TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced
today that Bob Peter, President & Chief Executive Officer of LCBO, will
be the 2014 recipient of RCC's Lifetime Achievement Award.
"RCC is honoured to award Bob Peter with a Lifetime Achievement Award,"
says Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, RCC. "Over the course of
his 45 year career, Bob has helped to shape, innovate and grow two of
Canada's leading retail organizations, Hudson's Bay Company and LCBO.
Under his leadership, the LCBO has established a corporate culture in
which community service, strong customer satisfaction, employee
engagement and improved environmental sustainability are embraced as
core business values. Widely known for his tireless work ethic,
operational vision, and ability to lead by example, Bob has taken the
LCBO to new heights, firmly establishing the company as one of the
world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol and a true
Canadian retail success story."
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a senior executive with a
minimum of 25 consecutive years of retail service who has demonstrated
outstanding business success and community service throughout his/her
career. Winners are visionaries who have left an indelible mark on the
industry through their innovations and commitment to customers and
employees. The recipient is recognized as a retail role model, an icon
in the industry, and one who has dedicated his/her business life to
Bob Peter will be recognized by the industry at RCC's annual Excellence
in Retailing Award Dinner held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at STORE 2014 -
Canada's Retail Conference. For more information about STORE 2014,
About Bob Peter
Bob Peter's career spans over 45 years in Canadian retailing, beginning
with the Hudson's Bay Company in Winnipeg. He has held several
high-level positions including President of Simpsons, President of The
Bay, Chairman of Bay Specialty Stores and Executive Vice-President of
the Hudson's Bay Company.
Bob joined the LCBO in 2001 where he is President and Chief Executive
Officer, responsible for corporate leadership and providing a forum for
consultation and dialogue with the trade on matters affecting the
beverage alcohol industry.
Under his leadership the LCBO has consistently increased its operational
and financial performance, undertaken an unprecedented expansion of its
store network and improved customer service, modernized its logistics
facilities and supply chain, positioned itself as a leader in
philanthropic endeavours and environmental sustainability, strengthened
its record in responsible retailing and corporate social
responsibility, and provided effective support for Ontario beverage
alcohol suppliers to grow their businesses.
Bob has served as a cabinet member of the United Way of Greater Toronto
and as a director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Junior Achievement
and the Toronto Zoo.
About Retail Council of Canada
Retail Council of Canada, founded in 1963, is a not-for-profit,
industry-funded association representing more than 45,000 store fronts
of all retail formats across Canada, including department, grocery,
specialty, discount, and independent stores, and online merchants. RCC
is the Voice of Retail in Canada. We speak for an industry that touches
the daily lives of Canadians in every corner of the country — by
providing jobs, career opportunities, and by investing in communities.
For more information about STORE 2014, Canada's Retail Conference, visitwww.storeconference.ca. Media are invited to attend STORE 2014.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
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