The Canadian Federation of Impartial Grocers (CFIG) hosted the initially day of Grocery Innovation Canada (GIC) on Oct 24, 2023, with keynotes, insightful workshops, the Major Ten in Grocery Awards, Best Booth Awards and the Merchandising Excellence Awards.
Not to be skipped was The New Product Showcase (NPS) in the primary lobby, showcasing the latest improvements in grocery—new food solutions, non-foods products, progressive packaging, sustainable packaging and additional. A distinguished panel of marketplace judges, including Grocery Small business, named the Major Ten in Grocery Award winners from the NPS:
The 2023 Major 10 in Grocery Awards (in no individual order):
Karma Probiotic Drinking water
Corporation: Karma Culture Inc.
Distributor: Murry Market place National
Manufacturer: Murry Current market National
Natural Coffee Choice with Dandelion
Greatest Overall health & Wellness Solution
Organization: Nummy Creations Inc.
Distributor: Mike and Mikes
Producer: Nummy Creations Inc.
Plant-Based Dressing and Dip
Firm: La Presserie
Company: La Presserie
Firm: Unilever Canada
Distributor: Unilever Canada
Company: Unilever Canada
DreamBone Wavy Chips
Chicken & Peanut Butter
Booth #:1424 + 1424A
Greatest Pet Solution
Enterprise: Spectrum Manufacturers Global Pet Treatment Canada Inc.
Manufacturer: Spectrum Brand names Worldwide Pet Care Canada Inc.
Rf-Paper Electronic Shelf Labels
1.5″ Digital Shelf Label
Booth #: 430
Finest Non-Meals Solution
Demetres Ultra Top quality Ice Product Pints
House of Earl Gray
Very best-Nearby Solution
Booth #: 413
Ideal Ease Merchandise
Enterprise: Lifestyle Meals
Distributor: KM imports
Company: Novo Farms Ltd.
Warmth N’ Eat Popcorn
Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
Booth #: 538
Ideal Sustainable Item
Firm: Negative Monkey Popcorn Inc.
Manufacturer: Undesirable Monkey Popcorn Inc.
Fruit + Chia Spread
Booth #: 803
Very best Unfold
Firm: Environment of Chia
Manufacturer: Globe of Chia
Grocery Innovations Canada’s Merchandising Excellence Awards
Awards for the best merchandising shows in Canadian grocery were also presented at Grocery Innovations Canada’s Merchandising Excellence Awards Celebration on October 24. The Canadian Federation of Unbiased Grocers’ (CFIG) Grasp Merchandiser Awards Application (MMAP) honours and acknowledges very best Place-of-Sale merchandising in the grocery market.
First To Marketplace – New Solution
Little Surface area-Gold
London Road Current market, Lethbridge, Alberta
Duane Gurr and Staff
Provider – Michael Burrows, Saputo
Description: A show for Canada Day exhibiting off Saputo’s most recent generation, “Secret Milk 2 Go” as effectively as other Saputo branded products..
Medium Area Gold
Current market Street Vulcan, Vulcan, Alberta
Scott Mitchell and Crew
Provider – Sharon Gower – Saputo
Description: Introducing our NEW Milk2Go Mystery Milk! This fishing themed screen characteristics two tailor made Milk2Go Mystery Milk displayers filled with our wonderful new products!
Massive Surface area Gold
Woman York Meals, North York, Ontario
Gabriele Torchetti and Group
Provider – Anthy Kapsalis, Burnbrae Farms
Description New Photo voltaic Cost-free Variety goods, one particular with additional Omega As well as. Our Photo voltaic Farms use substantial effectiveness motors, lighting, and ventilation systems, though utilizing 100% clear strength. Cost-free Range barns driven by the sunshine from photo voltaic panels on the roof. No cost Range hens have obtain to the outdoors, climate and environmental ailments permitting. Hens are no cost to roam with entry to perches, nests, and scratch areas.
