Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

October 21, 2009 11:18 ET

Media Invitation/Photo Op Buffet: Grocery Industry Gathers to Showcase New Products and Talk Trends...27 Baggers Compete for the Title of "Canada's Best Bagger"...and You're Invited!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - On Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, at the Toronto Congress Center, some 5,000 professionals from the grocery industry will assemble in Toronto to attend Grocery Innovations Canada, the largest annual gathering of the grocery industry in Canada.

Journalists are invited to register for this event, in advance or onsite. A communications team is available to service your needs with possibility of photos, interviews and other background materials. Journalists in attendance can expect to catch a glimpse of the innovations and trends poised to take off in 2010, speak with representatives from Canada's grocery industry and witness the unique Canadian Best Bagger Contest.

 What:   The largest grocery industry event in Canada; a conference from 7 a.m. to noon daily, followed by a trade show   until 5 p.m. daily.
 Who:Organized by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, whose independent and franchised members represent 40 per cent of the grocery industry; attended by leading retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, brokers, and industry suppliers.
 When:   Conference Hours:         Oct. 26 and 27     7:15 am – 12:00 pm
  Trade Show Hours:  Oct. 26 and 27     12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  Features:  Specialty Pavilions, Ethnic Fare, 500+ booths

Baggers battle for title of Canadian Best Bagger 

             Semi Finals:            Monday, October 26                           1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 Finals:                        Tuesday, October 27                          1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Additional information, including partial list of exhibitors, fact sheet and complete program is available at:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
    Meg Chari
    Coordinator, Communications
    416-492-2311 ext. 222


    Mary Moniz
    416-341-9929 Ext. 221