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Our 2023 Progressive Grocer GenNext Award Winner!

Our 2023 Progressive Grocer GenNext Award Winner

We are incredibly excited to announce that our employee, RJ Abdou Seoud, has been honored with the 2023 Progressive Grocer GenNext award. This prestigious award recognizes young innovators and changemakers who are taking exceptional action in the fight to keep the essential grocery industry thriving. RJ’s dedication and contributions have not only set him apart but have also showcased his profound impact on our organization.

The GenNext award is a celebration of individuals who are at the forefront of innovation, constantly seeking new ways to improve processes within the grocery industry. They are disruptors, challenging outdated methods that consumers are turning against, particularly those that promote environmental damage and health issues. In a rapidly changing landscape where consumer attitudes and needs are evolving, the grocery industry must embrace a new generation of leaders like RJ. These are individuals with fresh perspectives that align perfectly with the evolving nature of the food industry and are committed to providing innovative and unique solutions to meet every consumer’s needs.

RJ Abdou Seoud’s journey and achievements exemplify the very essence of the GenNext award. His recent promotion to the position of Director of Agile at Invafresh is a testament to his outstanding performance and his unwavering commitment to driving positive change within our organization. RJ recognized the imperative need for adaptability and efficiency in the face of industry transformation, and he championed the adoption of agile methodologies, revolutionizing our operations. 

As the Director of Agile, RJ has played a pivotal role in transforming how we execute projects within our organization. He has successfully introduced innovative Scrum methodologies, breaking down complex projects into manageable sprints and visualizing workflows to optimize productivity. His deep understanding of agile principles and his exceptional leadership skills have fostered a culture of collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement within our Agile Engineering Team.

Moreover, RJ’s client-centric approach has solidified his reputation as a client champion. His dedication to understanding and addressing our clients’ needs and concerns, combined with his exceptional communication skills, has forged lasting relationships with our key stakeholders. This commitment has not only led to increased client satisfaction but has also contributed significantly to the growth and success of Invafresh.

RJ’s leadership is truly inspiring, as evidenced by the accomplishments and transformative impact of our Agile Engineering Team under his guidance. He empowers his colleagues to think creatively and encourages them to explore new avenues for growth and development.

RJ is a driving force behind Invafresh’s commitment to excellence and innovation. His dedication, innovative thinking, inspirational leadership, and customer-centric approach make him an invaluable asset to our organization. RJ embodies the spirit of the GenNext award, and we are proud to have him leading the way as we shape the future of the grocery industry.

You can read the official announcement by heading over to the GenNext Awards page here.

About Invafresh

With a combined 500+ years of Freshology experience, the heritage of Invafresh has enabled fresh food retailers to create extraordinary store operations performance and differentiated customer experiences. As the leader of Freshology, Invafresh is deployed in over 350 grocery retailers spanning a global reach of 35 countries with $100’s of millions of Fresh revenue being transacted daily, to provide AI-enhanced demand forecasting, merchandising, replenishment, sustainability and compliance, and waste prevention solutions.  

Learn more at About Us | Invafresh.

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Stephen Midgley
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