The CHFA NOW TORONTO conference and trade show took place from September 21 to the 24 and Grocery Business was there. It was terrific to see so many familiar faces and industry partners, as well as presenting Metro Inc.’s Charles Buhagiar with the Grocery Business Cutting Edge Innovator Whole Health Award. Part one of our gallery follows, watch for part two in the coming days. 

Jim 1Jim Slomka presenting the Grocery Business Innovator Award to Charles Buhagiar, Metro Inc.Jim 2Team Jamieson WellnessJim 3Mike Rose, Ray Hepworth and Greg Burden, Metro Inc. and Sanjiv Jagota, Nature’s Source / Nature’s SignatureJim 3ATeam Propel Natural BrandsJim 4Jim Slomka and Dr.Sara Celik ND, Atrium InnovationsJim 5Monica Walker and Nick Alfieri, Healthy Planet Jim 6Chad Caldwell, Loblaw Companies Limited and Jim Slomka Jim 7Ben and Bill Ivany, Acosta GroupJim 7AJim Slomka and Peter Weicker, Fortinos Jim 8Tony Randhawa, Marche Leo’s Market, Leslie MacKay, Conagra Brands and Neil Randhawa, Marche Leo’s Market Jim 8ATeam Nature’s PathJim 9Brian Jackson, CPG Brand Management Jim 10Team Organika Jim 11Sylvain Trepanier, Valérie Patenaude, Cherelle Parent and Ariane Côté, BillioJim 12Neelum Shahi, Richard Lockhart, Darren Burrows and Jon Janower, Choices MarketsJim 13Brenda Seto, Consultant and Kathy Banks, Indigo Natural ProductsJim 14Brian Polla and Beata Antoninas, Amino Snacks, Errol Cerit, FHCP and Sara Andreoli, Acosta Group Jim 15Karen Demetriou, Hilary Tanouye, Sheikh Junaid Nsyyer, and Lauren Gilpin, Conagra BrandsJim 16Team PortaJim 17Kate Fairfield, Nature’s Way Jim 18Lynne Strickler, Conagra Brands Jim 19Keith McAdam, David Fridkin and Robert Cogan, Odyssey Mushroom ElixirJim 20Aaron Skelton, CHFA and Jim Slomka Jim 21Dan Bajor, Clorox and Davide Viola, Health First Network Jim 23Mohamed Ibrahim, Nature’s Source Jim 24Tamara Al Dip and Yazeed Yasin, NanashakeJim 25Team VegaJim 26Andrea Parente, Carla Anger, Deb Viti and Lisa Gilbert,UNFIJim 27Beckie Prime and Michael Lewis, Beck’s BrothJim 28Peter Neal,Neal Brothers Foods/Jonluca Neal, Charles Buhagiar, Metro Inc and Nicholas Reichenbach, Flow Alkaline Spring Water Jim 29Sree Rajagopalan, Mondelez International Jim 30Anna Lan-Robinson, Brett Robinson and Christina Barrett, Can Prev Natural Health ProductsJim 31Todd Jacobs, Serra Tokat and Steve Aucoin, Danone Jim 32 Donna Karjalainen and Debbie Caruso, Koyo FoodsJim 33Team BlueTritonJim 34Aleks Djurdjevic , Advantage Solutions, Ray Hepworth and Charles Buhagiar,Metro Inc., James Holden, Advantage Solutions and Jim Slomka Jim 35Shaun Conroy, Dr.SquatchJim 36Justin Murray, Brandon Murray, Murray Market National and Scott Miller, Star Marketing Canada

IMG 4773Jeffrey Galloway, Marielle Hirwa, Mary Ellen Smith, Maria Arbulu, USDA, Foreign Agricultural ServiceIMG 4803Grocery Business Cutting Edge Innovator in Whole Heatlh award recipient Charles Buhagiar, Metro Ontario; Sanjiv Jagota, Nature’s SourceIMG 4806Ray Hepworth, Metro Ontario; Stacey Kravitz, Tanja Fraser, UNFI Canada; Charles Buhagiar, Metro Ontario; Ali Davies and Melinda Zoccoli, UNFI CanadaIMG 4809Alain Larivee, Tree of Life; Charles Buhagiar, Metro Ontario; Katharine Chiu and Marie-Andree Hotte, Tree of LifeIMG 4813Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business; Brian Jackson, CPG Brand Management; Julie Senko and Mike Brown, Steuben Foods

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