Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year Contest

 

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The Minnesota Grown Program and the Minnesota Grocers MN GrownAssociation have teamed up to sponsor a statewide contest to find retail grocers who are doing the best job of promoting Minnesota Grown foods, beers, wines, and spirits.

 

 

 

A collage of photos from Retailer of the Year contest

*NEW CATEGORY* – A new contest award category for best display of Minnesota Grown beer, wine, and spirits has been added for Minnesota Grocery Association member stores! See below for more information.

 

Retailer of the Year Award (One per region)

The contest period runs through October 31, 2017. One, individual store, first place winner will be selected in each of six regions (see below). Winners will receive exclusive rights to use a custom “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year” logo.

Contest Rules and Award Criteria

2017-2018 Retailer of the Year Entry Form

 

Retailer of the Year – Beer, Wine, and Spirits (Statewide winner)

The contest period runs through October 31, 2017. This award is for best display of Minnesota Grown beers, wines, and/or spirits. It is awarded to one, individual store located anywhere within Minnesota. Winners will receive exclusive rights to use a custom “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year – Beer, Wine, and Spirits” logo.

2017-2018 Retailer of the Year – Beer-Wine-Spirits Category Rules

2017-2018 Retailer of the Year – Beer-Wine-Spirits Entry Form

 

People’s Choice: Best Minnesota Grown Display (Statewide winner)

The contest period runs through October 31, 2017. This award for best display is awarded to one, individual store located anywhere within Minnesota. Simply submit a photo of an excellent display of local products that meets the criteria below. Stores are encouraged to enter both the “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year” contest and the “Minnesota Grown People’s Choice Display” contest. Winners will receive exclusive rights to use a custom “People’s Choice” logo.

Contest Rules and Award Criteria

2017-2018 Peoples Choice Entry Form

 

Resources for a Successful Entry:

Minnesota Grown Promotional Items

Minnesota Grown Logo

Minnesota Grown Wholesale Directory

 

2016-2017 Winners:

Northwest: Super One Foods, Baxter

Northeast: Chris’s Food Center, Sandstone

Twin Cities: Kowalski’s, Woodbury

West Central: Lunds and Byerlys, St. Cloud

People’s Choice Display Award: Festival Foods, Bloomington

Northwest Region
(Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Trail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena, Wilkin)

Northeast Region
(Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis)

Twin Cities Region
(Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright)

Southeast Region
(Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Winona)

Southwest Region
(Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Watonwan, Yellow Medicine)

West Central Region
(Benton, Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse)