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Public Sector Catering report throws new light onto sector

7th Dec 2023 - 07:00
Public Sector Catering report throws new light onto sector
New foodservice market research carried out by Public Sector Catering Magazine offers much-needed data-driven insight and analysis.

The new Future of Public Sector Catering Report 2023-2028 is an important step towards providing the light that caterers, legislators, suppliers and campaigners need to understand the sector’s importance.

There has simply been nothing like it before because it is a fragmented market, with many different players and they’re not all playing to the same set of rules. The difficulties this creates have prevented anyone before seriously attempting to quantify and analyse the sector.

Now, though, Public Sector Catering has teamed up with the highly respected market analyst Simon Stenning and his team at Future Foodservice to provide the clearest picture yet. Data-driven, the report is augmented with insight and analysis from key industry players as well as informed forecasts of future trends.

By quantifying what was previously guessed at, and illuminating what used to lurk in the shadows, it will inform debate on a range of important issues and challenges facing the industry whilst offering buyers and suppliers the detail they need to make the best decisions.

Matthew White, chair of the Public Sector Catering Alliance, said: “This report not only shows the size and scale of the service our supporters provide, but also its importance on so many levels.

“The incredible work done is visible through the free school meals that are served to our children, the patients for whom food is medicine, the elderly and infirm in care homes with the need for personalised diets, the food that university and college students eat and rely on, the military on the battlefields and, indeed, the inmates in our prisons.

“Billions of meals are served every year and it is not about the monetary value of those meals, it is about the number that are served and the importance they do to make our country a better and healthier place to live in.”

Five key features of the report:

Unparalleled insights: Over 100 pages of detailed data, in-depth research, considerable analysis and future forecasts. Access the insights of more than 25 senior industry executives who have been interviewed in-depth. These individuals possess a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help you can gain a competitive edge in the market. 

Strategic planning: Knowing what the future holds is a game-changer. This report provides you with a roadmap for the next five years. Key economic and policy forecasts will help you make informed decisions and allocate resources wisely. You'll be ahead of the curve in terms of market development. 

Customer-focused approach: The report doesn't just focus on numbers; it delves deep into changing customer behaviour, trends, and attitudes. Understanding your customers is essential for any business. With this report, you'll be able to tailor your products and services to meet their evolving needs. 

First-of-Its-Kind: The fact that this research is ‘first-of-its-kind’ means you'll be getting information that your competitors most likely do not have. You'll be one step ahead in understanding what's shaping the future of public sector catering. 

Industry Success: In an industry as competitive as public sector catering, staying informed is the key to success. The report is a powerful tool that can shape your future within the industry.


For more information or to order your copy, contact Rebecca Saunders at

Written by
David Foad