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Food-Service Contractors in the UK: Market Research Report

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Food-Service Contractors Market Research Report | SIC I56.290 | Nov 2016

Cooling down: Revenue growth is expected to slow as a result of economic uncertainty

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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Market Share of Companies
Compass Compass market share
Sodexo Sodexo market share
WSH WSH market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Businesses operating in the Food-Service Contractors industry provide catering services to clients on a contract basis. Major markets for the industry's services include businesses, government departments and local councils, sporting and entertainment venues, tourist attractions, hospitals, schools and universities, nursing homes, airlines, prisons and other institutions. In 2016-17, the industry is expected to generate revenue of £9 billion.

Both businesses and the government have sought to cope with an increase in competition by outsourcing non-core business activities such as food services. This has ensured healthy demand from downstream markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Food-Service Contractors industry is labour intensive because direct labour is required at each stage of the catering process. For every £1.00 invested in equipment and other depreciable assets, the industry spends £14.48 on wages. This demonstrates a low level of capital intensity. Labour input includes food ordering, storage, preparation, supervision of cooks and other staff and the delivery of meals to customers. There are also kitchen and cleaning duties that require a significant amount of labour input.

While there are capital costs associated with commercial kitchens and equipment, much of this can be offset through leasing arrangements. This not only lowers any initial capital outlay, but also presents attractive tax benefits to operators. Fac.. purchase to read more


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What is the Food-Service Contractors Industry?

Businesses in this industry prepare food for clients on a contract basis. Contracts cover the time period of the service, prices and broad menu selections.

Industry Products
On-premises food servicesMeals for takeaway consumptionBeverages
Industry Activities
Catering for business and industry clientsCatering for educational institutionsCatering for the health-care and medical industriesCatering at sport, leisure and tourist venuesCatering for defence servicesCatering for prisonsCatering for offshore oil rigs

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