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Contract Catering Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2018-2023

Contract Catering Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2018-2023

The global contract catering market is anticipated to reach revenues of around $264 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of approximately 5% during 2017-2023.

The top vendors are offering flexibility through new service models that leverage an on-demand online system and ad-hoc workplace food offer minus the requirement for on-site facilities and services to gain a larger market share. The caterers are implementing predictive analytics to improve the operational efficiency of catering services, reduce wastage, and speed up the procurement cycle in the market. The global contract catering market is driven by introducing the signature brand, limited time menu offerings, and promotional items. The leading vendors are offering value additions such as employee support, training, and guaranteed service-level agreements to gain a larger market share. The market research report provides in-depth market analysis and segmental analysis of the global contract catering market by industry, contract type, and geography.

The report considers the present scenario of the global contract catering market and its market dynamics for the period 2018−2023. It covers a detailed overview of various market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study covers both the demand and supply sides of the market. It also profiles and analyzes the leading companies and several other prominent companies operating in the market.

Contract Catering Market – Dynamics

The increasing focus on wellbeing and health by several businesses, hospitals, educational institutions, and aged care centers is driving the growth of the global catering market. The growing awareness of better health and wellbeing is encouraging employers and institutions to change their eating habits for the better behavioral cues, educating about nutrient quality, and building healthier choices. The growing popularity of home meal replacements and fresh food subscription services is encouraging companies to launch new healthy meal plans and products in the global market. The health food trend is encouraging manufacturers such as Guckenheimer, Aramark, and Sodexo to offer home meal replacement programs which have evolved to fresh food subscription services in the market. The increasing public scrutiny of sustainability is encouraging contract caterers to align their values with their customers and help their clients achieve their sustainability objectives. These efforts to ensure ethical supply chain and resource management will boost the development and growth in the catering market size.

Contract Catering Market – Segmentation

The market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the market by industry, contract type, and geography. B&I industry dominated 1/3rd of the total market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. Healthcare dominated the third largest market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The growing demand for meals that categorized into high calories, low fat/low sugar, or meals with certain excluded ingredients, easily digestible, and chewable properties is driving the growth of the healthcare segment in the global market.

Fixed priced contracts occupied the largest market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of approximately 5% during the forecast period. The others contract type includes nil subsidy contracts where the caterer recovers its overhead costs and earnings from the gross profit that it earns from sales, at no risk or cost to the client. The increasing trend of implementing lesser risk-free contracts is propelling the growth of this segment in the global market.

Market Segmentation by Industry

  • B&I
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Senior Care
  • Others
Market Segmentation by Contract Type
  • Fixed Price
  • Cost-Plus
  • Other
Contract Catering Market – Geography

The global contract catering market by geography is divided into North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW. APAC dominated the majority of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of approximately 6% during the forecast period. The new trend towards quick and healthy eating is one of the key drivers of the APAC market. The growing requirement for personalization, fast service, and convenience across various end-user segments are some of the factors attributing to the growth of the North American market during the forecast period. The varying preferences for items on the menu have led to a demand for flexible food operations in the global contract catering services.

Market Segmentation by Geography
  • APAC
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • ROW
  • Turkey
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
Key Vendor Analysis

The global contract catering market is consolidated, and the five major players dominate the majority share. The leading vendors are investing in expanding their international presence and creating strong brand images for their services. The increasing number of M&A activities, geographic expansions, and service diversifications will intensify the level of competition in the global market. The top companies are offering integrated facility service solutions to attract new consumers and gain a larger market share. Customization and personalization are becoming a key growth driver in the global contract catering market.

The major vendors in the global market are:
  • Compass Group
  • Sodexo
  • Elior Group
  • Aramark Services
  • WSH
  • ther prominent vendors include ABM Catering Solutions, Amadeus Food, Atalian Servest, Barlett Mitchell, Blue Apple Catering, Camst, Caterleisure Group, CH & CO Catering, CIR Food, Connect, Dine Contract Catering, Fazer Food Services, The Genuine Dining Co., Interserve Catering, ISS World Services, Mitie Catering Services, OCS Group, Olive Catering Services, SV Group, and Vacherin.
Key market insights include

1. The analysis of global contract catering market provides market size and growth rate for the forecast period 2018-2023.

2. It offers comprehensive insights into current industry trends, trend forecast, and growth drivers about the global contract catering market.

3. The report provides the latest analysis of market share, growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.

4. It offers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of the global contract catering market.

5. The report offers a detailed overview of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies to gain competitive advantage.


