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 […]

Niagara College launches Beverage Business Management graduate program

A new program from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute is offering a new first-of-its-kind Beverage Business Management graduate course. The Beverage Business Management program, launching in September 2021, will be a unique one-year graduate certificate course that will be the first of its kind in Canada. The college already offers a Wine Business […]

Cheers to the drinks of the future

From wearable tech to robot baristas, technological innovation is stirring things up in the beverages sector By Mike Kostyo New technologies have a way of seeming futuristic, even ridiculous, one day and indispensable the next. Looking back to just a decade ago, it’s hard to believe we had yet to meet Amazon’s Alexa or gotten […]

Canadians becoming more knowledgeable about wine: Wine Intelligence report

Press Release Canadians are becoming more knowledgeable about wine and more careful about alcohol consumption, according to the latest Wine Intelligence market report. The wine knowledge index (0-100) is calculated based on consumer-reported awareness of wine-producing countries, wine-growing regions and wine brands for all regular wine drinkers in Canada as well as segmented into English-speaking […]

Caffeine Clamour: The latest trends in coffee, tea and milk

By Samantha Biljan If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, does that mean a.m. staples like coffee and tea are the most important beverages of the day? If our research proves right, the answer is yes. Because when it comes to beverages and caffeinated habits, nearly half of consumers are drinking brewed […]

Recipe Club: Grilled Mango Margarita with Fiery Habanero & Roasted Garlic

Sponsored by McCormick Canada Patio season is finally upon us! Time to fire up your cocktail selection with McCormick Corporate Executive Chef Juriaan Snellen‘s latest creation, the Grilled Mango Margarita! Served with freshly grilled mango slices seasoned with Club House La Grille Fiery Habanero & Roasted Garlic, this summer-ready beverage is complete with the sweet […]