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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.
Nov. 13, 2017 – 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.
Minneapolis, MN – Spending among U.S. teens is down 2.4 per cent compared to this time last year, as parents are contributing less of that amount this year, says a survey conducted by research firm Piper Jaffray. The good news for restaurants is they are spending more on eating out than on clothing. CNBC reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – This short film about pizza was created by videographer Chris Monette to promote Pizza Cultura, an upcoming book produced by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario to celebrate the beloved dish.
Windsor, Ont. – A cannabis lounge in downtown Windsor, Ont., will hold its an event in October and November to highlight local pizza and crown three community pizzerias the favourites as voted on by customers. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE
London, UK – In November, the European Pizza and Pasta Show will bring together brand, food and beverage producers, as well as chefs and master pizzaioli from United Kingdom, Europe and elsewhere. GetWestLondon.com reports. | READ MORE
East Yorkshire, U.K. – Rebels’ Smokehouse, a diner and takeaway spot in East Yorkshire in the U.K. has created a Yorkshire pudding pizza it sells for £15.95. The Independent reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Starters, small plates and sides are growing in popularity as eating habits shift to include more snacking and sharing, according to research from Technomic.
Mississauga, Ont. – Why come out to the Canadian Pizza Show on Oct. 16? Here are 10 reasons.
Chicago – As diners continue to search for savings, discounted meals, coupons and other specials are likely to drive restaurant traffic, says a new report from research firm Technomic.
VANCOUVER -- Lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors are up in arms over indications that Canada's next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef, butter and cheese.

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