Why Visit?

Don’t miss the show where all of grocery gathers. Get your business growing in Western Canada by attending the premier exhibition and conference that features local and regional suppliers, alongside global and international companies. All your grocery categories are covered under one roof over 65,000 sq. ft. at the Vancouver Convention Centre East – from technology, front-end, and back-end operational tools, don’t miss the must-attend show of the spring!

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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.

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GSF By the Numbers

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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 trade show 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 said visiting exhibits influences their purchase intent.

of attendees find new business opportunities with exhibiting companies.

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

came to show with real purchasing intent.