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Looking Back: The Trends that Shaped 2018

Looking back at 2018, the Canadian foodservice industry experienced many challenges, such as minimum-wage debates and increased commodity prices, as well as opportunities such...

Inform Brokerage Hosts Food for Thought Conference

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Inform Brokerage hosted its first “Food For Thought” event in Mississauga, Ont. at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, bringing together a selection of...

C-Stores are Investing in More Advanced Countertop-Heating and -Refrigeration Equipment

Today, competition is high within the realm of prepared/on-the-go foods, with grocery stores and coffee shops increasingly encroaching on the convenience-food space by offering...

From the Editor: The Gift of Time

It seems we can’t get through a day without hearing about the impact of change. But, whether we cloak it with euphemisms such as...

Restaurant Spending Expected to Reach Record Levels in 2018

HALIFAX — Canada's Food Price Report 2018 — a joint report by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph — predicts that food expenditures...

Why On-the-go Breakfast Items are Driving Sales For the Daypart

It’s been commonly touted as the most important meal of the day; the one meal you simply can’t afford to miss. However, with the...

Quebec Finance Minister Lowers Alcohol Taxes in Foodservice

QUEBEC — Quebec finance minister Carlos Leitão has tabled a budget for the 2014/2015 year that will level the playing field between restaurants and liquor stores when it comes to tax rates on alcohol.

SIAL Canada Highlights Innovation and Sustainability

MONTREAL — Montreal’s Palais des Congrès was overflowing with innovation last week during the annual SIAL Canada show, which featured more than 750 exhibitors...

Faster, Cheaper, Better

The QSR segment has confronted battles on multiple fronts but still dominates our Top 100 Work-focused 20-somethings, busy families, active Boomers — virtually every...