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 […]

Quebec’s first annual Culinary Showdown supports hereditary breast cancer research

Press release A passion for food and a commitment to help understand and better treat hereditary breast cancer by funding research – that’s the goal of the Culinary Showdown, the first edition of a fundraising event and gala dinner that will bring together home cooks, amateur chefs and foodies. In this extraordinary challenge, culinary enthusiasts […]

Booking.com research shows culinary experiences dictate travel choices for Canadians

69 per cent of Canadians choose destinations known for great food and drinks Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax topped the list of most popular Canadian food destinations among global travellers Press release Forget listening to your heart, for Canadians it’s all about listening to your stomach. According to new research commissioned by Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with […]

A&W commits funding to University of Saskatchewan research on broiler chicken barn lighting

Press release A&W Canada has announced that it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project that will examine lighting enhancements and related health and welfare outcomes for broiler chickens. The project’s broader research focus is to determine lighting effects on the mobility, behavior and physiological welfare of poultry by measuring the impact of […]