C.B. STONE & ASSOCIATES
LOBLAWS COMPANIES LIMITED
"Calvin brings honesty, integrity and enthusiasm to his work and is well know in the hospitality and foodservice industry. His full understanding of the foodservice industry and his training at Loblaws Companies has allowed Calvin to provide true value in the form of strategic thinking in acquisitions and partnerships. I have work with Calvin Stone on the Loblaws partnership with Gordon Food Service Canada. It took Calvin's tenacity and commitment to see the opportunity that could be achieved for these two great companies."
HOUSE OF COMMONS, CANADA
"It is Calvin's background in the Hospitality and Retail Businesses in Manufacturing at Primo Foods, Retailing and Wholesaling at Loblaw's Companies Limited, Cash n Carry foodservice design and outlets in Chicago USA for US Foods Founding Chef'Store and also Brakes Professional Food Market in the UK for Bain Capital. His 35 year background provides the unique skill set to help develop companies and jobs for countries he does work in as seen by his record and most importantly the project he is [was most currently] with, Greenhouse Juice out of Toronto, Ontario."
Bruce Stanton, MP
NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA
"I met Calvin in his role as an advisor and consultant to our respective clients. Calvin specializes in the hospitality industry with a focus on manufacturing; wholesale; retail and mergers and acquisitions. He has the combination of a positive attitude, maturity and depth of expertise that is so essential to business success."
Paul Martin, FCPA, FCA
Treasury Board , Office of the Comptroller
CHENEY BROTHERS C-B-I
"Mr.Stone has unmatched knowledge and experience in the foodservice and distribution industry. His unique skills and knowledge have been very beneficial to Cheney Brothers business."
Chairman & CEO
BRAND MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
"Calvin's expertise in Food Service and Grocery Retail related matters span to a world wide level of understanding and contacts. Calvin has and will continue to make essential contributions to the national food service industry."
Joseph Castaldi, Hon B.Sc, MBA - Senior Partner
SUNDANCE NATURAL FOODS CO.
"Calvin's work with US organic growers has been essential to our success and continued growth."
"Calvin's work with Zephyr Organics has been essential to our success and continue growth...His expertise is important to us and the US Food Distribution market."
Ontario's Lake Country
ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
"His background knowledge and expertise helped him too work with the business and municipal government to build tourism and a positive economic impact to the region."
ORILLIA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
"Calvin is a leader and innovator in his field of expertise as a consultant establishing new manufacturing facilities and the sale of turn key retail and manufacturing business operations that have relevance in this day and age. Calvin its an honest, reliable, compassionate man in both his profession and personal life."
Managing Director, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce
Harbour Master, Port of Orillia
“Calvin’s proven success and credentials are a testament to his profound impact on the food service distribution industry. Calvin played an integral role in developing CHEF’STORE, America’s permit, one-stop shop for food, equipment and other restaurant supplies. His continued work in the U.S. involves contract negotiations and agreements with national food suppliers and growers to optimize food service distribution models and align with foodservice delivery models.”
Vice President, CHEF’STORE"
“Calvin is widely known in the food service hospitality industry because of his work through his independent company, C.B. Stone & Associates, a well-known food services consulting company, which is dedicated to providing unique and customized options for its clients."
Vice President Canadian Distribution
“Calvin has been a key player in the success of the national food service distribution market…[He] has been vital in establishing and strengthening our international client base to support the growth of our businesses. His expertise and invaluable work have proven to be crucial to U.S. organic growers.”
Co-owner and Managing Member
"It was a pleasure to have Calvin Stone lead our Food Service Cash and Carry project here in the UK. Calvin and the Brakes team worked hard to deliver our concept “Brakes Professional Food Market” and oversaw the building of one warehouse on time and on budget. Calvin knows this segment exceptionally well with over thirty years of experience.
If you are thinking of adding this segment of business to your delivered foodservice business, I would recommend Calvin as a knowledgeable and passionate leader for this type of project."
Group Chief Executive