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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) 2016

  1. Grocery focused. GIC is the only national grocery show in Canada. Last year more than 3,000 key grocery stakeholders attended the show.
  2. Business opportunities. This show is the only exhibition dedicated to serving the growing multi-billion dollar grocery industry. Categories include fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, snacks, beverages, ethnic specialties, and gourmet lines. Along with food categories, retailers are looking for solutions for front and back end (operations, POS systems, displays, uniforms, equipment, etc).
  3. Networking. It’s also a must-attend event for food producers, manufacturers to network with key Canadian retailers to further enhance their position in the market place as well as to expand coast to coast into Canada.
  4. Education. Morning conference sessions, engaging workshops and live trade floor listen and learn sessions for grocers and manufacturers provide effective ways to show and sell more effectively.
  5. TREND SPOTTING. Discover the latest trends, innovations and growing product categories on the more than 65,000-sq.-ft. trade floor where there are close to 500 booths and 275 exhibitors.

Attendee Breakdown at Grocery Innovations Canada


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The Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) exhibition is THE epicentre where grocery retailers look to discover innovative products.

NEW! Pavilions for GIC 2016!

There are exciting and new pavilions for GIC 2016 highlighting top trends and food growth categories including:

  • Choose Ontario Pavilion – Where all small Ontario based processors gather to showcase the local, fresh, and exciting innovations from their home province!
  • Brewers Pavilion– See what perfection means in beer! Taste the refreshing flavours of craft beer from across Canada and the world!
  • HMR & Foodservice Pavilion – Watch as the explosive ‘grocerant’ will invade your homes and GIC! Witness how HMR is changing the face of the Canadian grocery experience!
  • City of Toronto Economic Development Division Area – Explore some local leaders in food innovation at GIC in the FIRST EVER City of Toronto Economic Development Division Area!
  • Wine Pavilion – Experience one of the biggest changes in Canadian grocery with the finest Ontario VQA reds or whites in our NEW Wine Pavilion!
  • Health & Wellness Pavilion – Witness the latest trends in grocery that help kick-start your health and improve the way you live!
  • Global, Gourmet & Specialty Pavilion – Showcasing products from all over the world, the Global, Gourmet and Specialty Pavilion will feature a wide ranging variety of delectable specialty offerings.
  • First-Timers Pavilion – New to the industry or not, taking part in GIC for the first time, then the First Timers Pavilion is surely the best and most affordable way to make a BIG splash!
  • New Product Showcase – What are some of the buzzworthy products at the show? Find them here at the Front Lobby Entrance displays

PLUS! Get valuable learnings from the Insights & Innovations stage:

  • category specialists share their best practices
  • demonstrations by leading experts on trends, innovations
  • marketing and merchandising best practices, and more!

Listen & Learn Morning Conference & Workshops

See full conference program HERE.

Conference & Trade Show – October 17 & 18, 2016

Conference Hours:
Monday, October 17     8:00am – 11:00am ( SCHEDULE )
Tuesday, October 18    8:00am – 10:30pm ( SCHEDULE )

Trade Show Hours:
Monday, October 17     11:00pm – 4:30pm ( SCHEDULE )
Tuesday, October 18    11:00am – 4:00pm ( SCHEDULE )

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