Equipping and enabling independent and franchised grocers for sustainable success.
An Affiliate Membership is for any individual or business engaged in grocery related industry activities that do not otherwise qualify for retail or associate membership; i.e. media, consultant, etc.
Annual Fee Schedule
Affiliate membership is pro-rated to December 31.
$399.00 plus applicable taxes
This year, nine scholarships totalling $28,000 are handed out to deserving students across Canada.
National Essay Scholarship$6,000
Winner invited to annual Independent Grocer of the Year Gala in Toronto.
Six Regional Essay Scholarships$2,000 eachAwards breakdown4:university/college (national)1: high school (East region)1: high school (West region)
Two Video Submission Scholarships$5,000 eachAwards breakdown1: East 1: West
For more information on Sponsorship Benefits and Opportunities, please contact Joe Sawaged – Director of Member Services & Industry Relations by phone or email at (416) 587-0537, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate Membership Benefits
for purchasing a booth at either of our trade shows: GIC and/or GSFW
(2 free passes)to our two “must attend” trade shows and reduced rates
to our conferences; Grocery & Specialty Food Show West (GSFW)
and Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC).
on our website “Preferred Suppliers” section available to
CFIG members only
Discounted advertising rates
on cfig.ca and our newsletter “Express Checkout”
Regular industry communication
via our newsletters and mail outs
Opportunity to provide a brochure
to CFIG to have mailed out with all retail
membership renewals (1 page)
“If you are looking to start a business in the grocery sector in Canada or are looking to expand your existing business, CFIG offers the forum to make connections to do just that. As our company was looking to grow and service more Independent Grocers across Canada, CFIG was an invaluable resource to make that happen. It was through their trade shows, the board and retail members
that FMS Financial Management Systems LTD was able to make that happen. If the grocery industry is where you want to be, then CFIG is the place to be a member.“
— Robert Graybill, CEO FMS Financial Management Systems, LTD
“The main decision makers are here. There’s lots of existing customers. Federated is in the relationship building business, so with the returning customers we continue to nurture relationships and continue to seek out new customers and build new relationships with them. Which helps us grow our business and keeps us coming here.”
— Mauro DiTullio, Federated Insurance
“The ability to leverage the national reach of an organization such as CFIG is an effective, cost efficient way for Canada Beef to communicate it’s programs and services to the nation’s independent retail trade.”
— Derrick Ash, Canada Beef
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