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18th Annual R.I.B.A. Invitational
Golf Tournament

Brought to you by Chase Merchant Services, Ecolab and Pepsico Foodservice

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 Niagara Falls

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for assisting us in putting together a magnificent day.

Thank you to all that sponsored and attended.

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A Letter from the Vice President

December 2018

Dear Members, Prospective Members, Manufacturers and Distributors

2018 has once again been an excellent year for R.I.B.A.  Our group continues to expand at a record rate employing the exceptional resources of many qualified associates and our administrative staff to facilitate such expansion.  With expansion, there are always limitations.

In early 2018, our team had identified the need for a technological boost and the advantages it could bring for our members and the program. With that, I am delighted and honored to introduce the substantial sale of the assets of R.I.B.A. Corp. and our coffee company My Barista 888 to Compass Group Canada.

Compass Group, the world’s leading food service company, operates in around 50 countries, employs more than 550,000 people and serves over 5.5 billion meals per year. Also serves as the parent company to Foodbuy, LLC, the largest procurement and supply chain solutions organization in North America.

We will continue to stay and grow with the industry leader we know, Foodbuy Canada, maintaining the existing positive 4-year relationship while benefitting from its scale, extensive market knowledge, comprehensive portfolio, best-in-class analytics capabilities and customer centric technology solutions. The R.I.B.A. model will remain intact as this transition will enable our members to unlock untapped savings potential and efficiency opportunities with one of the most technologically advanced foodservice companies in the world.

In addition, we also sold our coffee line without any operational changes. We wanted to ensure there will be no difference in our blends and who currently roasts for My Barista.  

I will also be staying with the company through to 2023 reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Foodbuy, Mr. Chris Fry. 

As we drive into the future, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our current and past members for their 21 years of support while R.I.B.A. grew to become the largest privately held, independent GPO in the province.  We could not have built the company without you and have always appreciated your participation. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals who were involved throughout the process from Compass including Nathan Maertens, Nicole Wilson, Christine Oliveira, Chris Bitonti and Chris Fry.  From R.I.B.A., I would like to thank all of my coworkers who were supportive throughout the process, our VP Pete Kalantzis, accounting Garry Honcoop and legal Harvey Dorsey.

These are exciting times and I invite you to fully participate and experience the benefits of an even greater R.I.B.A. program. 



Chris N. Kyriakopoulos
Vice President
office - 1-888-320-RIBA (7422) Ext. 202



The Butcher Shoppe comes on board as a Core Program Supplier

Renowned for superior products and unsurpassed service, the Butcher Shoppe is pleased to serve more than 2,000 customers, shipping 100,000 lbs of meat daily to points across Ontario.

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17th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament

Golf Spash

Brought to you by:

Chase Merchant Services
Pepsico Foodservice

Sponsored by:

Belmont Meats
Canadian Linen
Canada Bread
Erie Meats
Norwich / Caradoc Townsend Mutual
Saporito Foods

Foodbuy / 3M
Selectpath - Benefits & Financial
Stewarts Foodservice

Baintree Sales
C&S Roasters
Drudi Alexiou Kuchar LLP
Fresh Start Foods

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Belmont Meats comes on board as a Platinum program supplier

Belmont Meats proudly introduces high quality, mouthwatering burgers your customers will be sure to enjoy.

More information about Belmont Meats



Our Latest Addition to the Core Program

The reliable professional kitchen assistant.
For cooking quality, ease of operation and efficiency.

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A R.I.B.A. Customer Exclusive Promotion from Ecolab

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Up to 20% off on select Hand Sanitizers and Antibacterial Clean and Smooth

Save with Duraloc™ Floor Cleaning Tools

Please contact your R.I.B.A. or Ecolab representative for details.


Erie Meats Promo

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NOTICE - Pepsi Beverages Company - 20L to 12L BIB Change

As of May 16th 2016, PepsiCo will be moving all of its 20L CSD BIBs with the exception of Pepsi, to the 12L BIB format.

The new 12L format will offer 4 important benefits: Freshness, Variety, Storage and Safety. The ability to offer greater choices to your customer while having a quicker turn due to lower yields will help to grow your beverage incidences and to reduce the risk of waste. While at the back of house, space constraints around safety and storage issues will be reduced and eliminated.

All negotiated R.I.B.A. pricing for 12L products will stay unchanged.

12l Benefits

This change will impact the following 20L products: Mug Root Beer, 7UP, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Crush Orange, Crush Cream Soda.



Province Increasing Minimum Wage on October 1, 2016
Ministry of Labour

Ontario will raise the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on
October 1, 2016 - keeping Ontario's wage the highest of any province in Canada.



Lobster meat prices at record highs

July 3, 2015, 4:01 pm NEWS
Michael Ramsingh, News

Lobster meat market prices have climbed to all-time record levels this summer as seasonal demand among foodservice operators in the US has been met with a more limited supply of the product compared to past years.




Ontario Minimum Wage Increase

The Ontario minimum wage has been scheuduled to be increased
October 1st, 2015 to $11.25 an hour (Liquor Servers $9.80)

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Hendrix Food Equipment

As part of the Platinum Program we are developing, we would like to welcome
Hendrix Restaurant Equipment to the R.I.B.A. Program.

To view the Hendrix Web Store please fill out the following email form.



Ontario moves to ban smoking on patios, playgrounds, sports fields
The Canadian Press

The Liberals will reintroduce a bill to ban smoking on all restaurant and bar patios in Ontario as well as children’s playgrounds and publicly owned sports fields.

External Article

New Leaves of Absence
On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014 comes into force.

The bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to create three new job-protected leaves.

External Article

Overhauling the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Improving Clarity, Transparency and Accountability of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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Organizations rushing to comply with new anti-spam law cominng into force July 1

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Promotional & Program Information

Mix and Match Promotion
Buy 4 cases of Bubly/Montellier (500ml), Gatorade Zero (591ml), or Arto Water (700ml)
12 pk x 591 ml bottles

591ml CSD/NCB Promotion
24 pk x 591 ml bottles
Pepsi 24 pk x 591ml

355ml CSD/NCB Promotion
24 pk x 355 ml cans
2 cases of Bubly Lime 12 pk x 355 ml cans

Limited time offer is only available to R.I.B.A. members ordering from Pepsi® Direct

*Please contact your R.I.B.A. or Pepsi representative for details.








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