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Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

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Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

This year, Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are recognizing 66 grocery retailers for in-store promotion of fresh Ontario food. The store displays increase consumer awareness and education about the variety of fruits and vegetables grown in the province. Stores submit photographs of their promotional displays to qualify for the awards.

There are five award categories:

  • The Silver Award of Merit honours excellence in promoting Ontario produce in a display.
  • The Gold Category Award is given to chain and independent stores in three specific categories: seasonal, creative and cross-merchandised.
  • The Platinum All Seasons Award recognizes merchandising excellence with Ontario- grown commodities through three seasonal groupings: spring, summer and fall/winter.
  • The Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence is presented to the top-scoring Ontario retailers, in each store size category, that have won the Platinum All Seasons Award two years in a row.
  • The Vision Award honours head offices for their corporate support.

The awards are co-sponsored by the Ontario government in partnership with:

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

Award Winners

Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence:

Metro #73, 406 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Metro #479, 70 Front Street North, Orillia      

Sobeys Ira Needles, 235 Ira Needles Boulevard, Kitchener  

Platinum All Seasons Award:

Andrew & Emily's No Frills, 13311 Loyalist Parkway, Picton

Food Basics #697, 400 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury

Food Basics #877, 655 Fairway Road South, Kitchener

Food Basics #932, 275 Geneva Street, St. Catharines

Metro #73, 406 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Metro #147, 6740 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor

Metro #170, 460 Gardiners Road, Kingston

Metro #453, 243 King Street, Bowmanville

Metro #479, 70 Front Street North, Orillia

Metro #771, 16640 Yonge Street, Newmarket

Sobeys Ira Needles, 235 Ira Needles Boulevard, Kitchener

Stewarts Town and Country Market, 1024 Highway 9, Mildmay

Gold Creative:

Metro #252, 2515 Bank Street, Ottawa

Metro #808, 3221 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough

Metro #853, 1822 Whites Road, Pickering

Zehrs #515, 1375 Weber Street East, Kitchener

Gold Cross-Merchandised:

Food Basics #620, 5353 Lakeshore Road, Burlington

Food Basics #676, 84 Lynden Road, Brantford

Metro #83, 20 Great Lakes Drive, Brampton

Sobeys #866, 9580 McCowan Road North, Markham (now a FreshCo.)

Gold Seasonal:

Cayuga Foodland, 18 Talbot Street, Cayuga

Metro #139, 11729 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor

Metro #266, 775 Bayridge Drive, Kingston

Morello's Independent Grocer, 400 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough

Silver Award of Merit:

Food Basics #610, 1800 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury

Food Basics #641, 9030 County Road 17, Rockland

Food Basics #687, 640 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton

Food Basics #857, 1225 Wonderland Road North, London

Food Basics #858, 3770 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls

Food Basics #868, 191 Indian Road South, Sarnia

Listowel Food Basics #883, 975 Wallace Avenue North, Listowel

Food Basics #906, 505 Rymal Road East, Hamilton

Food Basics #989, 149 Hartzel Road, St. Catharines

Kudrinko's, 22 Main Street, Westport

Loblaws #1090, 250 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga

Jonsson's Your Independent Grocer, 2600 Highway 43 West, Kemptville

McDaniel's Your Independent Grocer, 200 Grant Carmen Drive, Nepean

Metro #60, 9600 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge

Metro Arnprior #314, 375 Daniel Street South, Arnprior

Metro #235, 1161 Barton Street East, Hamilton

Metro #404, 110 North Front Street, Belleville

Metro #728, 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga

Niagara Falls Foodland #6281, 6777 Morrison Avenue, Niagara Falls

Woodstock Foodland, 645 Dundas Street, Woodstock

Port Sydney Freshmart #4217, 29 South Mary Lake Road, Port Sydney

Sobeys #640, 379 Springbank Avenue North, Woodstock

Sobeys #642, 34 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby

Sobeys #712, 37 Mapleview Drive, Barrie

Sobeys #732, 215 Park Avenue West, Chatham

Sobeys #858, 1899 Brock Road, Pickering

Sobeys #915, 3714 Portage Road North, Niagara Falls

Sobeys #921, 700 Queenston Road, Hamilton

Sobeys #4706, 1012 Broad Street East, Dunnville

Sobeys #6713, 1200 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough

Sobeys #6729, 609 South Pelham Road, Welland

Sobeys #7496, 5150 Innes Road, Orleans

Zehrs #521, 5890 Malden Road, Windsor

Zehrs Beechwood #524, 450 Erb Street West, Waterloo

Zehrs #529, 7201 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor

Zehrs #560, 750 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener                 

Vision Awards:

  • Sobeys Inc. - Conventional
  • Food Basics (Metro Ontario Inc.) - Discount
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. - Independent

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