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Industry data: Contract catering trends 1998-2003

05 July 2004
Industry data: Contract catering trends 1998-2003

The number of contract catering outlets and number of meals served has remained fairly stable between 1998 and 2003. Food sales, though, have increased.

Number of outlets:

199819992000200120022003
Staff catering Healthcare Education Services21,041 29,858 34,472 3,02420,952 30,443 34,536 3,05520,868 30,373 34,443 3,05820,872 30,517 34,543 3,06320,869 30,670 34,592 3,06820,875 30,926 34,663 3,078

Millions of meals:

199819992000200120022003
Staff catering Healthcare Education Services1,039 1,073 1,218 2251,032 1,070 1,204 225 1,042 1,046 1,255 227 1,070 1,042 1,256 2281,062 1,020 1,272 2281,064 1,021 1,275 234

Food sales (£m):

199819992000200120022003
Staff catering Healthcare Education Services934 653 666 161941 644 654 159963 643 686 1611,873 715 868 1601,839 696 833 1611,832 698 837 165

Source: Horizons for Success

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