Retail Tour

Chicago, Illinois, USA | August 21-22, 2012

Back by popular demand and expanded into the Chicago-Land area, this year's retail tour represents great value for Ontario food and beverage manufacturers seeking valuable market information.

Event Overview

Spend two days touring remarkable grocery retailers in the Chicago area and meet with some knowledgeable procurement group(s), distributors and brokers to learn the potential for your products in the US Midwest. This investment of your time will help you better understand the US market place (including on-shelf pricing, POS, potential competitors, etc.) and get you prepared to sell your products to US-based retailers.

Planned tours will feature several strong regional retailers, some smaller independent retailers plus the opportunity to meet with buying establishment(s), distributors and brokers who will provide insight into the market and the buying process.

The final itinerary will be tailored to the participants.

Who Should Attend

This is a great program for graduates of our PROFIT New-to-Exporting program and others keen on the US market.


$175 + HST per person

* Cost Includes: motor coach transportation in Chicago, two-night hotel accommodations at the designated hotels, meals (two breakfasts, two lunches, & one dinner) and US market briefing materials.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to Chicago and other incidental costs not indicated above.


In order to reserve your seat on the bus please complete the registration form (html) and return as indicated! Space is limited.

Contact information:
Dean Post
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 28 March 2012
Last Reviewed: 29 March 2012