MASSTOWN - The Masstown Market has been named as the recipient of a national heritage award by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.
Market owners Laurie, Lisa, Eric and Wade Jennings on Tuesday were awarded the Arnold Rands Heritage Award during the 50th Annual Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards ceremony in Toronto.
The awards were presented before more than 500 leading grocers, suppliers and distributors at Grocery Innovations Canada 2012, the country's premier grocery conference and tradeshow.
Masstown Market was credited as being "more than a grocery store" by also being developed as a destination for tourists and locals alike with its full-scale service as a dairy bar, restaurant, gift shop, liquor store, Internet café, deli, garden centre, bakery and grocery store.
The market has been operated by the Jennings family for more than three decades.