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Foodservice Switzerland 2014

GIRA Foodservice has been updating every 6 years a multi client market study about the structure of the Foodservice Market in Switzerland. The new version will be published in June 2014 and will give an overview of the Foodservice market in Switzerland based on 2013/2014 key facts & figures as well as historical series from 2007 to 2012 and future trends up to 2015 and 2020. 

The aim of the study is to provide information on:

  • The size and structure of the Swiss foodservice market including the detailed analysis of the activity of the various operators (contract caterers, restaurant chains, transport operators, concession sites foodservice operators)
  • The past evolution and future forecasts of the foodservice market and of its operators both in volume of meals and in value
  • The identification of the opportunities & key trends of the Swiss foodservice market but also the threats linked to the economic environment and to the competition
  • The recommendation of growth niches and the specification of the development potentials in terms of location segments, of successful foodservice concepts, of product carriers etc…

In 2012, the Swiss foodservice market represented a total value of around 2% of Switzerland's GDP and the service of over 1 billion meals and snacks.

In terms of turnover, around 1 500 CHF were spent in 2012 on eating out of home per inhabitant. Over three quarters of the total value were generated by the commercial foodservice market. 

The meals which were consumed out of home represented around 11% of all meals eaten by Swiss people, i.e. around 130 meals and snacks per year per inhabitant, which gives another ratio of around 2,5 meals per week.

Some key figures about food purchases in the foodservice market in Switzerland were also provided: the commercial foodservice sector was generating around 70% of the total amount of food purchases in the foodservice market. 

In the new study, by considering future trends up to 2015 and 2020 in both the social and commercial foodservice sectors, some segments will evolve on a more dynamic rhythm than other ones depending on a number of factors influencing the market:

  • The improvement or not of the economic situation, of the employment market ?
  • Activity of schools with full-day education in the German-speaking part of Switzerland ?
  • Further reduction in the average length of stay in hospital ?
  • Continuous ageing of the Swiss population, greater need for care for elderly people ?
  • What about the climate of consumer confidence ?
  • What are the successful foodservice concepts in which sectors ?
  • Impact of sustainability within foodservice ?
  • Detailed activity of contract catering companies, of restaurant chains and of other kind of multi-service foodservice groups ? etc…

For further information, please contact: Muriel REGNIER 0033 (0)4 50 20 16 35


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