The Booming Catering Industry: Facts and Statistics

The Booming Catering Industry: Facts and Statistics




Factual and Statistical Info

The revenue from the catering market worldwide is expected to reach $265 billion US dollars 4 years from now with an estimated compound annual growth rate of 5 percent according to Research and Markets. considerably, the market encompasses the major sectors in various communities including schools, elderly facilities, sports centers, and already hospitals. These institutions outsource their food service needs so they can lessen their spending and focus their labor force on more important matters.

Recent Technomic study shows that the catering industry in the U.S. made about $537 billion dollars in total sales last 2017 with a continuous growth rate due to easy and fast online ordering system. There are more than 10,000 caterers in America, employing about 110,000 people altogether. Most of these businesses are small and locally controlled that don’t explain a large portion of the market proportion. The need for their sets is higher in densely populated areas.

The Asia’s largest catering market and the second in the world, China reached an estimated revenue of $616 billion US dollars as reported by the China Cuisine Association. At the moment, it has around 5 million active companies in the catering industry. This has been credited to the implementation of online to offline marketing strategy where customers are promoted to order food by going to the caterer’s physical shop instead of online.

Just imagine how many people are choosing the functional and functional way of catering food to their guests to celebrate life milestones. Statistics show that caterers are in need for the following occasions: weddings, engagements, birthdays, corporate events, graduations, holiday parties, and already funerals. There’s also an increasing need for food sets in trade shows and conferences worldwide.

Reports show that the money spent on food service mainly depends on how much corporate clients or individual consumers can use for certain occasions. That is why catering companies often offer various packages, and sometimes already create meals suiting the most limited budget on the line.

To be able to serve large groups opens a series of catering opportunities for them so it is scarce for them to turn down any offer, deal or invite. However, although the need nevertheless exists, customers are less likely to order for catering sets during uncertain economic times.

Based on Koncept Analytics’ market research, the 3 major factors fueling the increasing need for contract and self-operated caterers are the people’s need for customized food orders, the rise of the middle class, and the continuing use of digital technology.

The 2018 examination of the World’s Contract Catering Market by Orbis Research

By part

  • Business & Industry (B&I)
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Elderly Facilities
  • Government Agencies
  • Sports & Entertainment

By vicinity

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Africa
  • ROR (Rest of the Regions)

By Country

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Others (Spain, India, China, Japan, Australia & Brazil

So what kind of food catering service would you prefer to establish in your own local community?

  • Contract Catering
  • Self-Operated

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