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2022 inductee

Nunzio Tumino

Nunzio Tumino was the founder of Aurora Importing and Distributing, which he formed in 1955 as a pioneer in importing ethnic foods, primarily from Italy, to serve new immigrants to Canada. Over the years the company expanded to carry more than 4,000 products, including its own Aurora and Allessia lines. Tumino earned the respect of the grocery industry as he grew the company, winning numerous business awards for his leadership and his company. In 2021, he published a book, “A Pocketful of Dreams,” in which he chronicled his life and shared lessons he learned along the way as he turned a small importing business into a thriving operation.