Flanagan Foodservice Named One of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies


KITCHENER, Ont. — For the eighth-consecutive year, Flanagan Foodservice has been named one of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. This year, the company also earned Canada’s Best-Managed Companies Platinum-Club designation, having retained its Best-Managed designation for seven-consecutive years or more.

The 2021 Best-Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies. The award recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 28th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business programs. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. The program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.

“It’s an honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the eighth year in a row. It’s particularly special considering the significant challenges we and the entire foodservice industry have faced during the pandemic. We’re proud of the resilience, creativity and unwavering commitment by our employees to ensure that our customers have continued to get the ‘Difference they Deserve,’” says Dan Lafrance, president of Flanagan Foodservice.

“To become a Best Managed Platinum Club winner is nothing short of remarkable. Their continued adaptability in an era of uncertainty sets the standard for how to overcome new barriers and demonstrate resilience at the highest levels,” says Kari Lockhart, partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s Platinum Club winners are the Canadian cornerstone for outstanding business in 2021.”

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