Canada's Leading Group Purchasing Organization


Our sole purpose is to ensure the Canadian foodservice and hospitality industry remains strong and profitable. We are owned by the non-profit lobbying organization Restaurants Canada, and proudly reinvest 100% of our profits back to the industry. Local restaurants, hotels, recreation facilities, and casinos of all sizes deserve the same opportunities and purchasing power as large national chains. We level the playing field so Canadian businesses can better compete and keep their doors open.


 In response to pricing competition from large national chains, a small group of independent Canadian restaurants established Groupex in 1984. They combined their purchases to earn volume discounts and better rebates. Today, Groupex is owned by the non-profit lobbying organization Restaurants Canada, has a combined buying power of $36 billion, and is the only Canadian Group Purchasing Organization that reinvests 100% of profits into the Canadian foodservice industry.


Our mission is to help Canadian foodservice operators reduce costs by providing a package of quality branded goods and services at prices only available through volume purchasing. We connect the needs of our Members with the value provided by our Suppliers.



Empower operators of all sizes to achieve more and  raise their goals to achieve higher levels of profit.


Groupex provides foodservice operations of all sizes access to volume pricing, higher rebates, and industry insights to significantly reduce cost and increase efficiency. Operators will save time and thousands of dollars annually on major brands with our food, beverage, operational, technology and financial programs.


Our team shares a core set of values that serve as the cornerstone of daily operations:

  • Accountability
  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Member-Centric
  • Respectful
  • Teamwork



You will find Groupex Members in the largest metropolitan areas and in rural Canadian towns and cities. Groupex membership is extensive and represents all segments of the hospitality industry, including:

  • Fine Dining
  • Quick Service
  • Family Style
  • Pub Roadhouse
  • Hotel & Motel
  • Bar & Nightclub
  • Recreation