Local Grocer Receives Foodland Ontario Retailer Award for Local Food Promotion

INGERSOLL – Today, Ernie Hardeman MPP for Oxford recognized Foodland Ingersoll owner Scott Clarke and produce manager Blake Sharpe for their outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry and presented them with a Silver Award of Merit.

“I’m very excited to present Foodland Ingersoll with this important award and recognition,” said Hardeman. “Displays such as these help make it easy for shoppers to choose delicious, nutritious local food grown right here in Ontario.”

The annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are the produce industry’s premier competition for excellence in retail display and promotion in support of local Ontario foods. Retailers enter seasonal display contests which run from mid-April to November. In 2018, over 4,250 entries were submitted with almost 6,000 photos of compelling displays featuring fresh Ontario produce.

“Congratulations to Foodland Ingersoll for creating award-winning displays that showcase Ontario’s fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables,” said Hardeman. “Thank you for taking pride in building creative and innovative displays that encourage shoppers to take home the good things that grow in Ontario.”

Media inquiries please contact:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford
(519) 537-5222