Nanaimo Country Grocer store on Bowen Road awarded

NANAIMO – Store wins National Large Surface Bronze Award from national organization.

Country Grocer was presented with the National Large Surface Bronze award for its Bowen Road location.

Bowen Road Country Grocer was officially recognized Sept. 30 at Grocery Innovations Canada 2014, a national grocery exposition and conference, in front of a gala audience of more than 500 leading grocery industry professionals.

Independent grocery stores from coast to coast in Canada compete for the coveted title in each of the specialty, large, medium and small surface categories.

Each of the competing stores is visited by a highly respected retail management expert, who evaluates competing stores based on retailing excellence and innovation, store team performance, customer service, space utilization, freshness and cleanliness.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962, which continues to be a collaborative community, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and specialty grocers for sustainable success.

Representing more than 4,000 grocery retailers from every part of Canada, the federation is a voice for independent grocers, providing programs for operational excellence, facilitating training programs and fostering relationships among retailers and suppliers.