IDDBA 2021 Champions of Change Nomination Form

Early nominations are currently being accepted for IDDBA’s and Winsight Grocery Business’ 2021 Champions of Change awards program, which will once again recognize emerging and established leaders employed in the retail bakery, deli, foodservice and dairy sectors.

Champions of Change annually honors recipients from the retailer/wholesaler and supplier/vendor communities who consistently demonstrated excellence and superior results between January 1, 2020—January 1, 2021, in three categories:

Store Department Directors/Managers

Recognizes high-performing, results-oriented retail store department managers and assistant department managers in the following store categories: Bakery, Deli, Foodservice/Prepared Foods and Dairy.

Emerging Champions

Recognizes inspirational food industry professionals (titles from director level and below) from the retail, supplier and service provider communities in the Bakery, Deli, Foodservice/Prepared Foods and Dairy, who are making a mark–and a difference–in their stores, companies and communities, through demonstrated leadership, results-oriented achievements, peer mentoring and related exceptional contributions to their companies’ overall success.

Legendary Champions

Recognizes senior-level business leaders (titles of VP or higher) who consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, dynamic vision, inventive strategic direction and innovative solution-building while providing exemplary inspiration for a new generation of up-and-coming leaders.

2021 Champions of Change will be revealed in Winsight Grocery Business’s May/June 2021 print issue and will receive special recognition by Winsight Media and IDDBA.

Nomination deadline: March 6, 2021

Nomination Instructions

  • Nomination deadline: March 6, 2021
  • All Champions of Change nominations must be submitted via the official online entry form.
  • All nominations must provide convincing details of extraordinary achievements— such as executing impactful merchandising programs and initiatives that deliver significant financial and/or strategic objectives, astute problem-solving acumen and surpassing performance benchmarks—attained during the January 1, 2020—January 1, 2021 timeframe.
  • Information furnished on nomination forms will be used to judge applicants, as well as serving as the basis of the write-ups for all Champions of Change winners in WGB’s May/June issue.
  • All nominations must include a high-resolution .jpg (300 dpi) digital photo; winners’ photos will be published in the May/June 2021 issue of Winsight Grocery Business.
  • All winners/nominators will be notified by the end of March 2021.
  • Questions? Email Eric Richard at or Jennifer Strailey at



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