BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Pacific Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20220408T193209Z DESCRIPTION:Panelists: Deanna Henry\, Peter Weicker\, Rob Horricks\, Micha el Sherwood\nModerator: Bruce Cole\, Editor of CNHR Magazine\n\nJoin panel ists Deanna Henry\, owner of Garden Health\, Peter Weicker\, VP of Merchan dising and Marketing at Fortinos and Rob Horricks\, Founder and CEO of Blu sh Lane Organic Markets\, to learn how industry-leading experts managed th e COVID-19 pandemic. You'll gain insights on what changes were implemented \, best practices to keep\, and how to manage current pain points in the i ndustry\, from staffing to supply chain issues. \n \n_____________________ ___________\n\n\nPlease note: We try to plan as much as we can in advance but sometimes things change! Please check the Conference Schedule on the day of the event for th e most up-to-date room number information. \n\n\nBruce W. Cole is the edi tor of Canadian Natural Health Retailer (CNHR) Magazine.  He joined the natural health industry in 1995 and has been editing and writing for CNHR since its founding in 1997.  During this time\, Bruce has visited hundre ds of stores\, chronicling the progress of Canada’s natural health retai lers.​\n\nRob Horricks has more than 30 years experience in grocery focu sed primarily on local\, organic\, and natural foods.  His first venture was a home delivery business\, Organic Express Inc. (1998) which was sold in 2005. In 2004 he founded Blush Lane Organic Market\, which grew from a single location to 5 when sold to Spud.ca in 2017.  He continues to ove rsee the operations of Blush Lane as its CEO within the Spud.ca group of c ompanies. Rob and his wife also operate a 10- acre Certified Organic orc hard and fruit stand in Keremeos\, BC.  He has served as a Director and Treasurer on the boards of PACS (Pacific Agriculture Certification Society ) and COABC (Certified Organic Association of BC).  \n\nPeter is the vi ce president of merchandising and marketing for Fortinos\, a group of 23 l eading-edge supermarkets operating in southern Ontario\, primarily in the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. In his role\, Peter has many responsib ilities\, but he takes a special interest in Nature’s Treasure\, which i s Fortinos‘  full service natural health products ‘store within a store’ concept.  Peter works closely with the Nature’s Treasure​  team as they continually improve\, innovate and exceed customers’ exp ectations. \n \nMichael is a collaborative\, curious and engaged leader w ho has been leading the team at Nature’s Fare Markets for the past 8 yea rs.  As CEO\, Michael works with a passionate and talented team to conti nually improve the employee and customer experience through innovation\, c reativity\, and hard work. Michael is based out of the Vernon corporate of fice where he can take full advantage of the Okanagan lifestyle in all fou r seasons. Work smart and play hard! \n \n DTEND;TZID="Pacific Standard Time":20220422T140000 DTSTAMP:20220408T170820Z DTSTART;TZID="Pacific Standard Time":20220422T131500 LAST-MODIFIED:20220408T193209Z LOCATION:CHFA NOW Vancouver\; Room 217-219 PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Retailer Panel - Building Post-Pandemic Success in R etail TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000A08221DAA84AD801000000000000000 0100000001159FC2F84ABB940AE16712F42F79D25 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:< style>

Panelists: \; Deanna Henry\, Peter We icker\, Rob Horricks\, Mich ael Sherwood
Moderator: Bruce Cole\, Editor of CNHR Magazine

Join panelists Deanna Henry\, owner of Garden Hea lth\, Peter Weicker\, VP of Merchandising and Marketing at Fortinos and Rob Horricks\, Founder a nd CEO of Blush Lane Organic Markets\, to learn how industry-leading exper ts managed the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll gain insights on what changes wer e implemented\, best practices to keep\, and how to manage current pain po ints in the industry\, from staffing to supply chain issues.
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Please note: We try to plan as much as we can in advance but sometimes things change! P lease check the
Conference Schedule on the day of the event for the most up-to-date room number informatio n. \; \;


Bruce W. Cole is the editor of Canadian Natural Health Retailer ( CNHR) Magazine.  He joined the natural health industry in 1995 and has b een editing and writing for CNHR since its founding in 1997.  During thi s time\, Bruce has visited hundreds of stores\, chronicling the progress o f Canada’s natural health retailers.​


Rob Horricks has more than 30 years experience in groc ery focused primarily on local\, organic\, and natural foods.  His first venture was a home delivery business\, Organic Express Inc. (1998) which was sold in 2005. In 2004 he founded Blush Lane Organic Market\, which gre w from a single location to 5 when sold to Spud.ca in 2017.  He continue s to oversee the operations of Blush Lane as its CEO within the Spud.ca gr oup of companies. Rob and his wife also operate a 10- acre Certified Org anic orchard and fruit stand in Keremeos\, BC.  He has served as a Direc tor and Treasurer on the boards of PACS (Pacific Agriculture Certification Society) and COABC (Certified Organic Association of BC).  

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Peter is the vice p resident of merchandising and marketing for Fortinos\, a group of 23 leading-edge supermarkets operating in southern Ontar io\, primarily in the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. In his role\, Pe ter has many responsibilities\, but he takes a special interest in Nature ’s Treasure\, which is Fortinos‘  full s ervice natural health products ‘store within a store’ concept.  Pe ter works closely with the Nature’s Treasure​ team as they continual ly improve\, innovate and exceed customers’ expectations. 

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Michae l is a collabo rative\, curious and engaged leader who has been leading the team at Natur e’s Fare Markets for the past 8 years.  As CEO\, Michael works with a passionate and talented team to continually improve the employee and custo mer experience through innovation\, creativity\, and hard work. Michael is based out of the Vernon corporate office where he can take full advantage of the Okanagan lifestyle in all four seasons. Work smart and play hard!

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