Grocery chain wins business award

Lower Mainland’s best-known South Asian food grocery store chains has scooped a prize at the Small Business BC Awards

Fruiticana founder Tony Singh accepts the Premier’s Choice award at the recently held Small Business BC Awards.

Fruiticana founder Tony Singh accepts the Premier’s Choice award at the recently held Small Business BC Awards.

One of the Lower Mainland’s best-known South Asian food grocery store chains has scooped a prize at the Small Business BC Awards (SBBC).

Fruiticana, with an outlet in Abbotsford, picked up the Premier’s People’s Choice title after amassing the most public online votes out of 417 nominated companies across the province.

The award for the Surrey-based business, which boasts 19 stores throughout Surrey, B.C. and Alberta, was, a sweet success for Fruiticana president and Founder Tony Singh.

Singh – who started Fruiticana in 1994 – said he was particularly proud of this latest award because the winner was chosen by the people.

Fruiticana Produce Ltd. has arrangements with more than 30 farms in B.C., the U.S., Mexico and India, all of which exclusively grow produce for the company.

Fruiticana has won numerous accolades and awards for business excellence over the years.