Anthony Longo, president and CEO of Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., has been honoured with the University of Guelph’s 2016 Distinguished Industry Leader Award.
The Award recognizes leaders who have made a significant contribution within the Canadian food and agri-business sector, and have conducted business in a manner that exemplifies the principles of sustainable commerce.
Longo became president and CEO of the family-run business in 1998, and since then has grown it from three stores to 30 locations. In addition to a commitment to values-based, family-focused business practices, Longo was feted for his leadership contributions to a number of professional and community-focused organizations, including Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Food Marketing Institute, ProAction Cops & Kids, Salt + Light Television, and The Grocery Foundation.
He has been honoured with the Province of Ontario Premier’s Award, the Golden Pencil Award from the Food Industry of Canada and elite status as a member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Platinum Club.
This article appeared in Grocery Business.
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