Innovation Continues Virtually at Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) –
GIC LIVE @ HOME
TORONTO, ON – November 24, 2020 marked a first for Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) LIVE @ HOME, and the grocery sector as a whole – a fully virtual, immersive experience that is currently taking place online, and runs until November 26, 2020.
The theme this year is “A World of Opportunities. More Trade. More Tastes. More Trends.,” which is proving to be successful. With many industries going through tough times, innovation is key, and part of that innovation is expanding into the virtual space – a space where participants can literally attend from the comfort of their living rooms, yet still have access to the full gamut of extraordinary products, innovations, and speakers.
On today’s roster, sessions include topical subjects such as “Staying Relevant in a Post-COVID World”, by Deborah Sharpe, McCormick Canada, “Safeguarding the Canadian Meat Supply,” with Dr. Xianqin Yang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Canada Beef’s Michael Young, and “Supply During the Pandemic” panel discussion with three different associations. A full schedule of events for the next three days can be viewed here, or visit groceryinnovations.com for more details.
One of the most anticipated aspects of the show is the Master Merchandiser Awards Program, which honours and recognizes the best point-of-sale merchandising in the grocery industry. It enables retailers and supportive manufacturers the opportunity to stimulate purchases by
building effective displays, promotions, and events. This year’s Master Merchandiser Awards Event will be held online starting at 5:00PM with a networking reception, followed by the awards showcasing the best and most innovative displays of 2020.
Over the next three days attendees can look forward to a variety of educational sessions on the Interac Insights and Innovations stage, which offer industry-leading tricks and tips, and the Top 10 in Grocery, which showcases the most innovative products of the year chosen by show
attendees, are more accessible than ever because of the virtual nature of the show.
All attendees can explore every facet of the grocery industry at this one-of-a-kind show, and as grocery’s first virtual event, there’s much more to come in the following days.