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CRFA

  1. 1. Welcome to Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
  2. 2. Purpose of this presentation 1. To introduce you to CRFA 2. To outline its many benefits to you as a foodservice operator 3. Encourage you to join us!
  3. 3. What is CRFA? Formed in 1944 by restaurateurs across Canada to lobby the Federal War Time Prices and Trade Board which had frozen menu prices during WW2 ©Getty Images
  4. 4. Our Mission To create a favourable business environment and deliver tangible value to our members in the foodservice industry ©Getty Images
  5. 5. We Represent You CRFA has more than 33,000 members Canada-wide in all provinces and sectors ©Getty Images
  6. 6. We Fight For You On issues affecting your business: • Taxation • Minimum Wage Rates • Labour Shortages • Liquor Regulation • Food Safety • Take-Out Packaging • Bans on Trans Fats …at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Levels
  7. 7. With Lobbyists in Every Region
  8. 8. Federal Issues Ron Reaman (Federal) • Trans fat regulation • Sodium regulation “the new fat” Justin Taylor (Labour and Taxation) • Credit Card merchant rates are too high. Justin is fighting for govt regulated rates, similar to Australia (0.5%) • Recent win: CRFA was instrumental in setting up a Federal Banking Committee to review CC rates
  9. 9. Provincial Issues Stephanie Jones (Ontario) • Blue Box – Toronto proposing 100% ‘producer pays’ • Coffee cup recycling, plastic bag charges, proposed bans on take-out packaging Courtney Donovan (SK/MB) • Defeated Restaurant Tax (Thompson, MB) • Fighting proposal to limit Video Lottery Terminals to Casinos and Racinos only
  10. 10. Provincial Issues Mark von Schellwitz (West) • Fighting drive-thru bans in BC • Fighting for training and tip wage differentials in AB Jean Lefebvre (PQ) • Fighting min wage increases – negotiated a 25¢ increase vs 50¢ govt proposal • Negotiating favourable tip differentials • Fighting for permit streamlining and the cutting of red tape
  11. 11. Provincial Issues Luc Erjavec (Atlantic) • Fighting min wage increases and looking for tip and training differentials. • Training wage of -$1 is currently only in NS • Fighting HST increase 13-15% in NB • Fighting tax included pricing in PEI (increases menu pricing)
  12. 12. Saving the Industry Billions of Dollars In 2007, CRFA saved the foodservice industry over $2 Billion! That’s almost $24K per restaurant!
  13. 13. Information is Power! ©Getty Images
  14. 14. We are the No. 1 Source for Industry Information Total Foodservice Sales Foodservice Share of the Total Food Dollar Billions of $ $60 45% $55.1 $53.4 $51.5 $48.7 $46.9 $50 $44.5 $44.0 $42.7 $41.4 42.1% 41.9% $38.7 $37.1 41.5% 41.4% 41.4% 41.4% $40 41.3% 40.8% 40.6% 40.6% 40.6% $30 40% $20 $10 $0 35% 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007-p 2008-f 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007-p 2008-f Source: CRFA and Statistics p = preliminary; f = forecast Source: CRFA and Statistics Canada p = preliminary; f = forecast Operating Expense Ratios, 2005 Pre- tax profit 3.8% Other Deprec iation 11.3% 2.8% Advertising and promotion Food and beverage c osts 2.8% 35.6% Utilities inc luding telephone 2.8% Rental and Leasing 7.0% Repair and maintenanc e 2.4% Payroll 31.5% Source: 2007 Survey of Foodservices and Drinking Places, Statistics Canada
  15. 15. Members get access to: Institutional Foodservice Restaurant Market Report Start-Up Kit Canadian Restaurant Foodservice Accounting & Internal Facts - Controls FREE Food Safety Infostats Essentials Quarterly Reports Food Safety Provincial Code of Infostats Practice
  16. 16. Aggressive Merchant Rates 1.64% 1.71% 7c
  17. 17. Save 2.9¢ Per Litre ©Getty Images
  18. 18. These Alone Can Save You $2000+* per year! ©Getty Images *Based on liquor licensed establishment with $1 million sales
  19. 19. Save on Restaurant Insurance; Life, Health and Dental Insurance Testimonial: CRFA member saved $3000 on his CRFA restaurant insurance policy! quot;CRFA helped us arrange a policy that saved us over $3000 dollars. If it was not for the membership and direction provided by CRFA, we would have unnecessarily paid more for our policy. We appreciate the savings. Thanks for your help and support.quot; Terry Banks &Doyle Overland, Johnny Bucks, Strathroy, ON.
  20. 20. Aggressive Merchant Rates 1.6%
  21. 21. FREE Subscription
  22. 22. 20% - 25% Discount Alcohol Service Training
  23. 23. Save 55% for On-Line Job Postings
  24. 24. Exclusive Discounts With Bell Mobility Plans as low as $34 per month ©Getty Images
  25. 25. 3.5¢ a Minute Long Distance
  26. 26. Up to 10% Discount on Business Products Up to 83% Savings on Payroll Services
  27. 27. Save 15% on Kinetico Water Treatment Systems
  28. 28. SAVE THOUSANDS $$$$$$! Group Buying Power
  29. 29. Group Rates on Home and Auto Insurance Underwritten By:
  30. 30. Equipment Leasing as low as 0% for 36 Months
  31. 31. Samsung TVs at dealer cost
  32. 32. FREE Buyers Guide
  33. 33. Up to 30% off Superior Propane (Only available in Atlantic Provinces)
  34. 34. We Host Canada’s Top Industry Shows - Members Enter Free!
  35. 35. Potential Savings At a Glance Merchant Rates & Esso Average Saving* $2,100 FREE Foodservice Facts Report $30 FREE Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine $50 FREE Buyers Guide $100 FREE Trade Show Admittance Per Person $20 Samsung 52” LCD 1080p HDTV (incl. free shipping)** $675 Groupex Group Buying Average Saving*** $5,000 And that’s just for starters $7,975 Government Lobbying Saves The Industry $Billions Membership fees start as low as $205 *estimated savings based on liquor licensed establishment with $1million **CRFA member price vs recommended retail price, includes free shipping ***Average yearly rebate for qualifying Groupex members
  36. 36. Start Saving Money Support Your Industry Become a Member Today!

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