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CANADA'S NATIONAL GROCERY SHOW

38TH EDITION

GROCERY'S VIRTUAL MEETINGS, EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE EVENT


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BEEF UP YOUR BUSINESS The Canada Beef and Veal team has a steak in your future! PROMOTION AND MARKETING

EDUCATION & TRAINING

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

• National, regional and independent operator promotion and sales building programs • National and regional distributors support programs

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES*

• Butchery and culinary education resources for the food processor, retail, foodservice and academic teams • Education and training video production for industry

• Branded and co-branded support programs

• Food safety and quality assurance

• Cooperative advertising support

• Consumer product experience support

• Development and production of custom marketing resources

• Value chain familiarization for domestic and export market buyer groups

• Canada Beef marketing library

• Event marketing and trade show activations

• Supply chain development

• Carcass utilization and value optimization

• Food safety systems resources

• Engaging in on-line seminars and conferencing

• Beef buyers guides, wall charts and reference materials

• Web-based education and training for processor, retail and foodservice professionals

• Partner programs

• Market insights

• Consumer marketing support

• Trends analysis

For more information about promotion and marketing: Rod Koning, Executive Director, Channel Marketing rkoning@canadabeef.ca cdnbeefperforms.ca canadabeef.ca

For more information about education and training: Mathieu Pare, Executive Director, Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence mpare@canadabeef.ca cdnbeefperforms.ca canadabeef.ca

* Access to CBCE facilities will be in accordance with current COVID-19 health guidelines.


GROCERY’S VIRTUAL MEETINGS, EXHIBITION + CONFERENCE EVENT YOUR ONE-STOP GROCERY SHOP LIVE ONLINE OCTOBER 26, 27, 28 2021

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WELCOME TO THE SECOND YEAR OF GIC LIVE @ HOME! During an unprecedented time, the grocery industry has continued to showcase innovations from rapidly moving towards more ecommerce options to reimagining the store and what customers consume. This year’s virtual exhibition and conference puts the focus on engagement, with the A.I.-powered meetings platform that allows retailers and suppliers to connect based on mutual business interests.

TOM SHURRIE PRESIDENT & CEO, CFIG

With a simple click, attendees will be able to gain insights, network and engage with not only businesses here in Canada but also from around the world. The virtual event will be available 24/7 from any device, and for a total of 30 days after the live dates. Bring your entire team and staff to discover “A World of Opportunities. More Trade. More Tastes. More Trends” at GIC LIVE @ HOME! There is no travel, or hotel fees for your teams, no stress, no borders to cross, and no lost time away from the office. Retailers will enjoy free access to the trade show, while rates for exhibitors’ virtual booths reflect the accessible, and value-added philosophy of the event. Not only will attendees be able to discover both local and international exhibitors, but they will also be able to chat in 100 languages or deploy video calls with one click! When not in meetings with exhibitors, attendees will be immersed in the education workshops and keynotes, with exclusive sessions covering all the hot button topics that grocers have on their minds. From staffing to new technologies and trends post pandemic, it’s all here at your fingertips on one ground-breaking virtual event platform. Don’t miss the inaugural Choose Ontario Pitch Theatre or the culinary innovations from Spain and elsewhere. Find the latest innovations in the New Product Showcases, and vote for your Top 10 in Grocery. All attendees are welcome to the networking receptions on October 26 and 27; the best merchandising displays will be celebrated on Tuesday, followed by a special Celebration of Grocers event on Wednesday. Download any of the exhibitors’ curated materials showcasing their latest products and services, collect digital samples and chat with vendors live, in a multitude of languages. GIC LIVE @ HOME scheduled for October 26, 27, 28, 2021, will see leading retailers and suppliers gathering to grow their business at the grocery’s must-attend virtual event. We look forward to welcoming you all virtually at GIC LIVE @ HOME 2021!

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2021 CFIG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT GROCERS (CFIG) IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED FROM THE MEMBERSHIP AND REFLECTING A REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION. A NATIONAL OFFICE CONSISTING OF THE PRESIDENT AND STAFF IMPLEMENT THE FEDERATION`S OPERATIONS IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICIES ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD. THE BOARD AND THE PRESIDENT ALSO RECEIVE ONGOING INPUT FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES CONSISTING OF MEMBERS ESTABLISHED ACROSS CANADA. ✷ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CFIG Toronto, ON

DOMINIC ARSENAULT IGA Coaticook Coaticook, QC

✷ DAN BREGG

ANTHONY GRECO Concord Food Centre & Oak Ridges Food Markets Thornhill, ON

ERIN HIGDON Powell’s Supermarket Ltd. Bay Roberts, NL

BROOKE KYNOCH Safety Mart Foods Chase, BC

✷ CHRISTY MCMULLEN

✷ JAMIE NELSON

RICK RABBA The J. Rabba Company Ltd. Mississauga, ON

TOM VESELY Westlock Sobeys Westlock, AB

✷ RON WELKE

✷ TOM SHURRIE

Honorary Past Chair, Summerhill Market, Toronto, ON

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Save-On-Foods Langley, BC

Buy-Low Foods Surrey, BC

PIERO CARBONE Garden Foods Bolton Ltd. Bolton, ON

CHRISTOPHER LEE Southside Market AG Foods Revelstoke, BC

JUSTIN SCHLEY Quality Foods Errington, BC

BILL COLEMAN Colemans Corner Brook, NL

✷ MIKE LONGO

Longo Bros. Fruit Markets Vaughan, ON

✷ GIANCARLO TRIMARCHI

Vince’s Market Newmarket, ON

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Saskatoon, SK

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ASSOCIATE MEMBERS’ COUNCIL

CO-OPERATION AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SUPPLIER AND RETAILER HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT IN GROCERY RETAIL. CFIG’S ASSOCIATE MEMBERS’ COUNCIL (AMC) HAS IN TURN BECOME MORE INTEGRAL TO THE DIRECTION OF THE FEDERATION AS A WHOLE. THE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS’ COUNCIL IS A GROUP OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES REPRESENTING A VARIETY OF CANADIAN GROCERY PRODUCT COMPANIES. THE AMC MEETS QUARTERLY, AND PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS.

DAVID BLACKMORE VP Sales Procter & Gamble Inc.

PETER BOWMAN Sr. VP Retail & Food Services Sales Saputo Dairy Products Canada

GREG COLES Chief Customer Office Nestlé Canada Inc.

NANISS GADEL-RAB VP Customer Development Unilever Canada

TODD JOHNSTON VP Customer Sales Lactalis Canada

JIM KELLY VP Sales Kraft Heinz Company

JOHN KOTSOPOULOS VP Sales & Trade Marketing The J.M. Smucker Co.

SCOTT LORIMER Sr. VP Retail Sales Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

MIKE LUST Co-Vice Chair, VP Customer Development PepsiCo Foods Canada

SAM MAGNACCA VP, GM Acosta Canada

MICHEL MANSEAU Sr. VP & GM Consumer Business Kruger Products LP

TIM MCNERNEY Sr. VP National Sales & Marketing Coca-Cola Refreshments

VINCE MENDES DE FRANCA President General Mills Canada Corp.

CHRIS POWELL Chair & Sr. VP Business Development Tree of Life Canada

KEVIN RIESCHI Director, Client Solutions and Partnerships, Interac Corp.

ERIN ROONEY VP Sales and Marketing McCormick Canada

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reunited Showcase your brand at Canada’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable trade show in Montréal. CPMA members get special rates to attend or exhibit at its annual Convention and Trade Show.

