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. We act as a strong and united voice for over 6900 independent grocery retailers, across Canada, providing programs for operational excellence and fostering solid relationships among retailers and suppliers.
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CFIG is the only retail association in Canada that advocates to all three levels of government, solely on behalf of retail grocers. On many issues, CFIG has been able to influence government decisions to achieve better results for our members, to head off measures that would have a negative impact on your business. CFIG has been able to achieve victories in areas such as Interac, Nutritional Labelling, Quota Regulations, Sale of Over-the-Counter Cough & Cold Remedies, and Food Safety that have provided members with a direct benefit.
CFIG’s commitment to its members is to ensure that the needs of the independent are top of mind with manufacturers and suppliers, and to provide valuable input into industry policy. Through CFIG’s representatives, we can forward specific concerns and comments directly to the manufacturer to ensure both parties continue to prosper in an ever-changing marketplace.
A membership with The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) provides an excellent vehicle for those in the food industry to keep informed about the industry, stay connected, and support the independent grocery channel – a channel representing significant economic activity; over $12.8 billion dollars in sales in 2015. (CFIG Independent Impact Study, 2015).
CFIG keeps its members informed and connected through a variety of communication vehicles, including the The Express Check-Out newsletter, the CFIG website, Facebook and Twitter @CFIGFCEI.
CFIG presents two annual grocery expositions; Grocery Innovations Canada, in Toronto and Grocery & Specialty Food West, in Vancouver.
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