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Garth Whyte Departs Restaurants Canada

TORONTO — Garth Whyte is no longer at the helm of Restaurants Canada. The president and CEO of the Toronto-based association has been replaced by...

CRFA Predicts Growth in Commercial Foodservice Sales

  TORONTO — Good news for the foodservice industry has surfaced — the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has updated its 2014 forecast on...

CRFA Appoints New VP

TORONTO — James Rilet has been named VP of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) in Ontario. “I am very pleased that James will...

Dave Barlow, a Former Cara Exec, Dies

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Dave Barlow, a hospitality veteran, died Monday after a short battle with cancer. Throughout his career he held positions such as COO...

Research Finds Alarmingly High Sodium Levels in Restaurant Food

TORONTO — Sodium content in Canadian restaurant foods is “alarmingly high,” and a population-wide sodium-reduction strategy is needed, according to new research from the...

New B.C. Food, Drink and Lodging Expo to Launch in October

VANCOUVER — Industry heavyweights have joined to launch a new show that will bring together the foodservice and hospitality industry in a one-stop shop....

Hudak Pledges To End LCBO Monopoly In Ontario

TORONTO — Tim Hudak, leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party, has re-opened the debate on privatizing liquor sales, arguing that it’s time to “end...

Industry Fights Back Against Rising Credit-Card Fees

TORONTO — Visa Canada’s plan to increase credit-card fees by one-third in April is causing concern in the foodservice industry. Now, the Canadian Federation...

CRFA Takes Industry Issues To Parliament Hill

OTTAWA — More than 140 politicians and restaurant owners joined to discuss the state of the restaurant industry at the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...

CRFA: Restaurant Sales to Grow 4.1 Per cent Annually

TORONTO — Restaurant sales in Canada are predicted to grow an average of 4.1 per cent over the next five years, from $52.9 billion...