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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 Analysis Chapter

Food-service contractors have benefited from favourable conditions over the past five years, and revenue has grown consistently after the earlier turmoil of the economic downturn. Industry revenue has been stimulated by a healthier backdrop in the wider economic environment. The continuing trend for organisations in the public and private sector to outsource non-core business activities such as catering has resulted in stable industry growth. Higher levels of consumer and business confidence have also spurred demand for industry services for much of the past five-year period. However, falling business and consumer confidence following the EU referendum may cause some businesses to hold back on discretionary expenditure in the current year, limiting demand. Lar.. 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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