Industry Statistics

Industry Statistics  

From healthy resolution to a health revolution
When Twitter Canada released its top 2015 New Year’s resolutions and goals, it was no surprise most Canadians wanted to be healthy. Exercise topped the list at number one, while losing weight was…

Recovering visits from vegetarian customers
In a mature Canadian foodservice market, I’ve seen many operators successfully carve out traffic and/or cheque growth with a regular program of menu innovation. Some of the best success has been…

The upside of a down Canadian dollar
The falling price of oil has dragged the Canadian dollar down with it, which brings mixed blessings for restaurateurs across the country. The oil-rich provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland…

It’s a crude world: The fall of oil prices
In a mere seven months, the price of oil has plummeted. Prices have more than halved from US$107 a barrel last June to less than US$50 this January – and they could stay low for the next couple of years.

The shrinking footprint of Canadian restaurants: Openings and closures of units in 2014
Last year, the Canadian restaurant footprint shrunk at a rate never before seen by The NPD Group Canada. Our ReCount® service has been tracking restaurant unit openings and closures since the turn…


Budget squeeze: Spending at restaurants in 2014
Spending at restaurants is largely determined by household budgets, which are being squeezed by modest disposable income growth and rising household debt.  

The steady increase of off-premise traffic to restaurants
People are starved for time. They have less time to cook, or don’t want to cook. As a result, off-premise traffic to restaurants has steadily increased in recent years.

Restaurant industry workforce wages
According to the Restaurant Outlook Survey, 65 per cent of operators said that labour costs are having a negative impact on their business. This ranks as the highest issue impacting operators…

Nethris/CGI Jan - 2016

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