Thomas Barlow (left) and Thomas Shurrie

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) has announced senior leadership changes. Thomas A. Barlow has decided to step down as president and CEO effective November 30.

Tom joined CFIG in June 2013 after a 36-year career at Coca-Cola. “I am proud of my time at CFIG,” he said. “Over the last five-plus years, we have been able to help increase our members’ revenue with initiatives like beer and wine expansion in Ontario and B.C.; reductions in credit card fees, reductions in small business tax rates and reductions in energy costs, while increasing the association’s profile with government and the public.”

The CFIG board has announced the appointment of Thomas Shurrie to the role of president and CEO effective December 3. Tom joined CFIG in June 2017 as senior vice president and COO. Prior to joining CFIG Tom was executive vice president and general manager for Acosta Canada’s customer management team.

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