Is Longos publicly traded?
Also, who is Longos owned by?
Joey is the son of Tommy Longo, who with his brothers, Gus and Joe, founded Longo's with one store in Toronto in 1956. Joey is also the brother of the company's president, Anthony Longo. Today, 58 years after its founding, Longo's is arguably the best independent grocery chain in Canada.
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Similarly, you may ask, what was the name of the first Longos Fruit & Vegetable Market?
Before the intersection was vastly widened in the 1980s, it was ripe with commercial and office units, Malton Fruit Market among them. This small business echoes into Ontario's grocery landscape today: it was one of the earliest Longo's stores. The store is pictured, above, in May 1968, a year after it opened.
How did Longos begin their journey?
In 1951, the rest of the family came to Canada and began their journey. In an effort to get their father out of the harsh conditions of the metal plant, Tommy, Joe and Gus Longo opened their first fruit market in 1956, a 1,500 square foot fruit and vegetable store.