Oppy tops Canadian list once more

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BY CARL COLLEN

Oppy tops Canadian list once more

Canada's annual search for its best-managed companies has again led it to the Oppenheimer Group

Oppy tops Canadian list once more

John Anderson of Oppy

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The Oppenheimer Group has once again been named a winner in Canada’s annual competition to find the best managed companies across the country.

When the top organisations were announced today, Oppy’s 16 consecutive year streak continued; the company was also named to the Best Managed Platinum Club for the tenth time.

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business Magazine, Queen's Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program recognises organisations that have implemented world class business practices and created value in innovative ways.

The Platinum Club, meanwhile, honours top-performing companies that earn a place among the best for six years or more.

“It’s great to be named to this prestigious group once again,” said John Anderson, chairman, president and CEO. “Next year, Oppy will celebrate 160 years in business. So for over 10 per cent of our history, we’ve been recognised as a best managed organisation. That’s a fine credit to our strategy and the amazing commitment of people across the organisation.”

Best Managed applications are reviewed annually by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalisation, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

The accolades announced today recognise Oppy’s 2016 achievements, including record revenues earned across its business units.

Highlights that set the company apart last year include launching the joint venture with Rincon Fresh to strengthen its berry category; continuing to build a successful market for Jazz, Envy and Pacific Rose apples; developing demand for Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, delivering a record-breaking season for Orchard View cherries - underpinned by the new ‘Pick your moments’ brand positioning - and being recognised for having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

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