NOT A MEMBER? JOIN TODAY! CONTACT HEATHER URBAN hurban@cpma.ca

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PRESENTING SPEAKERS STACEY ALLEN

NANISS GADEL-RAB

AMAR SINGH

JEREMY ATTRIDGE

ROBERT GRAYBILL

RON SOREANU

TOM BARLOW

GENEVIÈVE HEEMAN

KEN WONG

LAUREN BERNARDO

TAZ HUSSAIN

PROF. YU MA

LISA BISHOP-SPENCER

DANIKA JOHANSEN

MIKE ZEPP

ANDRE BOULAY

JARED LINDZON

DAVID BURNETT

HAROLD C. LLOYD

TONY CHAPMAN

JANET LORD

MEGHAN CHAYKA

SERENE MARTIN

VALERIE CUMMINS

LAURA NICKLIN

MIKE CUNNINGHAM

RON PEACOCK

LAURA DOBSON

STEVEN SAGE

VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CF&R SERVICES

DIRECTOR OF CATEGORY LEADERSHIP KRAFTHEINZ

JUROR INDEPENDENT GROCER OF THE YEAR AWARDS SHOPPER INSIGHTS MANAGER PEPSICO

DIRECTOR OF BRAND & COMMUNICATIONS CHICKEN FARMERS OF CANADA

ACCOUNT MANAGER CF&R SERVICES

SR. CULINARY MANAGER CPD CANADA MCCORMICK

RADIO HOST - PODCASTER - SPEAKER

CO-FOUNDER/CO-CEO STATHLETES INC.

CATEGORY & SHOPPER DEVELOPMENT LEADER CONFECTIONERY, NESTLÉ

TEAM LEAD, MARKETING INSIGHTS TREE OF LIFE CANADA

OMNICHANNEL & NEW REVENUE STREAMS TEAM LEAD, UNILEVER CANADA

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VP CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT UNILEVER CANADA

PRESIDENT & CEO FMS

MARKETING MANAGER, CPD CANADA, MCCORMICK

HEAD OF SALES STRATEGY AND INSIGHTS KRAFTHEINZ

DIRECTOR OF ECOMMERCE AND EMERGING CHANNELS, UNILEVER CANADA

SR. DIRECTOR KANTAR

PROJECT TEAM CONSULTANT CIRCULAR MATERIALS

SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF MARKETING BENSADOUN FACULTY SCHOLAR MCGILL UNIVERSITY CATEGORY & SHOPPER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER IMPULSE, NESTLÉ

JOURNALIST ON THE FUTURE OF WORK FOR FAST COMPANY & THE GLOBE & MAIL

RETAIL EXPERT

VICE-PRESIDENT & COO, GEMSYS MONEY HANDLING SYSTEMS INC.

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEAD TREE OF LIFE CANADA

ENSEMBLEIQ VP OF RESEARCH INSIGHTS & INNOVATION

CF&R SERVICES

VP SUSTAINABILITY KRUGER PRODUCTS

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GROCERY’S VIRTUAL MEETINGS, EXHIBITION + CONFERENCE EVENT YOUR ONE-STOP GROCERY SHOP LIVE ONLINE OCTOBER 26, 27, 28 2021

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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10:25AM – 10:50AM

Uniquely Ours!: Unique ‘mini-departments’ and new, creative product categories can be powerful customer attractions. LIVE Q&A with Harold Lloyd.

TUESDAY OCT. 26 ALL SESSIONS EST

ADDITIONAL SESSION: Impact of Covid on cash: Cash handling labour and technology considerations in view of rising labour costs. Janet Lord, Gemsys Money Handling Systems

8:00AM– 8:30AM KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP ROOM

Redefining experiential retail: exploring the evolving drivers of shopper experience in Canada, presented by Amar Singh, Kantar.

1:00PM – 1:30PM

LIVE PRODUCT PITCHES OMAFRA PITCH THEATRE

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

A selection of new products from Ontario companies hitting the market live on stage. Moderated by Tony Chapman

KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP ROOM

{CHOOSE ONE SESSION FROM EACH TIME SLOT}

3:00PM – 3:30PM

*VIEW ON DEMAND AFTERWARDS

NETWORKING RECEPTION

WORKSHOP #1 – CHOOSE ONE

AWARDS PRESENTATION ROOM. ALL WELCOME!

Hosts: Tony Chapman & Tom Shurrie

8:35AM – 9:05AM

Shopping anxiety and consumers. The workshop will examine how shopping anxiety affects consumer behaviour, and how businesses can develop mitigation strategies. Dr. Yu Ma, McGill University

8:35AM – 9:05AM

Re-igniting the Impulse Purchase: What strategies can be implemented to best retain & grow this shop within your stores? Presented by Valerie Cummins, Nestlé; Mike Zepp, Nestlé; Lauren Bernardo, PepsiCo.

3:30PM – 4:30PM AWARDS PRESENTATION ROOM. ALL WELCOME!

2021 Master Merchandiser Awards Gala Celebrate the best merchandising displays of the year. Hosts: Tony Chapman & Tom Shurrie

WORKSHOP #2 – CHOOSE ONE

WEDNESDAY OCT. 27 ALL SESSIONS EST

9:10AM – 9:40AM

8:00AM– 8:30AM

Global Post-Pandemic Impact: Jeremy Attridge, and Taz Hussain of KraftHeinz take a look at some local and international trends post pandemic within the marketplace.

9:10AM – 9:40AM

Are you ready? Ontario’s Blue Box Regulation requires the transition of more-than 250 local blue box programs to a new collection system funded by producers and operated by producer responsibility organizations (PRO). Presented by Ron Soreanu of Circular Materials

Featuring A.I.-powered matchmaking meeting program, video/ text chat instantly, New Product Showcase, Top 10 in Grocery contest and more.

9:50AM – 10:20AM

FMS’ Annual Financial Survey of Independents. Robert Graybill, FMS

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KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP ROOM

{CHOOSE ONE SESSION FROM EACH TIME SLOT}

WORKSHOP #1 – CHOOSE ONE

EXHIBIT HALL

INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS *VIEW ON DEMAND AFTERWARDS

10:00AM – 5:00PM EXHIBITION AND MEETINGS

INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE

KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP ROOM

Data & Beyond: Tools, Recruitment and the Future of Analytics. Covering the basics of data and implementation, you will understand from a ground level trends and tactics. Presented by Meghan Chayka, Stathletes Inc.

8:35AM – 9:05AM

What's next for the way consumers eat? This presentation will share how the pandemic has impacted the propensity to cook at home, rush back to restaurants, and utilize prepared foods, takeout, delivery, and fast food. Presented by Laura Nicklin, EnsembleIQ

8:35AM – 9:05AM

Ecommerce Checkup: The fundamentals of a successful ecommerce business from assortment to execution. Presented by Unilever’s Naniss Gadel-Rab, Danika Johansen and Laura Dobson. GROCERYINNOVATIONS.COM

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8:00AM – 8:30AM

WORKSHOP #2 – CHOOSE ONE

KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP ROOM

9:10AM – 9:40AM

Evolving sustainability priorities of Canadian consumers, Presented by Steven Sage, Kruger Products

9:10AM – 9:40AM

Store managers' best practices – audit session with IGYA jurors. Presented by Tom Barlow

10:00AM – 5:00PM EXHIBITION AND MEETINGS

KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP ROOM

WORKSHOP #1 – CHOOSE ONE

INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE

8:35AM – 9:05AM

How to Survive and Thrive by Being Part of the Story Tony Chapman presents five ideas for your business that require little capital investment but can pay great dividends.

8:35AM – 9:05AM

INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE

9:50AM – 10:20AM

How Independent Grocers Can Overcome the Labour Shortage in Canada. Jared Lindzon, future of work expert.

10:25AM – 10:50AM

Exciting and affordable ways to give your folks more to look forward to on the job. LIVE Q&A with Harold Lloyd.

1:00PM – 1:30PM

LIVE PRODUCT PITCHES OMAFRA PITCH THEATRE

A selection of new products from Ontario companies hitting the market live on stage. Moderated by Tony Chapman

3:00PM – 3:30PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

21st Edition of Flavour Forecast Brought to you by McCormick, Geneviève Heeman, Chef David Burnett.

