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The State of Catering 2019

As we wrap up 2019 and start planning towards 2020 it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past year and trends in the catering industry around the world.

The catering industry continues to thrive globally, with the industry experiencing annualised growth of 4.6% in the 5 years to 2019*. With this growth, the industry has experienced heightened competition, and caterers must continue to provide high quality food and customer experiences to set them apart from the competition.

It’s been great to watch and support FoodStorm users take their business to the next level this past year – delighting their customers with engaging experiences throughout the catering process which has delivered amazing business results.

Based on $268M of catering orders placed through the FoodStorm system around the world, we have crunched the numbers to identify patterns across the industry, including popular menu items, order and delivery times, shift allocations, and even the continued rise of the smashed avocado!

The data was collected during a 1 year period between 8 December 2018 and 8 December 2019 across multiple countries, and gives an interesting insight into the state of catering today, which can be used to indicate trends for the future.

Check out the statistics in this infographic below to help inform your own catering operations and help your business thrive.

Any good caterer knows that effective day-to-day production requires a solid software system, and FoodStorm provides the perfect solution to automate your processes, generate more sales and delight your customers.

Wishing you continued success in 2020!

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* IBISWorld Report