Foodservice Equipment

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Published Feb 1, 2001 | 180 Pages | Pub ID: SB372

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SBI updated its in-depth investigation of the $6.4 billion U.S foodservice equipment industry. Our analysis points to the sales opportunities created by the foodservice industry's need to improve operating efficiency as labor costs rise. In order to uncover these trends SBI organized industry data in chapters to review the growth and profit potential of commercial cooking and food warming equipment, commercial food preparation machinery, beverage dispensing equipment, ice-making machines, commercial dishwashing equipment, restaurant furniture and fixtures, restaurant and hotel kitchen sheet metal equipment, as well as refrigerated food storage and display equipment shipped to the foodservice industry. Each section provides shipments by product line, price movements, profitability, the competitive environment, and foreign market sales. SBI also evaluated the factors determining industry demand. This comprehensive database includes statistical trends analyzing foodservice industry spending on new, used, and rental machinery; spending on machinery repairs; foodservice industry labor costs and productivity; restaurant seating capacity; and capital spending by leading U.S. foodservice chains. This is followed by an investigation of U.S. away-from-home foods sales and pricing, commercial and noncommercial foodservice sales and number of outlets, sales by menu type, and a regional and state breakdown. In order to take advantage of sales opportunities and boost profit margins, leading players are making acquisitions to extend their product lines and develop international distribution and service networks. This strategy was uncovered as part of our effort to collect information on company product lines, new product introductions, acquisitions, and capital investments for 18 leading manufacturers and marketers.

1. Sizes and Shares
2003 headlines
Lager remains dominant
The rise of economy- priced lagers
Price war dampens value growth
Premium products bow to pricing pressures
Stout shows signs of recovery
The niche products remain niche
Carlsberg retains lead
Guinness Anchor still in the hunt
2. Pricing
Taxes and duties plays an important role
The AFTA effect
Price war between the two domestic players continues
3. Lager by Origin
Lower excise duties boost domestic beer
Influx of imported economy beer lowers value of imported beer
4. Packaging
Glass still dominant
Cans continue to grow in the off- trade channel
Kegs rising slowly
5. Distribution
On- trade vs Off- trade Trends
Off- trade Distribution Patterns
6. Forecasts
Rise is taxes to impede volume growth
AFTA concession to cease, possibly
Price war among domestic beers to impede growth of economy and imported lagers
The revival of stout

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