Industry Census

A detailed report by segment of current industry research
For this year’s K-12 Census, we decided to take a broader look at what’s going on in the child nutrition industry. Instead of focusing primarily on financial data, as has been done in the past, we delved deeper into the biggest challenge facing school foodservice: the USDA’s new meal pattern.
FoodService Director’s 2012 B&I Census is a snapshot of the business and industry market, based on information from the 2011 fiscal year, supplied by 50 B&I locations.
FoodService Director’s 2012 Hospital Census is a snapshot of the hospital market, based on information from the 2010-2011 fiscal year, supplied by 50 hospitals.
FoodService Director’s 2012 Contractor Census is a snapshot of the contract market, based on information from the 2010-2011 fiscal year, supplied by 38 firms.
FoodService Director’s 2012 College & University Census is a snapshot of the C&U market, based on information from the 2010-2011 school year, supplied by 50 institutions.
FoodService Director’s 2011 School District Census is a snapshot of the K-12 school market, based on information from the 2010-2011 school year, supplied by 50 large, medium and small districts.
The majority of hospitals say they expect to pay more in food costs in 2012.
Cafeteria and catering business continue to make up the bulk of foodservice for hospitals in our census, with only 48% of meals served being delivered to patients.
Retail sales amont the hospitals in the census rose, to an average of $1.98 million, from $1.89 million. Raw food cost also shot up in 2007, rising to $6.39 from $5.47.
Non-patient meals now account for a larger portion of hospitals' foodservice programs than patient feeding.

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