The Oxford Food Group of Companies including, Oxford Frozen Foods, Acadian Wild Blueberry, Peninsula Foods, Bragg Lumber, Maine Wild and Cherryfield Foods, has maintained its status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year receiving the award, therefore placing us in the top member category, Platinum.
The national award established in 1993, recognizes Canadian companies that have first class business practices. Companies are assessed on four categories including: strategy, capability, commitment and return on investment and in particular how they address their business challenges like globalization, new products, innovation, customer and supplier relationships, and commitment to a long-term business plan including succession, retention, and development of its employees.
This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, and Queen’s School of Business and is decided on by three independent judges who choose the top 50 company winners from across the country.
Achieving Canada’s Best Managed Platinum Status affirms our focus to the real strengths of the Oxford Food Group. In particular, our highly dedicated and committed employees, our long-term loyal growers and customers, and our unique culture. Our culture is driven by strong rural, family, and farming values and the mantra of always looking for a better way of doing things, of encouraging and driving innovation, and of being efficient and productive while ensuring we continually improve our leadership in quality. We are always reinvesting in research and in our production capabilities, and we are fortunate to have an owner who is totally committed to both continuously reinvesting in the business and to the long-term success of the wild blueberry industry. This combination of strengths, together with the fact that wild blueberries are one of the healthiest foods available worldwide, has enabled the company and the industry to grow and also provides a great recipe for growth well into the future.
Oxford provides farming services through its farm division, Bragg Lumber, to both company owned and independently owned wild blueberry fields. The long term relationships with these independent growers has been forged over many years of working closely together, developing a mutual trust and respect which only comes with dealing with and solving problems together and always meeting commitments. In supporting these growers and the industry, Oxford is proud to be a significant contributor to sustaining the rural economy in its areas of operations.
Oxford exports its wild blueberry products worldwide, including Europe, Japan, China, United States, Korea and Russia.