1 Research Methodology
2 Research Objectives
3 Research Process
4 Report Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of Study
4.3.1 Market Segmentation by Contract Type
4.3.2 Market Segmentation by Industry
4.3.3 Market Segmentation by Geography
5 Report Assumptions and Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Inclusions
5.3 Exclusions
5.4 Currency Conversion
5.5 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 State Of Global Economy
7.3 Overview of Facilities Management Industry
7.4 Market Drivers in the FM Industry
7.4.1 Global regulatory and economic developments
7.4.2 Increasing involvement of enterprises in national and international contract procurement
7.4.3 Value-added services gain prominence
7.5 Trends affecting the FM Industry
7.5.1 Multi-generational workplace
7.5.2 Evolution of new workspaces and styles
7.5.3 Smart building and AI
7.5.4 Harnessing strategic insights to fuel decision-making
7.5.5 Robots and AI as a future workforce supplement
7.6 Foodservice Industry Outlook
7.6.1 Catering Service Types
7.6.2 Strategies for staying competitive
8 Market Dynamics
8.1 Market Growth Enablers
8.1.1 Growing popularity of FoodXWellbeing movement
8.1.2 Ongoing productivity and retention puzzle
8.1.3 Emergence of a new age of outsourcing facilities
8.1.4 Growth of integrated facilities management services
8.1.5 YOY Impact of Market Growth Enablers
8.2 Market Growth Restraints
8.2.1 Preference for street food and grab ‘n’ go outlets
8.2.2 Inconsistent food quality and hygiene management
8.2.3 Race for space
8.2.4 Recruitment crisis
8.2.5 YOY Impact of Market Growth Restraints
8.3 Market Opportunities and Trends
8.3.1 Waste not, want not
8.3.2 Enhancing customer journeys
8.3.3 The growth of fresh food subscriptions
8.3.4 Growing momentum of sustainable eating
8.3.5 YOY Impact of Market Opportunities and Trends
9 Global Contract Catering Market
9.1 Market Overview
9.1.1 Market Size and Forecast
9.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
9.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
9.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
9.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
9.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
9.2.5 Competitive Rivalry
10 Market By Industry Served
10.1 Market Overview
10.2 Global Contract Catering Market by B&I
10.2.1 Market Size & Forecast
10.3 Global Contract Catering Market by Education
10.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
10.4 Global Contract Catering Market by Healthcare
10.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
10.5 Global Contract Catering Market by Senior Care
10.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
10.6 Global Contract Catering Market by Others
10.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
11 Market by Contract Type
11.1 Market Overview
11.1.1 Fixed Price Contracts
11.1.2 Cost-plus contracts
11.1.3 Others
11.2 Global Contract Catering Market by Fixed Price Contracts
11.2.1 Market Size & Forecast
11.3 Global Contract Catering Market by Cost-plus contracts
11.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
11.4 Global Contract Catering Market by Other Contracts
11.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
12 Market By Geography
13 APAC: Contract Catering Market
13.1 Market Size & Forecast
13.2 Key Countries
13.2.1 Japan: Market Size & Forecast
13.2.2 China: Market Size & Forecast
13.2.3 India: Market Size & Forecast
14 North America: Contract Catering Market
14.1 Market Size & Forecast
14.2 Key Countries
14.2.1 US: Market Size & Forecast
14.2.2 Canada: Market Size & Forecast
15 Europe: Contract Catering Market
15.1 Market Size & Forecast
15.2 Key Countries
15.2.1 France: Market Size & Forecast
15.2.2 UK: Market Size & Forecast
15.2.3 Italy: Market Size & Forecast
16 ROW: Contract Catering Market
16.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.2 Key Countries
16.2.1 Turkey: Market Size & Forecast
16.2.2 Brazil: Market Size & Forecast
16.2.3 Mexico: Market Size & Forecast
17 Competitive Landscape
17.1 market overview
18 Market Vendor Analysis
18.1 Market Ranking Analysis
19 Key Company Profiles
19.1 Compass Group
19.1.1 Business Overview
19.1.2 Major Service Offerings
19.1.3 Key Strengths
19.1.4 Key Strategies
19.1.5 Key Opportunities
19.2 Sodexo
19.2.1 Business Overview
19.2.2 Major Service Offerings
19.2.3 Key Strengths
19.2.4 Key Strategies
19.2.5 Key Opportunities
19.3 Elior Group
19.3.1 Business Overview
19.3.2 Major Service Offerings
19.3.3 Key Strengths
19.3.4 Key Strategies
19.3.5 Key Opportunities
19.4 Aramark
