This Edition: THE HARM IN HARMONIZED SALES TAXES AUG. 19, 2009



NEWS HEADLINES


THIS MONTH'S HOT TOPIC: SALES TAX HARMONIZATION



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CRFA pushes for sewage stench fix in Halifax
CRFA's Luc Erjavec: Small waterfront restaurants struggle while "... officials are too busy pointing fingers and shifting blame."

 
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CRFA RESEARCH

Traffic up, check size down in spring '09
The recession hasn’t kept Canadians away from restaurants but the average customer is spending less at each visit,
according to the latest data from CREST/NPD Group.


Technomic menu trends
NEW! Monthly insights into eating habits and food preferences of Canadian consumers:
> Top three salad dressings
> Top three cuts of beef

Sales up 1.1% in May
Total commercial foodservice sales grew 1.1% in March 2009 ... find out why with CRFA's Monthly Foodservice Monitor.

DESIGN, MERCHANDISING
AND MARKETING

New this month:
Six easy steps to creating eye-catching copy

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> Seven simple tips for writing a fun and informative newsletter

> Make a comeback: nine advertising ideas that work

> More quick and simple tips from Diane Chiasson

NEWSBITE BLOG

Stay cool with one of the summer's hottest shows, witness coffee wizards at work, and get inspired by films you can really sink your teeth into.

 

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