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Canadian Grocer reveals winners of 2023 photo contest!

Save-On-Foods Pemberton Plaza takes top spot for Star Wars-themed display

Canadian Grocer is pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever photo contest!

Last September, we called on the grocery industry to submit their favourite pictures taken in 2023 for a chance to be featured on and in the February edition of the magazine.

Canadian Grocer’s editorial team thoroughly reviewed all submissions and selected the winning images based on originality and quality. 

Without further ado, here are this year’s winners:

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Save-On-Foods Pemberton Plaza May the 4th display


First place

Save-On-Foods Pemberton Plaza in North Vancouver, B.C. is our first place winner! 

In honour of Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the grocer collaborated with Coca-Cola on a Jedi-approved event and display. 

The photo features regional director Naomi McLeod and team members Ralph Mangat, Rory Spence and Eric Schulz.

Photo credit: Save-On-Foods Pemberton Plaza 

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Pembina West Co-op's Halloween Alley display

Pembina West Co-op

Second place

Barrhead, Alta.-based Pembina West Co-op is the runner-up for Canadian Grocer's 2023 photo contest.

The snap features Spencer Tischer, daughter of marketing and media assistant Cheyenne Tischer, running through the store's "Halloween Alley" display. 

Photo credit: Cheyenne Tischer


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Market Street Vulcan in Vulcan, Alta.


Third place

Coming in third place is Saputo sales representative Sharon Gower's display at Market Street Vulcan in Alberta. 

Inspired by the CPKC Holiday Train that was set to travel through the town, Gower's festive display prompted shoppers to "choo-choose" Armstrong Cheese for the holidays.  

Photo credit: Sharon Gower

Stay tuned for more details on Canadian Grocer’s summer 2024 photo contest. We’ll be looking for your best seasonal snaps – from photo-worthy initiatives to in-store tech, unique merchandising displays, seasonal decor, renovations and more! 

This is your chance to show off your photography skills! Amateurs and professionals alike are encouraged to participate. The deadline to submit is July 29, 2024. 

Any questions about the contest or submission process can be directed to Canadian Grocer’s digital editor, Jillian Morgan.

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