19.4.1 Business Overview
19.4.2 Major Service Offerings
19.4.3 Key Strengths
19.4.4 Key Strategies
19.4.5 Key Opportunities
19.5 WSH
19.5.1 Business Overview
19.5.2 Major Service Offerings
19.5.3 Key Strengths
19.5.4 Key Strategies
19.5.5 Key Opportunities
20 Other Prominent Vendors
20.1 ABM Catering Solutions
20.1.1 Business Overview
20.1.2 Service Offerings
20.1.3 Key Strengths
20.1.4 Key Strategies
20.2 Amadeus Food
20.2.1 Business Overview
20.2.2 Service Offerings
20.2.3 Key Strengths
20.2.4 Key Strategies
20.3 Atalian Servest
20.3.1 Business Overview
20.3.2 Service Offerings
20.3.3 Key Strengths
20.3.4 Key Strategies
20.4 Barlett Mitchell
20.4.1 Business Overview
20.4.2 Service Offerings
20.4.3 Key Strengths
20.4.4 Key Strategies
20.5 Blue Apple Catering
20.5.1 Business Overview
20.5.2 Service Offerings
20.5.3 Key Strengths
20.5.4 Key Strategies
20.6 Camst
20.6.1 Business Overview
20.6.2 Service Offerings
20.6.3 Key Strengths
20.6.4 Key Strategies
20.7 Caterleisure Group
20.7.1 Business Overview
20.7.2 Service Offerings
20.7.3 Key Strengths
20.7.4 Key Strategies
20.8 CH&CO Catering
20.8.1 Business Overview
20.8.2 Service Offerings
20.8.3 Key Strengths
20.8.4 Key Strategies
20.9 CIR food
20.9.1 Business Overview
20.9.2 Service Offerings
20.9.3 Key Strengths
20.9.4 Key Strategies
20.1 Connect
20.10.1 Business Overview
20.10.2 Service Offerings
20.10.3 Key Strengths
20.10.4 Key Strategies
20.11 Dine Contract Catering
20.11.1 Business Overview
20.11.2 Service Offerings
20.11.3 Key Strengths
20.11.4 Key Strategies
20.12 Fazer Food Services
20.12.1 Business Overview
20.12.2 Service Offerings
20.12.3 Key Strengths
20.12.4 Key Strategies
20.13 The Genuine Dining Co
20.13.1 Business Overview
20.13.2 Service Offerings
20.13.3 Key Strengths
20.13.4 Key Strategies
20.14 Interserve Catering
20.14.1 Business Overview
20.14.2 Service Offerings
20.14.3 Key Strengths
20.14.4 Key Strategies
20.15 ISS World Services
20.15.1 Business Overview
20.15.2 Service Offerings
20.15.3 Key Strengths
20.15.4 Key Strategies
20.16 Mitie Catering Services
20.16.1 Business Overview
20.16.2 Service Offerings
20.16.3 Key Strengths
20.16.4 Key Strategies
20.17 OCS Group
20.17.1 Business Overview
20.17.2 Service Offerings
20.17.3 Key Strengths
20.17.4 Key Strategies
20.18 Olive Catering Services
20.18.1 Business Overview
20.18.2 Service Offerings
20.18.3 Key Strengths
20.18.4 Key Strategies
20.19 SV Group
20.19.1 Business Overview
20.19.2 Service Offerings
20.19.3 Key Strengths
20.19.4 Key Strategies
20.20 Vacherin
20.20.1 Business Overview
20.20.2 Service Offerings
20.20.3 Key Strengths
20.20.4 Key Strategies
21 Report Summary
21.1 Key Takeaways
21.2 Strategic Recommendations
21.3 Qualitative Summary
21.4 Quantitative Summary
21.4.1 Market Size
22 Appendix
22.1 Abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Segmentation of Global Contract Catering Market
Exhibit 2 Market Size Calculation Approach 2017
Exhibit 3 Defining Elements in the Global Contract Catering Market
Exhibit 4 GDP Growth in Advanced Economies, Emerging Markets and Developing Economies, and Global Market 2010−2023 (annual % change)
Exhibit 5 Global GDP Growth 2017 (annual % change)
Exhibit 6 Evolution of Facilities Management
Exhibit 7 IFS Share of Total Facilities Services 2017
Exhibit 8 IFS Trends 2017
Exhibit 9 FoodXWellbeing and Work: Global and UK Statistics 2017
Exhibit 10 Global Employee Engagement and Retention Statistics 2017/2018
Exhibit 11 Time Spent on Picking up Meals 2017
Exhibit 12 Outsourcing Models for Facility Services Likely to be Used in the Private Sector 2017
Exhibit 13 Global Service Integration and Outsourcing Penetration 2017
Exhibit 14 Global Street Food and Grab ‘n’ Go Trends and Statistics 2017
Exhibit 15 Overview of Food Waste and Reduction Strategies 2017
Exhibit 16 Omnico’s Catering Solutions
Exhibit 17 Global Contract Catering Market 2017−2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 18 Contract Catering Cost Structure
Exhibit 19 Five Forces Analysis 2017
Exhibit 20 Global Contract Catering Market by Industry Served 2017 & 2023
Exhibit 21 Global Contract Catering Market by Industry ($ billion)
Exhibit 22 Global Contract Catering Market by Industry 2017 & 2023
Exhibit 23 Global Contract Catering Market Growth Comparison by Industry 2017–2023