Small Floor Gold
Fairway Marketplace #12, Sidney, British Columbia
Cameron Kung and Group
Provider – Brad Grey, Tree Of Life
Description: Lunar New Year Exhibit – Farkay Noodles, Kikkoman Sauces and Kikkoman Panko, Golden Dragon Sauces & Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk and Thai Kitchen area Curry Pastes.
Medium Area Gold
IGA #36 Market, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Finbar O’Riordan and Staff
Provider – Lilian Paiement, Normal Mills
Description: Good Super Bowl screen.
Huge Surface area Gold
Preserve-On-Foods #996, Burnaby, British Columbia
Brian Clark and Team
Supplier – Craig Britton, Maple Leaf Meals, WonderBrands, KraftHeinz, Smucker Food items
Description: Nationwide Sizzling Pet dog Working day 2 area runner up. A lot of preparing two times to put together. A authentic team celebration! Front of store exhibit a a single halt store for all the consumers BBQ or off to the park or beach for a spouse and children picnic! Offered in excess of 22 cs of TD wieners 3 % expansion vs LY!
Tiny Floor Gold
South Hill Great Meals, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan,
Jaspreet Nagra and Workforce
Supplier – Carey Bailey, Saputo
Description: Screen of Saputo items for Christmas.
Medium Floor Gold
Longo’s Bayview, Thornhill, Ontario
Longo’s Bayview Team
Provider – Adam O’Driscoll – Maple Leaf Food items
Description: Bring Residence The Style Of The Blue Jays. Smoked Sausage or Stadium Footlong Wieners. In-Retail store Tasting of the New restricted edition Schneiders Footlong Wieners.
Substantial Surface Gold
Portage La Prairie Co-op Food Store, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Mike Robinson and Workforce
Supplier – Dallas Alexander – Lactalis Canada
Description: Planet Cup Qatar 2022 – Kick Up Your Activity with Cracker Barrel/Black Diamond
Small Surface area Gold
Sunshine Valley Supermarket, Scarborough, Ontario
Jim & Vicki Bexis, and Team
Supplier – Vince Tedesco, Maple Leaf Meals, Bimbo Canada
Description: Bunker show assorted Maple Leaf, Schneiders, Greenfield sku’s, Dempster’s buns, Lays Chips, PepsiCo drinks.
Medium Area Gold
Powell’s Grocery store, Bay Roberts, NL
Bay Roberts Team
Supplier – Shane Tipple, PepsiCo Foods, Derek Mercer, Old Dutch
Description: Superbowl screen showcasing treats, beverage and non-alcoholic beer.
Big Surface area Gold
Conserve-On-Food items #980 – Orchard Plaza, Kelowna, BC
Eric Falkenberg, Scott Nazaruk and Orchard Plaza Crew
Provider – Michael Tatchell, Kevin Kentel, Steven MacLean – Coca-Cola and Linda Laidlaw – Nestlé Canada
Description: Halloween screen. It can be a full size to real scale flatbed truck hauling a giant pumpkin for Halloween. Plenty of depth with the mirrors and the front grill with lights.
Modest Surface area Gold
Colemans St. Anthony, St. Anthony, NL
Melanie Powell and St. Anthony Staff
Provider – Kruger Goods.
Description: Scotties Match of Hearts.
Medium Area Gold
Calgary Co-op 8, Calgary, Alberta
Jerry Kulacz and Staff
Supplier – Taylor Bryant, KraftHeinz
Description: Kraft Hockeyville Display screen.
Big Area Gold
Help you save-On-Food items #980 Orchard Plaza, Kelowna
Eric Falkenberg, Scott Nazaruk
Provider – Kevin Kentel, Steven MacLean, Ken McCaffrey, Michael Tatchell – Coca-Cola
Description: Xmas display screen. Elf on a shelf is just one of the best themes for kids at Xmas. Mom and dad phase the minimal elves performing funny and mischievous issues, so the little ones wake up and find them leading up to Xmas. Here are two elves hiding from each and every other all-around a huge 6 pack of coke glass. A person of the elves has a bottle opener as properly.