Paul Wood, president and chief executive officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited, has been named the 2022 Distinguished Retailer of the Year by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).
Wood was recognized with the award because of his "extensive knowledge of the Giant Tiger business, customer-centric approach, and deep passion for the company's core values of supporting Canadians and communities," says RCC. Wood has been with the company for more than 18 years.
RCC is excited to recognize Paul Wood for his continued success in an ever-changing retail sector. His leadership at Giant Tiger has been outstanding in helping the organization grow roots in communities across Canada. Giant Tiger has achieved continued success by working to help Canadians make every hard-earned dollar work even harder," said Diane J. Brisebois, president and chief executive officer, Retail Council of Canada.
"Throughout the last 61 years, Giant Tiger has been fiercely committed to our communities and making a positive impact on our neighbours, our friends, and our families. From our relationships with local charities, to our corporate partnerships with national organizations, Giant Tiger has always championed doing good for the greatest number of people," said Wood. "This, paired with our core purpose of making it easy and fun for all Canadians to shop smart, and save smart every day, will continue to drive our business forward for many years to come. I am honoured to be recognized for doing what we value most at Giant Tiger."
The Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year Award recognizes a retail leader that has led their company to outstanding business success and innovation, and, who has consistently demonstrated community commitment and support. The recipient is a role model because of their exceptional leadership within the corporation, in the retail industry in Canada, and in the community at large, through personal and/or corporate philanthropic activities.
The award will be presented to Wood at RCC's Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala on May 31, 2022, at the Toronto Congress Centre.