The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has announced the winners of its Industry Achievement Awards.
The winners were named during the CHFA Connect virtual trade show and conference, which ran September 29 to October 2.
Gordon Storie Memorial Bursary
Simona Farkas, Vita Health Fresh Market.
She has been a team member at Vita Health Fresh Market for seven years and began as a full time sales associate. She obtained certification as a Holistic Nutritionist through Alive Academy, and then in 2018 she became the Supplement Manager.
CHFA Award for Excellence in Retail Sales
Imran Shaikh, Healthy Planet
He began with Healthy Planet 14 years ago stocking shelves at the chain’s first store. Today, he is director of purchasing and is known for his keen eye for gaps in the market and unfound gems in consumer products.
CHFA Award for Excellence in Field Sales
Jessica Cosby, TallGrass Natural Health
She has been working with TallGrass Natural Health for the past year and has been involved in the natural health industry for the past 5 years working in a small handful of retail settings, and in recent years in outside sales.
CHFA Award for Excellence in Inside Sales
Seera Pannu, Genuine Health
She has been with Genuine Health for a year and a half as the inside sales representative and says she feels privileged to work with a company that places high value on integrity and quality from the products they sell to how they treat people and the environment.