L to R: Joe Longo, Longo's; Tom Barlow, CFIG; Pete Luckett, Pete's; Craig Hermanson, Pomme Natural Market
Where local meets global
Celebrating more than 25 years in the Western Canadian grocery industry, Grocery & Specialty Food West (GSFW) brought together key stakeholders from the western provinces and all across Canada to exhibit, network and do business. Key industry players drummed up excitement by sharing leading trends, demonstrations and best practices that affect both companies and consumers purchasing products off of grocery shelves.
Over the two-day conference and trade show, more than 2,000 attendees had a chance to network and learn from thought leaders on global trends focused on niche foods that are local, fresh, specialty, ethnic and organic.
Tony Chapman: Keynote Presentation
“The move in the marketplace from mass to my.”
Max Valiquette: Keynote Presentation
“Trends with Benefits”
Craig Hermanson: Retail Panelist
Joe Longo: Retail Panelist
Pete Luckett: Retail Panelist
Nicole Fetterly: Workshop Session
Robert Graybill: Workshop Session
Nola Martin: Workshop Session
Stewart Samuel: Workshop Session
In closing, the series of speakers and panels served to highlight not just the latest and greatest in food and grocery but the trends and consumer motivations behind them. Our experts took complex consumer trends and broke them down into digestible, actionable pieces to bring back to their organizations and to help them be a part of the biggest piece of consumer pie in Canada. Independent grocers are increasingly vital in the lens of the Canadian consumer. Our panel of experts showcased every aspect of this and we are thrilled with the takeaways for our 2000+ attendees.
For more information on Grocery & Specialty Food West 2015, please visit their website.
Speaker presentations can be downloaded here.
DON’T MISS the premier grocery show in the fall, Grocery Innovations Canada, September 28-29, 2015, Toronto Congress Centre.
More info here.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962, which continues to be a collaborative community, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and specialty grocers for sustainable success. Representing over 4,000 grocery retailers, independents account for more than $13 billion of the grocery market share in Canada. CFIG provides numerous programs for operational excellence and fosters solid relationships among retailers and suppliers.
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