UK Contract Catering Market Report 2017

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MCA Contract Catering Market Report Insights and Intelligence

MCA’s new Contract Catering Market Report provides strategic insight into the UK contract catering market, competitive landscape, consumer behaviour and the future of this £4.7bn industry. As mounting pressure impacts the contract catering sector, it provides reliable actionable intelligence to enable contract catering businesses to develop a sound business strategy.


Content overview: 

  • Current data on the contract catering market size, growth and segmentation
  • Detailed consumer profile (demographics, spend, frequency and consumption behaviour), its evolution and impact on contract caterers
  • Profiles of the sector’s major players and analysis of the fastest-growing contract catering companies
  • Future outlook, featuring a detailed market forecast of the sector
  • 3 growth scenarios for contract caterers operating in workplaces, and their likely impact on revenue & margin


Extracts from the report:

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  • M&A activity Contract Catering 2017
  • Consumer needs analysis by channel Contract Catering Market 2017
  • Number of Canteens Cafes Contract Catering Market Report 2017


How to use the report:

  • Prepare a response to the unique pressures facing contract caterers
  • Empower your strategy with knowledge of effective contract catering business models
  • Underpin NPD and marketing strategy with consumer insight
  • Identify settings offering strong business development opportunities
  • Learn new tactics for capturing more spend from end-consumers
  • Exploit current and emerging trends
  • Devise a long-term plan, informed by reliable market forecasting


If you are a contract catering operator, or a supplier to this sector, this 123-page report is essential reading, giving you a firm foundation for strategic decision-making.

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Please contact Laura Bicknell on 01293 610343
or email laura.bicknell@mca‑
for the full table of contents and pricing information.


TABLE OF CONTENTS *condensed version*
Market landscape, 2017E and consumer spend (value and number of meals)
Market growth – total in-house & outsourced
Growth drivers and inhibitors, 2017E
Number of workplace canteens & cafés, 2009-2017E
Number of people in employment, Q1 1997-Q1 2017
People working full-time vs part-time, Q1 1997-Q1 2017
Share of employees working from home, Q1 1998-Q1 2017
Total number of students by school type, 2003-2017E
Total number of students in higher education, Q2 2006-Q2 2016
Number of hospital beds, Q1 2000-Q1 2017
Defence – number of service personnel in UK forces, Q2 2012-Q2 2017
Industry views – current trading conditions, the impact of Brexit, demand trends, integration with facilities management, the impact of food delivery, current nature of contracts, changes in menu prices, changes in the type of food & beverage facilities required
Leading contract caterers by turnover
Turnover shares of Top 5 contract caterers
Turnover growth rates at leading contract caterers
2017 growth forecasts at leading contract caterers
Operating profit margins at leading contract caterers
Operating margin vs. turnover growth at leading contract caterers
Average revenue per employee at leading contract caterers
Top 10 fastest growing contract caterers by turnover
Service coverage of leading contract caterers
M&A activity in the Contract Catering market
2017 notable contract wins in the catering industry – by channel
Profiles: Compass Group UK, Sodexo, WSH, Elior, Aramark, CH&Co Group, MITIE Catering Services, OCS Group, Servest, Interserve Catering
Average visit frequency, day-part shares, snacking, average spend per meal, age and gender of consumer, combined household income per annum, primary reason for eating out
Y/E Jun 2017 vs. Y/E Jun 2016
Consumer spend – market growth, turnover growth, outlet growth, 2014-2020F
Workplace market growth scenarios
Industry views – encouraging market factors and market concerns, next 2-3 years
Population growth projections, 2015-2030F
Share of population by age group, 2016-2030F
Employment by sector, 1994-2024F
Key trends: the workplace of the future


For the full table of contents and pricing information,
please contact Laura Bicknell on 01293 610343
or email laura.bicknell@mca‑


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