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2015 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

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2015 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

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.

Award categories:

Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence celebrates Ontario retailers, in each store size category, that have won the Platinum All Seasons Award two years in a row. This year's winners are:

Andrew & Emily's No Frills, Picton
Food Basics #697, Sudbury
Food Basics #932, St. Catharines
Metro #147, Windsor
Metro #453, Bowmanville
Stewart's Town & Country Market, Mildmay

The Platinum All Seasons Award recognizes merchandising excellence through three seasonal groupings: spring, summer and fall/winter. This year's winners are:

Allan's Independent Grocer, Pickering
Andrew & Emily's No Frills, Picton
Food Basics #697, Sudbury
Food Basics #932, St. Catharines
Food Basics #989, St. Catharines
Metro #73, Mississauga
Metro #147, Windsor
Metro #453, Bowmanville
Metro #479, Orillia
Metro #800, Scarborough
Sobeys Ira Needles, Kitchener
Stewart's Town & Country Market, Mildmay

The Gold Category Award is given to chain and independent stores in three specific categories: seasonal, creative and cross-merchandised. This year's winners are:

Gold Seasonal

Food Basics #620, Burlington
Jonsson's Your Independent Grocer, Kemptville
Loblaw Great Food #1028, Richmond Hill
Metro #58, Cambridge

Gold Creative Winners

Food Basics #638, Sudbury
Food Basics #893, Dunnville
Metro #193, Huntsville
Metro #808, Scarborough

Gold Cross-Merchandised

Food Basics #660, Brampton
Metro #83, Brampton
Sobeys #858, Pickering
Vos' Independent #835, Port Perry

The Silver Award of Merit celebrates excellence in promoting Ontario produce in a display. This year's winners are:

Food Basics #607, Hanmer
Food Basics #610, Sudbury
Food Basics #612, London
Food Basics #668, Cornwall
Food Basics #669, Mississauga
Food Basics #681, London
Food Basics #691, Guelph
Food Basics #693, Chatham
Food Basics #858, Niagara Falls
Food Basics #877, Kitchener
Food Basics #883, Listowel
Food Basics #897, Barrie
Food Basics #921, Brockville
Highland Farms, Mississauga
Longo's Maple Leaf Square, Toronto
Longo's, Milton
Metro #124, Tillsonburg
Metro #139, Windsor
Metro #140, Georgetown
Metro #170, Kingston
Metro #202, Sault Ste. Marie
Metro #235, Hamilton
Metro #395, Sault Ste. Marie
Metro #461, Mississauga
Metro #712, North York
Metro Cherryhill, London
Metro Convent Glen, Orleans
Metro Cumberland, Orleans
Metro Merivale #272, Ottawa
Sobeys #649 Bridgeport, Waterloo
Sobeys #915, Niagara Falls
Sobeys, Grimsby
Baxtrom's Independent Grocer, Cornwall
Moncion's Independent Grocer, Ottawa
Morello's Independent Grocer, Peterborough
Zehrs Great Food #521, Windsor

The Vision Award recognizes grocery head offices for their corporate commitment to local foods. This year's winners are:

Conventional - Metro Ontario Inc.
Discount - Food Basics
Local Food Champion - Brian Langley, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are presented by the Ontario government in partnership with:

  • Asparagus Farmers of Ontario
  • Flowers Canada
  • Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario
  • 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

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