WORKSHOP #2 – CHOOSE ONE

9:10AM – 9:40AM

Health & Wellness in a Post-Pandemic World: Tree of Life will explore the growth of the health and wellness segment and its projected trajectory, review some of the consumer perceptions around natural and organic foods. Presented by Mike Cunningham, Serene Martin, Tree of Life.

9:10AM – 9:40AM

The new margin sucking maggots: The macro level forces that will shape the business landscape long after covid is under control. Presented by Ken Wong, Queen’s University

10:00AM – 5:00PM EXHIBITION AND MEETINGS

AWARDS PRESENTATION ROOM. ALL WELCOME!

Hosts: Tony Chapman & Tom Shurrie

EXHIBIT HALL

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Featuring A.I.-powered matchmaking meeting program, video/text chat instantly, New Product Showcase, Top 10 in Grocery contest and more.

AWARDS PRESENTATION ROOM. ALL WELCOME!

Celebration of Grocers 2021 Network and engage with retailers and suppliers to recognize Life Members, Spirit of the Independent recipients. Hosts:Tony Chapman & Tom Shurrie

INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE

9:50AM – 10:20AM Coupons-A value-added tool for marketers and retailers, Ron Peacock, CF&R Services; Q&A with Stacey Allen and Andre Boulay.

THURSDAY OCT. 28 ALL SESSIONS EST

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CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS *VIEW ON DEMAND AFTERWARDS

Featuring A.I.-powered matchmaking meeting program, video/ text chat instantly, New Product Showcase, Top 10 in Grocery contest and more.

TOP 10 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Stop telling your story, become part of theirs. Independents, you must change the conversation from what you do, selling groceries to why you matter. Tony Chapman, host of Chatter that Matters

{CHOOSE ONE SESSION FROM EACH TIME SLOT}

EXHIBIT HALL

10:00AM

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10:25AM – 10:50AM

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Chicken farmers deliver on animal care: Virtual farm tour and Q & A. Presented by Lisa Bishop-Spencer, Chicken Farmers of Canada

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GIC LIVE @ HOME ATTENDEE HOW-TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES: MORE TRADE. MORE TASTES. MORE TRENDS.

Get ready for grocery’s most Immersive and interactive virtual event October 26, 27, 28, 2021! It’s easy-to-use, and accessible with one-click. Here’s a quick guide on how to discover a World of Opportunities. More Trade. More Trends. More Tastes using GIC LIVE @ HOME! EXHIBIT HALL

NETWORKING AND COLLABORATING ARE KEY TO GIC LIVE @ HOME Join the industry to celebrate the best merchandising displays from across the country and the grocery sector as a whole in the virtual auditorium, where attendees can celebrate the achievements this year. There will also be opportunity to network with colleagues during these events.

RETAILERS GET FREE ENTRY TO TRADE SHOW

AUDITORIUM

EXPLORING GIC LIVE @ HOME

In the exhibit hall, there will be various booths to explore, and get materials, information, and more in your digital cart. Connect with industry peers through chat (in 100 languages) or video. Make 1:1 or team meetings with the A.I.powered Retailer Connect Program.

Register at www.GroceryInnovations.com using the email that will act as your key to log into the virtual platform. Before October 26, 27, 28, 2021, you will receive an email – one click gets you into your virtual gateway onto Canada’s grocery shelves!

OMAFRA PITCH THEATRE

CONNECT & EXPLORE & ENGAGE INTERAC-TIVE CENTRE

You will enter into the GIC LIVE @ HOME! lobby, from there you can select to go to the exhibit hall, catch speaker sessions or demos by clicking on the appropriate sign. Want more assistance? Don’t miss the digital Canadian Grocer show guide to help search companies by category. NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

GAIN INSIGHTS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Exclusive speakers only at GIC LIVE @ HOME! Keep on top of trends and the latest data through live or on-demand keynotes and workshops and expert demos over 3 days, 24/7. Then after the event, the trade show exhibitors and presentations will be available for 30 days to view at your convenience. AUDITORIUM

REGISTER TODAY AT: www.GroceryInnovations.com Contact Events@cfig.ca

ATTENDEES ENGAGE

Programs such as Retailer Connect, or the 1:1 Chat/Video functions allow attendees to engage and conduct business any time, any where, on any device. Retailer Connect allows for dedicated meetings with retailers from across Canada to get your product/service on grocery shelves.

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FIND INNOVATIONS, INCREASE SALES

New this year, discover even more innovations at the OMAFRA Pitch Theatre, where you’ll see a variety of new Ontario companies and their innovations. Check out the Virtual New Product Showcase galleries that will provide an instant look at the most exciting innovations hitting the market. Retailers vote to pick their Top 10 Most Innovative in Grocery.

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MAKE VIRTUAL MEETINGS EASILY & EFFICIENTLY AT GIC LIVE @ HOME A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES:

MORE TRADE. MORE TASTES. MORE TRENDS.

GIC LIVE @ HOME FEATURES THE A.I. POWERED MATCHMAKING MEETING PROGRAM, RETAILER CONNECT.

WHAT IS RETAILER CONNECT MEETING PROGRAM?

GIC LIVE @ HOME offers local, regional, and global products from your home/office. Request samples, enjoy show specials/offers at exhibitor booths. Make Retailer Connect meetings, as well as video/text chat instantly. For 30 days, the Exhibit Hall will be open for business. Just some of the booths not to miss include Spain, with its broad array of products. Also, Sri Lanka offers a host of brands that consumers will enjoy that brings a taste of home in Canada. There is also Choose Ontario pavilion that features innovations close to home as well as products from the U.S., Costa Rica and the British Consulate and more! Travel the world and discover new products easily.

Some of the Sri Lankan brands at GIC:

American, British and Costa Rican products are at the event.

FOODS FROM SPAIN BOOTH

Attendees at the event can make 1:1 or team meetings on the GIC platform that uses A.I. technology to matchmake businesses with similar interests. Get ready to make meetings – it’s easy as 1-2-3!

STEP 1: Find the email from: noreply@mg.gripcontact.com to login STEP 2: Once you’re logged in, complete your profile by answering a few simple questions. Some of your information will pull in from your registration, however please confirm since the answers are used by the matchmaking algorithm to generate recommendations. STEP 3: Network and Engage– To begin net-working, click “Recommended For You”. These are the participants the AI Tech-nology has made for you based on your profile and other users’ profiles. If you find you’d like to meet with someone, click “Request a Meeting” next to their name. To accept the meeting request via email, simply click “Accept” in the email notification.

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Visit exhibit booths, collect digital information, and request samples and show specials easily. Make meetings to get the most out of the virtual event using the Retailer Connect program. The pandemic changed grocery and businesses need to know how consumers, supply chain, workforce and other macroeconomic factors will be affected going forward. There will be three live event dates of concurrent workshops for store managers, category managers and owners covering a variety of issues staffing, ecommcerce, category management and consumer trends. Bring your entire team – watch on demand, on any device, with one click.

REGISTER TODAY AT: www.GroceryInnovations.com | Contact Events@cfig.ca

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS*

GROCERY INNOVATIONS CANADA 2021 THANKS THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT.*AS OF OCT. 19, 2021

OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR

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FAQS – ATTENDEES Q: DOES THIS WORK ON DESKTOP/ LAPTOP/MOBILE PHONE/TABLET?

A: YES. It works on desktops and laptops (PC & APPLE), Tablets (Apple & Android) and mobile phones (Apple & Android)

Q: HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE EVENT? A: Go to www.GroceryInnovations.com to register with your email. Use the same email to log into the GIC LIVE @ HOME screen.

Q: IS THERE A FEE TO ATTEND?

