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Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

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Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards recognize grocery retailers for their in-store promotion of fresh Ontario food. Their support of the Pick Ontario Freshness strategy, which provides awareness and education to consumers about the vast variety of fresh Ontario foods, helps Ontario farmers and our local communities. Stores submit photographs of their promotional displays in order to qualify for the awards.

There are five award categories.

  • The Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence: is presented to the top-scoring Ontario retailers, in each store size category, that have won the Platinum Award two years in a row.
  • The Platinum All Seasons Award: recognizes merchandising excellence with Ontario grown commodities through three seasons: spring, summer and winter.
  • The Gold Category Award (Gold-Seasonal, Gold-Cross Merchandised, Gold-Creative): is given to chain and independent stores in three specific categories: seasonal, creative and cross-merchandised.
  • The Silver Award of Merit: honours excellence in promoting Ontario produce in a display.
  • Pick Ontario Freshness award: is given to retailers that have expanded their in-store programs to promote a broader range of fresh Ontario foods

The awards are co-sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in partnership with the following:

  • Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario and Mushrooms Canada
  • Ontario Apple Growers
  • Ontario Asparagus Growers' Marketing Board
  • Ontario Berry Grower's Association
  • Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association
  • Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
  • Ontario Potato Board
  • Ontario Tender Fruit Producers' Marketing Board


Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence
A&P, Windsor (Tecumseh Road East)
Food Basics, Listowel
Scrimgeours Food Market, Blyth
Stewart's Town & Country Market, Mildmay
Your Independent Grocer, Port Perry

Platinum - All Seasons
A&P, Brampton
A&P, Windsor (Tecumseh Road East)
A&P, Windsor (Wyandotte Street East)
Food Basics, Listowel
Foodland, Midland
Foodland, Victoria Harbour
Freshmart, Port Sydney
Scrimgeours Food Market, Blyth
Sobeys, Barrie (Mapleview Drive)
Stewart's Town & Country Market, Mildmay
Your Independent Grocer, Peterborough
Your Independent Grocer, Port Perry

Gold - Seasonal
A&P, Orillia
Dominion, Mississauga (Lakeshore Road East)
Glenburnie Food Mart, Glenburnie
Loblaw Greatfood, Etobicoke
Michael Angelo's Food Market, Markham
Sobeys, Dunnville
Your Independent Grocer, Ingersoll

Gold - Cross-Merchandised
Foodland, Dorchester
Foodland, Dundalk
Sobeys Express, Toronto
Sobeys, Brighton
Sobeys, Windsor
Real Canadian Superstore, Kitchener
Your Independent Grocer, Espanola

Gold - Creative
Food Basics, Kitchener (Fairway Road South)
Foodland, Osgoode
Loeb Island Park Market, Ottawa
Sobeys, Welland
Your Independent Grocer, Nepean
Zehrs Food Plus Markets, Niagara Falls

Silver Award of Merit
A&P, Brantford
A&P, London (Wonderland Road South)
A&P, London (Adelaide Street North)
A&P, London (Clarke Road)
A&P, London (Wellington Road South)
A&P, London (Commissioners Road West)
A&P, London (Oxford Street West)
A&P, Sturgeon Falls
Country Produce, Orillia
Dominion, Toronto (Front Street)
Dominion, Toronto, (Yonge Street)
Food Basics, Hanover
Food Basics, Simcoe
Food Basics, Windsor (Dougall Avenue)
Food Basics, Kanata
Foodland, Innisfil
Foodland, Stirling
Foodland, Frankford
Fortinos, Hamilton (Main Street West)
Fortinos, Burlington (Guelph Line)
Fortinos, Etobicoke
IGA, Verona
Loblaws, Mississauga (Glen Erin Market)
Loeb Bayridge Market, Kingston
Loeb Plus Lasalle Market, Sudbury
Longo's, Markham
Longo's, Burlington
No Frills, Picton
Real Canadian Superstore, Windsor
Sobeys, Kitchener
Sobeys, St. Clair Beach
Ultra Food & Drug, Burlington
Your Independent Grocer, Lively

Pick Ontario Freshness Award
Highland Farms
Loblaw Companies Limited



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