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. […]

Evolving trends spur demand for fish and seafood

By Laura McGuire Trending seafood and fish dishes are giving many Canadians cause to dine out. Some of these items, like poke bowls and seafood boils, hail from different U.S. regions, while others such as conservas originate from farther regions of the world. What’s driving fish and seafood innovation? One catalyst is consumers’ increasing need […]

Restaurant menu trends to watch in January 2018

By Aaron Jourden Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus this January. Duck About the trend: Operators are showcasing duck in everyday dishes that make the protein more approachable by showcasing it in familiar and craveable preparations. Exotic appeal Not always easy to prepare at home Rich […]

Competition for share of stomach at breakfast is heating up

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data to understanding Canadian consumers’ changing behaviour and attitudes toward breakfast Press release Breakfast consumption in Canada has remained relatively stable since 2015, according to Technomic’s recently released 2017 Canadian Breakfast Consumer Trend Report. However, the breakfast landscape is changing as competition for share of stomach heats […]

Restaurant concepts to watch this December

By Aaron Jourden In the December 2017 edition of restaurant concepts to watch, we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique: The Captain’s Boil Instagram: 13,100 followers | Facebook: 12,072 likes | Twitter: 1,447 followers Locations: […]

Enduring preference for heat is creating opportunities for new flavours and cuisines in Canada

Press release Consumers’ usage of hot sauce is on the rise as spicy flavours continue to proliferate, according to Technomic’s recently released 2017 Canadian Flavour Consumer Trend Report. Demand for heat has inspired changes across menu categories as operators increasingly embrace spicy flavours to differentiate and drive traffic; indeed, 49 per cent of consumers crave spicy […]

For ethnic variety or better-for-you choices, finger foods fit the bill

By Laura McGuire There’s something that makes finger foods hard to resist. Perhaps it is the breaking from the formality of utensils, or maybe it is the often-indulgent positioning associated with these offerings. It could also be that finger foods come in such varied shapes and sizes—ranging from poppable snack bites to more substantial handhelds. […]

New additions to breakfast menus across Canada

By Laura McGuire and Aaron Jourden Opportunities for operators to boost traffic at breakfast are expanding. Growing consumer interest in around-the-clock foodservice options, as well as a greater emphasis on convenience and better-for-you attributes in the morning are leading to some breakfast movements gaining greater traction. Here’s a look at three trends operators can incorporate […]

Technomic launches Transaction Insights

New sales-performance tracking technology allows restaurant operators, suppliers and equity markets unmatched insights into consumer spending and trends Press release Technomic Inc. has announced a brand-new way for restaurants and the greater foodservice industry to understand key business performance metrics across the top 200 restaurant chains. The platform, Transaction Insights, features consumer-level purchase data, delivered monthly, […]

November 2017’s top menu trends to watch

By Aaron Jourden Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus in November 2017. Attention-grabbing apps About the trend: Operators are featuring innovative and out-of-the-ordinary starters to create excitement at the top of the menu. These new offerings range from those that are highly indulgent to those with […]