This Edition: CRFA CALLS FOR FAIR TREATMENT FOR ONTARIO LICENSEES SEPT. 17, 2009
 
NEWS HEADLINES

Fair treatment for Ontario licensees … it’s time!
Ontario is reviewing all of the taxes currently applied to beverage alcohol.  Sign CRFA's petition calling for wholesale pricing and an end to the environmental levy on wine and spirit containers.

B.C. budget leaves restaurant industry hungry for answers
CRFA President Garth Whyte: "We are encouraged that the government has publicly stated that it is open to working with us to mitigate the impacts of the 12% HST."

Speech: Why the restaurant industry should be a high priority for policy makers
In a presentation to provincial and territorial tourism ministers, CRFA's President outlines the importance of foodservice to the tourism industry -- and communities all across Canada.

CRFA ACTION CAMPAIGNS
Saskatchewan alert: HST on the horizon?
B.C.'s HST bad news for restaurants, consumers
Playing dance music to cost $6,000 more a year

 
RESEARCH HEADLINES

Canadians continue to “lift their spirits” despite recession
Modest improvement in drinking place sales a welcome change from several tumultuous years of weak or declining sales. 

Foodservice sales up 1.6% in June
Total commercial foodservice sales grew 1.6% in June 2009 ... find out why with CRFA's Monthly Foodservice Monitor.

Technomic Menu Trends: The appeal of appetizers

NPD Eating Out Quarterly: Fine dining spending down 9%

Ipsos Insights: Grocery makes slight gains

 
new AT CRFA.CA

NEW RESOURCE: Running a restaurant
This revised and relaunched section includes tools and information to help you to control costs, maximize profits and stay on top of the laws and issues affecting your business.

NEW RELEASE: Canadian Restaurant Accounting
by Douglas Fisher, FHG International Inc.
A practical guide for applying accounting principles in the Canadian restaurant and foodservice industry, this updated edition features a new section on restaurant valuation and comes with a handy CD ROM containing ready-to-use charts. Order today for delivery in early October.

RSS feeds
A new and easy way to stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and research posted on CRFA.ca.
 
NEWSBITE BLOG

Tell us how the cool summer weather has impacted local produce near you, raise a spurtle to the World Porridge Making Championships and read up on the ten things servers should NEVER say to guests.

MEMBER SAVINGS

New for members only:
free waste oil removal

CRFA and Rothsay have teamed up to offer members free waste oil removal, including free storage containers and free collection.  




New member contest ends Sept. 18
Restaurant operators joining CRFA online between Sept. 8 and Sept. 18 will be entered into a draw to win a Toshiba Portable DVD Player.



DESIGN, MERCHANDISING AND MARKETING

New this month:
Ensure your restaurant runs smoothly with these seven design ideas

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>Six easy steps to creating
eye-catching copy

>Make a comeback: nine advertising ideas that work

> More quick and simple tips from Diane Chiasson

behind bars

Make the most of your drink menu with expert advice from Bartender One's Rob Montgomery. New this month:

WINE PUNKS
Godzilla vs. the grape

RAISE YOUR SPIRITS
Monkey see, monkey do

COCKTAIL HOUR
Simple recipes from the world's best bars

 

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