Technomic shines light on bigger picture in Canadian foodservice market, highlighting global and economic trends

Technomic’s latest conference offered insight into how global shifts are affecting the Canadian market and how suppliers can stay ahead of the curve

CHICAGO, June 21, 2018: Technomic’s Canadian Foodservice Planning Program’s recent meeting in Toronto covered global trends impacting the Canadian market and how manufacturers can support the efforts of operators considering new entry. 

In addition to Technomic industry experts, the June meeting featured guest speaker Ron Cecillon, president and CEO of Nando’s Canada. Cecillon shared the struggles and successes of Nando’s entry in to Canada and maintaining the company’s core concept along the way. 

Alex Koustas, vice president and senior economist of BMO Capital Markets, spoke on the current state of the economy with a focus on key metrics influencing consumer spending and foodservice sector performance. The session provided attendees with an understanding of what to expect from the economy in the year ahead. 
Additional session topics included: 

  • Foodservice Consumer Benchmarking Study: Canada vs. The Global Market
  • Foodservice Industry Update
  • Translating Global Menu Trends to the Canadian Market 

This conference was exclusive to members of Technomic’s Canadian Foodservice Planning Program (CA FSPP). CA FSPP offers suppliers unmatchable insights into trends, issues and opportunities in the Canadian foodservice industry, all powered by Technomic data. New members who join the Canadian Foodservice Planning program gain immediate access to these study topics and conference deliverables along with existing reports from the year. 

The next conference will take place this October.

Conference Details 
Theme: Power of Change 
Focus: Noncommercial 
Date: Oct. 23, 2018
Location: Toronto Congress Centre  

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