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Sluggish Canadian Economy Limiting Profit Margins in Foodservice Industry

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OTTAWA — Canada's foodservice industry will face challenging times in the coming year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Industrial Outlook: Canada's...

Restaurant Industry to Mark 25 Years of Growth in 2016

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TORONTO — Canada’s restaurant industry is poised for its 25th consecutive year of growth in 2016, with sales expected to increase 3.8 per cent...

Kitchen Bitches Conference Takes on Sexual Abuse in the Foodservice Industry

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TORONTO — It was a full house last night at Toronto’s Revival Bar for Kitchen Bitches — a conference addressing the issue of sexual...

From the Editor: Back to Reality

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With the arrival of September, the lazy days of summer suddenly give way to a change in season but also to a change in...

From the Editor: Power to the People

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Volume 48, Number 4 At no other time in history has so much power rested in the hands of the consumer. In the past, consumer...

Canada’s Competitive Market Is Making It Harder for Restaurants to Thrive

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It’s never been easy to thrive in the restaurant business, but today’s über-competitive business-operating environment in Canada makes it incredibly challenging. The Challenges “Today’s foodservice market...

B.C. Predicted To Boast Fastest-growing Restaurant Sales in 2014

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VANCOUVER — Toronto-based Restaurants Canada predicts that the B.C. foodservice industry will lead the country in sales with a 7.5-per-cent increase to $8.9 billion...

NRA Show Highlights Sustainability, Health and Dietary Needs

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CHICAGO — The NRA Show had another successful year. This past weekend, almost 3,000 suppliers showcased more than 900 products, which filled three halls at Chicago’s McCormick Place with at least 77,000 people who were registered to attend the event, according to Stephen Howarth, regional VP, National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Fast-Casual Continues to Win Customer Attention

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TORONTO — The fast-casual category is continuing to steal market share, and, according to a new study from the NPD Group, consumers are now choosing between food freshness/menu variety and speedy service/value pricing when determining what type of restaurant to patronize.

Technomic: Top 200 Canadian Chains Show Significant Growth

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CHICAGO — The Top 200 Canadian restaurant chains accounted for $27.8 billion in sales in 2012, showing 4.3-per-cent growth in 2012, reports Technomic, a...