2017 MN Grown Retail of the Year Contest

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The Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year Contest is awarded based on promotional activities during a one-week showcase period that takes place between August 1 and October 31, 2017.  There are six categories of winners for each Minnesota region, based on county boarders. 

People’s Choice: Best Minnesota Grown Display
This award for best display is available to a single store located anywhere within Minnesota. Simply submit a photo of an excellent display of local products that meets the criteria. Stores are encouraged to enter both the “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year” contest and the “Minnesota Grown People’s Choice Display” contest.

Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year - Beer, Wine & Spirits
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Minnesota Grocers Association and Minnesota Marketplace Alcohol Alliance are pleased to announce the first ever Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year – Beer, Wine & Spirits category.  To be “Minnesota Grown”, the beer, wine, and spirit products that qualify for this contest must have at least one primary ingredient of which 80% or more was grown within Minnesota.

There are multiple ways to showcase your innovative marketing and program winners will receive exclusive rights to utilize the special “Minnesota Grown” logo for one year.  The deadline for the entry submission is December 13, 2017.

For registration materials, please contact Karly Ackerman at 651-228-0973 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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