Longo's

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Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
Private
Industry Retail supermarket
Founded Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1956 (1956))
Founder Tommy, Joe and Gus Longo
Headquarters Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations
30
Area served
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Products Bakery, dairy, delicatessen, frozen foods, general grocery, meat and poultry, produce, seafood, snacks, pharmacy (at six locations), flowers, Starbucks
Number of employees
5,000+
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 and Hamilton 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 190 square metres (2,000 sq ft), 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 more than 30 stores in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. A 4,500-square-metre (48,000 sq ft) flagship store opened in Maple Leaf Square in downtown Toronto, and a new store opened in Mississauga on 26 February 2015. The newest store, opened in Ancaster in September 2016, is the southwesternmost location in the chain, and the first in the Hamilton market.[2]

Longo's currently[when?] has over 5,000 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), achieving platinum status.[3]

Longo's publishes a free magazine called Experience Magazine.

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

Grocery gateway acquisition[edit]

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

Locations[edit]

32 locations:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Family History". Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. Archived from the original on 22 October 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Longo's opening new grocery store in Ancaster". The Hamilton Spectator. 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Platinum Club members". Deloitte & Touche LLP, CIBC, National Post, and Queen's School of Business. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 

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