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Founded in 1982!

R.E.D. Canada has a long and proud history.

In 1982 a small select group of independent, full-line foodservice equipment distributors in Canada met to explore the feasibility of establishing a working relationship amongst the various businesses.

At their first meeting, they discussed mutual problems of distributing the equipment and supplies to Canada’s foodservice industry. They discovered that through an open exchange of experiences and ideas each firm benefited and gained information that could be used to better serve their customers.

It was at this meeting that the groundwork was set for R.E.D. Since those meetings, a strong organisation of Canadian distributors has evolved with over 50 locations across the country.

Restaurant Equipment Distributors of Canada Ltd (known as R.E.D.) is an organisation owned by equipment dealers, for equipment dealers.

Our combined buying power leads to providing restaurateurs and foodservice businesses big and small the best prices on the best brands in the industry.


We are more than just a buying group.

The Foodservice industry in Canada represents more than $100 Billion annually in the Canadian economy, and employs nearly 5% of the Canadian population! From full service to quick service restaurants, from cafeterias to bars, from hospitals & nursing homes to schools & malls, foodservice affects everyone everyday.

R.E.D. Canada is in the middle of it - we connect the manufacturers of essential equipment on one end to the distributors who sell, install and maintain that equipment.

Our Mission

To support food equipment dealers with dedicated programs to enable their businesses to provide the best pricing and customer experiences in the industry.

Our Vision

To be the most meaningful organisation in Canada’s food equipment industry.