The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards Program is the produce industry’s premier competition that recognizes grocery retailers’ efforts to raise consumer awareness about the diversity of foods locally grown and harvested in the province of Ontario. 

This year, our annual Retailer Awards recognized 60 grocery retailers who are making it easier for Ontarians to choose and buy locally-grown and harvested foods with their innovative in-store promotion of fresh Ontario food. Their store displays increase consumer awareness and education about the diversity of fruits and vegetables grown in Ontario. Stores submit photographs of their promotional displays to qualify for the awards, and the winners are selected by a panel.

Award Categories:

Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence celebrates Ontario retailers that have won the Platinum All Seasons Award two years in a row. The 2019 winners are:

  • Food Basics #910 in Elmira
  • Sobeys #935 in Collingwood
  • Fisher’s Your Independent Grocer #839 in Beaverton

The Platinum All Seasons Award recognizes merchandising excellence through three seasonal groupings: spring, summer and fall/winter. The 2019 winners are:

  • Food Basics #910 in Elmira
  • Sobeys #935 in Collingwood
  • Fisher’s Your Independent Grocer #839 in Beaverton
  • Food Basics #607 in Hanmer
  • Food Basics #856 in Richmond Hill
  • Food Basics #888 in Simcoe
  • Kudrinko’s in Westport
  • Longo’s #9 in Burlington
  • Longo’s #34 in Stouffville
  • Metro #73 in Mississauga
  • Metro #453 in Bowmanville
  • Metro #800 in Scarborough

The Gold Category Award is given to chain and independent stores in three specific categories: seasonal, creative and cross-merchandised. The 2019 winners are:

Gold Seasonal

  • Metro #193 in Huntsville
  • Metro #422 in Thunder Bay
  • Longo’s #33 in Ajax
  • Davis’ Your Independent Grocer #810 in Port Hope

Gold Creative Winners

  • Food Basics #633 in Cambridge
  • Food Basics #877 in Kitchener
  • Foodland #6441 in Amherstview
  • Longo's #10 in North York

Gold Cross-Merchandised

  • Foodland #6442 in Brechin
  • Longo’s #28 in Mississauga
  • Sobeys #858 in Pickering
  • Sobeys #6712 in Peterborough

The Silver Award of Merit celebrates excellence in promoting Ontario produce in a display. The 2019 winners are:

  • Food Basics #651 in Fonthill
  • Food Basics #654 in Waterloo
  • Food Basics #660 in Brampton
  • Food Basics #680 in Brampton
  • Food Basics #691 in Guelph
  • Food Basics #697 in Sudbury
  • Food Basics #837 in Bracebridge
  • Food Basics #842 in Newmarket
  • Food Basics #855 in Bradford
  • Food Basics #875 in Toronto
  • Food Basics #883 in Listowel
  • Food Basics #927 in Ajax
  • Food Basics #960 in Kitchener
  • Foodland #6763 in Havelock
  • Foodland #6860 in Greely
  • Loblaws #1079 in Toronto
  • Longo's #6 in Woodbridge
  • Longo's #14 in Mississauga
  • Longo’s #16 in Oakville
  • Longo's #17 in Markham
  • Longo’s #19 in Aurora
  • Longo's #26 in Toronto
  • Longo's #31 in Ancaster 
  • Metro #140 in Georgetown
  • Metro #141 in Windsor
  • Metro #204 in Peterborough
  • Metro #853 in Pickering
  • Andrew & Emily’s No Frills #3451 in Picton
  • Sobeys #657 in Ajax
  • Sobeys #664 in Simcoe
  • Sobeys #685 Ira Needles in Kitchener
  • Sobeys #832 in Brighton
  • Sobeys #4726 in Toronto
  • Sobeys #7496 in Orleans
  • Morello’s Your Independent Grocer #878 in Peterborough
  • McDaniel’s Your Independent Grocer #894 in Nepean


The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are presented by the Ontario government in partnership with:

FB #910, Elmira – Apples
Sobeys #935 – Collingwood
YIG #839, Beaverton – Asparagus