Grocery Innovations Canada is the place for the entire grocery industry to connect and grow their business. Taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre, Tues. Oct. 25 is open to all delegates. The industry panel featuring Diane Brisebois, RCC; Ron Lemaire, CPMA; Michael Graydon, FHCP; Giancarlo Trimarchi, Vince’s Market; with Gary Sands, CFIG, will explore the implications of the Grocery Code. Next, FCC’s Chief Economist, JP Gervais, will provide a look into the future of food and where grocers can leverage opportunities. Exclusive 1:1 meetings can be made through GIC’s retailer connect program for exhibitors. Free networking opportunities abound, join all of grocery at Monday’s opening reception, followed Tuesday’s Mix and Mingle at the Merchandising Excellence Awards, recognizing the best displays, and the top 10 winners.
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A top-to-top breakfast kicks off the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 with Tony Chapman’s panel featuring Christy McMullen, Summerhill Market; Erin Higdon, AGD; and Jamie Nelson, Pattison Food Group. Kantar’s Amar Singh follows with a deep dive into the disrupted new normal and macro disrupters. Dragon’s Den star, Arlene Dickinson, will then look at leadership and strategic marketing. Next up, concurrent workshops on supply chain, ethnic consumers, staffing, and benchmarking survey results. That evening, the best grocers in Canada will get be feted at the Independent Grocer of the Year Awards.
Both days, in the afternoons, retailers can attend for free, the 110,000-sq.ft. trade show exhibition. From the New Product Showcases to the various pavilions (Sustainability Sentral, Choose Ontario, First Timer’s), there will be no shortage of new products/services for retailers to find. Catch some new ideas at the Interac stage sessions will cover topics from ecommerce to workplace mental health and more!
To Register, go to WWW.GROCERYINNOVATIONS.COM. Retailers get in FREE to trade show Tues. Oct. 25 11:00am-4:30pm; Wed. Oct. 26 11:00am-4:00pm