If it’s true that a company’s success can truly be measured only by the caliber of its people, then the nation’s grocery fresh food departments and their supporting trade partners are in very good hands, as evidenced by the charter Champions
of Change class showcased herein. This new, collaborative
industry recognition platform, created in partnership
with the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association and
Winsight Grocery Business, proudly recognizes 45 talented,
tenacious, team-oriented individuals, each of whom have
contributed greatly to the extraordinary success of
grocery fresh departments while fostering career paths
and growth avenues for the next generation of leaders.
What defines an Emerging Champion?
Recognizes up-and-coming inspirational food industry
professionals from the retail, supplier and service provider
communities in the bakery, deli, foodservice/prepared
foods and dairy categories who are making a mark—and
a di;erence—in their stores, companies and communities
through demonstrated leadership, results-oriented
achievements, peer mentoring and related exceptional
contributions to their companies’ overall success.
What defines a Legendary Champion?
Recognizes estabiished senior-level business leaders
from the retail, supplier and service-provider communities
in the bakery, deli, foodservice/prepared foods and dairy
segments who consistently demonstrate outstanding
leadership, dynamic vision, inventive strategic direction
and innovative solution-building while providing exemplary
inspiration for a new generation of up-and-coming
WINSIGHT GROCERY BUSINESS MAY ;;;; ;;
PRESENTED BY WGB AND IDDBA
By Meg Major and Karim Hussain // Illustration by Tommy Parker