Canadian Chamber launches National Food Services Working Group to bolster economic recovery

Jarred Cohen – 16/06/2020 –  0

(OTTAWA) – June 16, 2020 - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has launched the National Food Services Working Group to address the economic challenges of the food services industry. With approximately 98,000 foodservice establishments in Canada, the industry is integral to economy vibrancy in communities.

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Consumers won’t give up the convenience of e-commerce after the pandemic is over

Consumers have embraced ordering online for goods, services and food during the COVID-19 pandemic and many likely won’t switch back to their old habits. Swaths of late adopters also are discovering the benefits of the online experience of home delivery, or pickup in-store options, and may not go back to their old ways.

“Businesses will wake up to a new reality when the crisis subsides,” says Jean-Philippe Senneville, Director of Business Innovation and Technology at BDC.


COVID-19 crisis stark reminder why governments should encourage more (not less) private sector investment in advanced networks

Ontario business is deeply concerned about the disproportionate impacts the COVID-19 crisis is having on communities that lack internet connectivity. Broadband is a basic infrastructure requirement in today’s economy, but the ongoing pandemic has made it even more essential to public health and economic resilience.


Funding available through your local CFDC

In order to provide targeted assistance to the small towns and communities they serve, CFDCs will focus on assisting “main street” businesses, such as retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, and businesses of strategic importance to their communities, with loans up to $40,000.


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