March 10, 2017
The 2016 results are in for the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, and for the tenth consecutive year Vancouver Island grocer Quality Foods has been selected to retains its prestigious accreditation as a Best Managed Platinum member.
“2016 was a crucial year for us; we opend a second store, QF View Royal, in the Greater Victoria region,” says Ken Schley, QF’s Director of Operations and founding partner. “When we open a new location it’s important to recognize any successes to date come from our hardworking and loyal QF people. From there, growth stems from our commitment to supporting local communities, innovations that improve our customers’ shopping experiences, and meaningful relationships with national brands and local suppliers.”
Quality Foods has become known for practical innovations in the grocery industry. “We were one of the first in Canada to offer both online shopping and a points reward program, plus My Daily Special which allows customers to pick a non-flyer item for a personal sale price,” says Shawn Tomczyk, QF’s Director of Information Systems. “More recently, we introduced a unique, and so far as we know, unduplicated smartphone app that connects customer selected deals seamlessly to any QF checkout.”
Best Managed has recognized world-class Canadian businesses since 1993 and has become one of the nation’s elite business awards programs. “We’re thrilled,” says Schley. “Platinum membership means we are continuing to adapt and grow in changing environments, and that we have been able to stay in pretty good company for an extended period of time. We’re proud of this designation and we know that being recognized in this way means a lot to all of our QF people and to our customers, giving us all a boost of confidence going into our 35th year in business.”
Pictured: Quality Foods President Noel Hayward, along with Mariola Lepak and Justin Schley of Quality Foods attended the Canada's Best Managed Companies gala celebration on April 19, 2017.
Quality Foods is a Platinum Member of the Canada's Best Managed Companies program, with award- winning stores across Vancouver Island and in Powell River.