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Produce companies make Canada’s Best Managed Companies list

May 9, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

May 9, 2023 – Several Canadian companies, including Mastronardi Produce, Red Sun Farms, and Fresh Direct Produce have been included in the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies list.

Mastronardi Produce
Mastronardi Produce has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 14th year in a row and is encouraging Canadians to pursue a lifelong career with the company in the greenhouse produce industry. “This recognition is a testament to the talented people building careers at Mastronardi Produce,” said Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, in a press release. “We wouldn’t be here without our employees, and we are proud to offer unique, lifelong career opportunities for people who want to grow with us. CEA is the future of food, and Mastronardi Produce will keep providing sustainable food and jobs in our communities for years to come. That’s why we hope more Canadians will be inspired to join our Flavor Revolution.”

Red Sun Farms
Red Sun Farms has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the eleventh year in a row and retaining Platinum Club status. “This recognition is a reflection of our commitment to spending time and energy to build and maintain good long-term business partnerships and the cultivation of a successful team,” says Carlos Visconti, Red Sun Farms CEO of US and Canada Operations, in a press release. “In combination with our strong core values of accountability, collaboration, trust and innovation, we are building an environment that makes Red Sun Farms the ideal partnership for long lasting relationships. Our Red Sun Farms family embraces these values in all aspects of our operations. This recognition reaffirms our position as leaders in the produce industry.”


Fresh Direct
Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. (“Fresh Direct”), and its partner companies Mike & Mike’s Organics, Islands West Manufacturers, and Emperor Specialty Foods were named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies over the past decade. “We are excited to receive our 12th consecutive Best Managed Companies Award. I am very proud of how our team navigated through some very challenging opportunities this past year. I want to thank our team members, customers, vendors and business partners for coming together to ensure a stable supply of nutritious and delicious fresh produce for Canadians despite continuing supply chain disruptions and lingering pandemic restrictions. Our teams are excited to further expand our distribution in Canada as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary in business.” says CEO David Lawrence in a press release.


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