Cafés/bars was on the road to recovery in 2021 but transactions and value sales were still below the pre-pandemic (2019) level, hindered among others by the ongoing decrease in outlet numbers. The performance of bars/pubs reflected that of cafés/bars overall.
Cafés/bars was unable to return fully to pre-pandemic levels of transactions or value sales in 2021. Among the difficulties experienced by operators of all types of cafés/bars was being able to assure customers as well as staff of the hygiene safety measures in place.
Vaccine passports had a positive impact on customers visiting cafés/bars in 2021. Customers were more confident to visit a venue due to the implementation of the passports.
Cafés/bars in Canada is expected to continue with strong double-digit value growth in the early part of the forecast period, with current value sales recovering their pre-pandemic (2019) level in 2023. Juice/smoothie bars will perform best with the strongest value growth rates over the forecast period.
In the forecast period, chained as well as independent cafés/bars will be finding innovative ways to manage their business. In the coming years, digitisation will become a key differentiator.
To better appeal to the growing demographic of eco-conscious consumers in Canada, leading chained specialist coffee retailers have taken steps to reduce their waste output – both packaging waste and food waste. Coffee companies have started offering ethically sourced coffee which can be traced back to its origin using a QR code.
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This category encompasses all establishments where the focus is on drinking (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages). While a wide variety of snacks and full meals are offered, it is not uncommon for consumers to only order a drink. As a general rule, establishments deriving 50% of their income or more from the sale of drinks are included here.See All of Our Definitions
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