CJR Wins Partner Of The Year!

DCI, in association with the Canadian Independent Grocery Buyers Alliance (CIGBA), celebrated its 40th Anniversary Mix & Mingle and Star Awards last Wednesday with a virtual gala presented by Howell Data Systems. Its retail members and supplier partners were recognized for significant achievements in the industry within the last year, especially notable due to the COVID-19 crisis. 


CJR Wholesale Grocers won partner of the year award by DCI and Canadian Independent Grocery buyers alliance

Taking the Partner of the Year category was none other than CJR Wholesale Grocers, with many members stating that they were the tried-and-true partner to be of service to during these unprecedented times.

CJR would like to thank our trusted partners, extraordinary employees and loyal customers for their unwavering belief in our consistent ability to provide quality products while being steadfast, unfailing, and calculable.

”Our industry relies on the efforts of our members and partners every day, and I am proud to work with an amazing group of professionals that are passionate about the work they do supporting their teams and communities they serve,” says Barry Lanteigne, DCI/CIGBA President and Director of Operations, “I would like to give special shout out to all the members and partners that submitted nominations, and thanks to our events committee for selecting the winners! I look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2022!”

The CIGBA/DCI Star Awards Gala is part of the annual CIGBA/DCI Business Summit where independents learn, engage, network and celebrate the industry nationwide. For more information, please go to: www.cigba.ca


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