Exhibit 24 Global Contract Catering Market by B&I Industry 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 25 Global Contract Catering Market by Education Industry 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 26 Global Contract Catering Market by Healthcare Industry 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 27 Global Contract Catering Market by Senior Care Industry 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 28 Global Contract Catering Market by Other Industries 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 29 Global Contract Catering Market by Contract Type 2017 & 2023
Exhibit 30 Global Contract Catering Market by Contract Type ($ billion)
Exhibit 31 Global Contract Catering Market by Contract Type 2017
Exhibit 32 Global Contract Catering Market Growth Comparison by Contract Type 2017–2023
Exhibit 33 Global Contract Catering Market by Fixed Price Contracts 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 34 Global Contract Catering Market by Cost-plus Contracts 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 35 Global Contract Catering Market by Other Contracts 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 36 Global Contract Catering Market by Geography ($ billion)
Exhibit 37 Global Contract Catering Market by Geography 2017
Exhibit 38 Global Contract Catering Market by Geography 2023
Exhibit 39 Global Contract Catering Market Growth Comparison by Geography 2017–2023
Exhibit 40 Contract Catering Market in APAC 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 41 Key Countries in Contract Catering Market in APAC Region
Exhibit 42 Contract Catering Market in Japan 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 43 Contract Catering Market in China 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 44 Contract Catering Market in India 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 45 Contract Catering Market in North America 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 46 Key Countries in Contract Catering Market in North America
Exhibit 47 Number of Spots in an Employee’s Lunch Rotation in the US 2017
Exhibit 48 Lunch at Workplace Statistics in the US 2017
Exhibit 49 Contract Catering Market in US by Industry Served 2017
Exhibit 50 Contract Catering Market in US 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 51 Contract Catering Market Share in Canada by Region 2017
Exhibit 52 Contract Catering Market in Canada by Industry Served 2017
Exhibit 53 Contract Catering Market in Canada 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 54 Contract Catering Market in Europe 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 55 Key Countries in Contract Catering Market in Europe
Exhibit 56 Contract Catering Market in France 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 57 Contract Catering Market in France by Industry 2017
Exhibit 58 Contract Catering Market in UK 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 59 Contract Catering Statistics in the UK 2017
Exhibit 60 Contract Catering Market in Italy 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 61 Contract Catering Market in Italy by Industry Served 2017
Exhibit 62 Contract Catering Market in ROW 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 63 Key Countries in Contract Catering Market in ROW
Exhibit 64 Contract Catering Market in Turkey 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 65 Contract Catering Market in Brazil 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 66 Contract Catering Market in Mexico 2017–2023 ($ billion)
Exhibit 67 Value Sought by Clients 2017
List Of Tables
Table 1 Key Geographies Definition
Table 2 Key Caveats
Table 3 Currency Conversion 2013−2017
Table 4 Growth of Facilities Services versus Integrated Facilities Services Across Various Geographies 2017
Table 5 YOY Impact of Market Growth Enablers 2017−2023
Table 6 YOY Impact of Market Growth Enablers on Regions 2017
Table 7 YOY Impact of Market Growth Restraints 2017−2023
Table 8 YOY Impact of Market Growth Restraints on Regions 2017
Table 9 YOY Impact of Market Opportunities and Trends 2017−2023
Table 10 YOY Impact of Market Opportunities and Trends on Regions 2017−2023
Table 11 Key Market Success Factors
Table 12 Market Ranking Analysis 2017
Table 13 Compass Group: Service Offerings
Table 14 Sodexo: Service Offerings
Table 15 Elior Group: Service Offerings
Table 16 Aramark: Service Offerings
Table 17 WSH: Service Offerings
Table 18 Camst: Adherence to Standards
Table 19 Qualitative Summary of Global Contract Catering Market
Table 20 Global Contract Catering Market by Contract Type ($ billion)
Table 21 Global Contract Catering Market by Contract Type (%)
Table 22 Global Contract Catering Market by Industry Served ($ billion)
Table 23 Global Contract Catering Market by Industry Served (%)

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