Each year, CFIG honours the lifetime achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to independent grocers, their communities and the food industry.
Congratulations to the 2019 LIFE MEMBER & SPIRIT OF THE INDEPENDENT recipients. Established in 1989, the Life Member Designation honours the lifetime achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions to CFIG, to independent grocers, and to the food industry. This is the highest honour CFIG can bestow.
Joey Longo of Longo Bros. Fruit Markets in Vaughan, Ontario, as the 2019 recipient of CFIG’s prestigious Life Member Award in the Independent Grocer category.
Michel Manseau, Sr. VP and GM Consumer Business at Kruger Products LP, as the 2019 recipient of CFIG’s prestigious Life Member Award in the Industry Builder category.
Tom Barlow, Formerly President & CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, as the 2019 recipient of CFIG’s prestigious Spirit of the Independent Award.
The Spirit of the Independent Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth of the entrepreneurial spirit of Canadian Grocers and have provided inspiration to Canada’s independent grocers. This award is not an annual award and it is reserved for individuals who personify what the award stands for.
All recipients will be officially recognized at the Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year awards gala on Wednesday, October 23, at Grocery Innovations Canada 2019 (GIC).
GIC is Canada’s primary grocery exposition and conference taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre, October 22 & 23, 2019. www.GroceryInnovations.com
TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO GIC AND THE GALA EVENT CELEBRATING THE WINNERS GO HERE: TICKETS
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