TORONTO, ONTARIO - October 4, 2012 - The 50th Annual Canadian Independent Grocer of Quality Marketthe Year Awards Ceremony was presented on Tuesday, October 2nd in Toronto, in front of a gala audience of over 500 leading grocers, suppliers, and distributors at Grocery Innovations Canada 2012, Canada’s premier grocery conference and tradeshow.

Each year, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) Awards Program recognizes the success of outstanding independent retailers and offers insights into innovations that are changing and enhancing the way retailers compete.

This year, CFIG is proud to announce that David and Dan Stezenko of Quality Market Campus Hill in Thunder Bay, ON were awarded the SASKATCHEWAN/MANITOBA/NORTHERN ONTARIO REGIONAL AWARD for Top Independent Grocer of the Year - Small Surface Category

“We couldn’t be more proud of Dan and David” said John F.T. Scott, President and CEO of CFIG. “Their hard work and commitment to their store over the past year has really shown. We are very pleased that they were recognized at GIC this year.”

Quality MarketThe Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year is the most prestigious award CFIG can bestow. Each year, Independent grocery stores from coast to coast in Canada compete for the coveted title in each of the specialty, large, medium and small surface categories. Each of the competing stores is visited personally by a highly respected retail management expert, who evaluates competing stores based on retailing excellence and innovation, store team performance, customer service, space utilization, freshness and cleanliness.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962, which continues to be a collaborative community, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and specialty grocers for sustainable success. Representing over 4000 grocery retailers from every part of Canada, CFIG is a strong and united voice for independent grocers, providing programs for operational excellence, facilitating educational and training programs and fostering enabling-relationships among retailers and suppliers. CFIG is a respected organization that speaks confidently for its retail members to industry, government, and the consumer.



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