ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
The CAAR Communicator

August Issue – See All

The Value of Benchmarking Your Business

Benchmarking is the process of comparing and measuring business processes and performance metrics to industry leaders which will help the organization take action to improve its own structure.

2021-22 Membership Renewal is Underway

CAAR would like to thank all members who have already paid their membership fees for 2021-22!

CAAR Congratulates Jeff Holmes Winner of the CAAR Retailer Hall of Fame Award.

The Retailer Hall of Fame award was established in 2008 as the “lifetime achievement award” for our industry. This award recognizes an individual who has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and dedication over time. Jeff Holmes of Holmes Agro is this year’s winner of the CAAR Retailer Hall of Fame Award. 

Selling Today involves understanding the Evolving Customer Journey

Dr. Scott Downey, Director of the Centre for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University, coordinates Purdue’s sales and marketing degree program.

Attracting New Employees

As Director of AgCareers.com and CareersInFood.com, Kathryn Doan works on leading and developing companies’ business offerings and connecting people to career opportunities across the whole ag value chain.

Nutrien’s Evolving Culture of Care

Jeremy Mollet, who works for the Safety, Health, and Environmental Leadership Team at Nutrien shared an overview of Nutrien’s culture, areas of focus, and significant actions relating to safety at the 2021 Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Conference in February.

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CAAR is supporting the work of the University of Guelph on Rural Broadband. 

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Liquid Storage Working Group -- CAAR is supporting Fertilizer Canada's working group to develop guidance / best management practices for liquid fertilizer storage.

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Currently CAAR is planning to host an in-person conference February 8-10, 2022, in Edmonton. One of CAAR’s greatest membership advantages is bringing CAAR members together!

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Training staff is always a key concern for CAAR members. CAAR is proud to offer safety training and regulatory compliance assistance, as well as resources dedicated to helping members stay up to date on critical knowledge and certification. See below for highlighted Anhydrous Ammonia and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training opportunities available to CAAR members.

2020 saw many changes to Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP) Training as a result of COVID-19 and as a result of changes to legislation.  B620-20 legislation came into effect in the Fall of 2020.

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The CAAR Perk$ program offers CAAR members exclusive access to discounted products and services that can save your company hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. From affordable health benefits to HR Services, the CAAR Perk$ program is a great opportunity to benefit from the services you use every day!

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Save the Date: February 8th to 10th, 2022. It’s been a crazy 18 months, making it harder to connect and network with those in the agri-retail space. One of CAAR’s greatest membership advantages is bringing CAAR members together!  The Conference Committee has been hard at work, preparing for the 2022 conference.