Vast majority of diners plan to maintain digital ordering habits

Ninety-two percent of restaurant customers who are fully vaccinated plan to continue digital ordering at least as often as they do now, according to new research from Paytronix and PYMNTS. Conversely, just eight per cent plan to return to dine-in as they did prior to the pandemic. Thirty-two percent of independent, full-service restaurant customers who are […]

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 consumer confidence in food safety rebounding

A new report from Dalhousie University suggests that consumer confidence in Canadian food safety is rebounding, one year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dalhousie’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, in partnership with Caddle, surveyed over 10,000 Canadians at the end of February 2021. The participants were surveyed on consumer confidence and satisfaction. Overall, there were […]

Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release report on avoidable food waste

Press Release Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada — amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes — is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent – equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food – is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total […]

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 […]

Technomic appoints Pete Bell as senior principal in its Advisory Group

Leading foodservice industry company strengthens its position in the marketplace Press release Technomic Inc. is pleased to announce that Pete Bell has joined the company as senior principal in its Advisory Group, responsible for consulting and research engagements with the restaurant operator community. To learn more about Pete and the rest of our subject matter experts, please […]

Restaurant-goers influenced by online reviews while traditional marketing is still highly effective

Food cravings and quality continue as the top drivers for choosing a restaurant Press release The “How Diners Choose Restaurants” study released on October 18 from TouchBistro finds that the majority of restaurant goers (65 per cent) surveyed say that food cravings have the biggest impact on their restaurant choice. The research also finds that […]

OpenTable research reveals what Canadian diners want from technology

Exploring Canadian diner sentiment toward technology use before, during and after the meal Press release OpenTable has released the results of its latest Technology and Dining Out research survey*, which explores Canadian diner sentiment toward the use of technology before, during and after the dining experience. “Restaurants are embracing new technology to improve the front […]