RCC’s Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes senior executives who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the Canadian grocery industry. The recipients of the Award reflect the industry’s spirit of community and trust and demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation, both in the products their company offers to consumers and the leadership they provide within their organization. The recipients are recognized as role models whose passion goes beyond a lifelong dedication to the industry, demonstrating a commitment to greater good through support for charitable and community organizations.


Anthony Longo, President and CEO of Longo's, and The Longo Family,
honoured with Retail Council of Canada’s
Canadian Grand Prix 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award


"RCC is honoured to award Anthony Longo and the Longo Family with this award, in recognition of their tremendous contributions to the grocery industry in Canada," said Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada. "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. Along with co-founder Gus Longo, he, his 17 family members in the business and talented Senior Leadership team, have led the expansion of Longo's across the Greater Toronto Area and growing the on-line channel with GroceryGateway.com, ensuring that, as a progressive independent grocer, Longo's is able to meet consumers at their various need states. Under Anthony's leadership, the company continues to be recognized as one of the most respected grocery retailer in the country, supporting growth, innovation and making a difference in people's lives through philanthropic partnerships and community support."

2016 Canadian Grand Prix
Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor

Maple Leaf Foods