After Omicron delay, summer should help foodservice get back on track

The rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has, of course, delayed what was hoped to be a year of recovery starting right from the off in 2020. However, there is hope that a continued encouraging prognosis and a bumper summer could have the industry back on track by the second half of the year […]

Canadian trends: Looking ahead to 2022 in foodservice

By Aimee Harvey and Katie Belflower The past two years brought unforeseen challenges to the foodservice industry, leaving many operators scrambling to adapt. With that experience under their belt, operators will go into 2022 more readily settling into solutions for these challenges while priming for some that have yet to emerge. What are some of […]

Canadian restaurants primed to rebound strongly

Canadian restaurants should be optimistic as the foodservice industry is expected to not only rebound but grow more than originally expected over the coming months as consumers are showing a willingness to return to restaurant dining.  That’s according to Restaurants Canada’s 2021 Foodservice Facts report, which forecasts positive change as the country continues to move […]

High debt levels to dampen Canadians’ appetite for eating out

Press release Tapped-out consumers will dampen sales in the food services industry over the next five years. Restaurant sales are forecast to grow by an average of just 1.4 per cent per year between 2018 and 2022, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Food Services. “Canadians’ ability to spend will be squeezed not […]