One of the truly fascinating trends in the grocery industry today is grocers growing their own food.
It’s the ultimate form of local and you can hear more about it at Canadian Grocer’s upcoming Commitment to Sustainability conference.
Paul Lightfoot, CEO of New York-based BrightFarms, will speak at the conference, being held the morning of Oct. 8 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
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BrightFarms finances, builds and operates greenhouses in partnership with supermarkets, including Schnucks, A&P, Homeland, Superfresh and Cub Foods.
Lightfoot is passionate about local food and reducing the environmental impact of the produce supply chain. He was recognized as a “Rising Star in Retail” in Chain Store Age’s annual 40 Under 40 awards.
Lightfoot joins a stellar lineup of speakers at this year’s Canadian Grocer green conference, including Matt Loose, director of corporate sustainability practice at Stratos, and Steven Sage vice-president of sustainability and innovation at Kruger Products.
And don’t miss our sustainability panel featuring top retailers and manufacturers.
It’s not too late to register for this important industry conference and networking opportunity.
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