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See hundreds of photos from the 2013 Innovation Expo on the Wisconsin Grocers Association facebook page.

Brandon Scholz, WGA President and CEO.



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Speaking of Big   It's hard to miss the full page Certco ad in the April issue of The Shelby Report of the Midwest featuring MITCH EVELAND. The ad has a few photos of the Lake Mills store opening and Mitch's testimonial on his new store.

Two Weeks til Deadline!   WGA Honoree Nominations are open until April 18th!  This is the year to nominate one of your favorite colleagues, peers, associates, or team members for one of the multiple awards offered by the WGA including the Grocer of the Year and Excelalence in Operations, Community Service and Vendor of the Year. Click on bold text for nomination forms.  The  Grocer of the Year and Excellence in Operations nominations use the same form.   The WGA Board of Directors vote on the nomination and winners are notified in June and July 2014.  Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 18, 2014!   Please contact SARAH DECORAH at sdecorah@wisconsingrocers.com or (888) 342-5942 ext. 303.   





New Look   It's Spring Cleaning for Professional Supply's website:   www.CleaningStuff.com.  It has a new look with the same great service. There are many new enhancements, links and user friendly features.  Ordering is easier than ever and the website is also compatible with your electronic devices.  Another way they take care of you and your company's bottom line is with their new and innovative tamper evident label program.  For additional information on this program, please call (800) 236-8675 or email: sales@cleaningstuff.com.   Professional Supply are the people that take care of you after the sale!  


Congrats!!!     Festival Foods CEO MARK SKOGEN announced that KIRK STOA, currently the CFO will move into an expanded role as Executive Vice President.   "As our business continues to grow we have the need to restructure our leadership roles to better serve our associates and stores. With that, I am excited to announce the promotion of KIRK STOA from his current role as Chief Financial Officer to the expanded role of EVP. In his role, Kirk will continue to have oversight of the operational support departments of the company including Finance, Human Resources, Accounting, Information Technology, Pricing, and Program Management. He will take on the additional responsibility of leading the Loss Prevention and Public Relations teams. Kirk will also be involved more with our business development activities as we manage future growth as a company."

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