Grocer, Associate and Producer of the Year 


Awarded annually these prestigious honors are given to members who meet the highest standards of excellence. These include contributions to the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association, community service, business excellence in providing a positive workplace, increased sales, contributions to the food industry through legislative or educational activities, and a commitment to furthering opportunities for other Maine businesses.

Award History

Year Grocer Producer Associate
1997 Dale Tozier,
Tozier’s Market
1999 Chuck Wilson,
Hannaford
Bill St. Lawrence,
Lepage Bakeries
2000 Barry McCormick,
McCormick’s Thriftway
Mark Davis,
Seltzer & Rydholm
2001 P & L Market Oakhurst Dairy
2002 Mister Market Seltzer & Rydholm
2003 Paradis Shop’n Save Pepperidge Farm
2004 Tozier’s Market
2005 Graves’ Supermarket Irving Family Farm Pepsi Bottling Group
of Maine
2007 Watt Family –
Indian Hill Shop ‘n Save
 Tim Cuniff, Backyard Beauties Michael Hutchinson, Bozzuto’s
2008 Tozier Family – Tozier’s Family Markets Amy Bouchard, Isamax Snacks Canning Family – Pine State Trading Co
2009 Carlin Family – WSC, Inc. (Hillside IGA, Star City IGA & Mars Hill IGA C.Waite Maclin – Pastor Chuck Orchards D. Dean Williams, Maine Beverage Co
2010 Allenson Family –
The Umbrella Factory
Cathe Morrill, State of Maine Cheese Company Bennett Family, Oakhurst Dairy
2011 Plummer Family – P. W. Plummer & Sons, Inc. Shannon Bissonette,
Better Than Average
Canning Family,
Pine State Trading Co
2012 Kim Murphy,
Trenton Marketplace IGA
Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano, Gelato Fiasco Michaud Family, Michaud Distributors
2013 Nappi Family, Bow Street Market Aaron Anker, Grandy Oats
2014 Ed and Kathy Bell, Bell’s IGA Calais and Orono Joan and Mike Anderson, Winterport Winery Mike Bozzuto, Bozzuto’s
2015 Jack and Kathy Jo Goggin,
Goggin’s IGA
2016 Zak & Stanley Sclar,
Food City
Karen & Kevin Raye,
Raye’s Mustard
Chris Condon & Tim McGonagle.
United Insurance
 2017 Mark Kelley, Country Farm Markets Leo Ouellette, Ricker Hill Farms Jon Dube, Snyder’s Lance – Campbell’s
2018 Kim & Steve Brackett, Brackett’s Market Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections Associated Grocers of New England