Winners of CHOICE Awards announced
CHOICE has announced the winners of its first ever CHOICE Awards at a ceremony in Sydney tonight as part of the consumer group’s 50-year anniversary celebrations.
Electronics giant Panasonic, once known as National, took out the CHOICE Heritage award, beating the other shortlisted companies Philips and Sony.
The People’s CHOICE award for Best Retailer, which was determined by a popular vote amongst the organisation’s 180,000 members, went to the consumer electronics and whitegoods chain The Good Guys.
Members were asked to score from a list of retailers including supermarkets for value for money, range and after sales service.
The Consumer Action award went to Ian Jarratt of the Queensland Consumer Association who has campaigned and continues to fight for a best practice unit pricing system in supermarkets.
The nominations were determined by CHOICE with the judging carried out by a panel of its experts against stringent criteria.
The award for Best Low-Fee Bank Account went to the NAB for its Classic Banking account after CHOICE found it the best of a new breed of transaction products which significantly reduce the cost of everyday banking.
The Best Baby Brand went to Love N Care for its range of products that are consistently shown to be safe, solid and dependable in CHOICE tests.
Best Technology Innovator went to Google for its promotion of free and useful products, competition and social responsibility.
The Best Food Endorsement Program went to the Australian Certified Organic (ACO) label for meeting selection criteria including transparency, verification, consumer friendliness, conflicts of interest and stakeholder engagement.
Full list 2010 CHOICE Awards Winners:
- People’s CHOICE Award for Best Retailer − The Good Guys
- Best Baby Brand − Love N Care
- Best Technology Innovator − Google
- Best Food Endorsement Program − Australian Certified Organic (ACO)
- Best Low-Fee Bank Account − NAB Classic Banking
- The CHOICE Heritage Award − Panasonic
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