Colby Woodhead, Annette Woodhead and Doug Nakano of Blind Bay Village Grocer were awarded the National Silver Award from the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG).
“The Blind Bay Village Grocer is your local choice for fine food, providing a full produce section with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and more,” says a CFIG press release. “Their meat department is staffed with professional butchers who cut meat the old-fashioned way because there is no substitute for quality.”
The Blind Bay Village Grocer also has an extensive frozen food section, bakery and deli department.
The Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year is the most prestigious award CFIG can bestow. Each year, Independent grocery stores from coast to coast in Canada compete for the title in several size categories. Each of the competing stores is visited personally 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.