CJR Wholesale Grocers receives prestigious Partner of the Year award

Mississauga, Ont., July 13, 2021 – CJR Wholesale Grocers, a prominent, Ontario-based wholesale grocery distributor, was recognized as Partner of the Year at Distribution Canada’s 40th Anniversary Star Awards Gala held virtually on Wednesday, June 23.

Employees at CJR Wholesale Grocers celebrate the company’s recognition as Partner of the Year at the 2021 Star Awards, June 23, 2021, organized by Distribution Canada and Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance.
Organized by Distribution Canada Inc. and Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance, the Star Awards celebrate those who make an impact in the independent grocery channel.

“We are honoured to be recognized by our peers,” says Jack Rabba, president and founder of CJR Wholesale Grocers. “Our team is committed to providing highest quality products and services and receiving this award is a testimonial to our team’s dedication in an unprecedented and difficult year.”

The winner of this prestigious award is selected by a committee comprised of representatives from across the country for making a difference in the industry and community.

“Congratulations to the entire CJR team,” says Barry Lanteigne, president of Distribution Canada Inc. and Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance. “Our members noted – CJR was a go-to partner that helped them meet the critical needs of their consumers throughout the pandemic. The reliable service and perseverance the CJR team demonstrated, even through numerous obstacles, is remarkable and worthy of recognition. It’s what front-line work is all about.”

About CJR Wholesale Grocers

As an independently-owned business serving Ontario’s retailers for 30 years, CJR Wholesale Grocers prides itself in providing retailers and the foodservice industry with a one-stop shop for its grocery, refrigerated, dairy, freezer, and specialty item needs. CJR Supply Chain Solutions is an industry leader in providing customized solutions to leading CPG partners. For more information on CJR Wholesale Grocers, visit cjrwholesale.com.

About Distribution Canada Inc.

Distribution Canada Inc. (DCI) was formed as a buying group for “Independent Canadian Grocers”​ in 1981. To date, membership has grown to include independent grocers, small grocery chains, wholesalers, distributors, and convenience store chains. For more information on Distribution Canada Inc., visit distributioncanada.ca.

About Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance

In 2019, Distribution Canada Inc. (DCI) commenced a restructuring for the purpose of ensuring that DCI’s business practices are aligned to current and future changes in the market, as well as to explore potential new growth opportunities. For more information on Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance, visit cigba.ca.


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Samiha Fariha
Torchia Communications
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