Cincinnati, OH – Tempagenix took home the Top Innovation Award at the 2019 Kroger Supplier Inclusion Innovation Summit on Tuesday, May 21 for the company’s Temp-N-Toss Forehead Thermometer. Of the approximately 100 women- and minority-owned companies showcasing products and services at the summit, Temp-N-Toss was chosen by Kroger executives, category managers and key business stakeholders as the top product at the show.

“We are extremely proud to have Kroger recognize Temp-N-Toss, especially with so many phenomenal products at the summit,” said Shelly Heller, cofounder of Tempagenix. “It proves that Temp-N-Toss fills a need in the market, and it does so in a truly innovative way.”

The 2019 Kroger Supplier Inclusion Innovation Summit presented an opportunity for women- and minority-owned emerging brands, businesses and startups to engage and pitch their products and services to Kroger buyers, category managers and leaders. More than 300 companies applied to attend the summit in Cincinnati. Of all the applicants, only 100 companies were invited to attend the event and showcase their products and services. Temp-N-Toss was the only pharmaceutical product presented at the summit.

“As the first all-paper disposable forehead thermometer on the retail market, we always believed Temp-N-Toss was a game-changing product,” said April Pollock, cofounder of Tempagenix. “This award solidifies that belief and gives us confidence moving forward in the market.”