AOFP Offering Complimentary Business Assessments for Ontario Food and Beverage Processors

Companies encouraged to apply today for assessments

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Alliance of Ontario Food Processors (AOFP) is now accepting applications for its popular Managing for Success Business Assessment.

Starting in fall 2012, a limited number of companies from a cross-section of the Ontario food and beverage processing sector will receive this complimentary, personalized assessment valued at more than $5,000.

"We're pleased to offer the Managing for Success Business Assessment to help food and beverage processors adopt best management practices that could give their businesses a boost," says Steve Peters, Executive Director, AOFP, adding that better managed companies will lead to a stronger food processing industry.

To date, 40 food and beverage processing companies from across the province have participated in the confidential, one-on-one assessments. The process includes having an experienced business advisor work with management to review their company's practices in several focus areas and provide recommendations.

"Feedback from past participants has been positive," says Peters. "The assessment process has given companies a fresh perspective on their overall business."

The Managing for Success Business Assessment is open to all food and beverage companies with a permanent processing operation in Ontario that haven't participated previously.

For more details, and to apply for an assessment visit www.managingforsuccess.ca.

AOFP is a non­profit organization of food and beverage processing companies and industry organizations. Members have joined together to provide a comprehensive and co­ordinated approach to promoting and representing the Ontario food and beverage processing sector on issues of common interest and concern.

Managing for Success is a project of the AOFP, with the support of Growing Forward, a federal-provincial- territorial initiative, to help food and beverage processors adopt best management practices with the ultimate goal of creating a stronger, more competitive food industry sector.


SOURCE: Alliance of Ontario Food Processors

For further information:

John Cruickshank
Project Manager
519-650-3741 (office)

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