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 […]

Technomic launches guide for foodservice operators entering the U.S. market

New reports provide insight into U.S. foodservice market trends for international operators Press release Technomic Inc. has published a cutting-edge report designed to aid international companies with an interest in the U.S. foodservice industry. This operator-focused report is a key addition to Technomic’s existing core suite of services supporting U.S. market entry. The Entering the U.S. […]

Despite challenges, beer industry is brewing up benefits for Canada’s economy

Press release Beer consumption in Canada and foreign demand for Canadian-brewed beer accounted for $13.6 billion in economic activity in 2016, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. “Consuming a Canadian-brewed beer supports many more jobs and businesses beyond the local brewery,” said Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada. “No matter where Canadians buy beer, they support […]

Competition for share of stomach at breakfast is heating up

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data to understanding Canadian consumers’ changing behaviour and attitudes toward breakfast Press release Breakfast consumption in Canada has remained relatively stable since 2015, according to Technomic’s recently released 2017 Canadian Breakfast Consumer Trend Report. However, the breakfast landscape is changing as competition for share of stomach heats […]

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 […]

New Oceana Canada report finds alarming amounts of seafood fraud in Ottawa

Press release A report released from Oceana Canada, Mystery Fish: Seafood Fraud in Canada and How to Stop It, revealed alarming results of seafood fraud in the nation’s capital. Almost half of the samples tested — 45 out of 98 — were mislabelled. One-third (33) were considered species substitution, since the name on the menu or label […]

Burger consumption rebounds in Canada

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data to understanding consumers’ shifting behaviour and attitudes toward burgers Press release Following a drop from 2013 to 2015, burger consumption in Canada is now on the rise as nearly half of Canadians (46 per cent) eat burgers at least weekly, according to Technomic’s 2017 Canadian Burger […]

New report explores how food and beverage consumption is changing

Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) provides an in-depth look at what’s truly important to the Canadian consumer when eating in and out of home Press release The NPD Group and Nielsen have joined together to provide an unparalleled view of Canadians’ “share of stomach.” Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC) is the definitive source for detailed information on eating […]

Lower revenue forecast for industry – but wait; there’s good news, too!

By Jeni Marinucci Let’s be honest; the news isn’t great. Word comes this week that the restaurant industry may be facing its lowest revenue growth year since 2011, according to a recent report released by The Conference Board of Canada. The report, “Canadian Industrial Outlook: Food Services—Winter 2017,” which can be read in its entirety […]

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 […]