OTTAWA — The sales of Canadian foodservices and drinking places rose 0.8 per cent from November to $4.3 billion in December, with the full-service segment leading the industry with a 1.7-per-cent increase.
According to Statistics Canada, eight provinces recorded higher sales, with Manitoba (2.2 per cent) leading the way.
The Prairie province had sales of $124.1 million in December, up from November’s $121.4 million.
During December, the price of food purchased in restaurants increased 0.1 per cent as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
For more details of sales across the country, visit statcan.gc.ca.