Canadian restaurant sales suffer worst year on record

Another official indication of just how badly the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadian foodservice and restaurant sales has emerged. A Statistics Canada report released last week shows that restaurants and bars across Canada reported their worst year for sales on record. The recent data from Statistics Canada shows that sales at eating and drinking establishments […]

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 […]