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Foodland Ontario Retailer Award winners honoured at luncheon


The Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence were presented on Wednesday at a luncheon at the Liberty Grand in Toronto to: Metro #479, 70 Front Street North, Orillia; Vos’ Your Independent Grocer, 1893 Scugog Street, Port Perry; Winkel’s Your Independent Grocer, 745 Centre Street, Espanola.

The Award of Excellence is presented to the top-scoring Ontario retailers, in each store size category, that have won the Platinum Award two years in a row.

Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards highlight grocery stores’ creative and innovative efforts to promote good things that grow in Ontario.

“These retailers are dedicated to showcasing Ontario grown fruit and vegetables. By working together to promote Ontario produce we support our local economy and help people put more fresh, quality food on their tables," said Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Stores submit photos of their promotional displays to qualify for the awards.

This year, judges reviewed more than 2,000 photographs submitted by 964 entrants.

The awards are co-sponsored by the Ontario government in partnership with various Ontario produce associations and boards.

Sixty-four Ontario grocery retailers were recognized with Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards in 2011.

2011 Foodland Ontario Retailer Award recipients include:


Chris' Valu-mart, Hwy 144, Dowling

Winkel's Your Independent Grocer, 745 Centre St., Espanola

Hurley's Your Independent Grocer, 273 King St. W., Ingersoll

Stroud Foodland, 8056 Yonge St., Innisfil

Stewart's Town & Country Market, 1024 Hwy 9, Mildmay

Metro #479, 70 Front St. N., Orillia

Loblaws Barrhaven Market, 3201 Greenbank Rd., Ottawa

Metro # 255, 345 Carleton Ave, Ottawa

Morello's Your Independent Grocer, 400 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough

Andrew and Emily's No Frills, 13311 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton

Vos' Your Independent Grocer, 1893 Scugog St., Port Perry

Sobeys, 400 Scott St., St. Catharines

Metro # 139, 11729 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor

Gold – Creative:

Fisher's Your Independent Grocer, 30 Beaver Ave, Beaverton

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, 1225 Fairview St., Burlington

Metro #453, 243 King St., Bowmanville

Metro #73, 406 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga

Gold – Cross Merchandising:

Food Basics, 5085 Hwy 69 N., Hanmer

Glenburnie Grocery, Country Rds 10 & 3, Glenburnie

Metro #267, 3655 Richmond Rd. , Nepean

Walmart Rymal Road, 2190 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton

Gold – Seasonal:

Battistelli's Your Independent Grocer, 65 Regional Rd. 24, Lively

Metro #119, 1244 Commissioners Rd. W., London

Michael-Angelo's, 4099 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga

Victoria Harbour Foodland, 178 John St., Victoria Harbour

Silver Award of Merit:

Justin and Stacey's No Frills, 285 Mill St., Angus

Metro #314, 375 Daniel St. S., Arnprior

Zehrs, 620 Yonge St., Barrie

FreshCo., 398 Queen St. W., Brampton

Sobeys, 310 Colborne St. W., Brantford

Metro #905, 1111 Elgin St., Cobourg

Baxtrom's Your Independent Grocer, 31 Ninth St. E., Cornwall

Dundalk Foodland, 320 Main St., Dundalk

Tony and Kathy's No Frills, 748 The Queensway, Etobicoke

Metro #264, 2636 Innes Rd., Gloucester

Moncion Your Independent Grocer, 685 River Rd., Gloucester

Sobeys, 700 Queenston Rd., Hamilton

Havelock Foodland, 38 Ottawa St. W., Havelock

Metro #199, 155 Clarke Side Rd., London

London North Walmart Supercentre, 1280 Fanshawe Park Rd. W., London

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, 3163 Winston Churchill Blvd., Mississauga

Ross' Your Independent Grocer, 3777 Strandherd Dr., Nepean

Niagara Falls Foodland, 6777 Morrison Ave, Niagara Falls

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, 3455 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville

Allan's Your Independent Grocer, 1900 Dixie Rd., Pickering

Port Sydney Freshmart, 29 South Mary Lake Rd., Port Sydney

Foodland, 176 Griffin St., Smithville

Real Canadian Superstore, 1063 Talbot St., St Thomas

Stirling Foodland, 44 North St., Stirling

Sobeys, 6315 Hazeldean Rd., Stittsville

Stratford Foodland, 581 Downie St., Stratford

Food Basics, 1875 Regent St., Sudbury

Loblaws Forest Hill Market, 396 St Clair Ave W., Toronto

Food Basics, 600 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo

Zehrs Beechwood, 450 Erb St. W., Waterloo

Food Basics, 325 Thorold Rd., Welland

Metro #147, 6740 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor

Real Canadian Superstore, 4371 Walker Rd., Windsor

Zehrs, 7201 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor

Dean's valu-mart, 55 Josephine St., Wingham

Woodstock Foodland, 645 Dundas St., Woodstock

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