Tom Barlow

Juror, Independent Grocer of the Year Awards

Tom Barlow started his career working summers and holidays for his dad at Canada Dry.  After high school, he graduated to driving trucks for the company. Tom advanced in the company, and when it was acquired by Coca Cola, Tom grew with Coke running their business for Alberta and Southern British Columbia, then getting US sales and marketing experience in Los Angeles before returning to Toronto as president of the Canadian business.  The US beckoned again, and Tom went on to spend 7 years driving Coke’s North American business  in a variety of roles from Atlanta. When the opportunity to lead CFIG was presented to Tom, he jumped into the driver’s seat again, and led the organization for five years.