A: CFIG Retailer Members get complimentary access to booths and the conference. For non-retailers there is a fee. Go to www.GroceryInnovations.com

Q: HOW CAN I LOCATE A COMPANY/ EXHIBITOR?

A: Type in the company in the search bar at the top or use the navigation arrows (companies are listed alphabetically). In addition, explore the GIC LIVE @ HOME platform with the Official Show Guide: Available at CanadianGrocer.com; Quickly find it on the navigation toolbar at GIC LIVE @HOME; Access it via email in our Show Guide link sent in an email each day of the show.

Q: WILL GIC HAVE A NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE?

A: Yes, there is a virtual New Product Showcase. Retailers can vote for their Top 10 in Grocery products/services by clicking on the vote button.

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Q: HOW DO I ENTER A BOOTH?

A: From the lobby, click on the Exhibit Hall sign to view all booths. Then click on the company logo of the booth that you would like to to visit. You can also access the Exhibit Hall through the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen.

Q: HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE MY ENGAGEMENT AT GIC?

A: Over the 3-day event, October 26, 27, 28, 2021, speaker sessions will be live starting at 8am EST. There will be workshops and keynotes from expert leaders in the industry that will be available on-demand for 30 days for those registered for the conference.

THOMAS SHURRIE President & CEO ANDREA ALMARZA Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and to the VP of Finance and Administration GARY SANDS Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy

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Q: WHAT ARE THE EVENT HOURS?

SEARCH–search for content site wide. Search for attendees site wide CHAT–you can also initiate a 1:1 text and video chat.Booth video/text chat with a rep (text chat in 100 languages) ROTATING PROMOTIONS–watch for a variety of promos offered at different times during the event. ANNOUNCEMENTS–messages appear at the top of the environment and include links to highlighted agenda items, specific content, or booths/sponsors. DIGITAL SHOW BAG–add to your show bag briefcase specific documents, links, videos and other content. PRIZES–attend as many sessions, booths and events as possible to get points. Those attendees with the highest point totals are entered into a draw for prizes.

Q: WHAT IS THE FLOW OF THE EVENT?

Throughout 30 days, attendees can explore the immersive, interactive booths, set up chats (video/text) and engage in GIC LIVE @ HOME scheduled virtual meetings. There will also be demos and education sessions available on-demand. Check out the schedule and digital show guide for more info. A: The event is “open” 24/7 during the live show days – plus 27 days after the event. The live event hours start from 8:00am EST and go until recommended time of 5:00pm EST. Exhibitors will be able to be contacted by retailers, and attendees at any time via the platform chat/video.

Q: WHAT ARE THE CONFERENCE HOURS?

A: During the live show days of October 26, 27, 28, 2021, all conference sessions start at 8am EST. All speaker and workshop sessions will be available online for 30 days.

Q: WHO ATTENDS THE VIRTUAL EVENT?

A: Retailers from grocery, specialty, C-store, independents, franchisees, mass merchandisers and more will be in attendance. Along with retailers, there will be distributors, agents, wholesalers and manufacturers – all facets of the grocery sector will be present.

Q: WHERE DO I GO FOR HELP AT GIC LIVE @ HOME?

A: If you need assistance at any time, click on the ‘Help Desk’ button and chat directly with support staff.

FRAN NIELSEN Vice President, Finance & Administration

JESSICA HERDSMAN Registration, Events and Operations Coordinator

NOAH ROSE Sales & Marketing Representative, Member Services

NANCY KWON Vice President, Marketing & Communications

IRMELI KOSKINEN Coordinator, Member Services

DIANA STEVENSON Director, Conference & Events

SUZANNE REGIMBAL Member Services, Account Manager

ROLSTER TAYLOR Director, Sales

NICOLE FANG Multimedia Designer

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EXHIBITOR LISTINGS BY COMPANY NAME CFIG MEMBER

✪ SHOW SPECIAL

A. LASSONDE INC. 170, 5e Ave. Rougemont, QC. J0L1M0 T: (888) 477-6663 E: info.sales@lassonde.com

✪ AVANTI PRESS, INC. 155 W. Congress, Ste. 200 Detroit, Michigan T: (800) 228-2684 E: stuartbunn@avantipress.com

Lassonde Industries Inc. is a North American leader in the development, manufacture and sale of ready-todrink juices and drinks, cranberry sauces and fruit-based snacks.

BIG SALES in small spaces! Humorous greeting cards. Often funny and always fun. Free displays with FREE display freight.

www.lassonde.com

ACOSTA 2700 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4W 4V9 T: (647) 348-2932 E: mxthomas1@acosta.com www.www.acosta.com

Acosta provides sales, marketing and commercial solutions to Dr. your business. We are the sales and marketing powerhouse behind the most recognized brands. ADVANTAGE SOLUTIONS 160 McNabb St. Markham, ON L3R 4B8 T: (905) 752-2850 E: leeanne.mischiato @advantagesolutions.net www.advantagesolutions.net

Advantage offers a full range of sales agency services that create value for clients by helping them grow sales, reduce costs and quickly execute go-to-market.

✪ ALOKOZAY

3636 Erindale Station Rd. Mississauga, ON L5C 2T1 T: (187) 776-6181 E: AdminDept@alokozay.ca www.alokozay.com

Wide manufacturing and distribution network spread across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. As a brand, we are passionate about offering our customers only the best; this reflected in our premium quality range of products - from our signature teas, delectable biscuits, 100% pure sunflower cooking oils, extra virgin olive oil, and extensive range of non-alcoholic beverages and more.

✪ ALPHA EAGLE GROUP 505 Apple Creek Blvd. Unit 1 Markham, ON L3R5B1 T: (416) 700-1535 E: mohammad@alphaeaglegroup.com www.alphaeaglegroup.com

Alpha Eagle is a full-service foodservice packaging supplier catering to all areas of the grocery and food processing industry. We service clients across Canada.

www.avantipress.com

✪ AYOBA, INC.

7432 Alban Station Blvd. A107 Springfield, Virginia T: (202) 796-8554 E: Orders@AyobaFoods.com www.AyobaFoods.com

Ayoba’s 2oz and 1oz Grass-Fed Beef Biltong & Droewors Meat Snacks are the highest quality, most radically convenient Meat Snacks in retail today. BIMBO CANADA 2 International Blvd. Etobicoke, ON M9W 1A2 T: (800) 465-5515 E: BC.Consumerengagement @grupobimbo.com www.bimbocanada.com

Bimbo Canada produces and distributes more than 1,000 products Canadians know and trust, like: Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Stonemill®, Takis®, Sanissimo & Vachon®.

✪ BLUE ELEPHANT CANADA

146 Elliott St. Brampton, ON L6Y 1W6 T: (416) 543-7586 E: blue.elephant@palettefoods.ca www.blueelephantcanada.com

Enjoy Royal Thai Cuisine at Home! We make sophisticated Thai cuisine with authentic, all-natural ingredients, available for all dietary needs! BURNBRAE FARMS 940 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4W 2R8 T: (905) 624-3600 E: general@burnbraefarms.com www.burnbraefarms.com

Burnbrae Farms is excited to present our unique, innovative, ready-to-eat egg products. REAL EGGS. REAL EASY. CANADA BEEF 2550 Argentia Rd., Ste. 210 Mississauga, ON L5N 5R1 T: (905) 821-4900 E: info@canadabeef.ca www.canadabeef.ca

Visit the Canadian Beef booth to learn more about our digital resources and programs to help you sell high quality Canadian beef with confidence.

CANADIAN GROCER 20 Eglinton Ave. W. Toronto, ON. M4R 1K8 T: (877) 687-7321 E: contactus@canadiangrocer.com www.canadiangrocer.com

Canadian Grocer is the #1 magazine, website and e-newsletter for the Canadian grocery industry, with an audience of 201,583 retailers and decision makers.

