Now in its sixth year, Technomic brings together Canadian foodservice suppliers in a one-of-a-kind forum to discuss strategies for success and deliver crucial findings from pivotal industry research.

Membership in the Canadian Foodservice Planning Program provides exclusive access to the best resources for comprehensively analyzing critical issues facing the industry (via three major studies each year, selected by sponsoring organizations), as well as numerous collateral benefits. Sponsors also receive preferred pricing on select research studies and reports as well as reduced rates for other Technomic support services.

New! Invite your operator customers to join you for this exclusive session on the Canadian Consumer! Each member company may invite up to 5 operator guests to attend the event with you. That is 5 passes for your own company and 5 additional passes for your guests!


  • Update on the Independent Operator – Coming October 4, 2016
  • Meeting the Needs of the On Demand Consumer – Coming October 4, 2016
  • Gen Z Roadmap Navigating Path to Purchase – Coming October 4, 2016

Canadian Consumer Insights – Presented February 29, 2016 This exclusive event for Technomic's Canadian Foodservice Planning Program sponsors was designed to enhance your understanding of both mainstream and emerging consumer trends in the Canadian foodservice market. Insights include the latest Technomic research and findings, with content designed to help inform and guide strategic planning activities. This study will help equip sponsors with new ideas about the marketplace and to identify opportunities that align with what today's Canadian consumer wants when eating away from home.

Emerging Menu Dynamics – Presented June 7, 2016 Menu analysis and implications on culinary and beverage trends, including up-and-coming flavors, ingredients and preparations. This study also reviews emerging shifts in preference and taste among Canadian consumers, as well as highlighting ways that industry suppliers can leverage these trends for new product development and for working more closely with operators.

Status of Group Purchasing Organizations – Presented June 7, 2016 Industry purchasing is increasingly contracted through GPOs. This study reviews the landscape for GPO contract buying and provides initiatives for more effective strategies. The research covers the implications of GPO growth and provides an outlook with actionable insights tailored to the foodservice supplier. Core metrics about the size and segmentation of GPOs presence in Canadian foodservice are also provided.

Upon joining, new members of the Canadian Foodservice Planning Program can select copies of two previous studies:

  • Non-Commercial Foodservice: Challenges & Opportunities (2015)
  • Restaurants vs. Retail (2015)
  • Reaching the Distributor Sales Representations (2014)
  • Growth Strategies for a Mature marketplace (2014)
  • Future of the Canadian Independent Operator (2014)
  • Current Status and Future Outlook of Canadian Broadline Distribution (2013)
  • Opportunities with Foodservice Management firms in Canada (2013)
  • Priorities in Menu Development (2013)
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