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Food Service Contractors in the US

  • Published: May 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry contract to provide food services at commercial, institutional, and governmental locations. Major companies include ARAMARK, Centerplate, and Delaware North (all based in the US), as well as Autogrill (Italy), Compass Group (UK), Sodexo (France), and SSP Group (UK).

The US food service contracting industry includes about 3,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $34 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is driven by employment trends and consumer tastes. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and food quality. Large companies have advantages in economies of scale in food and equipment purchasing, off-site food preparation, and distribution. Small companies can compete effectively by specializing in unique food products or local markets. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 90 percent of revenue.

PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Companies in this industry primarily provide meals and snacks under long-term contract. Other products include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. READ MORE >

Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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