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November 9, 2002


- Table Shox Wins Kenneth F. Hine Award for "Best of Show" -

NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2002... The Seventh Annual Editors' Choice Awards for Best New Products were presented to five winners, along with the Kenneth F. Hine Award for "Best of Show," during the Opening Ceremony of the 87th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show™ (IH/M&RS) on November 9, 2002, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"The Editors' Choice Awards allow exhibiting companies to introduce cutting-edge products to the market, showcasing the innovations and developments in the hospitality industry today," said Christian Falkenberg, show manager.

A panel of 11 industry editors reviewed 165 entries and selected winners in five categories: Amenities, Food & Beverage, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, Furnishings & Fixtures and Technology. The "Best of Show" was chosen from among the five winners, and presented to Table Shox for their submission in the Fixtures & Furnishings category for self-adjustable hydraulic glides that eliminate tables from wobbling.

Winners of the 2002 Editors' Choice Awards:

Amenities - Celeste Industries Corp. (Eaton, MD)

For Just Because™, a line of high quality, functional and low cost amenities, pre-packaged in an attractive drawstring bag or customized flat pack.

Food & Beverage - Tumaro's Gourmet Tortillas & Snacks (Los Angeles, CA)
For their Krispy Crunchy Puffs, a healthy, low fat, snack offering made of organic white corn and available in four flavors.

Editors' Choice Awards

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