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Canadian Grocer wins publishing award Gold, Silver


Canadian Grocer won two awards and three honourable mentions at the 58th annual Kenneth R. Wilson awards Thursday night at Toronto's Carlu.

Silver for Best Cover for the April 2011 "The Secret Life of Shoppers"

Gold for Best Merchandising/Marketing article for "Inside Metro & Moi" that looked at the loyalty program run by Metro Inc.

This year, Canadian Grocer was nominated for a total of five KRW awards.

Canadian Grocer's regular contributor, writer Chris Powell, was the most decorated individual writer. He won Gold in Best Profile of a Company and Silver in both Best Feature Article and Best News Coverage.

Several hundred guests from Canada's magazine publishing industry gathered to see Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards handed out in 20 written, visual and special categories from a field of 152 nominations from 57 business-to-business (B2B) magazines.

For a full list of winners, click

Award organizers  said they received more than 600 individual entries nationwide.

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are co-produced by the Canadian Business Press  and Magazines Canada. The awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of business-to-business magazine content and is supported in part by the Government of Canada, through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Canadian Grocer was the founding publication of Rogers Publishing back in September 1887 by John Bayne Maclean and was the first weekly trade paper in Canada.

It has been the definitive voice of the grocery industry in Canada for 126 years.

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