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

Base Year: 2020
To be published: Q2 2021
Forecasts to 2025
Regional Coverage: United States

This is a comprehensive analysis of the foodservice cleaning products market, focusing on key changes, challenges, and business opportunities. It includes an assessment of warewash machinery trends, food safety compliance, technology enabled automation, labor-saving devices, 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, hand care, and other cleaning products used in commercial kitchens
  • Structured research with approximately 750 end users to understand critical buying factors, usage, product form preferences, and anticipated spending changes
  • Analysis of acquisition activity and changes to competitive rivalry 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

Table of Contents


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

Executive Summary

  • Introduction
  • Industry overview
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Markey size and segmentation
  • Trends and opportunities
  • Relationship to other cleaning segments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Channels of distribution
  • Warewash machinery trends
  • Private-label activity
  • Methods of cleaning
  • Critical buying factors
  • Outlook and appraisal through 2025

End-Use Segment Profiles

Pertinent information and insightful analysis for each of the 15 major end-use segments listed in Table 1. The following information is provided:

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

Supplier Profiles

Profiles of the leading 18 suppliers of foodservice cleaning products are shown in Table 2. Profiles include a description of company, sales by end-use segment and product class, 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 and brands
  • Total consumption
  • Consumption by end-use segment
  • Sales by supplier
  • Forecasts to 2025

End-User Response Data

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

  • Budget/chemical expenditures and expected changes
  • Product usage
  • Product form preferences
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Warewash machinery trends
  • Purchase factors and satisfaction
  • Food safety, automation, and other trends
  • Purchase channel information
  • Online purchasing and behavior
3M ​Nobel Chemical
Auto-Chlor Procter & Gamble Professional
Church & Dwight ​ RB Professional
Clorox Professional Products SC Johnson
Colgate-Palmolive Spartan Chemical
Diversey Spurrier Chemical Company
Ecolab Sunburst
GOJO U S Chemical
Henkel Zep
Machine dishwashing detergents Degreasers
Dish machine sanitizers Disinfectants and sanitizers (including bleach)​
Rinsing and drying aids​ Floor cleaners​
Machine delimers General-purpose cleaners
Manual dishwashing detergents Oven and griddle cleaners
Manual dish sanitizers SPECIALTY CLEANERS
Presoaks Drain cleaners
HAND CARE Furniture polish
Hand soaps Lime scale removers (used outside dish machines)
Hand sanitizers Scouring cleaners​
All other*
*Includes silver 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 750 structured surveys of end-use decision makers and in-depth interviews with suppliers and distributors
  • Information on key trends including 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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