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The Food Service Contractors market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased business and consumer spending has contributed to industry expansion
  • Major industry players have moved toward offering full services
  • The education segment will likely continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2016, the Food Service Contractors industry has benefited from an increase in consumer spending on discretionary items, such as tickets to sporting and music events, as well as increased travel spending. Increased business and consumer spending over the past five years has contributed to industry expansion; the industry is also benefiting from the increased propensity of businesses, healthcare facilities and educational institutions to outsource their food services. In the coming years, consumer spending and corporate profit are both expected to grow, meaning consumers and businesses are likely to increase their spending at food service locations...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Cafeteria dining services

    A core service that foodservice contractors offer is cafeteria dining services to office buildings, educational institutions, hospitals, museums, military bases, correctional facilities and other institutions. Cafeterias have little or no table service, with service provided from counters or stalls, meaning they require fewer employees than full-service restaurants. Customers usually take a tray and pick up food as they walk along the service area. It is also common for cafeterias to provide stations where customers buy made-to-order food. Alcoholic beverages are rarely served in cafeterias, so operators do not benefit from the higher margins that alcohol sales provide. Cus..

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    Additional Insights for the Food Service Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Food Service Contractors Industry are

  • Access to multi-skilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to control stock on hand
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    Industry Products

    What is the Food Service Contractors Industry?

    Industry companies provide foodservices at institutional, governmental, commercial or industrial locations. Examples of facilities where foodservices are provided include airports, food courts, college and university cafeterias and recreation and sports venues.

    Industry Products
    Cafeteria dining services
    On-site restaurants
    Catering and banquet
    Retail outlets and concessions
    Food and nutrition services
    Industry Activities
    Providing airline foodservices
    Contracting cafeteria foodservices (e.g. for schools, hospitals and government offices)
    Contracting food concession (e.g. for sports venues, entertainment facilities and convention centers)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Corporate profit
  • Demand from air transportation
  • Demand from educational services
  • Demand from sports franchises

  • Current Performance
  • Consolidation
  • Growth in full-service contracts
  • Wages and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Varied growth
  • Profit and establishment growth
  • Table: Food Service Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Food Service Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Educational Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Cafeteria dining services
  • Retail outlets and concessions
  • Food and nutrition services
  • Catering and banquet
  • Other
  • On-site restaurants
  • Chart: Food Service Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand for foodservice
  • Downstream industries

  • Major Markets
  • Business and industry
  • Educational institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Other
  • Airlines and airports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Food Service Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Food Service Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Food Service Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Compass Group PLCAramark CorporationSodexoDelaware North Companies Inc.
  • Table: Compass Group PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Aramark Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Sodexo - financial performance
  • Table: Delaware North Companies Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Food Service Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Food Service Contractors Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Canteen
  • A restaurant or refreshment bar provided by an industrial or commercial entity for employees or general consumers.
  • Cook Chill
  • A technology that allows for the quick freezing of pre-prepared meals for serving at a later time to retain flavor and nutritional benefits.
  • Foodservice
  • The making, transporting, serving and dispensing of prepared foods, either on the client's premises or via the provision of pre-prepared meals.
  • Full Facilities Management
  • An agreement with a client to supply multiple services, such as catering, security, maintenance and cleaning, in one contract.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Food Service Contractors market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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