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Flanagan Foodservice Named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 9th Year


Kitchener, ON – May 10, 2022 – Flanagan Foodservice is a 2022 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.


Flanagan Foodservice was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world‑class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.


The award is a reflection of the company's innovation, commitment and dedication to their customers and partners.


“This year’s Best Managed winners displayed courage, resourcefulness, and creativity as they explored new avenues for advancement,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co‑Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “We’re extremely proud to recognize their impressive achievements in such a rapidly changing business world. Their successes demonstrate the importance of strong leadership and forethought in driving long-term growth.”


Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2022 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) putting their people and culture at the forefront, focusing on their ESG strategies and doubling down on accelerated digitization.


 “We are honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for a 9th consecutive year.  The devastating impact of the pandemic on Flanagan’s business and on the overall foodservice industry tested our resilience again in 2021.  This recognition is a testament to the determination, hard work and creativity of all Flanagan employees in helping us successfully overcome these challenges and continue to meet our customers’ needs,” said Dan Lafrance, President and CEO of Flanagan Foodservice.    


The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.