By Lizzy Freier Canadian foodservice continues to search for ways to diversify its offerings to patrons. Innovation in menu trends is as important in 2021 as it’s ever been, and this latest issue of Trend Watch reflects that. With establishments in many areas of Canada beginning to open up again with limited capacity, broadening your […]
Another official indication of just how badly the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadian foodservice and restaurant sales has emerged. A Statistics Canada report released last week shows that restaurants and bars across Canada reported their worst year for sales on record. The recent data from Statistics Canada shows that sales at eating and drinking establishments […]
The debate around third-party delivery apps is intensifying amid the economic impacts of COVID-19 By Tom Nightingale For the foodservice businesses and restaurants that have been able to survive the last 12 months of COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with the fast rate of change has been vital. In particular, operators across the country have had […]
New trends emerged across almost every industry in 2020 as consumers and businesses adjusted to the realities of a global pandemic. Drink trends within the beverage alcohol industry were no exception. Just like in fashion, drink trends regularly come and go as the seasons change and the calendar flips to a new year. This year, […]
How tamper-evident packaging improves food safety and customer satisfaction. By Paul Rutherford It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an enormous increase in restaurant delivery and takeout sales. In fact, a recent Dalhousie University study found that the number of Canadians ordering food once a week increased from 29.6% to 45.4% between […]
The Fifteen Group’s David Hopkins gives reason for Canadian foodservice to be optimistic in 2021, even if more help is still needed
In our first edition of Concept Watch of 2021, RestoBiz and Technomic highlight three standout restaurant concepts on show in Canadian foodservice.
The 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report details the impact of COVID-19, including statistics and trends in labour, menu, and tech.
Longo’s was ranked as the No. 1 grocery retailer in the 2020 Ontario Leger WOW study, with high scores for customer satisfaction and safety.
A survey suggests one-third of small businesses currently have mobile apps, but 41 per cent plan to build one to support future growth