The Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance (CIGBDA) and Distribution Canada Inc. (DCI) recognized the efforts of suppliers and retailers during its 40th Anniversary Star Gala Awards.
The annual Star Awards, held virtually June 23, recognizes key partners, retailers, innovative products and initiatives in the industry.
Here are this year's award winners.
Retailer of the Year: Central Fresh Market
Partner of the Year: CRJ Wholesale Grocers
Social Responsibility: Jamieson Wellness
Innovation Award: Geddes Street Market
Leader of the Year: Tom Shurrie and Gary Sands, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Sharpe, CEO, Sharpe's Food Market