Donald Cranston has over 35 years experience as a businessman and co-owner of Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Foods Inc. In 2016, the family shareholders, as part of their succession planning, employed the services of MNP to prepare the valuation, structuring and negotiating the sale of the family business. After several months of networking with potential purchasers, Equicapita provided the best overall offer for the family and a new ownership opportunity for Donald. Mr. Cranston is currently President and director of Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Foods, a Western Canadian retail natural food franchise operation with 23 store locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba with combined sales approaching $50 million for 2019. Mr. Cranston received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta. Mr. Cranston has extensive natural food, health and wellness retail expertise in all senior management functions, including finance, budget and capital planning, store and franchise operations, warehousing, marketing and brand and packaging development. Prior to joining Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Foods in 1984, Mr. Cranston worked for a large multinational engineering firm in international project finance, procurement and proposal development.
President, Nutters Bulk & Natural Foods