>Canada. Sales up at bars, restaurants

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Sales for the food services and drinking places industry rose 0.8 per cent in October from the previous month to about $4.1 billion, Statistics Canada said Thursday. The price of food purchased in restaurants rose 0.3 per cent in October, the federal agency said. Since February, the agency said sales of food increased 0.7 per cent, with the price of food purchased in restaurants was up 1.4 per cent. The biggest advance in sales was in the limited-service restaurant sector, which was up 1.1 per cent. Sales at drinking places rose one per cent, while full-service restaurants saw a 0.7 per cent increase.

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