2022 Generation Next winners announced!

Meet this year’s cohort of up and coming grocery and CPG leaders
2022 generation next
2022 Generation Next Award winners

Twenty-two rising stars of the grocery trade were recognized Monday (Nov. 21) with Canadian Grocer’s Generation Next Award.

Awards were presented during a ceremony at GroceryConnex – the premier event for Canadian grocery executives that combines Canadian Grocer’s Generation Next Awards, Thought Leadership CEO Conference and Golden Pencil Awards in one live experience

The award, now in its 12th 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 2022 winners are below. 

Adam Murray, Key Account Manager, A. Lassonde

Hubert Théorêt, Marketing Director for Fine Cheese, Agropur Cooperative

Mandi Zolkowski, Founder and CEO, Blume Natural Sales and Marketing

Reid Fenwick, Senior Business Development Team Leader, Conagra Brands

Emmanuel Guimont, Director of Demand and Supply Planning, Danone Canada

Liam Fulcher, Development Chef, Farm Boy

Katelyn Rawlyk, Store Brands Specialist, Federated Co-operatives Limited

Megha Ragno, Shopper Marketing Manager, Kruger Products

Rishi Patel, Director of Sales Strategy for Yogourt and Cultured, Lactalis Canada

Deborah Coleman, Co-Founder and Head of Sales and Marketing, Libra Beverage Co.

Nicole Hamather, Innovation and Strategy Consultant, Loblaw Companies Limited

Angelica Siecinski, Manager of e-commerce Operations, Longo’s

Melanie Carreira, Director of Sales for Metro Inc., Maple Leaf Foods

Shabir Sarker, Customer Team Director, McCormick Canada

Alexandre Lévesque, Logistics Director, Metro

Thomas Giergont, District Manager of Food Basics, Metro Ontario

Stephanie Benbow, Store Manager, Save-On-Foods

Alex Speckman, Store Manager, Save-On-Foods 

Leah Milne, Director of Marketing for Pet, Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.

Vittoria Varalli, Vice President of Operations for Foodland Ontario, Sobeys

Jason Vesely, Franchise Operator in Training, Sobeys Westlock

Robert Rigato, Senior Merchant for Produce, Walmart Canada

Stay tuned to learn more about this year’s Generation Next winners in the December issue of Canadian Grocer and on CanadianGrocer.com.

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