About Us

R.I.B.A. was formed in 1997 and quickly grew to become the largest purchasing/marketing group of its kind servicing independent restaurateurs throughout Ontario.

In 2018, R.I.B.A. was purchased by Compass Group Canada, the parent company of Foodbuy. 

Foodbuy is Canada's largest foodservice procurement solutions organization, with $2.2 billion purchasing volume spanning the hospitality & leisure, food service, healthcare and education channels.

• 40K SKUs under contract

• 12K particiating locations

• 400+ agreements with suppliers   

About Riba BrochureR.I.B.A.’s winning strategy aligns manufacturers, distributors and end users to deliver a well rounded benefit to all involved. The program’s design allows for the delivery of quality products and services bundled into a compact and powerful transparent program. While the cost savings speak for themselves, the additional resources invested by R.I.B.A. to promote and maintain the success of the program are miles ahead of our competitors.

The drive behind the program has allowed us to capture double digit growth in all segmented markets our group endorses. The viability of the program is now evident in markets such as Casinos, Independent Restaurants, Hotels/Motels, Bars, Pubs, Bingo Parlors, Bowling Alleys, Convention Centres, Municipally run venues, Branchises, etc..

R.I.B.A. has a mandate to deliver the best program to our members while satisfying the requirements of the companies we represent. Our distribution channels are diverse, having partnered with the largest broadline distributors. This ensures that the availability of the program is maximized while disruptions are minimized. As a member of this program you will benefit from:

» Co-operative buying power.
» Long-term contracts with national suppliers.
» Affordable annual membership with no hidden administration fees.
» Service liaison to national suppliers.
» Local representation to acknowledge your specific needs.
» Member’s rights with no irrevocable clauses.

Why R.I.B.A. Corp. is different from its competitors?

Our group is governed by restaurateurs. Unlike our competitors who claim to be in the industry or have multiple years experience in the industry, we actually own restaurants. We believe that in order to represent the member properly, we better know from first hand experience what the market is experiencing. We live the experience, not preach it!

Secondly, with R.I.B.A. there are no hidden fees! We will not claim something is free when in all actuality it is deducted from future earnings or withheld as reserves. There are no processing fees for cheques or no further administration charges other than our annual membership fee.

Thirdly and probably most important is the equipment rental policy for qualifying accounts. Taking our cold beverage supplier for instance, PBG is obligated to supply our accounts with adequate equipment in accordance to what the account pours. There is no purchase price for the equipment and no hidden maintenance fees if the equipment happens to malfunction. While our equipment policy is free rental with no cost to the account, other groups make you pay for your equipment and will even arrange financing. We are not believers in owning equipment nor are in the business of banking. Why pay for something which you can get free?

Fourthly and as mentioned above, we do not include an irrevocable clause in our membership contract. Other groups include this so that if you wish to change buyer’s groups, your velocity reports are bound. This means the other group will fight so that the volumes remain theirs and you can not take advantage of another program which may be more lucrative.

R.I.B.A. is proud of our commitment, our reputation and our ability to deliver. We are a down-to-earth organization which is networked deep in the roots of the hospitality industry throughout the country. If you have a problem, we look after it! Don’t call your manufacturer – Let us do the work! The power of our group and the voice it has surely speaks volumes beyond what one restaurant can do!

We look forward to presenting our program to you and extending the benefits your establishment is entitled to. Our commitment is to professionally and ethically represent all of our members and partners and fulfill their expectations with the integrity expected from a market leader. We will not compromise our reputation through gimmicks, but would rather stay transparent and grow with our members and partners for the long term.

Chris Kyriakopoulos - President/C.E.O.

Our Core Supplier Listings

Canadian Linen
Canada Bread
Chase® Merchant Services
Export Packers
Fresh Start
Pepsico Foodservice
Selectpath - Benefits and Financial

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Platinum Program

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Recognized Distributors

Gordon Food Service
Flanagan Foodservice Inc.
Mercury Foodservice
Morton Food Service
Stewart Foodservice Inc.

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If you are having your challenges with a supplier or distributor we are here to help. Contact the R.I.B.A. office and we can facilitate solving your issues.




Our Address

433 Consortium Court, London, ON. N6E 2S8

1-888-320-RIBA (7422)

Local (519) 668-3396
Fax (519) 668-2672



Quick Links

Belmont Meats
Burnbrae Farms
Canada Bread
Canadian Linen & Uniform
Chase® Merchant Services
Erie Meats Products Ltd.
Export Packers
Flanagan Foodservice Inc.
Fresh Start Foods
Gordon Food Service
Macgregors Meat & Seafood
Mercury Foodservice
Morton Food Service
Pepsico Foodservice
R.I.B.A. Design Services
Saporito Foods
Sofina Foods
Stewart Foodservice
United Restaurant Supplies


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