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Golden Pencil Awards now accepting nominations for 2017

Award recognizes a person’s lifetime contributions to the grocery industry

Do you know someone who should be recognized for their outstanding service or contribution to the grocery industry? Now's your chance to nominate them for the industry's most prestigious award.

The Golden Pencil Award recognizes individuals who have made significant and worthwhile contributions to improving the Canadian food industry as well as their communities.

Ideal candidates for the award will have been involved with the Canadian grocery industry a minimum of 10 years and achieved senior executive status.

Traditionally, two awards are presented each year: one to a person on the retailer side of the business and another to someone on the supplier side.

Last year’s winners were Michael McCain, president and chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Foods and Vince Scorniaenchi, president of Fortinos. Other recent winners include Jean Gattuso of Lassonde Industries, Gus Longo of Longo Brothers, Marc Guay of PepsiCo Foods, Louise Wendling of Costco and Eric La Flèche of Metro.

The deadline to submit is May 1, so don’t forget to nominate by visiting the Golden Pencil site and clicking on the “nominees” tab.

Recipients will be recognized at the annual Golden Pencil awards presentation, Nov. 20, in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York.

Click here for more information on the awards, to purchase tickets or to submit nominees.

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