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The annual CIGBA/DCI Star Awards will commence during the dinner gala of the Summit held on June 14th, 2022. The awards night recognizes industry partners, retailers, innovative products, and initiatives.

Following are the nominees for the 2022 CIGBA/DCI Star Awards:

CIGBA/DCI RETAILER OF THE YEAR
This award is given to a retailer who has been monumental within the food retail industry.

2022 NOMINEES:
49th Parallel Grocers (British Columbia)
Pasquier (Quebec)
Rabba Fine Foods (Ontario)
Stong’s Market (British Columbia)
Summerhill Market (Ontario)

CIGBA/DCI PARTNER OF THE YEAR
This award is given to a DCI Supplier Partner who has been monumental within the food retail industry.


2022 NOMINEES:
CJR Wholesale Grocers (Ontario)
Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company (New Brunswick)
Lactalis Canada (Ontario)
Maple Leaf Foods (Ontario)

CIGBA/DCI SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
This award is given to a Retailer or Supplier Partner who has shown commitment or leadership within a community-based initiative, a green/environmental initiative or a charitable initiative.

2022 NOMINEES:
CJR Wholesale Grocers (Ontario)
Commisso’s Fresh Foods (Ontario)
Rabba Fine Foods (Ontario)
Vince’s Market (Ontario)

CIGBA/DCI INNOVATION AWARD
This award is given to a CIGBA/DCI Member or Supplier Partner who has established an innovative product or initiative in the past year where their results have proven success with their sales, traffic, branding/exposure, or new business deals and ventures.

2022 NOMINEES:
49th Parallel Grocers (Ontario)
Sharpe’s Food Market (Ontario)
Sunripe Freshmarket (Ontario)

CIGBA/DCI LEADER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes an individual from our industry that has shown exemplary leadership and has acted as a beacon of light and knowledge within the industry. 


2022 NOMINEES:
Brian Bradley - Stong’s Market (British Columbia)
David La Mantia - La Mantia’s Country Market Fresh (Ontario)
Gordon Dean - Mike Dean Local Grocer (Ontario)
Rick Rabba - Rabba Fine Foods/CJR Wholesale Grocers (Ontario)

CIGBA/DCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honour; an award that recognizes an individual who has been a leader or model within the food retail industry. This award winner will be announced at the show.

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