Applewood Longo's Receives Gold Foodland Ontario Retailer AwardPublished on November 19, 2020
Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, presents the Gold Foodland Ontario Retailer Award to the local Applewood Longo's team.
MISSISSAUGA – Today, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, recognized the team at the Applewood Longo's on behalf of the Hon. Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for their outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry, and presented them with a Gold Retailer Award of Merit in the Cross-Merchandising category, for their innovative and creative berry displays.
The annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are the produce industry’s premier competition for excellence in retail display and promotion in support of local Ontario foods. Retailers enter seasonal display contests which run from mid-April to November. In 2019, over 4,225 entries were submitted, with almost 6,000 photos of compelling displays featuring fresh Ontario produce.
“Congratulations to Longo's for creating award-winning displays that showcase fresh and delicious Ontario berries,” said Minister Hardeman. “Thank you for taking pride in building creative and innovative displays that encourage shoppers to take home the good things that grow in Ontario.”
“For more than 40 years, this program has helped forge strong relationships among retailers, commodity organizations, and growers,” said Cuzzetto. “I’d also like to take a moment to recognize and thank the co-sponsors of these awards, including the Ontario Berry Growers Association.”
- For a list of the 2019 Retailer Award winners, visit Foodland Ontario’s website.
- Ontario has one of the most diverse agri-food industries in Canada, producing more than 200 commodities, such as greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, asparagus, berries, tender fruit, and apples.
- For more than 40 years, Foodland Ontario has connected with families on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy locally grown foods.
- To know when all your local fruits and vegetables are in season, visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.
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