Back to earth: Airline budget cuts have reduced catering spending, constraining industry growth

The Catering Services industry is growing moderately, with revenue expected to rise at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2018-19. Steady demand growth from households has supported industry performance, as strong consumer sentiment has encouraged households to boost their expenditure on special occasions like weddings, engagements, birthdays and parties. This has subsequently resulted in stronger demand for catering services at these events and functions. Furthermore, real household discretionary income has also risen over the five-year period, providing consumers with greater purchasing power to spend on discretionary services such as catering. Following strong consumer sentiment and discretionary income growth, industry revenue is expected to grow by more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong consumer sentiment has resulted in households boosting expenditure on special occasions
  • Many catering firms have focused on streamlining their operations and reducing costs
  • Falling business confidence will lead to some businesses reducing expenditure on catering
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry's geographic spread is closely correlated with population, income distribution and general economic activity. Catering companies are typically located near key markets such as schools, universities, businesses, government departments, hospitals, and sporting and entertainment venues. Consequently, most catering firms are concentrated in Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington, which account for almost 60% of industry establishments. This is close to being in line with the distribution of the industry's major markets, with nearly 58% of the New Zealand population living in these regions. However, less populous areas such as Nelson, Gisborne and Southland account for just over 3% of industry establishments, and only 4.1% of the population. Auc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Catering Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Catering Services are:

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Consumer sentiment index in the Catering Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Catering Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms primarily provide catering services at specific locations or events. Meals and snacks may be transported to the venue or prepared and served on the premises, as required by the client.

    Industry Products
  • Private event catering
  • Corporate catering
  • Airline catering
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Airline catering services
  • Catering service operations
  • Mobile catering services
  • Event catering services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Aircraft kilometres flown
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Industry demand
  • Profit margins
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer demand
  • Industry profit
  • Industry structure
  • Competition
  • Table: Catering Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Catering Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Airlines in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Temporary Staff Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Corporate catering
  • Private event catering
  • Airline catering
  • Other services
  • Chart: Catering Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Households
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Catering Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Catering Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Catering Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    LSG Sky Chefs New Zealand Limited, Compass Group New Zealand Limited, Spotless Holdings (NZ) Limited,
  • Table: LSG Sky Chefs New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Compass Group New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Spotless Holdings (NZ) Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Catering Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Catering Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Snap-freezing of prepared meals to maintain flavour and freshness.
  • Food Service
  • Providing customers with prepared food and beverages.
  • Full-Service Contract
  • Contracts that incorporate catering functions with other services, such as security, building repairs and cleaning services.
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