The Retail Council of Canada's (RCC) Canadian Grand Prix New Products Awards Gala 2023 took place in May and Grocery Business was there. We reported on the winners of the 30th annual awards in an earlier story. 


1. IMG 3860Isabelle Mercier, Saputo, with husband Serge Boulanger, Retail Council of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Dan Magliocco, Danone Canada

Jim Slomka, Grocery Business and Marc Giroux, MetroJim Slomka, Grocery Business and Marc Giroux, Metro

2. IMG 3864Retail Council of Canada and Food Health and Consumer Products’ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient John Piggott with Michael Graydon, FHCP3. 3868 Ken Keelor, Calgary Co-op; Tom Shurrie, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers; Steeve Lamontagne, Kruger Products; Jamie Nelson, Pattison Food Group4. IMG 38774. Joe Fusco, Metro; Margaret Hudson, Burnbrae Farms; Sal Galle and Paul Bravi, Food Basics/Metro5. IMG 3871Brenda Kirk, Pattison Food Group7. IMG 3873Carmen Fortino, Metro; Mary Dalimonte, Mary Dalimonte Retail & Food Transformations; Robert Shapiro, Shapiro & Associates

8. IMG 3881Carmela Serebryany, Upper Crust; Mathieu Robitaille, Metro9. IMG 3862Stephanie Bonk and Marie-Claude Bacon, Metro Inc.10. IMG 3854Christine Cruz-Clarke, Balzacs Coffee and Solange Ackrill, Club Coffee11. IMG 3856Dan Magliocco, Iannick Melancon, Jeremy Oxley and Marc-André Clément, Danone Canada12. IMG 3884Gary Wade, president of Unilever, second from left with his team13. IMG 3886Team Oggi Foods with their Grand Prix award for the company’s Four Cheese Tortellini pasta in the frozen or refrigerated prepared foods and entrees category14. IMG 388514. Larry Bonikowsy, Grocery Business and Wendy Baker, Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada15.IMG 195215. Iain McRuvie, Sue Hudson, Margaret Hudson and Marsha MacKinnon, Burnbrae Farms16.IMG 1982Brad Van Laare, Paull Werynski Tammy Barrett, and Jim Driscoll, Carlton Cards with their Grand Prix award for the company’s Magic Moments birthday card in the general merchandise category17. IMG 1987Team SodaStream with their Grand Prix award for the Art Sparkling Water Maker in the appliance and cookware category18 IMG 1943Team Mondelez19. IMG 1973Jim Slomka, Grocery Business with Canadian Grand Prix MC and food and travel blogger Mijune Pak20. IMG 1924Matt Shanks, Karen Rushton, Pet Value and Ian Gordon, Club CoffeeLB 1Metro team from left: Michael Rose, Joe Fusco, Marc Giroux, Paul Bravi and Sal GalleLB 2Robert Shapiro (left), Robert Shapiro & Associates, Mary Dalimonte, Giant Tiger Stores, and Paul Bravi, MetroLB 3Mary Scianna (left), Grocery Business Magazine and Mary Dalimonte, Giant Tiger Stores

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