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Jenny Longo

Director of Private Label at Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.,
Jenny Longo is Director of Private Label at Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., a position she has held since 1998.
A family-owned organization, Longo’s first opened its doors in Toronto in 1956 and now boasts 33 stores including 5 small format “The Market” by Longo’s. Grocery Gateway, the leader in online sales of home delivered groceries, is owned and operated by Longo Brothers Fruit Market Inc. since 2004. Inspired by their Founders and their commitment to a Fresh Tradition, the Longo’s team hand selects fresh produce for its stores six days a week. Longo’s food experts are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by offering the best food experience and a great value to every customer, every time by providing Fresh & Unique Offerings, Everyday Foods & Groceries, Services for Ease, Education and Ideas. Jenny is a keen volunteer board member to a number of organizations including The Board of Directors of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, (ICCO), The Board of Directors of Food Starter, The Peel Victim Services, Celebrity Chef Challenge, The Canadian Produce Marketing Association,National Convention Sponsorship Committee, as well as a Judge for the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Award, and for the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand Prix and Rogers Product of the Year Awards. Jenny is the Chair of the Longo’s Family Council and a member of the Longo’s Senior Management Leadership Team.