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Friday Briefs: Healthy Planet named Organic Retailer of the Year; Farm Boy’s Fan Faves

Quick bites to catch you up on the past week
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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Healthy Planet named Organic Retailer of the Year

The company was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Canada Organic Trade Association's Organic Leadership Award for its contribution to promoting organic products and practices across Canada.

"We are honored and grateful to receive this esteemed recognition from the Canada Organic Trade Association," said Monica Walker, head of food and grocery at Healthy Planet, in a release. "This award is a testament to the dedication of our team and our commitment to providing customers with high-quality organic options while championing innovation."

READ: Healthy Planet opens largest-ever store

The award was presented to Healthy Planet during the Organic Gala & Leadership Awards event on April 2 in Vancouver. 

Healthy Planet has rapidly expanded its footprint in Ontario, with 35 stores currently and plans to add six more locations in 2024. 

Its stores feature a curated selection of products, ranging from vitamins and supplements to organic foods and natural beauty essentials. Customers also have the opportunity to consult with in-store nutritionists. As a full-scale grocer, Healthy Planet offers a wide range of organic and natural products, including fresh, frozen and pantry items.

Farm Boy Butter Tarts
Farm Boy Butter Tarts

Farm Boy reveals Fan Faves

The grocer’s annual Fan Faves product list is back. 

Each year, Farm Boy asks customers to vote on their favourite products. This year’s winners are: 

Produce Hero: Avocados 

Bake Shop Delights: Farm Boy Butter Tarts 

Chef-Made Must-Haves: Farm Boy Homestyle Hummus 

Un-Brie-lievable Cheese: Farm Boy Brie & Camembert 

Deli Delights: Farm Boy European Deli-Style Salamis 

Butcher Shop Bullseye: Farm Boy Gourmet Burgers 

Shrimply the Best Seafood: Farm Boy Cooked or Raw Shrimp 

Best in Bloom: Fresh Cut Tulips 

Pantry Staples: Farm Boy Salad Dressings & Vinaigrettes 

Fridge Finds: Farm Boy Stone-Baked Pizzas 

New Favourites: Farm Boy Gourmet Ice Cream 

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