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.