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Grocery Innovations Canada 2023 – Trade Show

Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) 2023 trade show took place on October 24 & 25. Grocery Business was there.

Nicole Koveos, Zack Jones, Darrell Jones, Paul Cope and Ben Harrack, Pattison Food Group
Paul Bravi, Food Basics, Jim Slomka and Sal Galle, Food Basics
Richard Lockhart and Jon Janower, Choices Markets
Team Kraft Heinz
Shreyas Bansode (left), Brent Fulcher, Hayaa Duqeh, Martin Payant, Gary Wade and Jordan Gleed, Unilever
Peter Kerr, Alexa Law, Robert Hardy and Nikoletta Charamis, Sobeys Wholesale
Jim Slomka and Brenda Kirk, Pattison Food Group
Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business; Ron Welke and Dave Pullar, Federated Co-op
Todd Johnston, Lactalis (left) and Greg Coles, Nestlé
Jason Ricketts (left), Rob Moreland, and Lance Wade, PepsiCo
Anthony Longo, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets (left) and Michael Furgiuele, Aspire Bakeries
Daisy Samaniego, Maple Leaf Foods and Justin Schley, Quality Foods
Peter Mattson, Margaret Hudson, Marsha MacKinnon and Pam Kellogg, Burnbrae Farms and Errol Cerit, FHCP
Michael Shilton, Lauren Laventure, Andrea Chiaramello, Vince Romano, Jody Ruggiero, Lavazza
Errol Cerit (left) Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP), Mary Scianna, Grocery Business Magazine, Kostas Kapralos, Lassonde
Martin Payant and Lynn Caiger, Unilever
Sam Magnacca, Acosta Group and Lou Di Carlo, CJR Wholesale
Tony Chapman, Chatter That Matters and Anthony Longo, Longo’s
Todd Johnston and Tom Szostok, Lactalis
Jie Chen, Chen’s
Neil Kudrinko (left), Kudrinko’s, and Rick Rabba, Rabba Fine Foods
Geoff Carruthers, (left), Chris Marshall, Encore Market Management, Tim Lute, Conagra, Shaun McKenna, The Grocery Foundation, and Jamie Nelson, Pattison Food Group
Lucia Russo (left), Roy Sciotto, Victoria Auciello, Steve Silvani, and Scott Price, Saputo
Team Acosta
Eric Heath (left) and Nigel Sankar, Chep
Connor Wilson (left), Matthew Wagman, Julia Duif, Trish Botter, Saadi Nazar, Farm Credit
Jason Cassidy (left), Megan Buick, Istvan Galambos, Arshdeep Singh, and Elisa Gontier, Porta
Tobias Bourdeau, Sonia Gordon and Colin Mann, General Mills
Giancarlo Trimarchi, Vince’s and Rick Rabba, Rabba Fine Foods
Eric Bienvenue (left), Shelby VanSickle and Todd Van Eyk, Canada Beef
Melissa Martin McGraw, Karen Demetriou and Junald Nayyer, Conagra
Louis Carre, Smucker Foods, Jim Slomka and Michel Manseau, Kruger Products
Ben Pino, Jaren Bellini, Shane Bellini and Mark Bellini, Pinto’s, Mike Williamson, Central Meat Market
Team Advantage Solutions
CFIG’s Laura Collaton
Alan Dunn, Metro Inc.
Vincent Nadeau, Kraft Heinz and Jim Slomka
Rick Rabba, Rabba Fine Foods (left), Frank Nweisser, CJR Wholesale, and Colin Mann, General Mills
Team Tree of Life
Ron Sadler; Scott Lorimer, Maple Leaf Foods
Marine Gagnereaux, Robert Schouppe, Lanthier Bakery
Tom Shurrie, CFIG; Gus Longo, Longo’s and Jamie Nelson, Pattison Food Group
Melinda Zoccoli and Stacey Kravitz, UNFI Canada
Paul Gallagher and Doug Ohori, Clover Leaf
Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business; Paula Deane, Metro
Chris Park and Kevin Forget, Upfield Canada
