July 19 is Grocery Heroes Day in Canada. For the first time in the country, the grocery industry in conjunction with Grocery Business Magazine, has created a special tribute to acknowledge the integral efforts of grocery industry frontline employees and those who work in the food retail supply chain.
Support for the initiative continues to grow with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, the Conservative Party of Canada’s leader Erin O’Toole, the Federal Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi and the Premiers of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec getting behind Grocery Heroes Day, urging Canadians to celebrate these important frontline people.
“However your organization chooses to celebrate and recognize your employees, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all frontline grocery industry workers for all they have done and continue to do to provide essential services and keep Canadians safe and healthy during these unprecedented times,” says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Erin O’Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the official opposition of the Government of Canada, says that “as the pandemic has come to show, all our frontline grocery workers serve as pillars in our communities. Frontline grocery workers keep the shelves stocked and our fridges full. In times of isolation, frontline grocery workers help serve as friendly faces who help boost our morale.”