Oppy Sustains Sixteen Year Streak Winning Best Managed Honors

Wed. March 8th, 2017 - by Jordan Okumura

VANCOUVER, CANADA - The Oppenheimer Group sustained its 16-year-long streak this week, being honored as one of Canada’s best-managed companies.

John Anderson, Chairman, President, & CEO, Oppy

“This recognition is only possible because everyone at Oppy lives our expect the world from us promise day in and day out,” said John Anderson, Chairman, President, and CEO, in a press release. “It’s a commitment we all make, and it’s what helps us succeed in the complex landscape of our industry.” 

The company was tipped as one of the best managed by the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program—a program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business Magazine, Queen's Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums that recognizes organizations with innovative, world-class business practices. 

Additionally, Oppy was named to the Best Managed Platinum Club—a distinction for top-performing companies that earn a place among the best for six years or more—for its tenth time.

“It’s great to be named to this prestigious group once again,” remarked Anderson. “Next year, Oppy will celebrate 160 years in business. So, for over 10 percent of our history, we’ve been recognized as a best managed organization. That’s a fine credit to our strategy and the amazing commitment of people across the organization.”

Oppy has been chosen as one of Canada’s best managed companies every year since it first applied in 2001. 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.

Oppy’s recognition comes, in large part, as a result of the company’s achievements throughout 2016. Oppy achieved record revenues across its business units and accomplished a number of initiatives including:

  • A joint venture with Rincon Fresh to strengthen its berry category
  • Successful marketing campaigns for Jazz, Envy, and Pacific Rose apples and Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
  • Delivering a record-breaking season for Orchard View cherries
  • Being honored as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures

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