Some 200 industry representatives gathered at the International Centre on June 8 to hear some of the leading grocerants talk about challenges and trends.
Fresh prepared food departments are the fastest growing departments in the supermarket, with the retail meal solutions market having grown to $34.6 billion in the U.S.—and supermarkets accounting for $19.5 billion of that.
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers’ president and CEO Tom Barlow moderated a panel that consisted of Christy McMullen, Summerhill Market; John Mastroianni, Pusateri’s; Gary Wildman, Longo’s; and Jeff York, Farm Boy. Carley Fortune, of Chatelaine magazine also contributed her consumer expertise to the discussion.
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