Finalists Announced for 2007 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award Finalists Announced for 2007 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award
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Finalists Announced for 2007 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award

TORONTO, ON, October 3, 2007 – GS1 Canada, Canada’s experts in collaborative commerce and global supply chain standards, is proud to announce three finalists selected for the 2nd Annual GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award. The winner will be revealed at the “Grocery Innovations Canada Dinner with the Philosopher Kings” on Monday, October 29, 2007 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The three finalists are:

  • Colemans Food Centre, Corner Brook, NL — Established in 1934, Colemans operates 12 corporately owned retail food outlets throughout Newfoundland including its own warehouse distribution centre.
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., Mississauga, ON — Operating 15 stores and over 2000 employees, Longo’s first store opened in 1956 aiming to offer fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Stong’s Market, Vancouver, BC — Offers a wide selection of products including an extensive selection of unique, gourmet, natural and organic products.

This year’s event will be attended by leaders in the grocery sector including: Kraft Canada Inc., Nestlé Canada Inc. and Unilever Canada Inc., as well as Tom Zaucha, President of the National Grocers Association.

First introduced at Grocery Innovations Canada 2005, Canada’s premier grocery industry exposition and conference, the award is designed to recognize members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) who have successfully introduced a standards-based, technology solution within their organization’s supply chain. The winner will receive complimentary membership to GS1 Canada for a three-year period (a $3,000 value), extensive coverage of their organization and solution through various forms of marketing and communications techniques, a plaque for display, and use of an award seal for their marketing collateral.

About GS1 Canada
GS1 Canada is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods, locations and related e-commerce communication, such as bar code issuance and maintenance. GS1 Canada is the only authorized source for globally unique company prefixes in Canada, a standard term and condition of trade globally. It provides a range of educational opportunities, maintains ECCnet Registry, Canada’s national product registry, and offers one-stop access to product images and dimensional data. As technologies like Electronic Product Code™/Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID) continue to drive the e-commerce revolution, GS1 Canada will provide the leadership to help ensure that Canadian companies can participate competitively. For more information, visit

About the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) is a non-for-profit association founded in 1962. The association’s mission is to further the unique interests of Canada’s independent and franchised grocers across Canada through progressive partnerships with retailers, suppliers and the consumer.  CFIG is a strong and united voice for Canada’s independent community and is heard at all levels of government, as well as by manufacturers, distributors and industry association partners. CFIG boasts a national membership of 3,800 and the association’s members have contributed $14 billion dollars in annual retail sales from coast to coast and also play a key role in the economic landscape of Canada’s business community. For more information, visit

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For more information, contact:

Noreen Awan
GS1 Canada
416-510-8039 ext. 2125

Shelley D’Amico
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
416-492-2311 ext. 222