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Independents celebrate retail excellence

Grocery independents were recognized for their industry and community achievements during a business summit and awards gala.

The Canadian Independent Grocers Buyers Alliance (CIGBA) and Distribution Canada Inc. (DCI) held their annual Business Summit and Star Awards gala on June 4 following a joint golf tournament with the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) on June 3.

This year’s Star Awards winners

Partner of the Year

Diamond Packaging Supplies

Retailer of the Year

Sharpe’s Food Market

Social Responsibility

Fiesta Farms



Leader of the Year

Kacee Kudrinko, Kurdrinko’s

Lifetime Achievement (posthumous)

Ingrid Willemsen, Sunripe Farms

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