11/22/2021 2021 Generation Next winners announced! Meet the strong, young grocery and CPG leaders who are making an impact Canadian Grocer staff Image Eighteen rising stars of the grocery trade were recognized Monday afternoon with Canadian Grocer’s Generation Next Award. The award, now in its 11th year, goes to suppliers and retailers under 40 who demonstrate leadership, a commitment to working in grocery and involvement in the industry or their community. The 2021 winners are: Sarah Au, Director of Marketing, Muskoka Brewery Eli Browne, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Sobeys Laura Dobson, OMNI & New Revenue Streams Team Lead, Unilever Canada Melissa Edighoffer, Marketing Planning Manager, Calgary Co-op Kyle Findlay, District Manager, Food Basics / Metro James Inglis, President, Blind Bay Village Grocer Rehan Iqbal, Store Owner, Rehan's Your Independent Grocer Lee Jeyes, Senior Director, Store Process & Innovation, Walmart Canada Claudia Joanis, Vice-President, Ice Cream Category, Agropur Cooperative Marcin Krzyzanowski, Director, Supply Chain Ontario, Bimbo Canada Matthew Maiss, Store Manager, Longo's Erin McKeever, Marketing Manager, eCommerce & Digital, Kruger Products Brianne Miller, CEO and Co-Founder, Nada Grocery Ryan Nesbitt, Store Manager, Save-On-Foods Doug Palmer, Senior Finance Director, Canada & International, The J.M. Smucker Company Natacha Roy, Director, National Procurement, Grocery, Metro Mandy Siu, Customer Business Development Manager, Maple Leaf Foods Natasha Vandenhurk, Chief Executive Officer, Three Farmers Foods The winners were awarded during Canadian Grocer's GroceryConnex–a virtual event that includes Generation Next, Thought Leadership and the Golden Pencil Awards in one experience. You can read more about the winners in the December/January issue of Canadian Grocer!