The long view: How COVID-19 is reshaping the Canadian foodservice industry

By Sara Burnside Menuck Amid sweeping new measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the foodservice industry is seeing unprecedented impacts. From Canadians being recommended to self-isolate, avoiding public spaces and gatherings of more than 50, and restaurants and bars being ordered to close dining rooms, offering delivery, takeout and drive-thru only, it’s […]

7shifts surveys 1,000 restaurateurs for 2020 restaurant labour management trends study

Press Release SASKATOON, Saskatchewan and NEW YORK, NY — 7shifts, the leading labour-management platform for restaurants, just released a comprehensive study covering key insights and statistics about the state of the restaurant labour management industry and where it’s headed. The survey was conducted with over 1,000 restaurant managers, owners, and executives across North America and […]

Mounting demand for commercial food warming & holding equipment in developing regions: TMR study

Press Release According to a new market report pertaining to the global commercial food warming & holding equipment market, the global commercial food warming & holding equipment market is anticipated to reach a volume of 7,312 thousand units by 2027. The commercial food warming & holding equipment market is projected to expand at a CAGR […]

Institutional foodservice: Healthcare and corrections are key targets for contractors

By Geoff Wilson In its recently released 2017 Canadian Institutional Foodservice Market Report, fsSTRATEGY estimates total gross revenues in institutional foodservice in Canada in 2016 to be $8.5 billion or 10 per cent of total Canadian foodservice industry sales. The table below summarizes the extent of contractor penetration in the primary segments of the Canadian […]

Institutional foodservice: One-tenth of Canada’s foodservice industry

In its recently released 2017 Canadian Institutional Foodservice Market Report, fsSTRATEGY estimates total gross revenues in institutional foodservice in Canada in 2016 to be $8.5 billion or 10 per cent of total Canadian foodservice industry sales. Approximately 54 per cent of the institutional foodservice market is operated by management and staff directly employed by institutions. […]

New report explores how food and beverage consumption is changing

Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) provides an in-depth look at what’s truly important to the Canadian consumer when eating in and out of home Press release The NPD Group and Nielsen have joined together to provide an unparalleled view of Canadians’ “share of stomach.” Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) is the definitive source for detailed information on eating […]

The global foodservice market improved in the third quarter despite economic and social turmoil

Press release The global foodservice industry held steady in the third quarter and performed better than the previous quarter in spite of strong headwinds — an earthquake in Italy, a terror attack in France, a potential recession in Canada, concerns over the impact of Brexit, and two years of a deep recession in Brazil, reports The […]

THP reveals the hottest food trends for 2017 in second annual Flavour & Trend Forecast

Press release Artisanal jerky, craft-style fizz and Jewish cuisine are just a few of the food trends to watch heading into the New Year, according to THP’s 2017 Flavour & Trend Forecast. The Toronto-based agency, along with its in-house team of culinary experts, is releasing its anticipated list for the second year in a row. “Whether […]