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PRESS RELEASE

Oxford Frozen Foods Limited to Welcome Nine South Korean and Vietnamese Families

NOVember 18, 2019

OXFORD, NS – As a proud participating employer in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program; Oxford Frozen Foods Limited is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming new employees from South Korea and Vietnam to the Oxford Frozen Foods Limited family.

The AIPP allows employers to hire skilled workers and international graduates who want to relocate to Atlantic Canada. These individuals will be granted permanent residency upon arrival. As part of the criteria for this program all applicants have to meet minimum requirements in their level of communication in English, education, and work experience.

 

In January 2020, Oxford Frozen Foods Limited will be welcoming nine new employees as well as their families who will all be relocating to Oxford; including 14 school aged children. To help with their transition the new employees and their families will be staying in our company owned houses for the first six months.

 

Immigration has become a vital source of sustainability in Atlantic Canada. We feel this group will be a great complement to our existing workforce and our community.

 

Oxford has pioneered environmentally friendly farming practices which are being adapted industry wide, such as the use of tree lines to protect the fields, carefully managing the fields to allow them to fill in with wild blueberry plants, anti-erosion practices and many other innovative ICM techniques.

 

In an effort to lighten our environmental footprint we follow a strict "farm for the future" approach. Oxford is committed to long term sustainable practices to ensure that the wild blueberries continue to improve for the benefit of future generations.

 

We also practice good environmental practices in our factories and have adopted energy and water reduction processes to lessen our impact on the environment and the community in which we operate. We also employ a Health Safety and Environmental Director who assists us in advancing our environment friendly practices.

 

Oxford Frozen Foods was presented the 2010 Eco-Efficiency Award in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 1st for it's continuous efforts to reduce energy consumption and reduce it's carbon foot print.

Oxford Frozen Foods achieves Platinum Status as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

MAY 1, 2019

The Oxford Food Group of Companies including, Oxford Frozen Foods, Acadian Wild Blueberry, Peninsula Foods, Bragg Lumber, Maine Wild and Cherryfield Foods, has maintained its status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year receiving the award, therefore placing us in the top member category, Platinum.

 

The national award established in 1993, recognizes Canadian companies that have first class business practices. Companies are assessed on four categories including: strategy, capability, commitment and return on investment and in particular how they address their business challenges like globalization, new products, innovation, customer and supplier relationships, and commitment to a long-term business plan including succession, retention, and development of its employees. 

 

This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, and Queen’s School of Business and is decided on by three independent judges who choose the top 50 company winners from across the country. 

Achieving Canada’s Best Managed Platinum Status affirms our focus to the real strengths of the Oxford Food Group.  In particular, our highly dedicated and committed employees, our long-term loyal growers and customers, and our unique culture. Our culture is driven by strong rural, family, and farming values and the mantra of always looking for a better way of doing things, of encouraging and driving innovation, and of being efficient and productive while ensuring we continually improve our leadership in quality. We are always reinvesting in research and in our production capabilities, and we are fortunate to have an owner who is totally committed to both continuously reinvesting in the business and to the long-term success of the wild blueberry industry.

 

This combination of strengths, together with the fact that wild blueberries are one of the healthiest foods available worldwide, has enabled the company and the industry to grow and also provides a great recipe for growth well into the future.

 

Oxford provides farming services through its farm division, Bragg Lumber, to both company owned and independently owned wild blueberry fields. The long term relationships with these independent growers has been forged over many years of working closely together, developing a mutual trust and respect which only comes with dealing with and solving problems together and always meeting commitments. In supporting these growers and the industry, Oxford is proud to be a significant contributor to sustaining the rural economy in its areas of operations.

 

Oxford exports its wild blueberry products worldwide, including Europe, Japan, China, United States, Korea and Russia.

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