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Alizés Award finalists selected

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The Agri-Food Export Group Quebec-Canada (Export Group) announced the three finalists of the first edition of the Alizés Awards, selected by a jury of recognized experts in the field of agri-food exports. The Alizés Awards celebrate the work of accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have distinguished themselves in international markets.

The winners will be unveiled during the Alizés Evening, on the sidelines of SIAL Canada 2019, on April 30 at the Beanfield Center in Toronto.

The three finalists:

  • Jefo Nutrition Inc. is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of high performance non-medicated nutritional solutions for animals.
  • The Maple Treat Corporation, a division of Lantic Inc, is one of the largest manufacturers of pure maple syrup in the world.
  • Wendell Estate Honey Inc. has sold their Wendell Estate raw and natural honey all over the world since the 1930s.

“The jury particularly appreciated the strategies put in place by the finalists to increase their presence and sales on international markets, develop new markets and generate profitable and sustainable growth,” said André A. Coutu, president and CEO of the Export Group. “These strategies demonstrate the excellence and expertise of Canadian agri-food companies in exporting.”


The grand prize, the Alizé of the Year, will reward to the finalist whose marketing strategies, impressive growth or structuring consolidation led them to stand out in the international markets over the past year. The jury will also award the Alizé Jury’s Choice to the company that has been particularly successful in international markets through innovative and bold strategies.

The Alizés Awards, organized for the first time this year, are the successor to the Canadian Export Business Award given by the Export Group since 2007.

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