Lakeview Metro Receives Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence

Published on November 02, 2021

Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, presents the Award of Excellence and the Platinum Retailer Award to the local Lakeview Metro team.

MISSISSAUGA – Today, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, recognized the team at the Lakeview Metro on behalf of the Hon. Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for their outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry, and presented them with the Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence, and a Platinum Retailer Award of Merit.

“This is an especially prestigious award,” said Cuzzetto, “as the Award of Excellence is presented to only three top-scoring Ontario retailers across Ontario. Retailers faced many unprecedented challenges this year, but the Lakeview Metro team went above and beyond, creating exciting displays that made it easier for local consumers to identify and choose local foods.”

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.

“Congratulations to Metro for creating award-winning displays that showcase fresh and delicious Ontario fruits and vegetables,” said Minister Thompson. “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 Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association.”

 

Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, with the Lakeview Metro team

 

Quick Facts

  • 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.

 

Contact

Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228