Stew Leonard's 2020 Stew's Tank competition was put on hold due to Covid-19. If you're a vendor based in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut and have a product that would make our customers say WOW, then we'd love to consider it for our next round of Stew's Tank! Please give us your name, email address, and a few lines about your product. Our buyers will be in touch with you once our next competition kicks off.
Stew Leonard’s is looking for the next hot product. Through our Stew’s Tank competition, customers will help us decide which new items make it to our shelves!
This is the second Stew’s Tank competition run by Stew Leonard’s. The inaugural competition was launched in New York in the spring of 2019 and resulted in four new products that are produced in the Empire State and currently sold at Stew Leonard’s: Bacaro Original Foods Eggplant Meatballs (Massapequa Park), Halesite Habanero Hot Sauce (Halesite), Kitu Super Coffee (New York City) and The Famous Meatballers (Wantaugh). However, the company has a long history of supporting new and innovative food producers.
Stew’s Tank will provide the opportunity for locally-based New York, New Jersey or Connecticut food companies to present their products directly to the Stew Leonard’s Buying Team and earn the chance to be sold at all seven Stew Leonard’s locations.
YOU could be next! Here’s how to enter:
Tell us about your product and why it is a fit for our next Stew's Tank competition! Please keep the video length around 3-5 minutes and in addition to your best sales pitch, include the below information:
How did your product originate?
What state is your company located?
Describe your product in 3 words
What makes your product unique?
What is the retail price?
Who are your competitors?
Why should Stew Leonard's carry your product?
If your product is selected for our next round of Stew's Tank (date is TBD), you will meet with Stew Leonard’s Buying Team for a sales presentation. Vendors will then advance to the next round: the chance to demo and to sell their products at Stew Leonard's. Stew Leonard’s Buying Team will track sales during the demo period. A panel of judges will evaluate entrants based on several factors including sales, customer feedback, pricing and company history. Final winners will be selected and will be rewarded with space on the shelves of all seven Stew Leonard’s stores.
New Product Contest
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Stew Leonard’s is looking for the next hot products – and through our Stew’s Tank competition, customers will decide which items makes it to our shelves!
Just like the guys on that other Tank show, Stew Leonard’s buyers are always on the lookout for what will be the next big thing in food. But unlike other grocery stores, Stew Leonard’s doesn’t accept slotting fees– which means that the products on our shelves are there because our customers love them and not because a big brand has paid Stew Leonard’s to put them there.
Stew’s Tank will provide the opportunity for locally-based New York food companies to present their product directly to Stew Leonard’s Buying Team and earn the chance to be sold at Stew Leonard’s stores.
NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.
HOW TO ENTER:
Tell us about your product and upload your best sales pitch (video optional) at StewLeonards.com/StewsTank by TBD Date, 2021.
FINALISTS: Stew Leonard’s Buying Team will choose a number of finalists from all entries by TBD, 2021. Those so chosen will meet with Stew Leonard’s Buying Team in late TBD 2021 for a sales presentation.
WINNERS: Chosen finalists will then advance to the next round: the chance to demo and sell their product at a Stew Leonard's location for the TBD time, 2021.
Stew Leonard’s buying team will track sales throughout the month and the best-selling products will earn a spot on the shelves at Stew Leonard’s!
How we contact winners: Stew Leonard’s will email the finalists and winners of the contest a “finalist notification email” or “winner notification email”, as the case may be to the “sender” email address used to enter the contest. If a finalist and/or winner , as the case may be, is (or are) unavailable, Stew Leonard’s may substitute another finalist and/or winner, as the case may be.
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Contest open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. By submitting your entry to this contest, you are certifying that you are a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia and at least 18 years old. You are certifying that you are the legal owner of the product and its marks you are uploading and entering. This contest is not open to employees and their immediate families of Stew Leonard’s or their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies. Contest void where prohibited, and subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner shall be responsible for any federal, state, county, and/or local taxes resulting from the prize. Stew Leonard’s is not responsible for printing, production or distribution errors and may rescind, cancel or revoke this contest based upon any such error without liability at its sole discretion.
Finalists and winners will be required to sign Stew Leonard’s standard Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement which includes a label standards rider.
Stew Leonard’s and its affiliates are not responsible for technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise, or for typographical errors in signage or rules.
Winner agrees that Stew Leonard’s and their affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and employees shall have no liability in connection with acceptance or use of the prize offered. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to defend and hold harmless Stew Leonard’s and their agencies for any injuries, damages or losses that may be sustained in connection with the product winner. Entering this contest and being selected as a finalist or shall constitute and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Stew Leonard’s may in perpetuity use the winner’s name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes without further payment or consideration.
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For the name of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Stew’s Tank 2021”, c/o Marketing, Stew Leonard’s, 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, CT, 06851. Requests must be received by 11:59 pm TBD 2021 . Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.