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March 8th, 2018
Fruit d’Or named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
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Fruit d’Or was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.

The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Fruit d'Or has distinguished itself by its ability to innovate with its processes throughout the value chain (from field to finished product), by its products for various sectors, such as the launch of the retail brand Patience Fruit & Co, and with its very high added-value products for the nutraceuticals sector. Fruit d'Or also stands apart with its high operational efficiency, as well as the importance of its role in regard to various industry stakeholders—producers, suppliers, customers, employees or community members—and its efforts in sustainable development since 2001, when Fruit d'Or became a pioneer in the production of organic cranberries.

“Well-run companies are important to the economic health of our country. These companies serve as role models to help make all Canadian businesses better”

— Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

"This award recognizes the efforts of Fruit d'Or's entire team. A team of professionals committed at all levels to build a solid and sustainable business. The connection with the community, farmers and customers is at the heart of our concerns. Fruit d'Or is very proud to be recognized for the progress it has made and for its international development in more than 50 countries."

— Mr. Martin LeMoine, founder and president of Fruit d'Or.

“Best Managed companies deserve recognition for their entrepreneurial approach to excelling in an uncertain economic climate. They truly bring out the best in Canadian business leadership,”

— Lorrie King.

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On

the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

The awards are granted on four levels:

  1. Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year);
  2. Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
  3. Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years);
  4. Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

"This award recognizes the efforts of Fruit d'Or's entire team. A team of professionals committed at all levels to build a solid and sustainable business (…)", commented Mr. Martin LeMoine, founder and president of Fruit d'Or.

It’s the simple everyday things that make our berries so tender, tasty, healthy and give them the perfect texture. Each parcel of land we farm with care and respect. Each weed we pull by hand. Each extra day we wait to ensure crops are harvested at peak ripeness. Each minute saved between field and freezer. Each berry perfectly preserved. Each unwanted substance detected and eliminated. And each delicious bite our customers enjoy.

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