Competition Escalates as Quick-Service Restaurants Fight to Steal Share from Bakery and Coffee Cafés

Though bakery and coffee cafés face fierce competition from quick-service restaurants aiming to steal share, Technomic’s Canadian Bakery & Coffee Café Consumer Trend Report reveals that cafés will continue to thrive as they meet consumers’ demands for affordability and convenience while still providing quality. To stay ahead of the competition, these cafés are enhancing beverage […]

Most Consumers Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Fast Casual

Consumers like the variety offered on the menu at fast-casual restaurants, but that does not necessarily mean they’re looking to spice things up with a lot of change. There are several ways fast-casual brands provide variety to consumers, either by having just a handful of items that can be customized however customers want or by […]

Canadian Bakery & Coffee Cafés: Dynamics of Differentiation

The bakery-café and coffee-café segments share many similarities, particularly regarding service format and menu offerings. Their similarities, however, do not extend to patronage and market share. Data collected for The Canadian Bakery & Coffee Café Consumer Trend Report reveals that just a quarter of consumers (25 percent) report weekly visits to bakery cafés, and 29 […]