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U.S. Market for Foodservice Equipment


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The U.S. Market for Foodservice Equipment, a new, third edition report from SBI, provides insights into the U.S. market supply of foodservice equipment, which experienced 8% compounded annual growth in value between 2002 and 2006. Can the competitive foodservice equipment market, including food products preparation machinery, commercial and service industry machinery, commercial refrigeration and institutional furniture, sustain future growth? Rising costs of materials, increased energy costs, 2,000 competitors, the green trend and end user behavior all have an impact on this dynamic market. This report looks at other trends that may further affect the foodservice equipment market, such as the need to replace equipment, increased imports and, although not growing as rapidly in value, exports.

In the U.S. Market for Foodservice Equipment, SBI analyzes the overall market’s value, the various products that make up the market, along with economic, industry and product trends that will fuel future growth. SBI also takes a good look at consumer attitudes and behavior that ultimately drive foodservice equipment sales.

Scope and Methodology
This report data were obtained from government sources, trade associations, publications, business journals, company literature, and investment reports. The report covers the needs of the commercial foodservice equipment sector and also contains detailed demographic profiles of residential consumers in terms of foodservice, based on data provided by Simmons Market Research Bureau (SMRB), New York. The data was pulled from SMRB’s National Consumer Survey (NCS) Fall 2006.

Shipment statistics are derived from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers and the Annual Survey of Manufacturers, and is estimated and forecasted by SBI. Import and export data by major country of origin is derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. However, the U.S. International Trade Commission does not track the trade data for some specific commodities such as food products machinery and institutional furniture and this has not been included in the market size estimate. Historical data are provided for 2002 through 2006 (many 2006 shipments are estimates), with forecast data from 2007 to 2011.

Market size of foodservice equipment (market supply) is defined as the value of foodservice equipment supplied to the total U.S. marketplace, in a particular period. Therefore, market size is determined by supply rather than demand. The U.S. foodservice equipment supply was calculated from the Department of Commerce statistics by collecting data from domestic plant shipments, adding imports, and extracting exports. As such, the formula for determining the market size will be Production in the U.S. + Balance of Trade [i.e. Shipments + (Imports - Exports)].

Also, note that the values are in net selling values, i.e., free on board (f.o.b.) from the manufacturing plant, and not the retail/wholesale price sold to the end consumer.

What You’ll Get in this Report
The U.S. Market for Foodservice Equipment makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market to point out ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that U.S. Market for Foodservice Equipment offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including historical and current market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream players, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • Trends
  • Distribution and Promotion
  • End Users (both operators and the ultimate end user, the consumer)

