Street Vendors in the US: Market Research Report

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Street Vendors Market Research Report | NAICS 72233 | Aug 2013

Rolling along: While the food truck craze will wane, demand for specialty foods will support growth

IBISWorld’s Street Vendors market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Keep on trucking

Demand for food trucks and street vendors has soared in the five years to 2011, and revenue will continue to grow steadily during the next five years. With consumer spending back on track, firms will incorporate unique and healthy food options to entice customers. Though competition from other restaurants and food establishments will remain strong, vendors will provide quality and personal service to gain revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry comprises a variety of mobile operators. About 96.4% of industry revenue is derived from the sale of food and drinks to customers who eat it on-the go. This overwhelming majority is a result of vendors not typically providing tables and chairs for customers' use.

Operators can work on an owner-operator basis for a single vehicle, or a business can own a number of vehicles and hire employees to operate them. An operator might also lease the vehicle to others for a flat fee or percentage of sales. Due to the strict health regulations regarding cleanliness of vehicles, food preparation and storage, operators are usually linked to wholesale supermarkets or similar establishments that can provide food and beverages in accordance with these requirements... purchase to read more


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What is the Street Vendors Industry?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in preparing and serving meals and snacks for immediate consumption from motorized vehicles or non-motorized carts. The establishment is the main location from which the caterer route is serviced, not each cart or vehicle. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in providing food services from vehicles, such as hot dog carts and ice cream trucks.

Industry Products
Traditional street vendorsMobile food preparation vehiclesIndustrial catering vehicles
Industry Activities
Mobile non-alcoholic beverage standsMobile coffee cartsMobile food concession standsIce cream truck vendorsLunch wagonsMobile food standsMobile refreshment standsMobile snack standsStreet vendors of food

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