Progressive Grocer Names 2018 GenNext Award Winners

Progressive Grocer is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural GenNext Awards program, recognizing emerging grocery leaders under the age of 40 who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in either the grocery or consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
Honorees were recognized for innovation through their work; leadership, including the capacity to inspire and lead others, and a commitment to learn from others; and a involvement and support of the industry – such as through associations – and helping through charities or in the community.
Out of more than 160 nominations that underwent a rigorous selection process, 25 honorees were selected who meet the award criteria. The winners are truly representative of today’s grocery industry – coming from retailers and CPG companies, as well as suppliers, associations, agencies and even finance.

The 2018 GenNext Award winners are as follows:
  • Lizzi Ackerman, Co-Founder and CMO – Birch Benders

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