✪ CANADIAN PRODUCE

MARKETING ASSOCIATION (CPMA) 162 Cleopatra Dr. Ottawa, ON K2G 5X2 T: (613) 218-3832 E: hurban@cpma.ca www.cpma.ca

We represent the Fruit and Vegetable industry in Canada. We connect our member with companies that support our industry. CAVENDISH FARMS 100 Midland Dr Dieppe, NB. E1A 6X4 T: (506) 852-0793 E: wells.stephanie@cavendishfarms.com www.cavendishfarms.com

At Cavendish Farms we pride ourselves on high quality products, exceeding our customer’s needs, and strong relationships with growers in our communities.

✪ CEYLON EXPORTS

& TRADING LTD. 146 Nattandiya Rd. Dankotuwa, Western T: (077) 978-8346 E: ddealwis@export-lanka.com www.export-lanka.com

Ceylon Exports & Trading manufactures and exports authentic coconut products whilst assuring a fair and transparent value chain. CF&R SERVICES INC. 1920 Clements Road Pickering, ON L1W 3V6 CHICKEN FARMERS OF CANADA 1610-50 O’Connor St. Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2 T: (613) 566-5926 E: mbrett@chicken.ca www.chickenfarmers.ca

CFC delivers on consumer expectations for excellence. Canadians want Canadian chicken, so we deliver them fresh, locally raised food, just the way they like it.

✪ CJR WHOLESALE GROCERS/ DAIRY CENTRAL 260 Brunel Rd. Mississauga, ON L4Z 1T5 T: (905) 361-1081 E: sales@CJRwholesale.com www.cjrwholesale.com

CJR is an ON, independent wholesale business specializing in Supply Chain

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Solutions as well as distribution for all your grocery, dairy, frozen and cooler needs. COCA-COLA LTD. 335 King St. East Toronto, ON M5A 1L1 T: (180) 021-8265 E: sellcoke@cokecanada.com www.coca-colacanada.ca

Coca-Cola Canada proudly make, distribute, merchandise, and sell the most loved beverages Canadians enjoy everyday. COOKIE IT UP/SHORTS/EVIE’S EDGES/ORIGINALS 5 -155 Industrial Pkwy. S. Aurora, ON L4G 3G6 T: (905) 841-3437 E: info@cookieitup.com www.cookieitup.com

Makers of special, packaged cookies since 1983. All nut free and crafted in small batches with clean, wholesome ingredients. Renowned for their exceptional taste. CROSSMARK CANADA INC. 5580 Explorer Dr., Ste. 200 Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y1 T: (905) 366-6333 E: rick.winslow@crossmark.com www.crossmark.ca

CROSSMARK is a leading sales agency in the consumer goods and services industry, providing sales, retail and 3PL solutions to clients. DANONE CANADA 100 Rue de Lauzon Boucherville, ON J4B 1E6 T: (450) 655-7331 E: serviceclientele-canada@danone.com www.danone.ca

Danone Canada is the producer of top essential dairy, plant-based, and coffee creamer brands like Activia, Oikos, Silk, So Delicious, Stok, and International Delight. DIGI CANADA INC 87 Moyal Crt. Concord, ON L4K 4R8 T: (416) 648-2243 E: sales@ca.digi-group.com

www.digisystem.com/ca/en

DIGI Canada is a proven global leader in the food industry offering across-the-store store solutions from quality equipment to consumables.

✪ DISTRIBUTION CANADA INC. 3425 Harvester Rd. Ste. 102c. Burlington, ON L7N 3N1 T: (905) 681-3933 E: matthew@distributioncanada.ca www.distributioncanada.ca

National organization of retailers and wholesalers that fosters collaborative selling relationships between its members, manufacturers, and key stakeholders selling food in the Canadian market.

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DOOR COUNTY COFFEE 5773 WI-42 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin T: (414) 460-0855 E: david.urintsev@doorcountycoffee.com

FOODS FROM SPAIN 170 University Ave. Ste. 700 Toronto, ON M5H 3B3 T: (416) 967-0488 E: toronto@comercio.mineco.es

HEIDELBERG FOODS LTD. 1035 Reitzel Pl. St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 T: (519) 664-3512 E: info@heidelbergfoods.com

LACTALIS CANADA 405 The West Mall Etobicoke, ON M9C 5J1 T: (800) 563-1515 E: contactus@lactalis.com

Door County Coffee produces the best-tasting, highest quality coffee! We use only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans and offer a variety of unique flavors.

Discover some of Spain´s iconic products; Almonds, Cheese, Cured Meats, Lupines, Serrano Ham, Olive Olive and Olive Oil Tortas. All available in the Canadian market.

Heidelberg Foods Ltd. specializes in premium quality, great tasting, naturally wood smoked, shelf stable deli meat products and meat snacks.

With 140 years of brand heritage, Lactalis Canada is committed to enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy

www.doorcountycoffee.com

www.foodswinesfromspain.com

✪ E- SILK ROUTE VENTURES LTD

✪ FRESHBELT SYSTEMS

www.esilkroute.com

www.freshbelt.com

47/2A, 3rd Lane, Buthgamuwa Rd., Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka T: (076) 441-0388 E: sales@esilkroute.com

E-Silk Route Ventures Ltd is a fullyfledged Supply Chain Management company for the Organic Agriculture, Food & Beverage and nutraceuticals sectors. EMPIRE TEAS LTD. 190/1 Siri Sumana Mawatha Kelanimulla Angoda Sri Lanka, Colombo T: (077) 355-8378 E: hyson@hysonteas.lk www.hysonteas.com/main

Hyson Teas (Pvt) Ltd., is a specialized tea Company engaged in exporting the finest quality Ceylon tea to over 40 countries worldwide. EPTA AMERICA LLC 50 Morton St. East Rutherford, NJ T: (289) 455-0611 E: ktohivsky@eptaamerica.com

www.7days.com/en/croissants

7Days combines soft, flaky layered croissants with rich, creamy fillings. Sweet but not too sweet, 7Days Croissants satisfy hunger in the most delicious way. FAULTLESS BRANDS 1009 West 8th Street Kansas City, MO 64101 FEDERATED INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA 255 Commerce Dr. Winnipeg, MB. R3C 3C9 T: (844) 628-6800 E: mauro.ditullio@federated.ca www.federated.ca

Federated Insurance offers customized insurance solutions designed for the grocery store industry, featuring industry-leading coverage such as product Recall, Transit, Computerized Equipment and InfestatiON

✪ FIRE CRACKER PEPPER SAUCE 106 Northland Ave. Toronto, ON M6N 2E2 T: (416) 838-7332 E: team@firecrackerpepper.com www.firecrackerpepper.com

Makers of award winning premium Trini style hot sauces. All natural. Vegan. Gluten free. ON made. Small batch. No additives, no preservatives.

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19095 – 24th Ave. Surrey, BC. V3Z 3S9 T: (800) 604-2036 E: russ@freshbelt.com

www.heidelbergfoods.com

✪ HEYJUTE™ & LILLEAF 24 Manor Ridge Trail Mt. Albert, ON L0G 1M0 T: (905) 473-4090 E: heyjute@megalith.net www.HeyJute.com

Our fully automated grocery belt cleaning and sanitizing system will save you time and money. FreshBelt works on any checkout belt – old or new.

✪ GEMSYS MONEY

HANDLING SYSTEMS INC. 1108 South Service Rd. West Oakville, ON L6L 5T7 T: (800) 465-0465 E: sales@gemsysinc.com

Reusable Jute Bags, Cotton/Canvas Bags, Bottle Bags, Customized Packaging made of Natural Plant Fibers. 100% Leaf Plates to replace single use plastic, bio-plastics. HOWELL DATA SYSTEMS 5632 Highway #7 Woodbridge, ON L4L 3A2 T: (800) 410-6871 E: sales@howelldatasystems.com www.howelldatasystems.com

Achieve one-touch cash handling with CCi at the POS. Reject counterfeit, count and secure with 100% accuracy your banknotes in a deposit ready format.