Alex Green and Deb Craven, Longo’s
Diego Mazzone, Baptiste Boos, Michael Folton, JRTech Solutions
Bill Ivany, Margaret Zammit and Jim Pantaleo, Acosta Group
Barry Lanteigne, Distribution Canada
Shannon Rajk and Anthony Cannell, Metro Inc.
Frank Jaja, Metro Inc. and Jim Slomka 
Pavel Grekov and Marc Salm, Tim Hortons, Aleks Djurdjevic and Ben Santangelo, Advantage Solutions
Todd Newstead (left), Alicia Aguilera, Craig Neilans, John Kuo, and John Roman, Bimbo Canada
Ian Longley, Nicolae Berbec, Digi Canada
Zara Baxby, Sarah Kamimura, Drishti Chawla, Kraft Heinz Canada
Denis Gendron, consultant, Mary Scianna, Grocery Business
Chris Powell (left), retired from Tree of Life, Ross Bletsoe, Lakefield Foodland, and Al Hollman, President at A & E Consulting
Maryam Ahoo (left) and Laura Pixley, believeco:partners Ltd. DBA Argyle, representing SUSTA
David van Overeem (left), Catharine Kuerbis, Matt Kuerbis, Stacy Moritz, Erick Garman, Amanda Johnson, Kelly Staples, WUSATA
Michael Marotta, Interfresh
Michael Forgione, United Grocers Inc (UGI) and Mary Scianna, Grocery Business Magazine
Kevin Lehman, Metro Inc.
Rima Rabba, Anur Sharma, Bennetta Domenic-Jass, Anna Parypa, Steven Said, Anthony Iaizzo, Marcus Guirguis, CJA Wholesale Grocers
Aurelio Calabretta, Smucker Foods
Patrick Heffernan, Tree of Life
Dale Kropf and Vaness Kropf-Morden, L & M Food Markets
Chris Powell, CFIG, David Clark and Dan Doulos, Advantage Group
Maria Arbulu, USDA, and Ken Beauchamp, Gourmet Sauce Works Distribution Wholesale, at the WUSATA Hot Sauce Reception
Robert Graybill (left) and Randy Klotz, FMS Solutions
Michel Boucher (left) and Kevin Kelly, GS1
Nino Stelato, Unico/Primo, Carmen Labbe and Jim Kavanagh Brandseed Marketing
Cathy Antinozzi and Maryse Larose, Advantage Solutions
Jim Slomka, Brian Bradley, Stong’s Market
Michael Cronin and Beverley Mawby, The Great Canadian Meat Company
Frank and Melinda Zoccoli, UNFI (left), Robert Mortensen, REM, and Ron Sadler, Sadler Sales Solutions, at the WUSATA Hot Sauce Reception
Bryan Elcorrobarrutia (left), Daniel Richard, and Charlie Di Martino, Danavation Technologies
Fulvio Bussandri (left) and Dominic Schiraldi, I-D Foods
Hannah Messineo (left), Cheryl Appleton, and Jacqui Iris, representing Canadian Women In Food
Larry Bonikowsky, Grocery Business Magazine and Julie Bednarski-Malik, Healthy Crunch
Jim Applebaum (left), The Alyn Group, Tony Chapman, Host of Chatter that Matters, Suzanne Regimbal, CFIG, Chris Powell, Retired, and Trudi-Ann Webster, Thrive Provisions
Richard Baker, Food Distribution Guy, Dr. Shica, Dr. Shica’s Bakery
Lance Vanderlinde, Hormel Foods
Larry Denley, Kisko Freezies and Jim Slomka
Christian Horner (left), Ron Sadler (Sadler Sales Solutions), Janie Ondrey, and Michael Horner, Fire in the Kitchen
Joanne and Adrian Jaques, Sunshine Pickles
Jared (left) and Miki Ferrall, Adam Kennedy, Crafty Ramen
Greg McGrath, Italpasta and Jim Slomka
Ruairi Campbell-Carson, Golden West Food Group; Jennifer Dalimonte, Tree of Life Canada
Peter Mattson, Marsha Mackinnon, Burnbrae Farms; Jamie Nelson, Pattison Food Group
Chris and Kristy Goodrow, Sweetness Sugar Cookies; Dave Pullar, Federated Co-op

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