Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Brian Langley, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc
On March 27, some of the best Foodland Ontario retailers were celebrated at an event at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
Minister Jeff Leal presented the 2015 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards to sixty-nine grocery retailers, from across the province, for their creative in-store displays, making it easier for consumers to recognize and buy the good things that grow in Ontario.
The annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards is the produce industry’s premier competition for excellence in display and promotion, and support of Ontario foods.
Among the winners was Longo’s Bros. Fruit Markets. The 28-store chain in the Greater Toronto Area received the Vision Award, for its corporate commitment to local food. Brian Langley accepted the award (pictured).
Other award winners from the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) included:
Jonsson’s Your Independent Grocer, Kemptville
Silver Award of Merit
Highland Farms, Mississauga
Longo’s Maple Leaf Square, Toronto
Baxtrom’s Independent Grocer, Cornwall
Moncion’s Independent Grocer, Ottawa
Created in 1987 to recognize efforts to raise consumer awareness about the diversity of fruits and vegetables grown in the province, these annual awards are presented to grocery retailers for in-store promotion of fresh Ontario food.
In 2015, a total of 69 stores are award recipients in five award categories.
For a full list of award winners in 2015, go here.
To enter the awards next year, go to the Retailer Awards Program website.
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