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2021 Star Woman in Convenience winner: Mélanie Racine

Director, human resources, Groupe F. Dufresne

In building a strong human resources department over the past seven years, Mélanie Racine has proven herself to be an invaluable leader.

“We started with just two people, and now we have a devoted, dynamic and passionate team of eight; I’m proud of everyone around me,” says Racine, who plans, organizes and manages HR processes for 100 c-stores, including the recruitment, training, health and safety, payroll and benefits for close to 1,000 employees.

Racine recently implemented a new employee manual, an HR marketing campaign designed to provide managers and directors with clear guidelines regarding every aspect of the Groupe F. Dufresne’s mission, vision, policies and organizational practices.

She is celebrated as a positive influence and a dynamic problem solver, whose ideas elevate operations across the organization.

“I love that my days are never the same,” says Racine. “Our recent acquisitions have brought new challenges and working in this industry is always inspiring.”


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