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the food equipment industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for foodservice equipment, as well as projected market size and trends through 2011.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for foodservice equipment.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for foodservice equipment.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the foodservice industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel foodservice operators to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • Product Definitions and Classifications
        • Table Foodservice Equipment Categories and Products
      • Global Market Size
      • The U.S. Market Size
        • Table U.S. Foodservice Equipment Supply, by Category, 2002-2006(E) (in million $)
      • Supply Value of Foodservice Equipment Categories
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Food Products Machinery, by Type, 1992-2006(E) (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Commercial and Service Industry Machinery, by Type, 1992-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Commercial Foodservice Refrigeration Equipment, by Type, 1992-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Furnishings and Fixtures, 1992-2005(E) (in million $)
      • Factors Contributing to Growth
        • Table Primary Foodservice Competitors by Product
      • Distribution
        • Table U.S. Foodservice Equipment Manufacturer Sales by Channel, 2006 (%)
      • Promotion
      • Commercial vs. Non-Commercial End Users
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Age, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Most Likely Source of Purchase for Ready-to-Eat Meal (%)
      • Outlook for 2007
        • Table Percent of Operators with Projected 2007 Budget for Foodservice Equipment and Supplies, Allocated by Item
      • Market Outlook
        • Table Forecast Value of Foodservice Equipment, by Category, 2007-2011 (in million $)
  • The Market
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • Product Definitions and Classifications
        • Table Foodservice Equipment Categories and Products
      • Global Market Size
        • Table Global Share of Food Equipment Products, by Type, 2006 (%)
      • The U.S. Market Size
        • Table U.S. Foodservice Equipment Supply, by Category, 2002-2006(E) (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Equipment, by Category, 1992-2006(E) (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Equipment, by Type, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Equipment, by Type, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • Foodservice Equipment Categories
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Food Products Machinery, by Type, 1992-2006(E) (in million $)
      • Commercial and Service Industry Machinery
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Commercial and Service Industry Machinery, by Type, 1992-2006 (in million $).
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Commercial and Service Industry Machinery, by Type, 1992-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Cooking Equipment, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Cooking Equipment, by Top Ten Countries, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Foodservice Cooking Equipment, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Cooking Equipment, by Top 10 Countries, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports and Exports of Foodservice Cooking Equipment, by Type, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Foodservice Display Cases, Counters, and Cabinets by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Foodservice Display Cases, Counters, and Cabinets, by Top Ten Countries, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Foodservice Display Cases, Counters, and Cabinets, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Display Cases, Counters, and Cabinets, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports and Exports of Foodservice Display Cases, Counters, and Cabinets, by Type, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Dishwashing Machinery, 1992-2006(E) (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Foodservice Dishwashing Machines, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Dishwashing Machines, by Top Ten Countries, 2001- 2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Foodservice Dishwashing Equipment, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Dishwashing Machines, by Top 10 Countries, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports and Exports of Foodservice Dishwashing Equipment, by Type, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
      • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
        • Table Average Lifespan of Foodservice Refrigeration Equipment
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Commercial Foodservice Refrigeration Equipment, by Type, 1992-2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Foodservice Refrigerator-Freezers, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Refrigerator-Freezers, by Top Ten Countries, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Foodservice Refrigerator-Freezers, by Top Five Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Refrigerator-Freezers, by Top Ten Countries, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports and Exports of Foodservice Refrigerator-Freezers, by Type, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Foodservice Ice Machines, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Ice-Making Machines, by Top Ten Countries, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Foodservice Ice-Making Machines, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Ice-Making Machines, by Top 10 Countries, 2002- 2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports and Exports of Foodservice Ice-Making Machines, by Type, 2001- 2005 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of Beverage Dispensing Equipment, by Top Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports of Foodservice Beverage Dispensing Equipment, by Top Ten Countries, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of Foodservice Beverage Dispensing Equipment, by Top Five Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table Value of U.S. Exports of Foodservice Beverage Dispensing Equipment, by Top 10 Countries, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Value of U.S. Imports and Exports of Foodservice Beverage Dispensing Equipment, by Type, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • Institutional Furniture
        • Table Value of U.S. Shipments of Foodservice Furnishings and Fixtures, 1992-2005(E) (in million $)
      • Factors Contributing to Growth
      • Market Outlook
      • Five-Year Outlook
        • Table Forecast Value of Foodservice Equipment, by Category, 2007-2011 (in million $)
  • Trends and Dynamics
    • Overview
      • The Economy
        • Table U.S. Consumer Household Income and Expenditures for Food Away From Home, 2001- 2005
        • Table U.S. Consumer Confidence Index, 2001-2006
        • Table U.S. Unemployment Rate, 2001-2006 (%)
        • Table U.S. Estimated Annual Foodservices Sales, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Foodservices and Drinking Places: Capital Expenditures for New and Used Equipment, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Foodservices and Drinking Places: Capital Expenditures for Structures, 2001-2005
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index: Commercial Cooking and Food Warming Equipment, Including Parts and Attachments, 2001-2006
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index: Commercial Food Products Machinery, 2001-2006
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index: Commercial Refrigerators and Related Equipment, 2001-2006
        • Table U.S. Producer Price Index: Institutional Furniture Manufacturing, 2003-2006
        • Table Number of Employees by Industry (not seasonally adjusted), 2001-2006 (in thousands)
