CFIG National Scholarship Winner 2017 Megan Brenkel
October 24, 2017 TORONTO – The 55th Annual Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards Ceremony was presented tonight in Toronto, in front of a gala audience of over 500 leading grocers, suppliers, and distributors at Grocery Innovations Canada 2017, Canada’s premier grocery conference and trade show.
Each year, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) Awards Program recognizes the success of outstanding independent retailers and offers insights into innovations that are changing and enhancing the way retailers compete.
The NATIONAL GOLD AWARD Winners for Top Independent Grocer of the Year for 2017 are:
CFIG is proud to announce that Dave Powell of Powell’s Supermarket Ltd. of Bay Roberts, N.L., were awarded THE ARNOLD RANDS HERITAGE AWARD. The award is given to the year’s best multi-generational store that is privately owned, and that has been in the same family for at least two generations, in the same community for 35 years.
This year, CFIG is proud to announce the following grocers into the Hall of Fame:
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador
Concord Food Centre
Longo’s – Woodbridge
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
To be eligible for Hall of Fame induction, a store must win at least three Gold Awards or receive one Platinum Achievement Award and one Gold Award.
The Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year is the most prestigious award CFIG can bestow.
About the Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards
Each year, independent grocery stores from coast-to-coast in Canada compete for the coveted title in each of the specialty, large, medium and small surface categories. Each of the competing stores is visited personally by a highly respected retail management expert, who evaluates competing stores based on retailing excellence and innovation, store team performance, customer service, space utilization, freshness and cleanliness. The gala awards evening takes place annually at Grocery Innovations Canada, the premier grocery event in the country.
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Full list of winners DOWNLOAD HERE; Photos from the Event available upon request.
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