Oppy Named One of Canada's Best 14th Year in a Row
- by Jordan Okumura
VANCOUVER, CANADA - The Oppenheimer Group has once again received the honor of being named among Canada’s Best Managed companies.
In 2001, Oppy became the first full-service produce marketer to be named among the country’s Best Managed companies and have continued the streak for the last 14 years. The company was also named to the Best Managed Platinum Club for the eighth time.
“We are honored to be named among Canada’s best yet again,” said John Anderson, Chairman President and CEO. “While our business model remains constant, we have grown a great deal since the first year we were chosen, and are always evolving strategically to meet the demands of our dynamic industry. Through the efforts of our team, we’ve enhanced our services, fine-tuned our product mix, and refined our nimble supply chain to consistently deliver the best fresh produce the world has to offer.”
Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program recognizes organizations that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. According to a press release, the Platinum Club honors top-performing companies that earn a place among the best for six years or more.
“With a strong brand promise that unifies our approach and ultimately defines our business, everyone at Oppy readily participates in a ‘best managed’ strategy,” Anderson continued. “I’m proud of our team for achieving this honor once again.”
Anderson points to several highlights that set the company apart last year, including leadership in the industry-wide eat brighter! program, investment in grower-partner SunSelect’s new greenhouse facility in Tehachapi, CA, and increased volume of strategic items like JAZZ™ and Envy™ apples, gold kiwifruit, and a wide range of berries.
Later this month, Oppy expects to release organic cucumbers from Canada, Nour clementines from Morocco, and Bartlett pears from Argentina.