The shrinking footprint of Canadian restaurants: Openings and closures of units in 2014
Last year, the Canadian restaurant footprint shrunk at a rate never before seen by The NPD Group Canada. Our ReCount® service has been tracking restaurant unit openings and closures since the turn...
The steady increase of off-premise traffic to restaurants
People are starved for time. They have less time to cook, or don't want to cook. As a result, off-premise traffic to restaurants has steadily increased in recent years.
Restaurant industry workforce wages
According to the Restaurant Outlook Survey, 65 per cent of operators said that labour costs are having a negative impact on their business. This ranks as the highest issue impacting operators...
Foodservice industry labour force: Success for hire
As one of Canada’s largest private-sector employers, the foodservice industry is projected to see continued growth in its labour force over the next decade. With particularly large gains expected...
Budget squeeze: Spending at restaurants in 2014
Spending at restaurants is largely determined by household budgets, which are being squeezed by modest disposable income growth and rising household debt.