from exhibitors and visitors


Dwayne Botcher

“Our take away is that we are actually reaching the people that we need to, the decision makers, come to this show.  That’s super important for us.  We do restaurant shows as well.  At Restaurant shows we get a lot of people that have no influence what-so-ever in the purchase of the decision making.  With this show we found that virtually everyone we’ve spoken to are decision makers in their business. That makes a huge difference for us.”
Rational Canada

Mauro DiTullio

“The main decision makers are here.  There’s lots of existing customers.  Federated is in the relationship building business, so with the returning customers we continue to nurture relationships and continue to seek out new customers and build new relationships with them.  Which helps us grow our business and keeps us coming here.”
Federated Insurance

Robert Graybill

"If you are looking to start a business in the grocery sector in Canada or are looking to expand your existing business, CFIG offers the forum to make connections to do just that. As our company was looking to grow and service more Independent Grocers across Canada, CFIG was an invaluable resource to make that happen. It was through their trade shows, the board and retail members that FMS Financial Management Systems LTD was able to make that happen. If the grocery industry is where you want to be, then CFIG is the place to be a member."
CEO FMS Financial Management Systems, LTD

Darrell Jones

“CFIG is an over 50- year-old organization that deals with government advocacy. It’s very difficult for individual stores and companies to deal with all the issues they face. CFIG also provides various training opportunities, along with collaboration at conferences where you can learn from other businesses. If you’re not a part of CFIG, you’re missing a tremendous opportunity.”
President, Overwaitea Food Group, Langley, British Columbia

Joe Longo

“A membership of CFIG is an essential tool in an independent grocer’s toolbox. From the educational opportunities to the policy and advocacy work that CFIG does on behalf of independent grocers across Canada, the membership dues annually pays for itself. As we’re truly a family-run grocer, CFIG has been there to help us through this competitive sector.”
Chief Development Officer, Longo Bros. Fruit Markets, Vaughan, Ontario

Christy McMullen

“Through CFIG and their conferences, I have been able to develop relationships with other grocers and suppliers that would have otherwise been impossible.”
Owner, Summerhill Market, Toronto, Ontario

Michael H. McCain

“Never in the history of our industry has the important role of independent grocers been more valued or valuable than today. As we look towards the future, you can continue to count on Maple Leaf Foods as an unwavering supporter of independent grocers and the CFIG organization.”
Maple Leaf Foods


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