Oppy Marks 165th Anniversary and David Oppenheimer Day; John Anderson Comments
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - With 165 years clocked in the industry, Oppy’s origin story is sure to be an exciting one. Originally founded by four immigrant brothers as Oppenheimer Bros. & Co., today the company celebrates its 165-year legacy of excellence, innovation, and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional quality fruits and vegetables to customers worldwide.
“We are proud to celebrate our 165th anniversary, an incredible milestone that exemplifies Oppy’s longevity and enduring success,” said Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner John Anderson. According to a press release, Anderson was hired by Oppenheimer descendant David Godfrey Oppenheimer back in 1975, just seven years after the company’s perishables department spun off into its own company.
David Oppenheimer Day, celebrated on July 12, makes the celebration even more exciting. This day serves as a tribute to one of Oppy’s visionary founders, who set a precedent for the company's enduring success, and went on to serve as the city’s second mayor and is credited with establishing much of its infrastructure.
“This year is doubly meaningful as we also reflect on our 20-year promise, expect the world from us—the driving force behind Oppy’s pursuit of delivering the finest produce from around the globe while exceeding expectations. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our dedicated team, and our customers and partners for their unwavering support and trust in Oppy. There is much to celebrate and much to be proud of, but as always, we are steadfast in our focus on the future as we navigate today’s dynamic environment. Our adaptability sets Oppy apart and brought us to these two key milestones in our history,” shared Anderson.
The company is recognized for its approach, recently awarded as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 22nd time, BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ in 2023. The company remains focused on delivering exceptional produce experiences, fostering strong partnerships, and driving sustainable practices that benefit both people and the planet.
Cheers to the next 165 years!