Understanding what an importer wants from new suppliers, especially those from developing countries, has become a top priority at TFO Canada. By the end of this year, we will be reforming and updating our importer engagement strategy to ensure that we provide export ready and market informed suppliers to our Canadian business partners. To inform our strategy, TFO Canada will be conducting interview surveys with selected importers and buyers.
By empowering exporters through our webinar trainings and other services, we help foreign suppliers understand how to engage with buyers in Canada. Our next two webinars will be of great interest to your import business as well:
The Retail Buying Process with Sobeys
Taking place on June 16, 2016 at 10:30am, this webinar is your chance to hear what goes on inside the head of a Sobeys buyer. TFO Canada is proud to host Hugo Brien, Head Buyer at Sobeys Quebec, for an interactive webinar on the Retail Buying Process. Sobeys is the second largest supermarket in Canada and includes the banners of Sobeys, Fresco, IGA, Foodland, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods and Canada Safeway. Learn what criteria Sobeys and similar buyers use to select new suppliers and identify common expectations for production capacity, quality control, safety initiatives, and certifications.
International Business, Currency Payments and Risk Management
Taking place on July 21, 2016 at 10:30 am, this webinar looks at the different ways that market volatility can impact exchange rates and create potential risk for your business and your bottom line. As importers, your goal is to develop a risk management strategy that will minimize the consequence of currency volatility and control costs in order to optimize your international payables. Join us for an educational conversation on currency, risk management and international payments presented in collaboration with Western Union Business Solutions.