Co-founder and Executive Director
Québec Young Leader: Social Responsibility
Andréanne Laurin, co-founder and general manager of LOCO's ecological and zero waste grocery stores. LOCO is the first chain of zero-waste grocery stores in Quebec and now has 4 branches in Villeray, Verdun, Brossard and Ahuntsic. Certified with a bachelor's degree in marketing communication as well as a master's degree in environmental sciences at UQAM, Andréanne started opening LOCO grocery stores with three colleagues.
Since its opening, LOCO has become increasingly well known and visible. LOCO has participated in the Parcours Innovation PME Montréal, which aims to stimulate the growth of SMBs through personalized coaching over a one-year period. In addition, in 2019, Andréanne received the Prix de la Femme Francophone, which rewards her involvement in LOCO and as a model of female commitment to the fight against climate change.