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Restaurant industry to gather in Halifax for ApEx Show


April 13, 2012
By Bakers Journal

April 13, 2012, Halifax – The people who own, operate and work in the
region’s restaurant and hospitality businesses will be networking,
learning and buying at the annual ApEx Show running April 15 and 16 at
Exhibition Place.

April 13, 2012, Halifax – The people who own, operate and work in the
region’s restaurant and hospitality businesses will be networking,
learning and buying at the annual ApEx Show running April 15 and 16 at
Exhibition Place. 

The ApEx Show features dozens of exhibit booths, chef demonstrations,
seminars and networking events to help restaurant and hospitality
operators stay on top of the latest trends and build their businesses.

For the full agenda visit www.apextradeshow.ca. The ApEx Show is open to trade only.

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Key restaurant industry stats

Maritime Canada’s restaurant industry (NS, NB, PEI combined)
Direct jobs: 57,200
Share of Maritime workforce:  6.5%
Total revenue in 2011:  $3.1 billion
Share of Maritime economy: 4.2%
Growth forecast for 2012: 2.5%
Total revenue forecast for 2012: $3.2 billion

Nova Scotia’s restaurant industry
Direct jobs: 29,300
Share of Nova Scotia workforce: 6.5%
Total revenue in 2011: $1.6 billion
Share of Nova Scotia economy: 4.3%
Growth forecast for 2012: 2.8%
Total revenue forecast for 2012: $1.7 billion

New Brunswick’s restaurant industry
Direct jobs: 22,800
Share of New Brunswick workforce: 6.5%
Total revenue in 2011: $1.2 billion
Share of New Brunswick economy: 3.9%
Growth forecast for 2012: 2.2%
Total revenue forecast for 2012: $1.2 billion

PEI’s restaurant industry
Direct jobs: 5,100
Share of PEI workforce: 7.1%
Total revenue in 2011: $238 million
Share of PEI economy:  4.5%
Growth forecast for 2012: 2.0%
Total revenue forecast for 2012:  $242 million


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