Germany Foodservice Market – Restaurateurs Buy Food Worth over € 13 Billion

Almost all segments of the out-of-home market are developing positively. The entire purchasing volume for food amounts to €13.6 billion. The largest part is handled by the specialist trade for food. We are providing you with an update of the development. The economic environment for the German out-of-home market in 2012 was positive. The findings indi­cate, among other things, that the gross domestic product has grown, adjusted for price, by 0.7%, whereby the prices have only risen moderately by 1.8%. As in 2011, almost 82 million people also lived 2012 in Germany. 50% of them were gainfully employed; 2.34 million indi­vid­uals were unemployed at the end of last year.

Out-of-Home Market – Diversified Development
The entire market is strongly affected by many small hotels and restaurants. Especially the small gastronomical operations have been struggling for many years with diminishing revenues. Even in 2012, the entire gastronomical market sunk up to the end of October 2012 by 4% (the data for November and December is still not available). The development in the segment of overnight stays, which has taken an­oth­er course, has risen, without con­sid­er­ation of price increases, by 1.5%. The examination of individual seg­ments is informative. For 2011, the NPD Group, Inc. estimates €65 billion from the entire eating-out-of-home market; we record €34 billion with it. Hospitals and retirement homes, which don’t show a turnover of food on the books, are not included in this turn...

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