Agribuys, a global provider of comprehensive web-based services developed specifically for the food industry, announced today the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, Agribuys Canada Inc., in Toronto. The office will serve as the contact point for businesses throughout Canada. Robert Atkin will act as managing director of Agribuys Canada Inc. and will be responsible for implementing and integrating Agribuys’ systems for major retailers, foodservice operators and suppliers in Canada.

“The launch of our Toronto office is part of Agribuys’ strategy to establish local offices in key markets around the world. And it follows close behind our new offices in Australia and India that were just opened in August,” says Marina Kotsianas, president and CEO of Agribuys. “We already have several customers in Canada, and are very excited that we are now able to support them locally.”

Dhruba Kalita, Agribuys’ CTO, adds, “Our rapid global expansion has been made possible by the fact that Agribuys has been global in its mindset from day one: our technology platform has been designed to accommodate multiple currencies, languages and time zones.”

Kotsianas continues, “With more than 20 years’ multinational experience with premier companies in the food industry, Robert will be an invaluable resource for our customers in this important market.”

Atkin adds, “I’m extremely pleased to have this opportunity to offer Agribuys’ total solution to the Canadian food industry to help companies grow their top and bottom lines. Before joining Agribuys, I was fortunate to be in a position where I could evaluate numerous B2B companies offering e-commerce platforms to the food industry, and only one stood head and shoulders above the rest. Agribuys marries the maturity of Internet-based technology with the way the food business really operates. It is one of the few companies with the in-house resources to develop the necessary technology to deal with the specific requirements of the food industry.”

Prior to joining Agribuys, Atkin served as director of worldwide business development for Tyson Foods, Inc. He was responsible for all aspects of the development process, including feasibility studies, partner selection, deal management, incentives, capital structures, all tax and legal considerations, and IPR contracts. Before his term at Tyson, Atkin served as managing director and CFO, Asia/Pacific, for Ralston Purina Company in Missouri, USA. Atkin was raised in Montreal and has lived in Toronto, London, the USA, and Asia.

About Agribuys

Agribuys is a leading global provider of integrated web-based procurement services for the food industry. Having recognized that the process extends far beyond a simple transaction model, the company provides pre-order, transaction execution, and post order services in multiple food segments, including produce, meat, poultry, seafood, ingredients, dairy, and floral. These services are seamlessly incorporated into its customers’ front-end sales systems and back-end information systems, facilitating collaborative supply chain management. The Agribuys management team is a thought leader in the industry, combining deep food industry domain expertise with extensive technology and e-commerce experience. Based in California, with offices in India, Australia and Canada, Agribuys is rapidly expanding to further broaden its global procurement platform.

For more information, visit the company’s website at or call 877/499-3052.