Canadian Grocer gets recognition

Magazine is up for four awards for magazine publishing excellence

Canadian Grocer magazine has received four nominations for publishing excellence in the annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards.

The award finalists, which recognize superb writing and art direction among Canadian business magazines, were announced today.

Canadian Grocer’s art director, Lindsay Maclachlan, received two nominations.

One nomination was for her treatment of the article “Mobile’s Big Wave” in the December 2012 issue; the other was for the design of the article that announced the magazine’s Generation Next finalists (November, 2012 issue)

Assistant editor Paige Ellis, was named a finalist in the Best Marketing/Merchandising category for her feature story on mobile payment (“Mobile’s Big Wave”; December 2012 issue).

Freelance writer Lesley Young was chosen as a finalist in the feature article category for her piece on food waste in Canada (“What a Waste”; October 2012)

"I would like to congratulate the Canadian Grocer editorial team on their Kenneth R. Wilson nominations,” the magazine’s publisher, Jennifer Litterick, said. “Canadian Grocer has been the No. 1 magazine serving the grocery industry for 127 years and one of the reasons for that is our superb content.”

Winners of the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards will be announced June 4th at a ceremony in Toronto. During the past two years, Canadian Grocer has received eight nominations, winning two golds and one silver.

The awards are organized by the Canadian Business Press and have been handed out for 59 years. They are named after Kenneth R. Wilson, a respected Canadian business writer who died in a plane crash in 1952.

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