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Stellar! Introducing Canadian Grocer's 2024 Star Women in Grocery winners

Meet the outstanding women shaping the Canadian grocery industry
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Some of the 2024 Star Women in Grocery winners. Photography by Mike Ford, hair and makeup by Vanessa Baudner

Whether through their work in sales, marketing, supply chain, tech or store operations (and countless other roles)—women are contributing to the success of this country’s grocery industry every single day. And for 13 years now, Canadian Grocer has been celebrating these efforts with our Star Women in Grocery Awards. Nominated by colleagues and selected by Canadian Grocer’s editorial team, this year’s group of winners (60 in all) are a truly talented, passionate bunch.

Click on the links below to learn more about the 2024 Star Women in Grocery winners.

Senior-Level Stars

Sara Abe, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd. 
Denise Alves, Group Bel Canada 
Rupa Bahri, Haleon Canada
Karen Baker, Agropur Cooperative
Jody Fitzpatrick, Sobeys
Marie-Josee Gervais, Lactalis Canada
Barb Grant, Lassonde Snacks
Amanda Knauff, Taylor Farms
Caroline Larocque, Metro
Mélanie Lebel, Danone Canada
Spir Marinakis, Maple Leaf Foods
Ashley Melito, Mars Pet Nutrition Canada
Marie-Claude Patte, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Sheana Pylypowich, Kraft Heinz Canada
Michelle Saunders, Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada
Cynthia Shanks, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
Jennifer Teixeira, Loblaw (No Frills)
Natasha Vandenhurk, Three Farmers Foods
Traci Wildish, McCormick Canada

Shining-Level Stars

Melanie Barlow, GS1 Canada
Gabrielle Bédard,  Conagra Brands
Sarah Bell, Lindt & Sprüngli Canada
Alessandra Bisaillon, Farm Boy
Jennifer Bull, Walmart Canada
Amanda Chambers, Sobeys
Candice Chan, Metro Ontario
Monica Chan-Strauss, The J.M. Smucker Co.
Jenny Chiasson, General Mills Canada 
Rebecca Cocklin, Loblaw
Nathalie Coutayar, R. Denninger Ltd.
Lara Diab Moretti, Loblaw
Karina Forbes, Loblaw
Fairouz Ghiati, Lactalis Canada
Nicole Harari, Ferrero Canada
Leah Hardy, Wonderful Sales
Marie-Andrée Hotte, Tree of Life Canada
Sue Hudson, Burnbrae Farms
Louise Jansen, WK Kellogg Canada Corp.
Claudine Leblanc, Sobeys
Julie Massicotte, Metro
Stacey O'Neill, Loblaw
Andrea Olave, Kruger Products
Andrea Parete, UNFI Canada
Sage Pullen McIntosh, Calgary Co-op
Kimberly Roth, The Clorox Company of Canada
Shannon Scanga, Longo's
Jennifer Sellars, Pattison Food Group
Danielle Thibedeau, Unilever Canada
Rana Trindade, Bimbo Canada
Jenna Yehia, Mars Wrigley Canada

Store-Level Stars

Tara Berger, Nature's Fare Markets
Jessica Emanuele, Fortinos (Loblaw)
Miranda Evans, Sobeys (FreshCo)
Kimberley Kwok, Sobeys (Safeway)
Julie Lustig, Whole Foods Market
Angela Masellis, Longo's
Tanya McDonell, Save-On-Foods
Joan McMurray, Buy-Low Foods
Wendy McRae, Metro Ontario
Chantal Montambeault, Metro

Join us on Sept. 26 at The International Centre in Toronto to celebrate.

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