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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. Hot Pot Dining (Incl Impact of COVID-19) - China - April 2020

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2020
    • China

    “The hotpot market in China has seen some significant developments pre-COVID-19. Among the most notable include leading brands expanding their offerings into lower-tier cities, consumers showing interest in premium options, and hotpot formats starting to diversify with ...

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  2. Contract Catering - UK - December 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2019
    • UK

    “Despite facing a series of headwinds the contract catering industry has continued to grow in 2019. Increased labour costs and falling business investment have held the sector back, but robust consumer spending and growth in the leisure economy have offered some reprieve. The ...

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  3. 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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  4. Menu Insights - China - September 2018

    • Consumer Report
    • September 2018
    • China

    “Despite being a fragmented market, stricter regulations are going to help ease food safety concerns. Amid interest in trying different ethnic cuisines, consumers are also beginning to combat over-flavouring. Their perception of nutrition of certain ingredients, be it ...

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  5. Casual Dining - China - January 2017

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2017
    • China

    “Although the casual dining market is enjoying healthy growth, the market remains fragmented – and is expected to be even more so as more new brands are created featuring unique themes. To differentiate from others, brands should define a focus that is relevant and be able to ...

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  6. 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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  7. Attitudes Towards Lunch Out-of-Home - UK - October 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2016
    • UK

    “While the majority of UK adults still buy lunch out of home, an increase in non-users suggests a cautious mind-set as real incomes come under pressure. Restaurants innovate in ordering management technology to rival their grab-and-go competitors for the custom of increasingly ...

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  8. 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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  9. Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties - US - July 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2016
    • US

    "As volume sales in the saturated category decline, dollar gains have cooled. While health leads reasons for cutting back, sales of traditionally health-focused products (including low- fat/calories) struggle, and indulgence appears as a strong purchase driver. Category players ...

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  10. 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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