Sidney Save-On-Foods manager Justin McGregor awarded the Generation Next Award

Justin McGregor awarded the Generation Next Award at gala dinner in Toronto

Vancouver, B.C., 2015-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​Sidney Save-On-Foods manager Justin McGregor is this year’s recipient of the Generation Next Award, a national award that recognizes leaders under the age of 40 in the grocery industry.

The award was presented at a dinner held in conjunction with the Golden Pencil Award, the grocery industry’s highest honour for lifetime achievement, in Toronto on November 23.

Canadian Grocer’s Generation Next Award is given to an emerging leader in the grocery industry. The winner is a leader under age 40 who demonstrates innovation and commitment to the industry and community.

McGregor began his career with Save-On-Foods in 2004 while he was a high school student. Over the next several years, his strong work ethic and natural leadership abilities led him to take on various roles in stores throughout the Lower Mainland and the province. McGregor was promoted to store manager of the Overwaitea Foods in Prince Rupert at age 25, becoming one of the youngest store managers in the company’s history. Today, he’s a well-respected, enthusiastic manager of the Sidney Save-On-Foods.

“Justin truly lives up to our Always Customer First mission statement and is an inspirational leader with a friendly and approachable demeanor who has gained the trust and respect of his teams and his customers,” said Save-On-Foods senior vice president of retail operations Jamie Nelson.

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Save-On-Foods is committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

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SOURCE: Save-On-Foods