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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
Panelists: \; Deanna Henry\, Peter We
icker\, Rob Horricks\, Mich
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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. \;
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).
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.
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!