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United Grocers Inc. Supplier Awards Gala: Photo Gallery

Karen Demetriou, Jack Nichol, Anoopjit Sahota, Melissa Martin McGraw, Elisa Nicholson, and Leslie MacKay, Conagra Brands

United Grocers Inc. held its 51st Supplier Dinner and Awards Gala on October 26 at the Toronto Congress Centre to celebrate supplier excellence. Grocery Business Was There. See who attended the event.

UGI Supplier Awards Gala
Michael Forgione, president of UGI
Claire Bara, A. Lassonde; Steve Lafleur and Martin Payant, Unilever Canada; Johanne Choiniere, Dollarama
Henry VandenHoogen and Justin Arnet, Tree of Life Canada; Gary Sorenson, Georgia Main, and Lisa MacNeil, Tree of Life Canada
Brent Falvo, Reynolds Consumer Products; Bill Ivany, Acosta, Jim Slomka, Grocery Business; Rod Sturidge, Carlton Cards; Errol Cerit, Food, Health and Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP)
Lance Wade, Frito Lay Canada; Ron Welke, Federated Co-op; Diane J. Brisebois, Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Sam Magnacca, Acosta; Dino Bianco, Kurger Products; Bill Ivany , Acosta
Rod Sturidge, Brad Van Laare, Carlton Cards; Michael Graydon, FHCP
Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business; Denis Gendron, consultant; Vincent Nadeau and Stéphane Mercier, Kraft Heinz Canada
Margaret Zammit, Acosta; Greg Coles, Nestlé Canada
Holly Nonis, John Tobin, Daisy Samaniego, Maple Leaf Foods
Dave Pullar, Federated Co-op; Johanne Choiniere, Dollarama
Sree Rajagopalan, Mondelez; Kevin Garretso, Frito Lay Canada; Sean Grattan, Mondelez
Todd Johnston and Keith Odger, Lactalis Canada, Charlene Glennson and David Chatyrbok , the North West Company
Robert Brunet, Kim Pauls, Dan Bajor, Rhonda Mitchell, Clorox Company, Canada
Cameron Gillmoure, Chris Renner, Dole Foods; Tristan DaSilva, Kimberly-Clark
Ron Welke, Federated Co-op; John Kotsopoulos and Lindsey McDonald, J.M. Smucker, Rocco Di Mascio, United Grocers Inc. (UGI)
Stefan Mischenko, Upfield; Dan Bajor, Clorox Company Canada; Chris Park, Upfield
Michael Graydon, FHCP; Peter Mattson, consultant; Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business, Dave Pullar, Federated Co-op
Louay Wanli, Vincent Lapointe, Tristan DaSilva, Michael Machniewicz, Kimberly-Clark
Kostas Kapralos, A. Lassonde Inc.; Kevin Hayes (retired); Steeve Lamontagne, Kruger Products
Sree Rajagopalan, Mondelez and Jim Slomka
Hanif Mohamed, NIQ; John DiCecco, Gay Lea Foods; Bill Ivany, Acosta
Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business; Mat Stiver-Balla, Reynolds Consumer Products
Rod Sturidge, Brad Van Laare, Paul Werynski, Carlton Cards
Vincent Lapointe, Kimberly-Clark
Gary Auger, High Liner Foods
Frank Mastrogiacomo, Kevin Benner, David Mancini, Jan K. Overweel
Jim Slomka; Julie Sirois, Mondelez; Denis Gendron, consultant; Michael Forgione, UGI
Dave Gorgenyi, Old Dutch Foods; Bryan Reynolds and Katryn Monpetit, Coca-Cola; Matthew Finniss, Old Dutch Foods
Kay Dean Lazarus, Pactiv Canada; Eduardo D’Andrea, Mondelez
Troy Dewinetz, Pattison Food Group; Steve Robinson, Anne Di Tommaso In-Store Water System
Kim Stirling and Erik Tremblay, Sigma Stretch Film
Anjay Bharadwa, Berry Global; Kay Dean Lazarus, Pactiv Canada; John Santos, Berry Global
Best Grocery Supplier – PepsiCo/Frito Lay: Lance Wade and Kevin Garretson, PepsiCo/Frito Lay with presenters Alan Martin, Associated Grocers and Bria Woods, Federated Co-op
Exceptional Retail Supplier – Nestlé Canada: Presenter Mike Lovsin, Freson Bros.; Greg Coles and Darcy Bristol, Nestlé; presenter Ron Welke, Federated Co-op
Best Innovative Program – Old Dutch Foods: Presenter Brody Powell, Associated Grocers; Matthew Finniss, Dave Gorgenyi, Scott Keleman, Old Dutch Foods; presenter Lorry Noble, Federated Co-op and host Kate Bierness
Best Fresh Department – Sofina Foods: Presenter Miso Acimovic, Federated Co-op; Marc Smellie, Sofina Foods; presenter Chuck Arcand Coremark Canada and host Kate Bierness
Best Equipment and Services – Sigma Stretch Film: Presenters Troy Dewinetz, Pattison Food Group and John Carbone, Coremark with Erik Tremblay, Sigma Stretch Film and host Kate Bierness
Best Private Label – Sky Blue Water: Presenters Tim Lalach, Federated Co-op and Charlene Glennson, The North West Company with Neal Dilawri, Sky Blue Water and host Kate Bierness

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