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Star Women in Grocery

Congratulations to the 16 winners of Canadian Grocer’s second annual Star Women awards! We enjoyed sharing their celebration of success on October 29 and hearing how they shaped the grocery industry in their own unique ways from marketing to merchandising to running a store. Meet Canadian Grocer’s Star Women of 2013!

  1. Cheli Rivers – Store Manager, Sobeys
  2. Josée Minoto – Director of Merchandising (Super C), Metro
  3. Margaret Hudson – President, Burnbrae Farms
  4. Toby Greig – Lead Front-end Specialist, Sobeys Ontario
  5. Bettie Lye, VP of Research for North American and Emerging Markets, McCain Foods
  6. Michele Hardinge – SVP Fresh Foods, Walmart Canada
  7. Sylvie Cloutier – President and CEO, Council of Food Processing and Consumer Products
  8. Linda Cavasin – Senior Director of Produce Merchandising, Metro Ontario
  9. Jennifer Carlson – Founder, VP of Branding and Innovation, Baby Gourmet
  10. Judy Bennett – Public Relations Manager, Colemans
  11. Suzanne Blanchet – President and CEO, Cascades Tissue Group
  12. Erin Rooney – Former VP of Sales, SC Johnson
  13. Pam Smith – District Manager of National Grocers Franchise, Loblaw
  14. Laurie Schild – VP of Marketing and Member Relations, Calgary Co-operative Association
  15. Susan Adams – Managing Director, Bevendale Enterprises (The Grocery Store)
  16. Leslie Chester – Chief Marketing Officer, Nestlé Canada


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