Trends
Toronto – It seems meat alternatives are increasingly making their way onto plates across the country as new research from Mintel suggests that more than half of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives, including one in five who claim to eat them a few times a week.
Simcoe, Ont. – Starting this week, Canadian Pizza invites you to take our Weekly Operator Poll. Have your say and find out what the rest of the pizza industry thinks on a wide range of topics – from hiring practices to bestselling toppings.
Mississauga, Ont. – Nearly two-thirds of Canadians take “cheat days” or “cheat meals” as part of their diet, and half of them crave pizza as a cheat meal, according to a survey conducted by Maru/Matchbook on behalf of Boston Pizza.
Toronto – Digital foodservice orders are growing dramatically, and restaurants can take advantage of this trend by targetting customers aged 20-40, offering deals and focusing on lucrative online dinner traffic, suggests new research by NPD Group.
Cincinnati, OH – Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, which feature playgrounds and pizzerias among its amenties, has added its sixth campgrounds in Pouch Cove, N.L.
Oshawa, Ont. – In this opinion piece, food historian named Giuseppe Nocca shares tips for pairing red and white wines with pizza. DurhamRegion.com reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – As image-sharing platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat flourish, fast-food brands are making their menu items and restaurant locations more photo-friendly. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – So-called ‘grocerants’ – grocery stores with sit-down dining areas and a lineup of ready-to-eat or take-out meals – are becoming more common and competing with the restaurant industry for customer dollars. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Consumers are ordering soup and salad at restaurants slightly less frequently now than two years ago, according to a recent report from research firm Technomic.
Every year Canadian Pizza has traditionally reported on key trends impacting food consumption patterns. The trends have largely evolved over time with each year building on the previous one. From health concerns to ethnic influences to the yen for comfort food…it’s generally been about the product itself – the pizza.
The pizza business is competitive, but how well do you know your competition? Canadian city streets are thick with pizzerias offering various combinations of quality pizza and good prices. When you search for a nearby pizzeria on your smartphone, the list is long and top-heavy with the big chains.
Simcoe, Ont. – Clearly, 2017 was a tumultuous year for pizzeria operators, with minimum wage hikes, cheese price hikes, a delivery free-for-all and changing customer demands shaking up this competitive industry. On a positive note, recent reports suggest customers are ready to spend in restaurants in 2018. Here's a look at feature stories you may have missed – stories aimed at helping you compete and thrive!
The Canadian Pizza Show marked its fourth year with a record attendance of 215. The trade event, which is the only one dedicated to the fresh pizza industry in Canada, was held at the International Centre in Toronto on Oct. 16.
Milan, Italy, a city that brims with history and bustles with industry, provided the perfect setting for HostMilano, a food-service event that showcased artisanal baking tradition alongside technological innovation.
Consumers want to know and understand the ingredient list of the food and drinks they choose, says a new report from Innova Market Insights.
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