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Fresh produce companies honored among Canada’s best managed

As the full-service fresh produce marketing and distribution company celebrates its 160th year in business, Oppy said its position among Canada’s Best Managed companies continues to stand the test of time.
When Canada’s top organizations were announced today, Oppy’s name was called for the 17th consecutive year, and the company was honored as a member of the Best Managed Platinum Club for the eleventh time.

“It’s truly an honor to be named among Canada’s top companies,” said John Anderson, chairman president and CEO. “It’s a credit to our people, our culture and to the strategy that sustains our growth. It makes me extremely proud of all we have achieved, as I’ve watched our team face and overcome the daily challenges of our business by keeping our promise expect the world from us always at the forefront.”

The company said accolades announced today recognize Oppy’s 2017 achievements, including launching a new berry partnership with Ocean Spray; introducing an Oceanside Pole Brussels sprouts program; increasing its organic portfolio with more colored bell peppers from Divemex; continuing to build a successful market for JAZZ, Envy and Pacific Rose apples; developing demand for Zespri SunGold kiwifruit—and Anderson himself being named among Canada’s Most Admired CEOs.

Fresh Direct Produce
Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. (“Fresh Direct”) is honored to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for seven consecutive years and also becomes a Platinum winner.

“Our Team is honored to receive the Best Managed Platinum Award for maintaining our commitment to pursuing excellence. It has been another stellar year of continuous learning and growth. Our business continues to expand across our conventional, organics and import produce divisions.  We are proud to announce new packing lines and ripening rooms in both our brand new 53,000 sq. ft. facility in Calgary and our South Vancouver (Kent Ave.) facility, to better serve our customers.” says President and Co-Founder Davis Yung.

Fresh Direct is a Western Canadian fresh produce importer, wholesaler, and marketer with three distribution centers in Vancouver and Calgary. Sourcing and importing over 1,000 conventional and organic fruit and vegetable items from 32 countries, Fresh Direct distributes quality produce to grocery retailers and food service distributors across Canada. Fresh Direct’s commitment to growth and development allows them to attract and align with the best growers, customers, and talents in the industry.

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business Magazine, Queen's Smith School of Business, MacKay CEO Forums, and the TMX Group, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program recognizes organizations that have implemented world class business practices and created value in innovative ways. The Platinum Club honors top-performing companies that earn a place among the best for six years or more.

Best Managed applications are reviewed annually by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.
For more information:
Karin Gardner
Tel: +1 (206) 499 7440

Karen Law
Fresh Direct Produce
Tel: (+1) 604-255-1330 

Publication date: 3/8/2018



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