Devon Kennedy and Jessica Wells of The Star Group, with Best New Product: Inspired SaladsDevon Kennedy and Jessica Wells of The Star Group, with Best New Product: Inspired Salads

The 93rd annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, BC took place April 24 to 26. In addition to a comprehensive conference, retail tours, networking opportunities and a trade show with close to 300 suppliers, the event honoured industry leaders and innovative products.

Here's a list of the award winners.

Industry leaders

  • The Fresh Health Award - BC Produce Marketing Association
  • The Mary FitzGerald Award - Mike Catalano of Wonderful Brands
  • The Packer's Produce Person of the Year Award - Murray Driediger, president and CEO of BC Fresh
  • CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award - Scott Fairbairn of Thrifty Foods

Product awards

  • Best New Product - Inspired Salad kits by The Star Group
  • Freggie Approved Product - Mucci Farms snack-sized Cute Cucumber Poppers
  • Packaging Innovation - Sunset Farms You Make Me pasta kits
  • Organics - Organic Girl salad dressings

CPMA's 2019 Convention and Trade Show will be held in Montreal, April 2 to 4.

See the photo gallery for award winners and more from the CPMA convention and trade show.

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