        • Table Average Weekly Earnings of Production Workers by Industry (not seasonally adjusted), 2001-2006
      • Consumer Attitudes and Diet Trends
        • Table Foodservice Sales at Supermarkets and Restaurants, 2002-2005(P)
      • Technology
      • "Green"/Environmental issues
      • Regulations
      • Competition
      • Outlook for 2007
        • Table Percent of Operators with Projected 2007 Budget for Foodservice Equipment and Supplies, Allocated by Item
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Table Primary Foodservice Competitors by Product
    • Aga Foodservice Group Plc
      • Table Aga Foodservice Group Plc
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Aga Foodservice Group's U.S. Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of AGA Foodservice Group, 2001-2005 (in million £)
        • Table Annual U.S. Foodservice Segment Revenues of AGA Foodservice Group, 2001-2005 (in million £)
      • Company News
    • Ali Group
      • Table Ali Group
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table The Ali Group's U.S. Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Commercial Furniture Group, Inc.
      • Table Commercial Furniture Group, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table CFGroup's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Falcon Products, 1999-2005(E) (in million $)
      • Company News
    • Dover Corp.
      • Table Dover Corp.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Dover Corp.'s Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Dover Corp., 2002-2006 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Systems Segment of Dover Corp., 2003-2006 (in million $)
      • Company News
    • AB Electrolux
      • Table AB Electrolux
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Electrolux's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Electrolux, 2002-2006 (in billion SEK)*
        • Table Annual Revenues of Electrolux Professional (Indoor) Products Segment, 2002-2006 (in billion SEK)
      • Company News
    • Enodis Plc
      • Table Enodis Plc
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Enodis's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Enodis, 2002-2006 (in million £)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Enodis, by Global Foodservice Equipment, 2002-2006 (in million £)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Enodis, by North American Foodservice Operations, 2002-2006 (in million £)
      • Company News
    • Hoshizaki Electric Co. Ltd.
      • Table Hoshizaki Electric Co. Ltd.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Hoshizaki's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Lancer, 2000-2004 (in million $)
        • Table Lancer's Revenues by Product, 2002-2004 ($ millions)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Lancer by North American Operations, 2000-2004 (in million $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Lancer by U.S. Operations, 2000-2004 (in million $)
    • Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
      • Table Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table ITW's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of ITW, 2002-2006 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of ITW Specialty Equipment - North America, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of ITW Specialty Equipment - International, 2001-2005 (in million $)
    • The Manitowoc Co., Inc.
      • Table The Manitowoc Co., Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Manitowoc's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Manitowoc, 2002-2006 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Manitowoc's Foodservice Equipment Segment, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • Company News
    • The Middleby Corp.
      • Table The Middleby Corp.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table The Middleby Corp.'s Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of The Middleby Corp., 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Middleby's Revenues by Product, 2002-2005 ($ millions)
      • Company News
    • Standex International Corp.
      • Table Standex International Corp.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Standex International Corp.'s Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of Standex, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Standex's Food Service Equipment Division, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • Company News
    • TurboChef Technologies, Inc.
      • Table TurboChef Technologies, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table TurboChef's Product and Brand Portfolio for Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of TurboChef, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of TurboChef from North America, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Company News
    • United Technologies Corp.
      • Table United Technologies Corp.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Carrier/United Technologies' Product and Brand Portfolio for U.S. Foodservice Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Revenues of United Technologies, 2002-2006 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Revenues of Carrier Segment of United Technologies, 2002-2006 (in billion $)
  • Product Distribution and Promotion
    • Distribution
      • Table U.S. Foodservice Equipment Manufacturer Sales by Channel, 2006 (%)
      • Table Ten Largest U.S. Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Distributors, 2005
      • Table Ten Largest U.S. Foodservice Broadline Distributors (in million $)
      • Blurring the Lines
      • Promotion
      • Seasonality
  • End User
    • Commercial End Users
      • Table U.S. Restaurant Sales, 1970-2007(P) (in billion $)
      • Table Number of Takeout Meals Eaten in the Previous 7 Days by Adults in the United States
      • Table Source of Takeout Food in the Previous Week*
      • Table Prepared Food Sold Through Convenience Stores
      • On-site vs. Off-site
        • Table Percent of Foodservice Contracted Out, By Operator Type,
      • Noncommercial End Users
      • The Ultimate End User, the Consumer
        • Table U.S. Consumer Household Income and Expenditures for Food Away From Home, 2001- 2005
        • Table How Often Adults Living at Home with Children Under 18 Eat at Home As a Family in a Typical Week
      • Simmons Survey Findings on End User Behavior
        • Table Adults Who Have Visited a Fast-Food or Drive-In Restaurant 6+ Times in the Past 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Age, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Race/Ethnicity, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Geographic Region, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Education, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Employment Status, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Household Income, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
        • Table Fast-Food/Drive-In and Family Restaurant/Steak House Patrons, by Presence of Children by Age, Last 30 Days (Index = 100)
    • Consumers and Pre-Cooked Meals
      • Table Most Likely Source of Purchase for Ready-to-Eat Meal (%)
      • Table Reasons for Purchase of Ready-to-Eat Meals from Supermarket Deli (%)
      • Table Age of Those Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
      • Table Race/Ethnicity of Those Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
      • Table Geographic Region of Those Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
      • Table Education of Those Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
      • Table Employment Status of Those Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
      • Table Household Income of Those Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
      • Table Age of Children of Those Households Who Often Eat Store-Made, Pre-Cooked Meals (Index = 100)
    • The Coffee Craze
  • Selected Company Contacts

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