ATTENDEES
5,100
MILLION MEDIA IMPRESSIONS
32
FOOD SAMPLED
17,000
TOTAL SQ.FT.
110,000

Why Attend?

Don’t miss the show where all of grocery gathers. Get your business growing in Canada by attending the premier national grocery exhibition and conference that features local and regional suppliers, alongside global and international companies.

All of your grocery categories are covered under one roof – over 110, 000 sq. ft. of space at the Toronto Congress Centre North Building – from technology, front-end, and back-end operational tools, don’t miss the must-attend national grocery show!

From specialty grocers, to independents to majors chains and warehouse operators, food retailers from across Canada gather annually at the two-day event to grow their business. There are numerous opportunities to network, collaborate and grow.

The mornings start with a full program of conference and workshops where both retailers and manufacturers can hear from thought leaders on trends and best practices. In the afternoon, the trade show and events provide another opportunity to collaborate with partners.

Top reasons to attend GIC

Network

Meeting with customers and business owners

Get New Ideas

Talking with experts from different areas

Find New Products

Looking from thousands of innovative products

RETAILER ATTENDEE BY TYPE

Independent/Franchised Grocers

45%

Supermarket Chain

39%

Specialty/Deli/Bakery/C-Store

12%

Warehouse Club/Mass Market Retailer

4%

Decision Makers From Chains & Independents

Owner/C-Suite/President/CEO

21%

VP/Executive VP

20%

SR.Category Manager

16%

Merchandising Director/ Manager

14%

Procurement/Manager

10%

General Manager

7%

Category Director

5%

Store Planner

4%

Marketing Manager

3%

Attendee Value

of tradeshow attendees say they are looking for new products

of trade show attendees have buying authority. more than 4 out of 5 people walking the aisles are potential customers for exhibitors

will attend next year

Attendee Quality

Buying Power

of attendees that stated visiting exhibits influences purchase intent

of attendees that are not customers of the company’s exhibits they visited. This represents new business opportunities

of trade show attendees have the power to recommend, specify,
and/or make final purchasing decisions.

came to show with real purchasing intent.

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