Finalists Announced for 2006 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award Finalists Announced for 2006 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award
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Finalists Announced for 2006 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award

TORONTO, ON, October 6, 2006 – GS1 Canada, Canada’s experts in collaborative commerce and global supply chain standards, announced today the three finalists selected for the first GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award. The winner will be revealed at Grocery Innovations Canada 2006 at “An Evening with Justin Trudeau Gala” on Monday, October 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The three finalists are:

  • Quality Foods – Qualicum Beach, BC — Quality Foods is a privately held, independent food company located exclusively on Vancouver Island, operating nine retail food stores and
    self-distribution facilities in Errington, BC.
  • Triple 4 Advertising Ltd. – Moose Jaw, SK — Triple 4 Advertising offers merchandising, advertising, and buying solutions to over 450 grocery and convenience stores throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Alberta.
  • Colemans Food Centre – Corner Brook, NL — Established in 1934, Colemans operates 11 corporately owned retail food outlets throughout Newfoundland including their own warehouse distribution centre.

First announced 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 be selected by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from GS1 Canada and multinational manufacturers and retailers. The winner will receive complimentary membership to GS1 Canada for a three-year period (a $2,000 value), exposure in GS1 Canada’s cCommerce magazine and other mediums, a plaque, 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