Point-Of-Sale Solutions with Integrated E-Commerce, Customer Self Scan Terminals, Chain Management Solutions, Deli/Meat & Bakery Scales and Wrappers.

GENERAL MILLS 1875 Buckhorn Gate Mississauga, ON L4W 5N9 T: (905) 212-4000 E: tobias.bourdeau@genmills.com

IMAGOH FOODS 44 Milner Ave. Scarborough, ON M1S 3P8 T: (519) 573-8200 E: pspurg0456@rogers.com

General Mills is Making Food the World Loves! Join us to experience new products that are bringing excitement to the grocery shelf!

Further processing facility EST#741: Providing custom made food products for Real and Food Service clients. Certifications - CFIA, HACCP, SQF, Organic, Gluten Free, Halal, MSC

www.gemsysinc.com/cci

www.generalmills.ca

GLOBE POS SYSTEMS 294 Walker Drive Brampton, ON L6T 4Z2 Paul Leduc T: (416) 900-4050 E: sales@globepos.ca www.globepos.ca

Your complete technology provider for retail. Point of sales, scales, Security Camera and access, Networking, Servers, Digital displays, ESL, Label Printing, phone systems, Online Ordering. GREAT CANADIAN MEAT COMPANY 1390 Hopkins St. Whitby, ON L1N 2C3 T: (905) 666-9395 E: beverley@greatcanadianmeat.com

www.imagohfoods.ca

JEWELS UNDER THE KILT 6325 Fifth Line Fergus, ON N1M 2W5 T: (519) 362-1585 E: info@jewelsunderthekilt.com www.jewelsunderthekilt.com

Jewels Under The Kilt are one of a kind hand-crafted, roasted, artisan nuts. We are known for our delectable flavour profiles and healthy nuts. KRAFT HEINZ CANADA 95 Moatfield Dr. Toronto, ON M3B 3L6 T: (416) 441-5000 E: kraftheinz@kraftheinz.com www.kraftheinzcompany.com

We are Canada’s Premier Meat Snack Company that produces tasty, 365 day shelf-stable meat snacks using the finest Canadian ingredients.

Kraft Heinz provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions. Kraft Heinz’s iconic brands include Kraft Peanut Butter, Heinz Ketchup and KD.

GROCERY BUSINESS MAGAZINE PO Box 23103 Longworth PO Bowmanville, ON L1C 0H0 T: (905) 697-0467 E: admin@grocerybusiness.ca

KRUGER PRODUCTS L.P. 2 Prologis Blvd Ste. 500 Mississauga , ON L5W 0G8 T: (905) 812-6900 E: steve.turner@krugerproducts.ca

Grocery Business Magazine is Canada’s leading grocery publication and eNews provider, serving independents across Canada with trending information they can use to increase profit.

Kruger Products is Canada’s leading manufacturer of quality tissue products. We are proud to offer a portfolio of Canada’s favourite tissue brands!

www.greatcanadianmeatsales.com

www.grocerybusiness.ca

www.krugerproducts.ca

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www.lactalis.com

LOBLAW COMPANIES LIMITED 1 PC Circle Brampton, ON L6Y 5S5 T: (514) 971-5320 E: hugo.turenne@loblaw.ca www.freshmart.ca

PC and NN brand will be expose, along with the new Freshmart branding. Freshmart website MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. 6987 Financial Dr. Mississauga, ON L5N 0A1 T: (905) 285-5000 E: eric.bond@mapleleaf.com www.mapleleaffoods.com

Canada’s leading provider of fresh and processed pork, poultry, and plant protein and proud to be the World’s First Major Carbon Neutral Food Company. MARKETING IMPACT LTD. 50 Planchet Rd. Concord, ON L4K 2C7 T: (905) 738-0888 E: jeff@displaypeople.com www.displaypeople.com

Your source for effective display and merchandising. MONERIS 3300 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M8X 2X2 T: (807) 787-4411 E: isabel.mifsud@moneris.com www.moneris.com

Moneris is Canada’s largest provider of innovative solutions for mobile, online and in-store payments, processing more than one in three transactions. NDC EXPORTS LTD. Nadalagamuwa,Wadumunnegedara Pannala, ON T: (077) 771-3677 E: madhawa@cocomate.com www.cocomate.com

“Cocomate” is the brand name of NDC Exports (Pvt) Ltd which is 100% coconut based industry situated in the “Coconut Tringle” of Sri Lanka. NESTLE CANADA INC. 25 Sheppard Ave. West North York, ON M2N 6S8 T: (416) 512-9000 E: consumer.care@ca.nestle.com www.nestle.ca

Nestle Canada has a wide variety of food, beverage, and nutrition products to help you and your family love happier and healthier lives.

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✪ N’TAKE CUSTOM BAGS & PRODUCTS BY SYRACUSE ENVIRO GROUP 2345 Stanfield Rd., Ste. 100 Mississauga, ON L4Y 3Y3 T: (905) 272-2247 E: s.mitchell@ntake.com www.ntake.com

N’Take Enviro Products is Canada’s largest and leading supplier of reusable Enviro shopping bags and Enviro totes. Customized to your requirements with unsurpassed service levels.

✪ ON BEEF MARKET DEVELOPMENT 25 Enterprise Dr London, ON N6N 1A3 T: (905) 301-0137 E: john@ONbeef.com

✪ PB&J SALES & MARKETING

Innovative branding and design solutions to ensure consumers find you. Printing and packaging to help get your product in consumers hands.

www.pbandjsales.ca

REVOLUTION RETAILS SYSTEMS 1400 Valwood Pkwy Ste. 100 Carrollton, TX T: (855) 616-3827 E: info@rrs360.com

80 Crystal Shores Pl. Okotoks, AB. T1S 2C5 T: (587) 439-9478 E: dwayne@pbandjsales.ca

PB&J Sales is your Product Growth Partner with unique clients across candy, snack, beverage, organic skincare, sun & cell accessories, as well as general merchandise, toys PELEE ISLAND WINERY 455 Seacliff Dr. (County Rd. 20) Kingsville, ON N9Y2K5 T: (519) 733-6551 E: matt@peleeisland.com www.peleeisland.com

Marketing support programs to market high quality locally produced ON Beef. Visit us to learn more.

As Canada’s southernmost winery, Pelee Island Winery is home to our 700+ acres of vineyards. Offering large portfolio of popular wines to grocery stores.

ON MADE 67 Yonge St Ste. 1400 Toronto, ON M5E 1J8 T: (343) 551-7276 E: ONMade@cme-mec.ca

PEPSICO CANADA 2095 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4W5R7 T: (416) 560-0043 E: NA@NA.com

ON Made celebrates local manufacturing and brings together over 2,400 manufacturers with 10,000+ registered products. Become a registered retailer or manufacturer today and support local!

PepsiCo Canada is one of the country’s leading Food and Beverage Companies serving Canadians from Coast to Coast.

www.ontbeef.ca

www.supportONmade.ca

ON MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS 1 Stone Rd. West, 3rd Floor 3NE Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2 T: (877) 424-1300 E: ag.info.omafra@ONca www.omafra.gov.

ON Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs’ Business Development Branch provides advisory services to the ON agri-food sector including information, resources and programs. ORGANIC MEADOW/ ROLLING MEADOW 335 Laird Rd. Guelph, ON N1G 4P7 T: (519) 767-9694 E: info@organicmeadow.com

www.organicmeadow.com www.rollingmeadowdairy.com

As Canada’s leading Organic & Grass Fed Dairy Brands, we offer a full selection of dairy products, all made with 100% Canadian milk. PAYPAL 661 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 1M1 T: (888) 364-7785 E: tunrein@paypal.com

www.paypal.com/ca/enterprise

Leverage PayPal to tap into Canada’s $61 billion e-commerce market. Help strengthen your shopper’s trust, inclusion, and retention with our secure payment system.

www.pepsico.ca

✪ PLUCK TEA INC

www.revolutionretailsystems.com

Revolution Retail Systems is a bestin-class innovator in the design of cash and coin recycling solutions for businesses of all sizes.

