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Catering Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Catering Services Market Research Report | SIC I56.210 | Feb 2017

Catering to competition: Operators have been diversifying their services to generate demand

The Catering Services 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.4%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
28,724
Businesses
7,152
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Catering Services industry has recovered over the past five years after demand went stale in the aftermath of the economic downturn. The industry began the five-year period at a relatively low base and weak consumer and business confidence weighed on demand in key downstream markets. Although the industry began to recover in 2011-12, greater economic uncertainty during the following year dragged industry revenue back into decline as businesses continued to cut back on catered events such as corporate seminars and product launches. In recent years, a stronger economy has enabled consumers to grow in confidence, which has boosted demand for higher value catering services. Businesses have benefited from higher revenue, which has also supported profitability... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Catering Services industry is estimated to have a very low level of market share concentration. The four most dominant players in the industry are expected to generate 4.4% of industry revenue in the current year. The largest industry players do not generally specialise in event catering and industry-related revenue is just a proportion of overall company revenue. Many operate as food-service contractors, providing catering services at specific locations over long periods of time. Others also own restaurants and cafes, while Crown Holdings, the parent company of Seasoned Events, also operates through a number of subsidiaries involved in different activities, including catering recruitment and event equipment hire.

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What is the Catering Services Industry?

The industry includes businesses engaged in the provision of catering services for one-off events such as weddings, private parties and corporate functions. The industry excludes the provision of contracted catering on an ongoing basis.

Industry Products
Corporate functionsWeddingsPrivate functions
 
Industry Activities
Catering for weddingsCatering for private partiesCatering for corporate functionsCatering for product and shop launchesCatering for office parties


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