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 […]

Canadians struggling with eating habits during COVID-19

A new survey from the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University has found that 74 per cent of Canadians say the COVID-19 has impacted their pandemic impacted their eating habits. More than three-quarters of those surveyed (77 per cent) said their stress level was impacted by the pandemic, with younger generations feeling it the most: […]

Assessing pandemic workplace safety within foodservice

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a variety of new workplace safety challenges in foodservice, and they just keep coming with the spread of new, more transmissible variants of the virus. The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) has reached out to the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) to ask for help […]

More Canadians looking to buy Canadian food

More Canadians are now looking to seek out Canadian-produced food, according to a recent survey from Farm Credit Canada. The survey, which was conducted between January 8-12, 2021, found that six out of 10 Canadians are more likely to purchase Canadian-made or -grown food. “We had surveyed 2000 Canadians across the country, reflective of how […]

Restaurants plan to incentivize vaccinations

Restaurant operators are increasingly looking to incentivize vaccinations for their workers, according to a recent survey. Half (50 per cent) of operators plan to encourage and provide incentives for their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a survey from BlackBox Intelligence. Meanwhile, 39 per cent plan to encourage vaccinations but not to provide incentives […]

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 […]

Foodservice jobs are being lost at almost double the rate of other industries

The data reveals that hospitality and foodservice jobs have been lost at nearly double the rate of those in other industries (62.1 per cent versus the national average of 36.5 per cent).