Restaurants Canada unveils bar and beverage lineup for RC Show 2024

Canada’s Leading hospitality and foodservice expo announces amazing beverage offerings featuring renowned industry leaders, thrilling competitions, a unique Pop Up Experience, immersive workshops, events and much more. Bringing together creative solutions and techniques from global bar experts as part of this year’s LEVEL UP theme, RC Show 2024, Canada’s leading hospitality and foodservice expo is […]

Are you giving your guests what they want?

From the menu to the experience, guests have an expectation when they visit your restaurant. Are you delivering on that expectation? Do you know what your guests want from your restaurant? Datassential’s mid-year trend report gives us a look at what diners value most when they go out to eat these days, as we proceed […]

Making mocktails part of your winter menu

Holiday gatherings are in full swing, and there are often designated drivers and non-drinkers in the crowd, so mocktails are a way to offer something for everyone. Rather than relying on soda, offering those guests a delicious alternative will up their experience – along with your cheque totals. If this is a beverage category you’ve […]

Beverage demand from consumers drives takeout and delivery menus

We’ve seen many changes to consumer preferences since the pandemic, and beverage demands are the latest addition to this list, driving a shift in restaurant delivery and takeout menus. With the growth of third-party takeout and delivery orders up 63 per cent from pre-pandemic days, this is an important market to consider. Both alcoholic and […]

Canada’s first sugar sweetened beverage tax introduced in Newfoundland and Labrador

In a move to try and decrease sugar consumption in Newfoundland and Labrador, the first sugar sweetened beverage tax in Canada has now been implemented by the provincial government. As promised in October 2021, a tax of 20 cents per litre now applies to all drinks with added sugars, on top of the existing provincial […]

Canadian consumers looking for variety, nostalgia in beverages

Canadian consumers are increasingly curious to try premium soft drinks and beverages infused with health benefits, as well as wanting more variety and nostalgia in their drinks. From low-sugar alternatives to drinks that promote relaxation, the beverage category is saturated with products that claim to benefit consumers’ health and wellbeing. Big brands have been leading […]

The changing face of alcohol sales

By Travis Traini Alcohol beverage sales are changing to capture a new generation of consumers. Years before the pandemic, the foodservice industry had been experiencing a decline in the sale of alcoholic beverages for young customers aged 18 to 24 years, making up seven per cent of all alcohol orders at drinking places in 2020 […]

Newfoundland and Labrador creates sugar-sweetened beverage tax

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Finance Minister has tabled Bill 29, which will create the first per-litre sugar-sweetened beverage tax in any Canadian province.  The bill, a priority for the provincial government, is likely to pass during this fall session of the Legislature and would come into effect on September 1, 2022.  The bill will introduce a sugar-sweetened beverage […]

Tea and coffee trends: What today’s consumers want

Aside from water, coffee and tea are the most-consumed beverages in Canada. With the market constantly changing and today’s consumers looking for certain things when selecting a beverage, a new report has assessed ongoing tea and coffee trends across the country. A collaboration between Technomic, Restaurants Canada, the Coffee & Tea Association of Canada, and […]

Technomic study reveals COVID-19 impact on beverages

A new report from Technomic illustrates the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the beverage category of foodservice. The report is a deliverable of Technomic’s Away-From-Home Beverage Navigator program, which offers a comprehensive assessment of both hot and cold beverage categories, including market sizing, historical tracking, predicted growth, consumer insights, operator responses, major […]