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Prairies expected to lead country in restaurant-sales growth

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Sales in Manitoba are expected to be up 5.1 per cent in 2014.

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Sales in Manitoba are expected to be up 5.1 per cent in 2014.

Restaurant sales in Manitoba and the rest of the Prairie provinces are expected to lead the country in growth in 2014 according to the latest forecast by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA).

Sales in Manitoba are expected to be up 5.1 per cent in 2014, a rate surpassed only by Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Nationally restaurant sales are expected to grow by 4.7 per cent next year.

Dwayne Marling, the association’s representative for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, said "If I was someone trying to decide where to open a restaurant in the coming year or so in Canada, it is clear that Prairie Canada is where the growth is."

While there is good growth expected for next year in Manitoba, the province is coming off a poor 2013, according to the CFRA’s modeling.

Marling said industry sales this year are expected to be down 0.4 per cent compared to 2012, the only province in the country to be in the red.

He said the only explanation would be in the area of consumer confidence and disposable income, both of which have been hampered by revisions to the provincial sales tax regulations.

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