Livestock Markets success
A rich history meeting clients needs.
J.S. Ferraro History
Founded in 1988 in Guelph, Ontario, by John Ferraro, J.S. Ferraro (formerly Retail Ready Foods Inc.) began as meat distributor for underserviced independent retailers leveraging the Canada-US price differential.
Over the years, the company grew to service value added processors, HRSIs, and major retail chains across North and South America, and was the first licensed distributor of Certified Angus Beef in Canada. Continuing its history of firsts, J.S. Ferraro (as Retail Ready) successfully launched major protein brands available within retail, like 44th Street and LiberTerre, our own sustainable protein brand, 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.
Today, J.S. Ferraro leverages its experience in livestock markets, data modelling and analytics expertise to offer an unparalleled wealth of market knowledge. We help farmers, packers, retailers, processors and HRSIs confidently navigate their procurement needs through market intelligence risk management and customized supply chain solutions.
As the industry evolves, from the increasing focus on global food-security and corporate business sustainability practices, to technological advances changing how business is done, J.S. Ferraro continues to evolve with it. We are passionate about pioneering the future of meat and livestock risk management. We give our customers farm to fork pricing visilibility.
Rebranding of Retail Ready Foods Inc. under the J.S. Ferraro banner, continuing to provide trading, distribution and fulfillment services alongside custom risk management solutions.
Celebrating 30 Years In Business
Market Alerts Launched
Market alerts launch, providing complimentary automated email notifications when new data is out, including daily estimated slaughter, weekly export data and CME index.
Alexander Cave Appointed New CEO
Complimentary Market Intelligence Services Launched
Summer Student Program Launches
Our first summer students start working with us, learning the ropes and paving their way to career success.
Headquarters Moves To Toronto
Custom Margin Management Company Launched
J.S. Ferraro & Company Inc. launches, a custom margin management company serving businesses with agriculture risk exposure.
Recognized By Canada Pork International
LiberTerre Sponsors The Great Camp Adventure Walk For SickKids
Retail Ready Colombia SAS Opens
RRFI goes international with an office in Colombia, giving us access to South American markets.
Pilot Project With Sara Lee
44th Street Sold To MacGregors Meat & Seafood
Our in-house brand becomes a staple on the shelves of key customers.
44th Street Brand Launched
Entered The Ready-Made Market
Headquarters Moves To Mississauga
Awarded Top International Volume Distributor For Certified Angus Beef
Certified As First Licensed Retail Distributor Of Certified Angus Beef In Canada
Become Captive Sales Agency for Sherwood Foods
Headquarters Open In Kitchener