Restaurants are branching out, developing new revenue streams

As restaurants continue to search for ways to find success amid inflation and labour shortages, many are exploring new revenue streams to boost their bottom lines and avoid raising menu prices. In fact, only 23 per cent of restaurants plan to increase their prices, even though 85 per cent of Canadian customers say they would […]

How food retail and grocery are changing

Ryerson University’s Brookfield Institute has released a report detailing key ways in which the food retail and grocery industries are changing amid the backdrop of COVID-19. The new report, “Shake-up in Aisle 21: Disruption, Change and Opportunity in Ontario’s Grocery Sector,” concludes that the food retail and grocery industries are transforming at greater speed and […]

Millennials are disrupting your business – What can you do about it?

By Jo-Ann McArthur The face of food is being dramatically reshaped right before our eyes. All signs indicate 2018 will be “The Year of Disruption” in the food and beverage industry. This disruption is driven largely by millennial consumers, who now outnumber Boomers. How will these macro forces affect the restaurant business? And, can you […]

Foodservice opportunities in the Canadian retail market

Foodservice expectations, millennial eating habits and online food delivery are just some of the factors impacting the foodservice industry across Canada By Rebecca Melnyk One new trend in commercial property management, specifically retail operations, is incorporating foodservice into bricks-and-mortar stores to discourage guests from shopping online. This pairing of two industries is becoming a more […]

How to earn extra profits and free advertising with retail merchandise

By Diane Chiasson Selling retail and promotional items can help your company in many ways. It can help you enhance and strengthen your brand image, as well as bring in more revenue. It’s not just for big chain and theme restaurants anymore. Any restaurant or foodservice owner or operator could benefit from it. If the […]