The professional food service cleaning products market has seen an increase in food sanitation regulations, with sanitizing and disinfecting food preparation areas and kitchen wares a primary concern for end users. According to the latest published edition of Food Service Cleaning Products: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report, full-service restaurants represent over 40% of consumption of food service cleaning products in 2013. However, fast-casual restaurants post double the amount of growth because of new fast-casual restaurants opening. This includes restaurants such as Panera Bread, Chipotle, Chili’s, and TGIFriday’s.
Automated warewashes are the largest category in this market and include automated dish machine detergents, rinse and drying aids, and dish machine sanitizers. Ecolab is the market leader; however, given the high number of independent local full-service restaurants that are independent, there is room for growth for smaller local suppliers to make inroads here.
The last time Kline researched this market was in 2013, and it is now time to update this research with the new edition of Food Service Cleaning Products: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of this sector, which reached close to $2.4 billion in 2013. This report will provide findings from structured research with end users, as well as insights from in-depth interviews done with suppliers and distributors. The study will also provide in-depth analysis of major product categories, distribution channels, warewash machinery, and the critical issues affecting the market, including consolidation, alternative formats, direct selling, and private labeling.