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General Catering Market Research

Mintel’s general catering market research reports provide a comprehensive and extensive overview of the marketplace including information on the general catering market size and general catering market share.


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  1. Attitudes towards Lunch Out-of-home - UK - June 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • June 2019
    • UK

    “Lunch out of home continues to be a bright spot in the eating out market. However, lunch operators have to work on their value proposition as more people show a pragmatic approach to spending. Getting good value is not all about paying a low price. Brands that provide a range ...

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  2. Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways - UK - January 2017

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2017
    • UK

    “It is becoming more important to provide additional reasons to visit, as ethnic restaurants face mounting pressures on recruitment, rising costs and weakening consumer confidence. Casual dining concepts that focus on communicating good food hygiene and offering leisure ...

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  3. Eating Out Review - UK - July 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2016
    • UK

    "Freshly prepared and handmade emerge as the two main attributes seen to indicate dish quality making these key messages for operators to convey to their customers to encourage repeat custom."

    – Chris Wisson, Senior Food and Drink Analyst

    This report will cover the following areas:

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  4. Attitudes towards Leisure Venue Catering - UK - May 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • May 2016
    • UK

    “Secondary spending at leisure venues remains in the line of fire, with most diners willing to cut back on their food and drink spend if ticket prices rise. The pressure therefore remains on operators to justify the catering spend. Initiatives like themed events and menus and ...

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  5. Eating Out Review - UK - June 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • June 2013
    • UK

    “A renewed focus on the basic principle of emphasising the ‘experience’ of eating out should help operators reclaim market share, particularly in sectors such as pizza/pasta restaurants where brand loyalty is low due to an extended period of heavy discounting.”

    – Helena Spicer, ...

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  6. Eating Out Review - UK - July 2012

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2012
    • UK

    “Eating out operators need to ensure that their new menu additions stay ahead of the curve by offering tangible points of difference compared to in-home/retail products in order to justify price differentials between in- and out-of-home dining. It would also help venues to play ...

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  7. Eating Out Review - UK - July 2011

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2011
    • UK

    As a top spending priority for extra money, eating out has remained impressively resilient to the challenging economic situation as a whole. However, it is not immune to it, with the family market in particular continuing to prove a problem area. The emphasis from many ...

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  8. Eating Out Review - UK - July 2009

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2009
    • UK

    The recession has proved to be a considerable force for the UK eating out market: there was a 32% rise in restaurant businesses going to the wall in 2008 whilst consumer research for this report has found that a quarter of consumers (mostly families) state that the recession ...

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  9. Sports Venue Catering - UK - May 2009

    • Consumer Report
    • May 2009
    • UK

    The market for sports venue catering is entering very challenging times having enjoyed a period of strong growth during the past five years. Operators report signs of consumers trading down, with the result that average spend per head seems certain to fall back during 2009. ...

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