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 […]

Second Cup announces a move to Clean Label beverages

Clean Label beverages contain no artificial colours or flavours, no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup Press release Canadians aren’t the only ones making a shift to “clean living” this New Year. Second Cup Coffee Co. has announced a move to Clean Label beverages, with a commitment to eliminate artificial colours and flavours, preservatives […]

Canadians are consuming fewer calories from beverages, on track to meet 20 per cent reduction target by 2025

Press release Canadians continue to reduce the number of calories they are consuming from liquid refreshment beverages. In 2014, Canadians consumed an average 142.5 Calories – calories from sugar – a day from beverages such as bottled water, soft drink, juice and energy drinks. That number dropped to 133.9 Calories in 2015, and 128.0 Calories […]

Matcha set to drive growth in healthy hot beverages

By Frank Weber The beverage industry has changed dramatically since we rang in the new millennium. New innovations have captured greater market share as consumer preferences continue to evolve. Products on target with these trends will see a healthy growth through the coming years. Juicing it up Mainstream juice in general has seen a decline […]

Demand for natural beverages will grow as Canadians become more health-conscious

Press release Technomic Inc. 2016 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report reveals emerging beverage preferences and opportunities in foodservice Non-alcohol beverages are a major part of consumers’ everyday routines. Canadians purchase beverages away-from-home about three and a half times per week according to Technomic’s newly released 2016 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report: Quenching Canada’s Thirst. And as […]

Tip of the Week: Offer your guests a variety of non-alcoholic beverages

Tip of the Week Sponsored By:     While most establishments cater to guests that drink alcohol, many do not offer an array of non-alcoholic specialty beverages for those that do not wish to imbibe or younger patrons. Restaurant owners and operators that place a focus on specialty non-alcoholic beverages are more likely to get repeat […]