Mike Mauti, Managing Partner
Leading the team, Mike brings more than 20 years experience as a leader in the fresh foods industry. Over this time, Mike has gained expertise in retail operations, procurement & merchandising. Specific skills around grocery retailing, particularly in Produce buying and selling makes Mike a valuable partner for Suppliers and Independent Retailers alike.
Roger Arseneault, Atlantic Retail Expert
Roger flat out knows produce. With over one-third of a century leading fresh departments across Canada’s Atlantic coast, he still boasts about a special passion for produce. It’s all about the in-store customer experience for Roger and with all his years coaching front line staff and managers alike he has a list of success stories as long as anyone in this business. Leadership, passion and skill are the three key ingredients Roger brings to all stores.
Antonio Filice, Prairies Retail Expert
With 30 years in the rough and tumble Alberta retail scene, Antonio is prepared for just about anything a grocery store can throw at him. Passion, leadership and an eye for fresh operations has moulded Antonio into one of the most knowledgeable retail gun slingers in the West. An independent grocer by trade, Antonio can turn any fresh opportunity into a gold mine, first by creating a masterpiece of freshness and display artistry and then seeing it through with impeccable operations on the floor.
Luigi Panza, Ontario Retail Expert
25 years of driving quality, service and impeccable operations in produce departments across the country has developed a skill set in Luigi that is hard to come by in today’s grocery stores. There is no challenge too large for Luigi to conquer. With his engaging style and prowess in the fruit and vegetable arts he can turn up the heat in the produce engine bringing foot traffic to the store and putting dollars into the till.
Paul Thompson, BC Retail Expert
A quarter century in retail specializing in Operational Standards and Training. Paul’s focus on fresh operations has included improvement initiatives in Produce, Meat, Deli, Home Meal Replacement and Bakery. Paul is also no stranger on how to drive success across the whole store delivering training and continuous improvements in labour, inventory, shrink management and employee development. He will ensure your strategy is aligned to maximize your store’s profit.
Richard Lanthier, Expert Détaillant du Québec/Quebec Retail Expert
Avec une expertise de plus de 40 ans dans la culture gastronomique de l’industrie alimentaire du Québec, Richard a développé des compétences extraordinaires dans tous les départements de produits frais. Reconnu pour son leadership dans la gestion de supermarchés, la gestion de produits et de catégories et le développement de concepts de marché, il a passé sa carrière à former des personnes dans ces mêmes disciplines. Avec un sens aigu de l’analyse, son objectif d’excellence sera le moteur du succès dans toutes les situations de magasin.
Extensive expertise spanning 40 years in the foodie culture of the Quebec grocery industry, Richard has developed extraordinary skills in all fresh departments. Recognized for his leadership in supermarket management, product and category management and market concept development, he has spent a career training people in these same disciplines. With tremendous analytical acumen, his focus on excellence will drive success in any store situation.
Mandeep Kohli, Multicultural Retail Expert
With over 15 years of experience buying and selling multicultural food products, Mandeep can best be described as worldly. She has worked in leading retail organizations and has expertise in identifying the right products for the right market. With our changing consumer landscape, it can sometimes be confusing to know what and how many products to carry and how to merchandise them for maximum impact. Mandeep can help right size the multicultural category for any store and help deliver a successful program.
Jay Shirodker, Food Safety Consultant
Jay knows Food Safety. With 20 years of experience in Global Quality and Food Safety, Jay has worked with some of Canada’s largest retail and fresh food producers. Highly skilled in risk mitigation and crisis management, Jay can shore up your existing programs, write new programs, teach your staff the ropes and just generally put your mind at ease as your company gets up to speed on the most important topic in today’s food landscape. Jay can be your go-to-guy as the regulatory environment heats up.