Upper Crust is the among 37 new winners of the 2021 Best Managed Companies list, presented by Deloitte Canada.
Companies that won last year and retained their titles this year include Conestoga Meats and the PUR Company.
The awards program spotlights the top privately owned Canadian companies with revenue over $25 million. This year, factors of success included commitment to health and wellbeing of employees and organizational purpose.
“As president, I am proud of our team for their commitment to product development and distribution, and for their resilience and hard work. This recognition sends an encouraging signal to our entire team that our focus on great people, efficient processes, perpetual innovation, and leadership in safety are working,” says Upper Crust president Carmela Serebryany. “I am grateful to the team at Upper Crust and at all of our allied companies for all of their hard work and dedication through the once-in-a-lifetime challenges faced over the past year. I am also grateful to all of our customers, suppliers and supporters who have stood by us and offered advice and encouragement. Success has many authors and we could not be where we are without you. We celebrate this hard won achievement and also take it as a motivation to constantly grow and do better.”
Companies that achieved a Gold Standard, meaning winning Best Manager status for three consecutive years, include Fruit d’Or and Kruger Products.
Companies under Platinum status, achieving Best Manager for seven years, include:
Coleman’s Food Centres
Fresh Direct Produce
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
M&M Food Market
Maple Lodge Farms
Red Sun Farms
Summer Fresh Salads
The Oppenheimer Group