GIC wraps up day one with Top Ten In Grocery Awards

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

Strawberry Lemonade

Booth #:525

Greatest Packaging

Corporation: Karma Culture Inc.

Distributor: Murry Market place National

Manufacturer: Murry Current market National

Natural Coffee Choice with Dandelion


Booth #:419

Greatest Overall health & Wellness Solution

Organization: Nummy Creations Inc.

Distributor: Mike and Mikes

Producer: Nummy Creations Inc.

GIC Top 10 Best Health and Wellness

Plant-Based Dressing and Dip

Creamy Miso

Booth #:825

Greatest Condiment

Firm: La Presserie

Distributor: Johnluca

Company: La Presserie

GIC Top 10 Best Condiment

Liquid IV

Enthusiasm Fruit

Booth #:711

Greatest Beverage

Firm: Unilever Canada

Distributor: Unilever Canada

Company: Unilever Canada

GIC Top 10 Best Beverage

DreamBone Wavy Chips

Chicken & Peanut Butter

Booth #:1424 + 1424A

Greatest Pet Solution

Enterprise: Spectrum Manufacturers Global Pet Treatment Canada Inc.

Distributor:Acosta Canada

Manufacturer: Spectrum Brand names Worldwide Pet Care Canada Inc.

GIC Top 10 Best Pet Product

Rf-Paper Electronic Shelf Labels

1.5″ Digital Shelf Label

Booth #: 430

Finest Non-Meals Solution

Enterprise: Aketroniks

Company: Aketroniks

GIC Top 10 Best Non Food Product

Demetres Ultra Top quality Ice Product Pints

House of Earl Gray

Booth #:1831

Very best-Nearby Solution

Firm: Demetres

Maker: Demetres

GIC Top 10 Best local

Instant Pumpkin

Stewed Pumpkin

Booth #: 413

Ideal Ease Merchandise

Enterprise: Lifestyle Meals

Distributor: KM imports

Company: Novo Farms Ltd.

GIC Top 10 Best convenience Product

Warmth N’ Eat Popcorn

Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

Booth #: 538

Ideal Sustainable Item

Firm: Negative Monkey Popcorn Inc.

Manufacturer: Undesirable Monkey Popcorn Inc.

GIC Top 10 Best sustainable

Fruit + Chia Spread


Booth #: 803

Very best Unfold

Firm: Environment of Chia

Manufacturer: Globe of Chia

GIC Top 10 Best Spread

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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.


Themed Event

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!


Perimeter Show

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.


One Company

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.