Industry Statistics

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  • Seven industry experts look ahead at this year’s foodservice trends

    March 31, 2014
    Kim Collishaw: The gourmet ice cream sandwich is going to be huge this year. Not just two cookies with a scoop of ice cream. I’m thinking homemade chocolate wafers with a good quality interesting ice cream made with a hot new ingredient, like caramelized white chocolate, then dipped in toffee, chocolate bits or toasted nuts. ...
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  • Here are some quick stats and facts about restaurants and tourism

    September 5, 2013
    Tourism tally: 12 quick stats and facts about restaurants and tourism Septebmer 5, 2013 Share of operators that said that declining tourism had a negative impact on their business (Q1 – 2013): 23% Domestic tourism spending at restaurants (2000): $5.0 billion Domestic tourism spending at restaurants (2012): $9.4 billion Foreign tourism spending at restaurants (2000): $2.9 billion Foreign tourism spending at ...
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  • 2013 economic forecast for the restaurant and foodservice industry

    January 21, 2013
    Economic look aheadJanuary 21, 2013 With foodservice sales closely tied to key indicators such as gross domestic product, personal disposable income and unemployment rates, here’s a look at the 2013 economic forecast: United States real GDP growth: 2.0% Canada’s real GDP growth: 2.0% Canada’s disposable income growth: 3.6% Average household debt (including mortgages): $114,400 Province with the strongest economic growth: Alberta ...
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  • Six consumer demographic and buying trends

    July 17, 2012
    By Diane Chiasson The world is changing quickly, as are the demographics of consumers with the most spending power, as well as their buying habits. This means that your restaurant operation needs to change and adapt as well in order to be successful. Diane Chiasson, FCSI, President of Chiasson Consultants Inc., a restaurant and foodservice consultancy firm ...
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