Anthony Longo and family to be honoured by Retail Council of Canada

Grocer to receive this year's Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievement Award
The Longo Family (CNW Group/Retail Council of Canada)

Anthony Longo, president and CEO of Longo's, and the Longo family are this year's recipients of the Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award, presented by The Retail Council of Canada as part of its STORE 2017 conference, recognizes senior executives who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to Canada’s grocery industry.

"Over more than six decades, The Longo Family has continued to lead by example through a strong work ethic and living its values of honesty, trustworthiness and mutual respect," said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO, Retail Council of Canada, in a press release announcing this year's honourees.

"Under Anthony's leadership, the company continues to be recognized as one of the most respected grocery retailer in the country, supporting growth, innovation and making a difference in people's lives through philanthropic partnerships and community support," she continued.

After graduating from Humber College with a Business Administration Diploma in 1982, Longo went to work for the Longo’s Oakville location fulltime and quickly rose through the ranks.

In 1990, Longo was promoted to general manager and after working with a third-party consulting firm to help with succession planning, was appointed president and CEO of Longo Brothers Fruit Markets in 1998.

"Under his leadership, the company continues to be recognized both in the U.S. and Canada for its innovation, its pledge to team members and customers and its diverse product selection and commitment to excellence," said the press release.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Anthony Longo and The Longo Family at the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards gala on May 31.

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