Meal Service Market 2016

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Coverage: (Product/service)

Meal service for offices, hospitals, schools, nursing care facilities and deliveries

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Meal service providers

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I   Noteworthy Market Trends

  1. Changes in 4,550-billion-yen meal service market
  2. Increase and decrease in number of meal service facilities and market background
  3. Diversifying meal service market and companies (M&A, overseas development, market entry from other industries)
  4. Because of manpower shortage, processed foods and installing of central kitchen are attracting attention
  5. The issue of childcare waiting lists
  6. Progress seen for food education, local production for local consumption, and outsourcing to the private sector at meal services of kindergarten and primary schools
  7. Execution of medical system outline took no effect in the health checkup to fight against Metabolic Syndrome or in reducing diabetes.
  8. Full entrance of recently-attention-attracting food-delivery service providers, Co-op, and food service companies
  9. Enhancement of clinical nutrition caused by addition of NST
  10. Actual meal/dining status of the aged taking long-term home care.
  11. Sound growth in dysphagia, swallowing difficulty and medical examination food market

II    Market Analysis and Prospects

  1. Entire market (FY2011 to FY2015): Meal services for the aged and for       infant and toddlers have driven the entire market
  2. Meal services at on-site offices: The market has recovered slightly to attain 101.3% of the size of the previous year
  3. Bento-style meal services: Home-delivery services for elderly have covered the services for offices, which improved the market even further
  4. Hospital meal services: Outsourcing rate rose to 43.4% despite decreasing number of hospital beds.
  5. Long-term care facility meal services: Sound market growth, with market size exceeding 850 billion yen
  6. School meal services: Outsourcing to private sectors will account for 50% during the next few years
  7. Meal services for kindergarten and childcare centers: Market has drawn attention which is encouraging new comers to the market

III    Marketing Strategy at Leading Meal Service Companies

  1. Business scheme (The policies of the meal-service business and the pattern to develop)
  2. Cooking and processing methods and state of central kitchen (taking measures against planned outage and electricity saving)
  3. Creation of new menu, food material procurement and distribution
  4. State of sales (sales structure, focusing regions/users)
  5. Maintenance of freshness, safety management measures, method of personnel education
  6. Overseas development (supporting of Japanese-affiliated companies, establishment of branches overseas)
  7. Future market strategies

IV     Profiles of Leading Meal Service Companies

32 companies


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