NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
This report reviews the UK contract catering market. It quantifies the size of the industry and historical growth rates while reviewing key factors behind these figures and exploring drivers of profitability.
Key strategic issues, such as the bundling of catering within integrated facilities services contracts, are explored through interviews with senior level buyers of contract catering services.
The report also analyses drivers of market growth such as employment levels and patterns, schools and hospital populations and outsourcing trends which determine demand for contract catering – setting out historical market trends and forecasts.
The contract catering industry has been one of the leaders in the UK's outsourcing revolution but has been impacted by recent, less certain, economic conditions.
We believe that, in order for those involved in the market to make the best decisions in this complex and changing environment, they need to have access to the best information and understanding of the trends and drivers. The aim of this report is to provide this.
It is intended for contract catering and facilities management companies themselves as well as investors, banks, analysts, consultants and other parties with interests in the sector.
The report is based on
– Publicly available data including company annual reports, websites, press release and government statistics– Interviews with contacts in the market (including customers)– In-depth analysis of the macroeconomic environment and other relevant contract catering market driversInformation from these sources has been synthesised and presented clearly and concisely with extensive use of charts and tables to illuminate points and support conclusions. The UK outsourced contract catering market – 5Market definitionSegmentation
Contract catering market size and growth – 11
Market size & growth
Volume and price trends
Comparison with related measures
Contract catering market drivers – 18Discussion of market driversDrivers and their impact
Contract catering market characteristics and trends – 23
– Contract length and retention
– Geographical scope of agreements
– Nature of agreements
Diversification into non-catering areas
Customer views – 28Customer satisfaction with integrated services contractsObjectivesSupplier selectionFuture intentionsSwitching and in-sourcingUse of sub-contractors
Competitive landscape – 40
Value drivers for contract caterers
Profiles of the main operators
Summary information on medium-sized competitors
Contract catering market forecasts – 54Key drivers forecastMarket forecast– Volume– Price– ValueRisks to the forecast
Appendix – 63
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