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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

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  6. 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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  7. Pub Catering - UK - May 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • May 2016
    • UK

    “The pub catering market is highly competitive, as evidenced by the continuing decline in pub numbers. Pubs also compete with a range of other eating out establishments, so food needs to compare favourably with restaurants if they are to increase the frequency of visits. Food ...

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  8. Coffee Shops - UK - December 2015

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2015
    • UK

    “The out-of-home hot drinks market continues to attract attention from non-specialists, putting pressure on specialist coffee shop operators to offer a point of difference. As such, the larger specialist players are refreshing their offer with a renewed focus on food, ...

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  9. Leisure Venue Catering - UK - February 2014

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2014
    • UK

    "Investing in enticements such as healthier and faster payments options, both of which are of interest to households with children, would offer tangible benefits to parents, potentially encouraging them to spend more and feel that they getting better value for money."

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  10. Sandwiches and Lunchtime Foods - UK - November 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • November 2013
    • UK

    “As consumers age and leave employment, the convenience factor of out-of-home sandwiches and lunch products has less resonance, meaning that they are less likely to perceive them to be value-for-money purchases. Operators therefore need additional hooks to ensure they are not ...

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