Local Food and Beverage Processors Participate in Canada’s Premier Grocery & Specialty Food Show in Toronto

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Economic Development Corp. Media Release

Windsor-Essex County, Ontario – Thursday, September 24, 2015 - The WindsorEssex Economic Development he e ’ f beverage processors to showcase their products at the 2015 Grocery Innovations Canada Tradeshow taking place on September 28th and 29th at the Toronto Congress Centre. The Development Corporation is facilitating 4 Windsor-Essex based companies to connect face-to-face with key grocery retailers. The following companies will be participating and exhibiting: Lakeside Packing, Highline Mushrooms, Lakeside Produce and Dainty Rice.

Grocery Innovations Canada http://cfig.ca/grocery-innovations-canada/ is the premier grocery & specialty food show in the country. With over 65,000 sq.ft. of dedicated pavilions focused on the specialty food categories that are presently in high demand, including health and wellness, gourmet/artisanal, organic and local, this increased focus is pivotal in bringing out a great number of specialty retailers.

Rakesh Naidu, CEO (Interim) of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation said, “We are very pleased to provide this opportunity to our region’s food and beverage processors.  With independent grocers representing approximately 30% of this sector, it offers a great opportunity for our businesses to get their products in front of key National and International buyers at the show.”

Alan Woodbridge, Vice President of Lakeside Packing added, “We are so excited and proud to bring a ‘taste’ of what Windsor-Essex County has to offer in front of major grocery retailers and we appreciate the efforts of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation for organizing this tradeshow opportunity for us to participate in.” 


For more information about the Windsor-Essex companies participating at the Grocery Innovations Canada Trade Show visit:


Media Contact:
WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
Lana Drouillard, Director Marketing & Communications
519 259-9600