TORONTO, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced
today that Stephen Wetmore, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, will be honoured with the 2013
Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award.
"We are delighted and honoured to recognize Stephen Wetmore's vision and
leadership at the helm of this iconic and successful Canadian retail
company," says Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, RCC. "Under
Stephen's direction, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited has continued
to focus on growth, innovation and the customer experience and has
proven to be a force to contend with in a hyper-competitive global
retail market. Known for its commitment to local communities, under
Stephen's leadership, Canadian Tire has continued its impressive track
record of supporting vital programs and activities for the benefit of
The Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award recognizes a retail leader
who has led his/her company to outstanding business success and
innovation and who has consistently demonstrated community commitment
and support. The recipient is seen as a role model because of his/her
exceptional leadership within the corporation, in the retail industry
in Canada and in the community at large, through personal and/or
corporate philanthropic activities.
The Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award will be presented to Mr.
Wetmore at the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The Gala, part of STORE 2013 - Canada's Retail Conference, will take place at the Toronto Congress
Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
About Stephen Wetmore
Stephen Wetmore was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited in January, 2009. The breadth and
depth of Stephen's experience has been shaped by his varied executive
responsibilities. With many years of experience working in Europe, as
well as coast to coast in Canada, Stephen has been responsible for
regional, national and international business operations. He has
successfully created new and market-changing organizations, built
brands, managed relationships and distribution channels and throughout
all of his roles has demonstrated a passion for customer service and
In addition to serving as an independent member of the Board of
Directors of Canadian Tire since 2003, Stephen has served on numerous
public company Boards and educational and charitable organizations
across Canada. Mr. Wetmore was also recently named 18th on the Globe
and Mail's 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Sport, on the heels of
Canadian Tire Corporation's partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team.
Mr. Wetmore is married with one daughter.
About Retail Council of Canada
Retail Council of Canada is the Voice of Retail in Canada. Founded in
1963, RCC 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, independent stores,
and online merchants. 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.
Media are invited to attend STORE 2013.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
For further information:
Retail Council of Canada
416 922-6678 ext. 241