Foodservice Cleaning Products: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Database Published: June 2021
Report Published: July 2021
Base Year: 2020
Forecasts to 2025
Regional Coverage: United States

A comprehensive analysis of the foodservice cleaning products market, this study focuses on key changes, challenges, and business opportunities. It also assesses professional cleaning products used in back-of-house cleaning and includes an assessment of warewash machinery trends, end-user perceptions, and the impact of COVID-19 on the market.


  • Complete analysis of the market by product, end use, supplier, and distribution channel
  • Outlook for key product segments, including automatic and manual warewashes, surface cleaners, hand care, and other cleaning products used in commercial kitchens
  • Structured research with nearly 800 end users to understand critical buying factors, usage, product form preferences, and anticipated spending changes
  • Analysis of major suppliers, multiple distribution channels including direct, distributors, retail, and online, and market dynamics
  • Assessment of dilution and dispensing trends
  • Full analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and resultant changes in operations, cleaning, spending, and usage
  • Forecasts through 2025

Featuring an interactive online database that offers the ability to export sales data for all product classes, categories, product forms, suppliers, and end-use segments.

Table of Contents


  • Scope
  • Geographic regions
  • Sources and methods
  • Rounding and assumptions
  • Limitations

Executive Summary

  • Situation analysis
  • Key trends
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Market size and segmentation
  • Regulatory developments
  • Trends and opportunities
  • Competitive landscape
  • Distribution channels
  • Online buying
  • Private label
  • Warewash machinery trends
  • Critical buying factors
  • Outlook and appraisal

End-Use Segment Profiles

Pertinent information and insightful analysis for each of the 12 major end-use segments listed in Table 1. The following information is provided:

  • Introduction
  • Key market trends
  • Market size and growth
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Product usage
  • Low- and high-temperature warewash programs
  • Distribution channels
  • Critical buying factors
  • Structure of the industry
  • Outlook
Colleges and universities ​Lodging establishments
Fast-casual restaurants Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Fast-food restaurants Recreational facilities-b
Full-service restaurants Retail hosts
Hospitals Schools
Industry-a Other end users-c
a- Includes government and industrial facilities and office buildings
b- Includes health clubs and fitness facilities, amusement parks, country and golf clubs, bowling alleys, movie theaters, museums, sporting arenas, concert halls, and zoos
c- Includes bars, pubs, craft breweries, wineries, airports, and bus and train stations

Supplier Profiles

The 16 leading suppliers of foodservice cleaning products, shown in Table 2, will be profiled. Profiles include a description of company, sales by end-use segment and product class and category, description of product portfolio, and news of recent developments.

Product Category Profiles

General information on the major product categories are listed in Table 3. The following information is provided:

  • Application
  • Dollar sales
  • Sales by end-use segment
  • Suppliers
  • Product forms most commonly used
  • Forecast sales
  • Assessment

End-User Response Data

A summary of survey results for the overall market and each end-use segment includes:

  • Survey goals and specifications
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Spending
  • Purchasing
  • Product usage
  • Key trends
  • Size of facilities
3M ​Nobel Chemical
Auto-Chlor Procter & Gamble Professional
Clorox Professional Products Reckitt Professional
Colgate-Palmolive SC Johnson
Diversey Spartan Chemical
Ecolab Spurrier Chemical Company
GOJO Sunburst
Henkel Zep
Machine dishwashing detergents Degreasers
Dish machine sanitizers Disinfectants and sanitizers (including bleach)​
Machine delimers Floor cleaners​
Rinsing and drying aids​ General-purpose cleaners
Manual dishwashing detergents Oven and griddle cleaners
Manual dish sanitizers SPECIALTY CLEANERS
Presoaks Drain cleaners
HAND CARE Lime scale removers (used outside dish machines)
Hand soaps Scouring cleaners​
Hand sanitizers Stainless steel cleaners​
* Includes silver polish, furniture polish, brass polish, mildew removers, and other miscellaneous kitchen cleaning products

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for manufacturers and formulators of foodservice cleaning products. Specifically, it assists subscribers by providing:

  • A highly reliable, comprehensive assessment of the market based on nearly 800 structured surveys of end-use decision makers and in-depth interviews with suppliers and distributors
  • Information on key trends including the impact of COVID-19, changes in product usage patterns, product form preferences, and purchase channels
  • An online, interactive database with dollar sales, forecasts, unit sales, sales by supplier, product class and category, and end-use segments that can be exported to Excel for further analysis

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