
The Automatic Merchandiser awards breakfast has been held at the Spring Expo every year since the contest was launched in 1994.
The awards breakfast has become one of the most popular events at Spring Expo. Winners are invited to address the gathering and use it as an opportunity to thank their customers and colleagues.