Head of the Pack

Leading the fresh meat distribution industry with passion and experience for the last three decades.


Founded in 1988 in Guelph, Ontario, by John Ferraro, Retail Ready Foods Inc. provides retailers and processors with a sustainable and integrated virtual meat proteins supply chain that creates value for all. Over 25 years later, that vision has grown from one small local office to three urban centres serving both North and South America.

As a major protein distributor, Retail Ready has carved out a niche leveraging its expansive network of meat suppliers, collaborative approach to client service and just in time distribution system. Our protein procurement specialists combine superior market intelligence and speculative expertise, and innovative distribution and merchandising solutions to meet our client’s meat specifications, merchandising and pricing needs.


At Retail Ready Foods Inc., our mission is to innovatively manage protein industry supply chains to create sustainable value in all of our customer and supplier relationships.

John Ferraro | Founder, Chairman of the Board


At the heart of our business is our dedicated team of employees that live our core principles:

  • Working with integrity in every business dealing;
  • Respecting our teammates and client partners;
  • Being accountable for what we promise;
  • Collaborating for success; and
  • Focusing on what is best for our client.

After years of servicing and studying the protein needs of our clients, Retail Ready successfully spun-off a subsidiary sustainable protein brand, LiberTerre, helping customers trace their meat from farm to fork and enjoy a superior taste experience. LiberTerre is committed to offering sustainable, antibiotic free, fresh meat proteins for processors, food service operators and retailers within Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

Interested in joining our herd?

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