Eat up!

If you like the tourism sector, this must grind your gourd a bit. Total food service sales in New Brunswick in July suffered the second highest decline but more importantly NB is second last in the country for per capita spending on this sector. But, in fairness, there’s a bunch all clumped together down there – Newfoundland, Sask and even Nova Scotia is not much higher. Then there’ s a major jump to PEI, Ontario and our friends in BC who spend almost double per capita on eating out compared to New Brunswick.