Bill Skeard and staff of Colemans At The Gardens in Corner Brook were awarded the Atlantic Canada Regional Award for Top Independent Grocer of the Year – Large Surface Category.
The 51st Annual Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards Ceremony were presented on Monday in Toronto, in front of an audience of over 500 leading grocers, suppliers, and distributors at Grocery Innovations Canada 2013, Canada's premier grocery conference and tradeshow.
Each year, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards Program recognizes the success of outstanding independent retailers and offers insights into innovations that are changing and enhancing the way retailers compete.
Each year, Independent grocery stores from coast to coast in Canada compete for awards in each of the specialty, large-, medium- and small-surface categories. Each of the competing stores is visited personally by a 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 is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962.