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Introducing the 2024 Outstanding Women in Produce honourees

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Grocery Business have unveiled the 2024 Outstanding Women in Produce honourees.

Now in its fourth year, the Outstanding Women in Produce program recognizes the achievements of women working in the industry in retail and supply channels who help promote and support the growth of Canada’s produce industry. These 10 women were nominated by peers for their contributions.

The women will be recognized during the CPMA’s annual Conference and Trade Show, which will be held April 23-25 in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Join us at the reception on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 110 to celebrate their recognition.

The 2024 Outstanding Women in Produce Honourees are:

  • Amanda Labuckas, national director, fresh category management, FreshCo (Discount Format)
  • Joëlle Biron, director, central procurement, produce, Metro
  • Yenifer Rambarran, senior manager, article data operations, produce article listings, Loblaw Companies
  • Ashley McPhee, procurement category director, bananas, tropical and melons, Loblaw Companies
  • Michelle Symington, category manager, floral, Pattison Food Group
  • Kim Chackal, director of sales and marketing, co-owner, Equifruit
  • Ester Sattler, president and CEO, Fresh Mix
  • Fernanda Albuquerque, packaging development manager, Mucci Farms
  • Leah Hardy, regional sales manager, Wonderful Sales
  • Kori Martin, sales manager, Oppy

See honourees from previous years here.

To nominate an individual for this recognition for 2025, contact Mary Scianna at Grocery Business [email protected] or Sue Lewis at the CPMA [email protected].

A snapshot of Outstanding Women in Produce celebrations from 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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