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Industry news: A new Farm Boy store and Moisson Montreal campaign

What big moves did the grocery industry make this week?

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Our weekly roundup of the movers and shakers of the grocery world:

APPOINTMENT NOTICES
Concord National announced that Ken Boychuk has accepted the position of food service territory manager and will start in October. He will be based in the Winnipeg office and will handle the Manitoba and Saskatchewan food service trade.

Vibrant Health Products announced that TJ Walsh joined its team as director of sales for Canada. He will oversee all sales activities in Canada for three brands— Silver Hills Bakery, One Degree Organic Foods, and Little Northern Bakehouse—and will be responsible for new and growing export markets outside of North America. Walsh formerly worked for United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) as sales manager for Western Canada.

OPENINGS
Save-On-Foods opened a new location in Coquitlam, B.C. on Sept. 16 with the grand opening the following day. Festivities included spin the wheel for great prizes, performances by local musicians and entertainers.

Farm Boy, Pickering will officially open next Thursday, located at the Pickering Town Centre. There will be a ribbon cutting at 7:40 a.m. followed by coffee and samples from the kitchen. The 25,000-sq.-ft. store will be the 23rd Farm Boy location in Ontario.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Moisson Montreal campaign—Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday—raised over $46,000 with its partners. This will help to feed 17,000 Montreal youth (3-17 years).  Moisson Montreal is a not-for-profit organization, the largest food bank in Canada.

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