Trend Watch: Haskap, miso desserts, pandan

By Katie Belflower Chefs and restaurateurs must be constantly innovating to stand out in an industry packed full of talent and variety. Keep up-to-date with the very latest in food and menu trends is a vital part of the job. Thankfully, we and Technomic are here to help! This latest edition of Trend Watch focuses on three […]

Predicting post-pandemic food consumption trends

A new report from Deloitte assesses what the future could look like beyond the pandemic when it comes to Canadian food consumption trends. “The conflicted consumer: 2021 food consumer survey” report concludes that beyond the COVID-19 pandemic “food retailers will need to continue demonstrating authenticity, empathy, transparency, and genuine commitment to their communities, the wider world, […]

Trend Watch: Palm sugar, flavoured spaetzle, balsamic cocktails

By Katie Belflower Staying on top of the latest menu trends is key for any restaurant operator. Offering an up-to-the-minute creative menu has arguably become even more important during the pandemic era, when setting yourself apart from the competition has more value than ever. This latest edition of Trend Watch from Technomic and RestoBiz focuses on three menu […]

Trend Watch: Chicharrones, whey, sumac

By Lizzy Freier Canadian foodservice continues to search for ways to diversify its offerings to patrons. Innovation in menu trends is as important in 2021 as it’s ever been, and this latest issue of Trend Watch reflects that. With establishments in many areas of Canada beginning to open up again with limited capacity, broadening your […]

Improved value will help maximize the potential of soups and salads in Canada

New Technomic study reveals the latest trends and data to keep abreast of consumers’ shifting behaviours and attitudes toward soup and salad Press release Soup and salad combos adapt well to trends around healthy eating, snacking and seasonal ingredients, but value concerns increasingly deter sales, according to Technomic’s recently released 2018 Canadian Soup & Salad […]

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 […]

Canadian food trend report shows sustained love for craft brews

By Jeni Marinucci Each New Year brings changes and trends, in everything from the slang we use in everyday conversation, to our social media platforms of choice, to movements in food and drink. While some trends cannot be understood (Crocs, anyone?), what we do know is that when it comes to the food and beverage […]

Consumers adapt snacking occasions to changing lifestyles

Press release Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data Though Canadians snack frequently (averaging two snacks a day), consumption has remained relatively stable since 2014 according to Technomic’s recently released 2016 Canadian Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report. But how consumers view snacks and the way they snack are evolving to meet the […]