Longo's

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Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
Type Private
Industry Retail supermarket
Founded Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1956 (1956))
Founders Tommy, Joe, and Gus Longo
Headquarters Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations 24
Area served Greater Toronto Area
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat & poultry, produce, seafood, snacks, pharmacy (at six locations), flowers, Starbucks
Employees 4,000+
Website www.longos.com
Longo's Rutherford
Longo's First Canadian Place store.
Longos in Markham

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., commonly known as just Longo's, is a family-run grocery chain in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. Its corporate office is located in Vaughan, and had been previously located in Mississauga.

Longo's was founded by brothers Tommy, Joe, and Gus Longo in 1956, who established their first store at the intersection of Yonge Street and Castlefield Avenue in Toronto.[1] This store was about 2,000 square feet (190 m2), and had eight family members working there. The Longo brothers opened their second store in 1962, on Woodbine Avenue.[1]

Longo's owns and operates 24 stores in the Greater Toronto Area, with more openings planned in the future. Most recently, a 48,000-square-foot (4,500 m2) flagship store was opened in Maple Leaf Square in Downtown Toronto. A new Longo's store opened in Milton on November 30, 2011.

In 2004, Longo's acquired online grocery retailer Grocery Gateway, providing Longo's with the largest online grocery retail presence in Canada.

Longo's currently has over 4,000 employees, and has been selected as one of Canada's Top 50 privately managed companies by the Financial Post newspaper for nine consecutive years (2000-2008),[citation needed] achieving platinum status.[2]

Joe Longo Sr. died in the fall of 2008. Tommy Longo died on 30 January 2011.

Locations[edit]

26 locations:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Family History". Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Platinum Club members". Deloitte & Touche LLP, CIBC, National Post, and Queen's School of Business. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 

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