Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

March 22, 2013

The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are recognizing 68 grocery retailers for in-store promotion of fresh Ontario food. The 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 four 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.

A new award category - the Vision Award - has also been created this year. The award honours the retail banners (head office) for their corporate support. The first winners of this award are Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. and Metro Ontario Inc. for their promotion of Ontario foods and partnering with Foodland Ontario.

Flowers Canada (Ontario) is also recognizing two Sobeys stores for a pilot display contest.

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

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

Award Winners

Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence

  • Hurley's Your Independent Grocer, 273 King St. W., Ingersoll
  • Stewart's Town & Country Market, 1024 Hwy 9, Mildmay
  • Morello's Your Independent Grocer, 400 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough
  • Andrew and Emily's No Frills, 13311 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton

Platinum All Seasons Award

  • Metro #325, 371 St. Paul Ave., Brantford
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., 1225 Fairview St., Burlington
  • Hurley's Your Independent Grocer, 273 King St. W., Ingersoll
  • Sobeys #685, 235 Ira Needles Blvd., Kitchener
  • Stewart's Town & Country Market, 1024 Hwy 9, Mildmay
  • Metro #73, 406 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga
  • McDaniel's Your Independent Grocer, 200 Grant Carmen Dr., Ottawa
  • Metro #479, 70 Front St. N., Orillia
  • Morello's Your Independent Grocer, 400 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough
  • Andrew and Emily's No Frills, 13311 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton
  • Metro #395, 150 Churchill Blvd., Sault Ste. Marie
  • Food Basics #638, 1875 Regent St., Sudbury
  • Loblaws Forest Hill, 396 St. Clair Ave., W., Toronto
  • Food Basics #654, 600 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo

Gold - Creative

  • Allan's Your Independent Grocer, 1900 Dixie Rd., Pickering
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, 6283 Rutherford Rd., Woodbridge
  • Food Basics #620, 5353 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
  • Fisher's Independent, 30 Beaver Ave., Beaverton

Gold - Cross Merchandising

  • Metro #147, 6740 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor
  • Metro #124, 225 Broadway Ave., Tillsonburg
  • Food Basics, 975 Wallace Ave., Listowel
  • Woodstock Foodland, 645 Dundas St. W., Woodstock

Gold - Seasonal

  • Zehrs Great Food #521, 7201 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor
  • Metro #141, 3663 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor
  • Harvest Barn Country Market, 1179 4th Ave., St. Catharines
  • Victoria Harbour Foodland, 178 John St., Victoria Harbour

Silver Award of Merit

  • Food Basics #660, 8910 Hwy 50, Brampton
  • Food Basics #607, 5085 Hwy 69 N., Hanmer
  • Food Basics #669, 3476 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga
  • Food Basics #655, 7070 Saint Barbara Blvd., Mississauga
  • Food Basics #870, 1670 Heron Rd., Ottawa
  • Food Basics #658, 325 Thorold Rd., Welland
  • MacKinnon's Foodland, 1349 Meadow Dr., Greely
  • Stroud Foodland, 8056 Yonge St., Innisfil
  • Foodland, 6777 Morrison Ave., Niagara Falls
  • Kudrinko's, 22 Main St., Westport
  • Loblaw Great Food, 250 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., 2900 Walkers Line, Burlington
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., 98 Copper Creek Dr., Markham
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., 1079 Maple Ave., Milton
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., 3163 Winston Churchill Blvd., Mississauga
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., 3455 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville
  • Metro #404, 110 North Front St., Belleville
  • Metro #453, 243 King St. E., Bowmanville
  • Metro #44, 10088 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton
  • Metro #248, 3442 Errington St. N., Chelmsford
  • Metro #193, 70 King William St., Hunstville
  • Metro #46, 910 Southdown Rd., Mississauga
  • Metro #490, 1011 Uppermiddle Rd. E., Oakville
  • Metro #252, 2515 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Metro #255, 345 Carleton Ave., Ottawa
  • Metro #179, 1070 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound
  • Michael-Angelo's, 4099 Erin Mills Pkwy., Mississauga
  • Real Canadian Superstore Grimsby, 361 South Service Rd., Grimsby
  • Sobeys, 4610 Ontario St., Beamsville
  • Sobeys, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville
  • Sobeys, 343 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines
  • Sobeys, 255 Dundas St., Waterdown
  • Walmart, 510 Centennial Pkwy. N., Stoney Creek
  • Battistelli's Your Independent Grocer, 65 Regional Rd. 24, Lively
  • Vos' Independent, 1893 Scugog St., Port Perry
  • Zehrs #546, 472 Bayfield St., Barrie

Vision Awards

  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
  • Metro Ontario Inc.

Flowers Canada (Ontario) Award

  • Sobeys, 2451 Danforth Ave, Toronto
  • Foodland Ottawa, 5669 Osgoode Main St, Osgoode, Ottawa

Gabrielle Gallant, Minister's Office, 416-326-3069

Susan Murray, Communications Branch, 519-826-3145



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