Many new pandemic food trends have been formed during COVID-19. But how of them will be sticking around? Data and tech company Numerator has tried to assess just that in a new COVID Buyer Habit Index aimed at understanding the “stickiness” of new consumer buying behaviours. The analysis examines pandemic food trends in major categories including alcohol, […]
By John Kelly There’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic — along with the accompanying lockdowns and restrictions — forced brick-and-mortar businesses, from retailers to restaurants, to find new ways to serve their customers and spurred a wave of innovation across many industries. As the coronavirus vaccine rollout expands, COVID-19 cases and deaths largely continue to drop, […]
More Canadians are now looking to seek out Canadian-produced food, according to a recent survey from Farm Credit Canada. The survey, which was conducted between January 8-12, 2021, found that six out of 10 Canadians are more likely to purchase Canadian-made or -grown food. “We had surveyed 2000 Canadians across the country, reflective of how […]
Many foodservice trends have emerged or at least accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and among them is the increasing volume of contactless transactions. As consumer behaviour has dramatially shifted in line with both preference and necessity over the last 12 months, far more Canadians are shopping online. Those who are still heading to bricks-and-mortar establishments […]
A new report from Dalhousie University suggests that consumer confidence in Canadian food safety is rebounding, one year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dalhousie’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, in partnership with Caddle, surveyed over 10,000 Canadians at the end of February 2021. The participants were surveyed on consumer confidence and satisfaction. Overall, there were […]
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.
Technomic’s expert predictions give a glimpse of what foodservice trends operators and customers should expect heading into the new year.
Digitizing customer loyalty is the way forward for foodservice operations as the pandemic continues into 2021.
Reports from SkipTheDishes and DoorDash offer insights into 2020’s leading food delivery trends among consumers.