AUSTRALIAN consumers have voted for products which offer convenience, best value, instant gratification, or a little luxurious reward in the 2012 Product of the Year Awards.
Seven thousand Australian household shoppers were surveyed to find the most innovative new products to hit supermarket shelves, stretching across 28 categories.
Product of the Year director and mother of two Sarah Connelly said most of the 28 winners reflected the huge time pressure people were under these days, and the desire to find new products to make lives simpler and better.
"Consumers are looking for good value, with supermarket home brands scoring two awards this year, but there's still room for little luxuries, even though purses are being squeezed," she said.
"A number of category winners are not the cheapest options, but clearly shoppers think they are worth paying that little bit extra for."
Adult healthy: Faulding Probiotics 30s
Air-car: Glen 20 Lavender Spray
Beauty: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
Body lotion: Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion
Body wash: Imperial Leather Foam Burst Shower Gel
Dental care: Listerine Zero
Deodorant: Nivea Deodorant Invisible For Black and White - Men and Women
Fabric conditioner: Comfort Fabric Conditioner
Female skin care: Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution
Fresh foods: Coles Grill Range
Frozen savoury foods: McCain Sweet Potato SuperFries
Hair care: Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Hair colour: L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse
Hair styling: Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray
Home wares: Decor Realseal Storers
Household cleaning: Dettol Surface Cleanser
Laundry: Surf with Essential Oils
Male grooming: Schick Hydro Range
Male skin care: Nivea for Men Sensitive Face Wash
Beverages: V8 Smoothies
Packed foods: Be Natural Cereals
Personal hygiene: Tena Liner Long with Wings
Pest control: Mortein NatureGard Automatic Outdoor Insect Control System
Pet care: Schmackos 96% Fat Free Stix - Beef 500gm
Savoury snack: Woolworths Select Deli Style Chips 185g
Small household appliances: Sunbeam Food Saver
Sweet snacks: Tim Tam Dark Chocolate Mint and Dark Chocolate Rum and Raisin
Situated on an elevated 5,883 m2 allotment, this refreshing property offers modern living in the midst of tranquil country surrounds that truly must be seen to be...
This recently purchased new home is loved by the current owners however an unforeseen scenario has developed requiring them to relocate to Melbourne. The flat...
The owners circumstances have changed and now he has to SELL this amazing duplex. Relishing a central address only moments away from Shopping Centres, taverns...
This fabulous property offers two self-contained residences in one. Upstairs consists of a 3 bedroom home with lots of character and downstairs a modern 2 bedroom...
100 acres of mainly level to undulating open forest country. Stock fencing - internal paddocks. Set of timber stockyards with loading ramp & headbail open sided...
The owners have relocated north and want serious, sensible offers on their perfect property now. All offers will be considered! Space and comfort are paramount in...
Beaut big bushland block. Very private setting near the end of a quiet country road. Build your retreat here among the tall timbers high up in the cool mountain...
You will find everything that you would expect and more from this character filled family residence featuring a large outdoor entertaining area and inground...
Perfectly situated in a quiet elevated cul-de sac with natural bushland as your neighbour. This stunning executive home showcases a sophisticated style of relaxed...
This large modern dual living home must be sold. Our sellers have already purchased another home and must sell this property before or at Auction. Surrounded by...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.