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DCI Business Summit Star Awards celebrates independent grocers



From left: DCI presenter Melissa Lynne-Schaffer; Dave Powell, Atlantic Grocery Distributors, DCI past chair; Jim Bexis, Sun Valley Market, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Barry Lanteigne, DCI vice president 

DCI’s annual Business Summit 2019 and Star Awards was held June 20 in Toronto.

Themed “Road to Success,” the event gathered together suppliers and grocery retailers for the DCI Business eXchange, which provides retailers the opportunity to meet one-on-one with suppliers, afternoon business presentations and the DCI annual dinner and start awards.

Grocery Business attended the event.

colleen_douglas_and_jen_wilkinson_mccormick_and_shaun_mckenna_the_grocery_foundation-9879889Colleen Douglas and Jen Wilkinson, McCormick, and Shaun McKenna, The Grocery Foundation

innovation_award_summerhill_market_overlong-5396003Innovation Award: Summerhill Market – Melissa Lynne-Schaffer, DCI Star Awards presenter; Matthew Rogge, Summerhill Market; David La Mantia, La Mantia’s Country Market and DCI chair; Christy McMullen, Summerhill Market

jim_and_bob_brema_wm-7904180Bob Brema, Wm. Dunne & Associates Ltd. and Jim Slomka, Grocery Business Magazine

leader_of_the_year_jeff_oneill_weston_foods_overlong-9172875Leader of the Year Jeff O’Neill, Weston Foods with Melissa Lynne-Schaffer, DCI presenter and Barry Lanteigne, DCI vice president

retailer_of_the_year_vinces_market_craig_cavin_overlong-6428080Retailer of the Year: Vince’s Market, Craig Cavin, Island Independent Buying Group and DCI board director, DCI presenter Melissa Lynne-Schaffer, Nigel Oliver, Vince’s Market and DCI treasurer and Giancarlo Trimarchi, Vince’s Market 

partner_of_the_year_chapmans_ice_cream_overlong_copy_copy-4159140Partner of the Year: Chapman’s Ice Cream, Bob Brema, William M. Dunne & Associates Ltd. accepting on behalf of Chapman’s Ice Cream, Melissa Lynne-Schaffer, DCI presenter and Nigel Oliver, Vince’s Market & DCI treasurer

social_responsibility_award_kudrinkos_overlong-1749294Social Responsibility Award: Kudrinko’s Ltd. with DCI presenter Melissa Lynne-Schaffer, Robert Galati, Galati Market Fresh and DCI board director, and Martha and Neil Kudrinko, Kudrinko’s 

lisa_jones__jessica_embro_sleeman_breweries-7640428Lisa Jones and Jessica Embro, Sleeman Breweries


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