Gravy train: Strong outsourcing trends have benefited industry revenue growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Catering Services industry has grown strongly over the past five years, with industry revenue expected to rise by an annualised 4.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $7.9 billion. Businesses have been increasingly outsourcing their catering requirements, driving growth. Outsourcing allows companies to focus on their core operations and leave catering to experts with established supply chains. Steadily increasing demand from airlines, mining companies, government departments and households has also supported industry growth. However, revenue is forecast to rise by only 2.0% in 2016-17, reflecting weak consumer sentiment...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with population distribution and general economic activity. Catering companies tend to be located near key markets such as businesses, governments, schools, universities, hospitals, sporting and entertainment venues and households. The majority of these markets are heavily concentrated in the eastern seaboard states. Consequently, almost 80% of catering businesses are located in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, which account for more than 77% of the population. On the other hand, less populous states and territories such as Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory account for under 5% of industry establishments.
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Industry Products

What is the Catering Services Industry?

The industry includes specialist caterers and food-service operators that primarily provide catering services at specified locations or events. Meals and snacks may be transported or prepared and served on or off the premises, as required by the client.

Industry Products
Meals for takeaway consumption
On-premises catering
Liquor and other beverages
Other goods and services
Industry Activities
Catering for schools, hospitals and other healthcare establishments
Canteen services
Remote area catering
Catering at sporting and other major events
Airline and airport catering

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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