This was my second time attending the event and let me tell you I was excited. The Annual Selling show is held at the beautiful Pearson Convention Centre. The Lumsden Brothers, a Canadian food and grocery distributor which was founded in 1872 is a subsidiary of the Sobey’s Group.
Since I am not really a morning person, the alarm clock buzzing at 4am was not welcomed by any means. -lol- but rise out the the warmth of my comfy blankets I did and begun my day as I had to leave by 6am. It took what seemed liked forever to arrive. Traffic and the weather conditions were horrible. I was fearing that I was going to be extremely late! I do not like being late for anything as I am an extremely punctual person.
On my travels I did see a beautiful Red Tailed Hawk and snapped a photo but he turned out to be just a speck in the scenery.
After almost 3 hours I finally arrived at the Pearson Convention Centre and boy was I happy as I wasn’t late!
Within a short time I was all settled and eager to begin meeting everyone. It was not all fun and games for me this day. I was representing Niagara River Trading Company, a Canadian distributor who requested my services.
Today, I was telling retailers about new products that are available to the Canadian market.
It was hard to resist delving into all that candy, popcorn and Tobasco spicy chocolate!!!
A couple of the products I was introducing to prospective purchasers were Hot Beaver-Dam Hot Sauce and Moose Juice Atomic Radiocative Hot Sauce.
I never know how well a show is going to turn out. Weather can be a factor in how many buyers turn out. It seemed the weather did not put a damper on this event as the aisles were a buzz with activity all day long.
A View from my booth!
Being that I was up so early, I was only able to gulp down 1 coffee!! – I know – right!!! I was happy to see a line of coffee machines with cookies when I walked through the Convention Centres doors. That was a wonderful and much needed sight to see.
I love that I do not have to pack a lunch or something to eat. Lumsden Brothers treats their vendors, purchasers and distributors VERY well.
You can always tell when the Buffet Lunch has been served as the hall goes quiet and the aisles clear out.
Salads, Pasta, Meat and More!
Vegetables Steamed to Perfection!
Succulent Chicken: So tasty and falls apart!
To accommodate all their guests, Lumsden Brothers has not 1 Buffet Section but 2.