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Community Food Services Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Community Food Services

Overview: the U.S. Community Food Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Community Food Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Community Food Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Food, Clothing, And Related Assistance Services (Include Social Assistance Related To Donated Household Goods And Food Such As S

Prepared On-Site Meals, Such As Soup Kitchens

Food Pantry Services (Include Social Assistance Related To Donated Food And Household Goods.)

Collection And Distribution Services Of Donated Food And Other Supplies, Such As Food Banks

Social Assistance Services For Elderly And Disabled Adults

Prepared On-Site Meals For Elderly And Disabled Adults (I.E., At Senior Centers)

Non-Medical Home Aide Services For Elderly And Disabled Adults - Homemaker Services (Include Prepared Meals And Delivered Meals.

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

All Other Revenue

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Community Food Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Community Food Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Community Food Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 11%

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Chief Executives1%
General and Operations Managers3%
Other Management Occupations 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Community and Social Service Occupations 30%
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists 30%
Social Workers 9%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6%
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists 17%
Social and Human Service Assistants 13%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 9%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Community Food Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Dozens of volunteers step up on day of service at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Dozens of people gathered to volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Monday as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event. At least 35 volunteers from KEYS Service Corp and Americorps took part in the event, packing and ... (01/16/2018)
  • MLK Day of Service will include mobile food pantry this year - Food will be distributed on a first-come ... Catholic Charities, and the Community Services Council of Will County. The 2018 MLK Day of Service goal is 1,000 volunteers, 50 projects & 4,000 hours of service. (01/10/2018)
  • Banksia Grove fast food outlet and service station plan to go to JDAP after City of Wanneroo grants conditional approval - CONDITIONAL approval is recommended for a $3.5 million fast food outlet and fuel station on Ghost Gum Boulevard in Banksia Grove. The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel is due to consider a City of Wanneroo report on the proposal at its January ... (01/08/2018)
  • Food drive adds new twist to Milford's MLK Day event - The food donation and assembly event is new to the annual celebration ... It not only honors one of the great American heroes, it encourages community service and engages all ages.” Matti’s Fresh Market is located at 965 E. Summit St., and Kroger ... (01/03/2018)
  • Sand Springs Community Theatre Christmas show collects 612 pounds of food for Sand Springs Community Services - Sand Springs Community Theatre’s annual Christmas show collected 612 pounds of food—worth a little more than $1,000—for Sand Springs Community Services. Sand Springs Community Services provides emergency assistance for people experiencing financial ... (12/20/2017)
  • Lake County eyes savings with new food service contract - A new contract expected to cut food service costs by more than half could help net Lake County savings across all its correctional facilities, according to the Board of Commissioners. Lake County Community Corrections is preparing to start contracting its ... (11/05/2017)
  • Locally sourced feast benefits Community Human Services - It takes place at — and utilizes food from — Blackberry Meadows Farm, the organic grower in Fawn. At the Oct. 3 event, five local chefs will bring their best dishes to help the Community Human Services cause. This is an organization that doesn't just ... (09/27/2015)
  • Food donations needed at Jewish Family and Community Services' Food Pantry - Jacksonville’s Jewish Family and Community Services Food Pantry is seeking donations of basic food staples to help its needy clients get through the winder. The food pantry, open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and thursdays at the community services office ... (01/12/2015)
  • Food Pantry - Madison Community Services - The food pantry is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and distributes food to Madison residents in need of help. For questions or to make a donation, contact Margaret Diglio at (203) 318-5095. The Food Pantry is on Orchard Park Road, Building 50 ... (11/23/2010)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $834,229 on Community Food Services. It has awarded 16 contracts to 7 companies, with an average value of $119,176 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Community Food Services to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Social Assistance Services For The Elderly & Disabled
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Community Food ServicesOpportunity/Threat
Services for the Elderly & Persons with Disabilities
Community Housing Services Competing industry
Residential Mental Retardation Facilities Competing industry
Temporary Shelters Competing industry
Residential Mental Health & Substance Abuse Facilities Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Social Assistance Services For The Elderly & Disabled are less than those from Community Food Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Social Assistance Services For The Elderly & Disabled sales, taking market share from this industry.
Social Assistance Services For The Elderly & Disabled Product Sales Report

Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Community Food ServicesOpportunity/Threat
Child Welfare Services
Services for the Elderly & Persons with Disabilities
Community Housing Services
Temporary Shelters
Residential Mental Retardation Facilities Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families are less than those from Community Food Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families sales, taking market share from this industry.
Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Community meals, social services, Mobile soup kitchens, Meal delivery programs, Soup kitchens, Food banks, etc.

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