A report from one industry consultancy, released this autumn, has found that Britain’s lunch market is set to grow more rapidly than the rest of the dining out market.
A trade show seminar was told that the growth rate for this area of the market was well over 3% since 2009. Lunchtime trade in the UK catering industry is now worth nearly £15bn, or just over a third of the entire food service market.
And its growth in recent years has been a bright spot in an otherwise relatively static marketplace.
It is expected that this growth will continue to increase over the next couple of years, so that midday trade will account for nearer to 36% of the overall sector by 2014.
The recession has piled the pressure on many workers, who will prefer to have a takeaway to have at their desk rather than going out to eat, and who may not have had time to put their own midday meal together.
Equally, as well as quick options, the recession has made meal deals and money-off vouchers popular in catering outlets everywhere, and many of these offers only apply at lunchtime.
So those in the catering supplies industry need to appreciate this development, which means that many consumers are expecting more for less money from their outlets.
Expectations are for high standards of service and quality food. And, in fact, given the downturn, increasingly consumers are only willing to spend money where a venue meets these sky-high expectations for a price which they are happy with.
With such a lot to think about and take into account in the current climate, you need to be more careful than ever when it comes to choosing a company to supply your commercial catering equipment.
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And you’ll love our prices (in fact we refuse to be beaten on price) as well as our incredible range of brands and thousands of products. We offer free delivery on all products when you spend at least £50 with us, along with a range of seriously secure payment options.
We’ve helped chefs, hotels, bars, delis, restaurants and others and we could help you, too.
Whatever you need for your catering business, whether that’s
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