In With the Old: Tastes continue to evolve, but don’t forget about the classics

By Scott Stewart Looking ahead to 2020, Canadian menu trends will continue to follow the trajectory of recent years. Specifically, demand for global flavours will further evolve on restaurant menus. Not only are they an increasingly important part of the overall food market, but restaurants are the tip of the spear when it comes to […]

Positive future for plant proteins: More than half of Canadians eat meat alternatives

Press release It seems meat alternatives are increasingly making their way onto plates across the country as new research from Mintel reveals that more than half (53 per cent) of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives, including one in five (18 per cent) who claim to eat them at least a few times a week. Opportunity to […]

85 per cent of Canadians purchase prepared/made-to-order foods from a retailer that sells groceries

Press release Today’s grocery stores are different from those of the past and it seems home meal replacement (HMR) is at the heart of this evolution. New research from Mintel reveals that 85 per cent of Canadians have purchased prepared/made-to-order foods from a retailer that sells groceries in the last three months*, with younger Canadians aged 18-34 […]

Mintel announces five global food and drink trends for 2018

Press release Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year. In 2018, expect to see transparency and traceability for all, regardless of their income. From ingredient scares to political bombshells, self-care has become a priority for many and one […]