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Sustainability Series presentation June 20 with Adrienne Uy, COO/CFO for Spud.ca

Our Sustainability Series kicked off May 30, and we’re thrilled to be presenting the second talk in our series on June 20, with Adrienne Uy, COO/CFO of SPUD.CA This series of presentations is presented in partnership with our Bachelor of Management (BAM) undergrad degree completion program, which focuses on socially and environmentally responsible management. The BAM program as an extension of our values and community approach already ingrained in our successful Master of Education and Master of Counselling programs. Bringing in speakers on sustainability is a further extension of our approach in building community around an area of interest that supports our programs.

On June 20, Adrienne Uy, COO/CFO of SPUD.CA, will speak about the values of sustainability as a strategic pillar in SPUD’s competitive advantage. The Company’s vision is to change the world one bite at a time. Adrienne will talk about the challenges of achieving sustainability at scale and with financial due diligence. SPUD is committed to reducing food waste and has the lowest (0.5%) food waste of any grocery store in Canada. Food waste is a huge problem and almost $31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada every year. SPUD is proud to be a certified B Corporation – a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Sustainability Series

Adrienne Uy, COO/CFO Spud.ca
Wednesday, June 20, 5:30pm
City U – 3rd floor, 789 West Pender Street

Event is FREE, but please register with Amy Huang at: ahuang@cityu.edu

Adrienne Uy has served in numerous capacities since joining SPUD.CA in 2010, and is currently the COO/CFO. She has extensive operations and retail management experience in addition to a strong financial background. Adrienne was a former VP at Jones Soda, where she was responsible for e-commerce, distribution and logistics. Adrienne has also held positions at the Starbucks Coffee Company in the Financial Policies & Compliance, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting Groups, and as the Corporate Controller for 3TIER, a global, renewable energy information-to-decision technology leader with global offices. Adrienne holds an MBA from Seattle University and is CPA designated

Founded in 1997 in Vancouver, SPUD stands for Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. The company has expanded into one of the largest online grocery companies in Canada, employing over 600 people across all its markets delivering fresh, local, organic produce and groceries. With a mission of changing the world one bite at a time and passion for a sustainable food system, SPUD’s goal is to use its connection to local and organic food to help improve the places where we live and work. From this vision, Be Fresh Local Market was proudly cultivated by SPUD, with the first store opening in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood in 2015. Be Fresh currently serves five local communities in Vancouver. In 2017, Blush Lane Organic Market joined the SPUD family supporting Edmonton and Calgary across five locations. SPUD is a leader in Western Canada’s local and organic food movement. For more information, visit www.spud.ca