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Rosie, anInstacart Company, and SVP Lori Brown Honored as 2022-23 WFIA Vendor of the Year

Rosie, an Instacart Company, and Rosie Senior Vice President Lori Brown have been named Vendor of the Year by the Washington Food Industry Association (WFIA). The award gives special recognition to an individual or individuals who have shown exceptional dedication and support to independent grocers in Washington state.

WFIA President and CEO Tammie Hetrick presented the award during a surprise ceremony at the WFIA office in Olympia. Brown serves as senior vice president of industry and customer development at Rosie.

“Lori has been a tireless advocate for the food industry and for the independent grocer, leveraging her industry expertise to benefit WFIA and its members,” said Hetrick. “We are grateful to Lori for her continued leadership and support of the independent grocer, and to the entire team at Rosie for their continued focus on issues affecting the food industry and overall support of WFIA,” added Hetrick.

Prior to joining Rosie, Brown was atPost Consumer Brands for 18 years, most recently as  Regional VicePresident leading Post Consumer Brands in the West Region responsible for major accounts including URM Stores, Associated Food Stores (AFS), CERTCO, BrookshireBrothers, and Stater Bros. Markets. She holds a master’s degree from USC’sMarshall School of Business and serves on several boards including the WFIA, California Grocers Association (CGA), and The Illuminators.

Rosie, an Instacart Company, helps independent grocers succeed with easy, affordable technology and solutions, including labor and support to scale. Through the Instacart Platform, Rosieretailers have access to Instacart’s industry-leading in-store technology, retail advertising, and end-to-end fulfillment solutions.

ATTACHED PHOTO: Lori Brown, head of industry and customer development for Rosie, an Instacart Company, and Rosie CEO &Founder Nick Nickitas (inset on laptop), celebrate their selection as the WFIA2022-23 Vendor of the Year Award. The award was presented at a surprise ceremony held April 11 at the WFIA office in Olympia. (Photo courtesy of WFIA)