Thursday, April 20, 2017
Retail Council of Canada has announced that Anthony Longo, president and CEO of Longo’s and The Longo Family are the 2017 recipients of the Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievement Award.
Under Anthony Longo’s leadership, the company continues to be recognized as one of the most respected grocery retailers in the country, supporting growth, innovation and making a difference in people’s lives through philanthropic partnerships and community support.
“Over more than six decades, The Longo Family has continued to lead by example through a strong work ethic and living its values of honesty, trustworthiness and mutual respect. Co-founder Gus Longo, his 17 family members in the business, and the talented senior leadership team have led the expansion of Longo’s across the Greater Toronto Area and grown the online channel with GroceryGateway.com, ensuring that, as a progressive independent grocer, Longo’s is able to meet consumers’ needs,” said Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO, Retail Council of Canada.
Anthony Longo has held the position of president and CEO of Longo’s since 1998. Under his leadership, the company has been recognized as one of Canada’s 10 most admired corporate cultures and as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies, sustaining a standard of excellence and leadership in all areas of the business.
Longo’s was founded in 1956 when three brothers, Tommy, Joe and Gus opened their first fruit market on Yonge Street in Toronto. Today, Longo’s employs more than 5,000 people and operates 25 full-service grocery stores around the Greater Toronto Area, five urban stores in Toronto under the “The Market, by Longo’s” and online supermarket, GroceryGateway.com.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Anthony Longo and The Longo Family at the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala on May 31, 2017.