Originally published in CanadianGrocer.com
In its seventh year, Canadian Grocer’s Star Women awards recognize exceptional women who demonstrate influence, innovation, dedication and leadership in the grocery business. From the store level to the c-suite on both the retail and manufacturer sides, these women are shaping and redefining the Canadian grocery business at a dynamic, rapidly-changing time for the industry.
Nominated by industry members and chosen by Canadian Grocer editors and a panel of past winners, we are proud to introduce this year’s impressive group of 19 Star Women.
Julie Bednarski, president & founder, The Healthy Crunch Company
Cynthia Beretta, founder, Beretta Farms
Nicole Bleiwas, former vice-president of insights and marketing, Flipp Corporation
Lynn Caiger, senior category and shopper insights team lead, Unilever Canada
Lyne Castonguay, executive vice-president of store experience, Sobeys
Tebbie Chuchla, head of marketing, Conagra Brands
Jacqueline Craig, director, risk management and food safety, Save-On-Foods (Overwaitea Food Group)
Janet Jacks, founder, Goodness Me! Natural Food Market
Sierra Johnston, store manager, Save-On-Foods, Yorkton, Sask.
Josianne Légaré, senior vice-president of sales, A. Lassonde
Tammy MacPhee, district operator, Sobeys
Caroline Nadeau, vice-president of sales, Coca-Cola Canada
Melissa Pryszlak, director, logistics & engineering, Metro Ontario
Alicia Samuel, director, IT business solutions, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets
Julie Sirois, director of business development, PepsiCo Foods Canada
Cheryl Smith, general manager, cheese & tablespreads, fine cheese & yogourt, Parmalat Canada
Dana Somerville, vice-president and head of brand build, innovation and R&D, Kraft Heinz Canada
Annette Woodhead, founder, Blind Bay Village Grocer
Chris Yu, manager, marketing and merchandising, Galleria Supermarket
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