FoodSpend offers valuable insights on what Canadian households are buying from grocery stores and restaurants. This database provides current estimates of annual expenditures for approximately 300 variables of food-related purchases and is produced with household income data from DemoStats and is based on Statistics Canada’s Food Expenditure Survey. Users can gain valuable insights on what Canadian households are buying from grocery stores and restaurants—everything from specific vegetables, meat and fish products to meal types like lunches and dinners. Users can analyze potential expenditures by both average dollars per household and total dollars spent for any geographic level— from all of Canada to small custom-defined trade areas—regardless of where the consumer made the purchase.
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Please note that the video contains information on both FoodSpend and HouseholdSpend. If you are only interested in FoodSpend, we recommend you watch 2:07 - 3:49.