BC, April 1, 2019 – Western Canada’s largest B2B
grocery trade show and conference, the Grocery
& Specialty Food West (GSFW), returned for its
monumental 30th anniversary at the Vancouver Convention Centre EAST (999 Canada
Place) on Monday, April 1, 2019 and continues until April 2, 2019.
Day one of GSFW brought in over 2,000
attendees to discover the latest industry trends, new products, and networking
opportunities the show had to offer. The show also featured 300 booths
featuring grocery suppliers, foods, technologies, appliances, and a plethora of
international and local foods.
In addition to its various exhibits,
workshops, and keynote sessions from grocery industry professionals, the GSFW
also incorporated its highly anticipated Top 10 in Grocery contest into the
show. Items from the New Product Showcase were to be judged by local food
experts on attributes such as practicality, packaging, innovation and more.
Top 10 in Grocery for 2019 (listed in no particular order):
Health and Wellness: Epic Provisions
Egg Protein & Meat Protein Bars (General Mills)
– Booth 1015
Frozen: Frozen organic, gluten-free beef & turkey
lasagnas (McLean Meats) – Booth 905
Beverage: Ginger Beer, Root Beer, Grapefruit, Orange Cream Soda, Cream Soda, Black
Cherry Cola (Grizzly Paw
Soda Company) – Booth 1724
Specialty: Zen Fingers Cannabis Gummy Candy (Paracanna)
– Buy BC Pavilion Booth 1215
Convenience Product: Eggs2go! Omega-3 6pk Resealable
Pouch Hard Boiled & Peeled Eggs (Burnbrae Farms)
– Booth 407
Best Dessert: Cookie Bluff (Tree
of Life) – Booth 801
Local/Made in Canada: Sweet, savoury, and spicy
Kitchen Co.) – Buy BC Pavilion Booth 1215
Sauce/Condiment: Nando’s PERianise (I-D
Foods) – Booth 509
Sustainable: Compostable Cups (Dart Canada) – Booth 1120
Snack Product: MadeGood Foods granola bites, granola bars, cereals, granola, and chocolate chips (I-D
Foods) – Booth 509
Judges for this year’s Top 10 in Grocery:
Best booth winners include:
As a fast-paced industry valued at
$120-billion, GSFW is proud to be the trusted epicentre where thousands of
thought-leaders gather to network, to learn and to collaborate in shaping the
future of the Canadian grocery industry.
Next year’s Grocery & Specialty Food West
returns to Vancouver April 27 to 28, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
EAST. More information to come.
GSFW logo and photos of Top 10 in Grocery 2019
Full conference agenda available online.
TO ATTEND or LAST MINUTE MEDIA ACCREDITATION:
Grocery & Specialty Food West (GSFW):
Grocery & Specialty Food West (GSFW) is
Western Canada’s premier grocery exhibition and
conference that encompasses everything from
the front end to the back end in the industry.
Each year’s show features hundreds of products
and services. Retailers and manufacturers can
connect to network, identify new business
opportunities as well as gain insights into the
industry’s best practices and trends, both
local and global. The 2019 GSFW takes place at the
Vancouver Convention Centre EAST Building on April 1-2. Visit www.gsfshow.com.
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