Restaurant, bar sales dip in Alberta

Nationally, sales increased 0.7% in November to $6.1 billion, and were up in all provinces except Alberta, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

Sales in the food services and drinking places subsector dipped slightly in Alberta in November.

Statistics Canada reported on Tuesday that sales in the industry of $789.3 million were down 0.2 per cent from the previous month.

However, on a year-over-year basis, sales rose by 2.9 per cent.

Nationally, sales increased 0.7 per cent on a monthly basis to $6.1 billion.

“Higher sales at full-service restaurants (+1.6 per cent) and special food services (+1.3 per cent) more than offset the declines in October. Sales at drinking places were up 0.5 per cent in November, while sales at limited-service restaurants edged down 0.2 per cent,” said the federal agency.

“Sales were up in seven provinces in November, with the largest increases in Ontario (+1.2 per cent), British Columbia (+1.0 per cent) and Quebec (+0.7 per cent). Nova Scotia (-2.7 per cent), Alberta (-0.2 per cent) and Prince Edward Island (-3.0 per cent) were the only provinces reporting declines.”

– Mario Toneguzzi for Calgary’s Business


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