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Finalists of the Alizés Awards announced

April 14, 2022  By Bakers Journal


Sainte-Julie, Que. – The Group Export Agri-Food Quebec-Canada has announced the finalists of the annual Alizés Awards.

Each year, the Alizés Awards highlight the excellence of the work accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have particularly distinguished themselves on international markets.

Awarded by a jury of recognized experts in the field of agri-food exports, the Alizés Awards include the “SME Fonds de solidarité FTQ” category, rewarding a company with sales of less than $50 million, and the “Large company FCC” category, for companies with sales of over $50 million. This year, a brand-new category has been added, “Export Innovation Inno-centre”, honouring a company that has demonstrated great originality in developing its export strategies or in responding to an unforeseen situation.

Nominees

The SME Fonds de solidarité FTQ category:

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  • Morehouse Foods Ltd., Quebec, family business specializing in the manufacture of mustards, salad dressings and dips, many of which are sold under the Le Grec brand.
  • Marie Morin Canada, Quebec, manufacturer of sweet treats in glass jars inspired by traditional French recipes.
  • Soulanges Mills, Quebec, creators of innovative specialty flours for the baking and food industries.

The « Large company FCC » category:

  • Bio Biscuit inc., Quebec, specialist in the manufacturing of oven-baked cookies and food for dogs and cats.
  • Rustica Foods, Quebec, manufacturers of authentic Italian products, including the famous fresh tomato pizza, frozen pizzas and focaccias.
  • Sogelco International, Quebec, producer and trader of seafood products exclusively from sustainable fisheries or farms.

The Export Innovation Inno-centre category:

  • Bio Biscuit inc., Quebec, manufacturer of oven-baked pet food that impressively adapts its marketing offensives while respecting the core values of its brand.
  • Groupe Acéricole Sn – Maple 3, Quebec, producer of maple water directly targeting a well adapted target according to its destination markets.
  • Soulanges Mills, Quebec, flour producers whose agility and ability to adapt to challenges are a testament to the culture of innovation that has been present since its founding.

A jury of five evaluated all the applications submitted: Louis Turcotte, senior director, corporate and commercial financing at FCC and president of the jury; Benoit Tétrault, investment director, Agri-Food and Health at Fonds de solidarité FTQ; Eric Waterman, vice-president, Agri-Food at Inno-centre; Pascale Daigneault, senior industry development officer at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; and Martin Lemire, vice-president at EDIKOM and L’actualité Alimentaire.

The winners will be officially unveiled on April 20, 2022, at the Alizés Evening, which will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, during SIAL Canada 2022.


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