Jan 8, 2021
In my new series, I ask
people that I admire,
what word matters most to
It’s a simple question but not one that’s easy to
In this episode, I chat with Anthony Longo, the CEO of
Longo's, one of the most exciting food retailers on the planet.
Longos is a family business that treats everyone - their
customers, employees, and vendors, like family.
Anthony talks about the Italian word VOGLIA. In English,
it means to crave or desire, an appropriate word for a food
impresario and a fantastic word to describe anyone with a curious
mind who spends their life inquiring and discovering to innovate
Why does this podcast matter to you?
It’s a wonderful tale that begins with Antonio Longo coming to
Canada in the ’50s, with six children and spending each day
scarring his lungs and arms in a foundry to provide, and only
agreeing to quit when his children started their own business.
It continues with the next three generations building on his
It’s packed with life lessons to help you get to where you
need and deserve to go.
How to picture your customer in a way where you can look into
their life, what matters most, so that you can serve them
Why values and humility are the lifeblood of leadership.
What COVID taught Anthony Longo and his team about culture,
resiliency and what will change in how they manage going
And then Anthony unpacks some powerful ideas on what Canada
can do to grow our agricultural sector. From Farm to Plate he
shares his thoughts on why food means the world to each of us, and
to all of us.
Download Chatter that Matters wherever you get your podcasts.
If you listen on Apple or Spotify please subscribe and share
as it helps Canadian Podcasters fight for an audience in a global
marketplace that has no boundaries.
Linked In -
Niagara College Innovation Centre
Food, Health, and Consumer Products of Canada
of Independent Grocers https://cfig.ca/
Retail Council of
Canada - https://www.retailcouncil.org/
Tony Chapman's Links
Twitter – @TonyChapman