Consumers use low delivery fees, promos as deciding factors

A new report from digital restaurant platform BentoBox and restaurant discover platform The Infatuation suggests many consumers, particularly the younger demographic use low delivery fees and the offer of promotions and discounts as major deciding factors when it comes to choosing a delivery service. Firstly, the report notes that 74 per cent of U.S. diners […]

Canadian foodservice sales not expected to rebound completely until 2023

Canadian foodservice sales are expected to rebound somewhat in 2021, albeit still remaining way below pre-COVID-19 levels. Commercial foodservice sales in Canada are forecast to improve to $61.4 billion in 2021, says a new report from Restaurants Canada. This would represent an 11.8-per-cent increase compared to 2020 but would still be 20 per cent below […]

Dalhousie releases study of Canada’s comparative food safety

The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, with the financial support of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), says it is “proudly” releasing a study of Canada’s food safety regulations in comparison with those from around the industrialized world. The report is intended to identify emerging trends that should be taken into account when the Safe […]

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 […]