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 2021 winners are:

  • Foodland #3262 in Mount Forest

The Platinum All Seasons Award recognizes merchandising excellence through three seasonal groupings: spring, summer and fall/winter. The 2021 winners are:

  • Foodland #3262 in Mount Forest
  • Longo's #11 Rutherford in Woodbridge
  • Longo's #36 Green Lane in East Gwillimbury
  • Longo's #37 Liberty Village in Toronto
  • Metro #73 in Mississauga
  • Metro #141 in Windsor
  • Metro #453 in Bowmanville
  • Metro #461 in Mississauga
  • Metro #479 in Orillia
  • Metro #800 in Scarborough
  • Pusateri's Fine Foods - Sherway Gardens in Toronto
  • Fisher's Your Independent Grocer #839 in Beaverton

The Gold Category Award is given to chain and independent stores in three specific categories: seasonal, creative and cross-merchandised. The 2021 winners are:

Gold Seasonal

  • Food Basics #833 in Bolton
  • FreshCo. #3860 in Brampton 
  • Longo's #22 in Richmond Hill
  • Sobeys Ira Needles #685 in Kitchener

Gold Creative Winners

  • Foodland #3302 in Coldwater
  • Longo's #8 Glen Erin in Mississauga
  • Longo's #24 Maple Leaf Square in Toronto
  • Metro Trinity Commons #83 in Brampton

Gold Cross-Merchandised

  • Food Basics #883 in Listowel
  • Foodland #7254 in Dundalk
  • Longo's #9 Walkers Line in Burlington
  • Valu-Mart #2730 in Kingston

The Silver Award of Merit celebrates excellence in promoting Ontario produce in a display. The 2021 winners are:

  • Food Basics #607 in Hanmer
  • Food Basics #837 in Bracebridge
  • Food Basics #842 in Newmarket
  • Foodland #3259 in Southampton
  • FreshCo. #3838 in Toronto
  • FreshCo. #3862 in Fergus
  • Port Sydney Freshmart #4217 in Port Sydney
  • Longo's #2 Trafalgar in Oakville
  • Longo's #7 Brampton in Brampton
  • Longo's #13 Winston Churchill in Mississauga
  • Longo's #25 in Milton
  • Longo's #33 in Ajax
  • Metro #137 in St Thomas
  • Metro #153 in Picton
  • Metro #199 in London
  • Metro #202 in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Metro #204 in Peterborough
  • Metro #235 in Hamilton
  • Metro #247 in London
  • Metro #259 in Sturgeon Falls
  • Metro #272 in Ottawa
  • Metro #399 in North Bay
  • Metro #422 in Thunder Bay
  • Metro #717 in Mississauga
  • Metro Stockyards #719 in Toronto
  • Metro #728 in Mississauga
  • Metro #767 in Aurora
  • Metro #798 in Newmarket
  • Pusateri's Fine Foods - Avenue Road in Toronto
  • Pusateri's Fine Foods - Bayview Village in North York
  • Sobeys #537 in Angus
  • Sobeys #832 in Brighton
  • Sobeys #935 in Collingwood
  • Starsky Fine Foods in Hamilton
  • Grant's Your Independent Grocer #476 in Hanover
  • Hansen's Your Independent Grocer #895 in Exeter

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