✪ RIZ BRANDS INC.

5420 HWY 6 North, Ste. 355 Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 T: (519) 835-8858 E: terry.ackerman@rizglobalfoods.com www.rizglobalfoods.ca

Riz Brands Inc. is a Canadian owned food company that specialized in premium, halal, federally inspected convenience food products with national distribution and export certification.

✪ RTS RETAIL

1027 Industrial Pl. St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0 T: (800) 663-2803 E: dnorley@rtscompaniesinc.com www.rtsretail.com

RTS Retail has all your retail needs! Manufacturer of cart corrals, sanitation stations, parking lot signs and more. All product graphics and colours are customizable.

89 Research Rd. Toronto, ON M4G 2G8 T: (416) 909-2403 E: info@pluckteas.com www.pluckteas.com

Pluck blends and packs premium teas that include local and upcycled ingredients at our facility in Toronto. Founded by Jennifer Commins in 2012. ESSENTIAL COSTA RICAPROCOMER 16 Four Seasons Place, Ste. 107 Etobicoke, ON M9B 6E5 T: (416) 865-3382 E: mcorriols@procomer.com www.procomer.com

Procomer is the public agency in charge of promoting Costa Rican goods and services throughout the world. We facilitate connections, promote inclusive and purposeful businesses. QUEEN MILLING INC. 701 Richmond St. Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 T: (519) 355-0557 E: glutenfree@queenmilling.ca www.queenmilling.ca

Our Wholegrain Brown and White Rice Flours are finely milled to produce versatile flours that create lovely cakes, cookies, pie crusts, pancakes, waffles and more. RAINING BRAND & DESIGN/ COLOUR INNOVATIONS 161 Norfinch Dr Toronto, ON M3N 1Y2 T: (416) 917-6556 E: dennis.leggett@colourinnovations.com

✪ RYSE SOLUTIONS

100-567 Michigan Dr. Oakville, ON L6L 0G4 T: (289) 352-1200 E: info@ryseinc.ca www.ryseinc.ca

Ryse Solutions is a multi-material producer responsibility organization working with producers, retailers, manufacturers and packaging suppliers to meet ever-changing regulatory and sustainability demands. SAPUTO DAIRY PRODUCTS CANADA GP 101 Royal Group Cres. Vaughan, ON L4H 1X9 T: 905) 266-8851 E: lucia.russo@saputo.com www.saputo.com

Manufacturer & distributor of a vast range of dairy products . Our brands include Neilson, Milk2Go, Joyya, Armstrong, & Alexis de Portneuf. SAS RETAIL SERVICES 160 McNabb St. Markham, ON L3R 4B8 T: (365) 355-5814 E: info@sasretailservices.com www.sasretail.com

SAS Retail Services delivers experienced, customer-focused teams that provide unique retail merchandising solutions with real-time technologies.

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SILVERMILL COCONUT AND SPICES Silvermill Group, No 148/1, Kynsey Rd., Colombo 08, Sri Lanka Colombo, ON T: (011) 738-9377 E: nanda@ictlk.com www.silvermillgroup.com

We have been exporting all products to the world since 1920. Our products are offered in retail packs, catering packs and bulk for our consumers. SOBEYS WHOLESALE 1020 64 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T2E 7V8 T: (403) 730-3999 E: ITSupportWholesale@sobeys.com www.sobeyswholesale.com

Sobeys Wholesale is a progressive Canadian food distribution group committed to offering our customers quality products and services in a mutually beneficial partnership.

✪ SOLETERRA D’ITALIA

294009 Range Rd. 260 Acme, AB T0M 0A0 T: (403) 540-2375 E: kelly.corsini-fron@soleterra.ca www.soleterra.ca

Authentic Italian Recipes. Made from 100% Pork, Dry Cured No MSG, No Lactose, No Gluten, No Fillers,Salami, Dry Cured, and Imported Products. SOTOS LLP 180 Dundas Street West, Ste. 1200 Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8 T: (416) 977-0007 E: info@sotos.ca www.sotosllp.com

Sotos LLP is Canada’s leading franchising, licensing and distribution law firm.

✪ SPARCPAY

2 Robert Speck Parkway Ste.750 Mississauga, ON L4Z 1H8 T: (905) 542-3591 E: hello@sparcpay.com www.sparcpay.com

Paying your suppliers should be easy. SparcPay offers end to end Accounts Payable Automation that replaces paper cheques with digital approval and payment. SRILANKAN CATERING LIMITED Bandaranaiyaka International Airport, Airline Center, SriLanka, Katunayaka T: (071) 021-4115 E: ajith.ullandupitiya @srilankancatering.com www.srilankancatering.com

“Cuisine Gastronome” the latest heat and eat frozen product range of SriLankan Catering the sole inflight caterer in Sri Lanka.

✪ SUPERFRUIT PUREE

6246 Commercial Rd. Montague, PE. C0A 1R0 T: (902) 838-3777 E: shane.coupland@superfruitpuree.ca www.superfruitpuree.ca

Producers of the World’s #1 Wild blueberry Puree - All natural, immune boosting, antioxidant filled whole fruit Puree’s & toppings made in Canada!!

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✪ TASTE OF NATURE FOODS INC.

✪ THE LAMB COMPANY

www.tasteofnature.ca

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230 Ferrier St. Markham, ON L3R 2Z5 T: (905) 415-8218 E: John.Daniele@TasteofNature.com Canadian producer of organic snack bars that are non-GMO project verified, certified gluten-free, and made only with real ingredients. THE J.M. SMUCKER CO. 80 Whitehall Dr. Markham, ON L3R 0P3 T: (800) 567-1897 E: francesca.mammoliti @jmsmucker.com www.smuckers.ca

Showcasing our brands and products that are an essential part of everyday life for families everywhere.

10 Shorncliffe Rd. Etobicoke ON M9B 3S3 T: (416) 231-5262 E: eventca@thelambcompany.com For over 50 years, The Lamb Company has been the leading North American supplier of lamb and other premium naturally raised proteins. TREE OF LIFE CANADA ULC 6185 McLaughlin Rd. Mississauga, ON L5R 3W7 T: (905) 507-6161 E: Canada.NewClient@treeoflife.com www.treeoflife.ca

Tree of Life Canada is the largest distributor of specialty and natural food products. We carry a wide variety of categories to meet retailer needs.

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✪ UDUTU - GROCERY TRAINING SOLUTIONS PO Box 48149 - Uptown PO Victoria, BC. V8Z 7H5 T: (250) 388-5003 E: richardm@udutu.com

UNILEVER 160 Bloor St. East, Ste. 1400 Toronto , ON M4W 3R2 T: (416) 415-3000 E: canada.communications @unilever.com

Udutu is your ultimate grocery training solutiON We provide the systems, services, and expertise to quickly improve your operations AND your bottom line.

Unilever Canada is excited to share with you our top 2021 Beauty & Personal Care, Household Care, Food and Ice Cream Innovations.

