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Food and grocery leaders make the Profit/Chatelaine W100

Seven food and grocery entrepreneurs recognized as country's top entrepreneurs

Representatives from the food and grocery industry made a strong showing on Profit/Chatelaine’s W100, a list of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs.

The W100 ranks female entrepreneurs based on a score that combines the sales, three-year revenue growth rate and profitability of their business. The W100 has been in place for the past 17 years.

Many of the food and grocery leaders recognized on this year's list have also earned distinction at Canadian Grocer's annual Star Women in Grocery awards. Teresa Spinelli, president of Edmonton-based Italian Centre Shops, was recognized last year.

Susan Niczwoski of Summer Fresh Salads was recognized in 2012, and Baby Gourmet's Jennifer Carlson (pictured) earned a spot on the Star Women list in 2013. Squoosh, a squeezable fruit and veggie snack for kids from Baby Gourmet, won the World Tour by SIAL Jury selection award for Canada and went on to represent the country along with two other Canadian products at the World Tour by SIAL awards.

Seven entrepreneurs in food and grocery made the top 100 list this year:

#7: Jennifer Carlson & Jill Vos, Baby Gourmet Foods

#8: Tonia Jashan, Steeped Tea

#21: Teresa Spinelli, Italian Centre Shop

# 25: Mandy Rennehan, Freshco

#32: Susan Niczowski, Summer Fresh Salads

#52: Lulu Cohen-Farnell, Real Food for Real Kids

#60: Ilana Kadonoff, Sweets From the Earth

The full list can be viewed at Profit‘s website.

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