Get recognition for your innovation with GS1 Canada’s Innovator’s Award, supported by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG).
NEW! Deadline extended! All applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST
Full details can be found at gs1ca.org/InnovatorsAward
If you are an innovative independent grocer, we want to hear about it. We invite you to apply for GS1 Canada’s Innovator’s Award.
Pam Horvatis, GS1 Canada; Giancarlo Trimarchi & Brian Johns, Vince’s Market; Tom Barlow, CFIG
The Winner will Receive:
• $2,500 scholarship or bursary to a student studying any field/subject related to technology or
innovation. The award can be given to a family member, employee, friend, associate or other of the
• A profile on the GS1 Canada website
• An award certificate and plaque
• Recognition across the industry as an innovator and leader
The Innovator’s Award will be presented to the CFIG member that best demonstrates the principle of
innovation through their actions and business activities. Applicants will be judged on the exciting and
creative ways they have brought innovation to their business.
These could include, but are not limited to:
• Providing a unique customer experience to sustain a loyal customer base
• Using GS1 standards to drive innovation within your business
• Developing and executing customer loyalty programs
• Advancing technology within your business
• Fusing corporate social responsibility into your core values
How to Apply
Tell us how you demonstrate innovation through your business activities in the application form below. Be
creative and provide any supplementary content that supports your application.
Submit your completed form, alongside any additional material, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 416-
510-1916. All applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted via telephone by September 1, 2018 and may be asked follow-up
questions regarding their application.
Announcing the Winner
The winner will be revealed on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 during CFIG’s Independent Grocer of the
Year (IGYA) gala.
This gala is the final event of the Grocery Innovations Canada Conference and Exhibition, which is the
premier grocery and specialty food show of the year. This event takes place at the Toronto Congress
Centre with over 65,000-sq.ft. dedicated to the specialty food categories that are in high demand, including
health and wellness, gourmet/artisanal, organic and local foods.
For additional information or questions, contact GS1 Canada at email@example.com or visit
www.gs1ca.org/InnovatorsAward for more information.
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