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UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE 777 Bay Street, Ste. 2800 Toronto, ON M5G 2G2 T: (416) 825-7777 E: Jessica.Clipp@mobile.trade.gov.uk www.trade.gov.uk

DIT has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world. We help connect Canadian buyers with UK food and drink suppliers.

www.unilever.ca

VANA LIFE FOODS LP 113 Cherry St, Seattle WA 98104 VIRGINIA DINER 322 W. Main St. Wakefield, Virginia T: (757) 899-6213 E: sales@vadiner.com www.vadiner.com

Gourmet Virginia Peanuts, Specialty Nuts & Gifts

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EXHIBITOR LISTINGS BY CATEGORY ADVERTISING/MEDIA/ MARKETING PROGRAMS

Acosta Canada Beef Canadian Grocer Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Chicken Farmers of Canada Distribution Canada Inc. Grocery Business Magazine Ontario Beef Market Development Ontario Made Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Raining Brand & Design/ Colour Innovations

AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

Freshbelt Systems Gemsys Money Handling Systems Inc. Revolution Retails Systems SparcPay

BAGS

Alpha Eagle Group HeyJute™ & LilLeaf

BAKED GOODS: FRESH/ FROZEN/REFRIGERATED

Bimbo Canada Cookie It Up Shorts/Evie’s Edges/Originals EPTA America LLC

BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE

CROSSMARK Canada Inc. Unilever

CARDS

DISTRIBUTOR/WHOLESALE

Avanti Press, Inc.

CARTS

RTS Retail

CJR Wholesale Grocers/ Dairy Central Loblaw Companies Limited Sobeys Wholesale

CEREAL

ENVIROMENTAL SERVICES

General Mills

Ryse Solutions

CHECKOUT EQUIPMENT

Freshbelt Systems Moneris Revolution Retails Systems

COFFEE & TEA

Alokozay Coca-Cola Ltd. Door County Coffee Empire Teas Ltd. Pluck Tea Inc. The J.M. Smucker Co.

CONDIMENTS & RELISHES

E- Silk Route Ventures Ltd. Firecracker Pepper Sauce Ltd. Kraft Heinz Canada Yawdi's

CONFECTIONERY

Nestle Canada Inc. PB&J Sales & Marketing

CONSULTING SERVICES

Acosta Sotos LLP Udutu - Grocery Training Solutions

COUPON REDEMPTION SERVICES CURRENCY HANDLING SYSTEMS

BEER/WINE/CIDER

Pelee Island Winery

Gemsys Money Handling Systems Inc. PayPal

BEVERAGES

DAIRY & EGGS

A. Lassonde Inc CROSSMARK Canada Inc. Danone Canada PepsiCo Canada Silvermill Coconut and Spices Superfruit Puree

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Burnbrae Farms Coca-Cola Ltd. Danone Canada Lactalis Canada Organic Meadow/ Rolling Meadow Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FOODS: FROZEN

Cavendish Farms Imagoh Foods Riz Brands Inc. SriLankan Catering Limited The Lamb Company

FOODS: HEALTH

Tree of Life Canada ULC

Federated Insurance Company of Canada PayPal SparcPay

FOODS: KOSHER

FIXTURES: STORE

FOODS: NATURAL/ORGANIC

Marketing Impact Ltd RTS Retail SAS Retail Services

FOODS: BABY

Nestle Canada Inc.

FOODS: CANNED

NDC Exports Ltd.

FOODS: DELI

Foods from Spain Great Canadian Meat Company Heidelberg Foods Ltd. Lactalis Canada Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP Soleterra d’Italia

FOODS: DRY

Advantage Solutions Ayoba, Inc. PepsiCo Canada

FOODS: ETHNIC

Blue Elephant Canada Empire Teas Ltd. Essential Costa Rica-Procomer Foods from Spain Tree of Life Canada ULC Unilever Virginia Diner

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Cavendish Farms Empire Teas Ltd. NDC Exports Ltd. Ceylon Exports & Trading Ltd. Cookie It Up/Shorts/Evie’s Edges/Originals Danone Canada E- Silk Route Ventures Ltd. Essential Costa Rica-Procomer Firecracker Pepper Sauce Ltd. Jewels Under The Kilt Lactalis Canada Organic Meadow/ Rolling Meadow Pluck Tea Inc. Queen Milling Inc. Riz Brands Inc. Superfruit Puree Taste of Nature Foods Inc.

FOODS: PREPARED Imagoh Foods

FOODS: SNACK

A. Lassonde Inc Advantage Solutions Ayoba, Inc. Bimbo Canada General Mills Great Canadian Meat Company Heidelberg Foods Ltd. Jewels Under The KIlt PB&J Sales & Marketing PepsiCo Canada Silvermill Coconut and Spices Taste of Nature Foods Inc. Virginia Diner

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FOODS: SPECIALTY

Blue Elephant Canada Cavendish Farms Ceylon Exports & Trading Ltd. Cookie It Up/Shorts/Evie’s Edges/Originals Essential Costa Rica-Procomer Imagoh Foods Jewels Under The KIlt Organic Meadow/ Rolling Meadow Queen Milling Inc. Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP Tree of Life Canada ULC UK Department for International Trade Virginia Diner YAWDI’S

FOOD SAFETY & SANITATION Freshbelt Systems

FOODS: SPREADS

Kraft Heinz Canada The J.M. Smucker Co. YAWDI’S

FRUITS

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

CROSSMARK Canada Inc. Kruger Products L.P. PB&J Sales & Marketing Unilever

IMPORT/EXPORT

SriLankan Catering Limited

JUICES

A. Lassonde Inc Coca-Cola Ltd. UK Department for International Trade

LABELLING & PRICING EQUIPMENT DIGI Canada Inc

MATERIAL HANDLING & BACKROOM EQUIPMENT DIGI Canada Inc

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MEAL SOLUTIONS

Blue Elephant Canada General Mills Kraft Heinz Canada Riz Brands Inc. Ayoba, Inc. Ontario Beef Market Development UK Department for International Trade

MEAT: BEEF, TRAINING EDUCATION MEAT PORK

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Soleterra d’Italia

MEAT POULTRY

Chicken Farmers of Canada Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

MEAT PROCESSING

Great Canadian Meat Company Maple Leaf Foods Inc. The Lamb Company

MEAT/OTHER

Heidelberg Foods Ltd.

NATURAL PRODUCTS

CJR Wholesale Grocers/ Dairy Central HeyJute™ & LilLeaf The Lamb Company Alpha Eagle Group HeyJute™ & LilLeaf N’Take Custom Bags & Products by Syracuse Enviro Group Raining Brand & Design/ Colour Innovations Alokozay Kruger Products L.P. Alpha Eagle Group

PHARMACEUTICALS OTC

TRADE ASSOCIATION

Alokozay

DIGI Canada Inc. Gemsys Money Handling Systems Inc. Howell Data Systems Moneris Revolution Retails Systems

PRIVATE LABEL

Canada Beef

PAPER PRODUCTS

TOWELS

The J.M. Smucker Co.

POS SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT

MEAT: BEEF

PACKAGING

PET FOOD & SUPPLIES

Ceylon Exports & Trading Pvt Ltd NDC Exports(Pvt)Ltd N’Take Custom Bags & Products by Syracuse Enviro Group RTS Retail Soleterra d’Italia

SECURITY SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT Marketing Impact Ltd

SIGNAGE & GRAPHICS

Ontario Made Raining Brand & Design/ Colour Innovations SAS Retail Services

SPICES & FLAVOURINGS

Kruger Products L.P. Chicken Farmers of Canada Distribution Canada Inc. Foods from Spain Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Grocery Business Magazine

TRAINING EDUCATION

Udutu - Grocery Training Solutions Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS

E- Silk Route Ventures Ltd.

WAREHOUSING

CJR Wholesale Grocers/ Dairy Central

WASTE MANAGEMENT Ryse Solutions

WATER

Coca-Cola Ltd. Nestle Canada Inc.

Advantage Solutions Silvermill Coconut and Spices

STATIONARY SUPPLIES Avanti Press, Inc.

STORE FURNISHINGS & DESIGN Marketing Impact Ltd

SUSTAINABLE BAGS

HeyJute™ & LilLeaf N’Take Custom Bags & Products by Syracuse Enviro Group

TECH/IT

SAS Retail Services SparcPay Udutu - Grocery Training Solutions

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