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Industry News2022 Excellence in Retailing Awards: Winners announced

2022 Excellence in Retailing Awards: Winners announced

retail_council_of_canada_2022_excellence_in_retailing_awards__wi_1-2170521Winners of the Excellence in Retailing Awards. Awards of Distinction Winners, Paul Wood of Giant Tiger, Shashi Behl of Joydrop. Retail as a Career Scholarship winners. (CNW Group/Retail Council of Canada)

Retail Council of Canada’s prestigious recognition reflects retailers’ most significant innovations during a period of unprecedented change.   

Fifteen retailers took home top accolades from the 2022 Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala (ERA), a highlight of Retail Council of Canada’s (RCC) STORE 2022 conference in Toronto. In addition to the ERA winners, two Awards of Distinction were also presented, and sixteen Retail as a Career Scholarships were awarded at the Gala dinner attended by Canada’s retailing elite.

Competition for the coveted ERA trophies was especially fierce this year with ties for first place being seen in an unprecedented four categories: In-Store Experience & Design, Omni Channel, Philanthropic Leadership and, Retail Marketing. Winning first place for the second year in a row was Longo’s, for Health, Safety and Wellness, and Canadian Tire Corporation, for Pop-Up Experience and Design.

“Retailers in Canada have always demonstrated tremendous adaptability and creativity. The challenges we have all faced recently has inspired even more impressive and significant innovation,” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO of Retail Council of Canada. “We are thrilled to be back in person and this year’s ERA recipients have demonstrated resilience and incredible commitment to superior customer service, progressive business solutions, and operational leadership.”

Ms. Brisebois added: “I also join the industry in saluting the recipients of this year’s prestigious Awards of Distinction, Paul Wood of Giant Tiger and Shashi Behl of Joydrop. They have both made game-changing contributions and leave a lasting, positive imprint on their employees, customers, peers, and the communities they serve. Retail in Canada is better because of them and their vision, passion, and business acumen.”

To view the complete list of this year’s fifteen Excellence in Retailing Awards Winners, visit

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