It’s Always Snack Time: Lunch is giving way to all-day grazing

By Asad Amin  Formal meal times are giving way to low key, all-day grazing. Over the past five years alone, trends observed by the Ipsos Food and Beverage Group indicate that snacking is becoming an increasingly ingrained consumption behaviour amongst Canadians. Reported snack occasions across all venues, in-home and out-of-home, currently account for 67 per […]

Taking a Dive: Turning the dingy local standby into a value-driven concept

By Doug Radkey It feels like the dive bar has become trendy once again throughout Canada. But can you really create a dive bar, or is it a food and beverage concept that evolves over (a particularly hard) time? It’s customary to walk into a traditional dive bar and wonder throughout your visit how this […]

Get Ready: Gen Z is coming to disrupt your business

Back in March, I wrote about how Millennials are disrupting your business and shared some things you can do to future-proof your business and profit from these demographic shifts. We’re going to do it again, because Generation Z is waiting outside your door. In fact, they may already be in your physical or virtual establishment, and Gen Z’s […]

Technomic releases 2017 Canadian Trends Forecast

Press release Technomic Inc. reveals emerging food trends, preferences and opportunities to explore in the New Year Heading into 2017, many are wondering what’s on the horizon for the Canadian foodservice industry? Technomic Inc., leaders in foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary, has the top five food and restaurant trends to try in the coming year. Commercial […]