TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada is honoured to recognize John F.T. Scott for
his many years of service to the Canadian Federation of Independent
Grocers (CFIG) and for his unwavering commitment to the growth and
wellbeing of independent grocers across Canada. John will be honoured
at the Grand Prix Gala Dinner on June 5, 2013 at the Toronto Congress
"There has never been a better ambassador for independent grocers in
Canada than John. His deep knowledge of the sector, his dedication to
the membership and the Board of Directors, his sense of community, his
passion and his sense of humour have all been great assets to CFIG and
the industry as a whole," noted Brent Battistelli of Battistelli's
Independent Grocer, Chair of the Board of CFIG.
John F.T. Scott has been President and CEO of the Canadian Federation of
Independent Grocers (CFIG) since 1991. He joined CFIG after a decade
of running his own economic consulting firm. As the head of CFIG, John
oversaw numerous programs and initiatives that fostered community among
independent grocers, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and
specialty grocers for sustainable success.
"An outstanding advocate for CFIG members, John stood out as a
knowledgeable and highly respected association executive. His
unwavering commitment to independent grocers and to the industry as a
whole continues to serve as a benchmark for other executives to
emulate," added Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council
Throughout his career, John has remained involved in a number of
industry and government initiatives. He has been the Ontario member to
the Canadian Agri Food Policy Institute (CAPI); and is the Chair of the
Board of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. In November 2009,
he was the recipient of the Golden Pencil, which is the highest honour
awarded by the retail food Industry in Canada.
Join us in honouring John at the Grand Prix Gala Dinner on June 5th at the Toronto Congress Centre. Tickets are available here.
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.
SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada
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