Summer is approaching at rapid speeds and after 14 months of staying indoors other than to grab essential items, things are slowly progressing towards opening back up in Canada. Staycations are the newest trend and as restrictions ease up, the excitement to reunite with loved ones is on everyone's mind. While this summer won't look quite the same as summer's past, there are a lot of thrilling trends retailers and wholesalers can look forward to focusing on when encouraging consumers to safely get back out there.
In many cities and provinces, ground zero for the Covid pandemic began in senior care communities across Canada. Because of their population density and focus on communal spaces, these types of residences have been hit hard.
Institutional foodservice is a large segment of the overall foodservice industry in Canada. In their most recent market report, fsSTRATEGY estimated this number to be $8.5 billion, which is roughly 10 percent of overall foodservice industry sales. And institutional foodservice can include a lot of sub-segments such as education, corrections, transportation, and business and industry. The one that is most significant, though, is healthcare.