Akila’s unexpected climb up the ladder
Akila Narayanan, Director, Technology – Supply Chain, reflects on how her two-week temporary position became a two-decade journey.
For Brian, timing is everything
It was the worst possible timing. Last March, as the province was entering its first COVID-19 lockdown, Brian Lalonde was laid off from his job at a residential cleaning company. Like many Canadians, he found himself in a scary and difficult situation. But he had an additional challenge: his wife was pregnant, and her due date was fast approaching.
Anastasia is living her authentic life
It took Anastasia Beauchemin 39 years to feel like her authentic self. “After I got my [gender affirmation] surgery, I was finally able to say: this is me,” says Anastasia, a grocery clerk in the dairy section at a Maxi location in St-Hubert, Quebec, just outside Montreal.
Ashley is a top woman in produce
When Ashley Pinto, Category Director, Produce Procurement, learned she was being recognized as one of the top 10 leading Women in Produce by Grocery Business Magazine and Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), she felt incredibly proud. And when she learned she was nominated by her industry peers, she was humbled.
Tony and Jennifer’s sweet deal
When travel shut down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakeman’s Maple Products faced big losses. That’s when he got in touch with Tony DiGiacomo, Category Director in Loblaw’s grocery division. Chad and Tony had actually met in 2019 to talk about the company’s local products. A year later, his call came at precisely the right time.
Pharmacists say COVID vaccinations are going smoothly
Canadians are beginning to see the light at the end of this year-long pandemic tunnel. And Shivali Sharma and Brian Jones, both pharmacist/owners of Shoppers Drug Mart® stores in Alberta — the first province to allow pharmacies to administer the vaccine — want to assure everyone that the COVID vaccine has been approved by Health Canada and is safe.