All categories of gastronomy in Europe are on course for growth.
The top 99 players in the European food service industry achieved 6.1 percent growth in 2018, in absolute figures: almost 120 billion euros (net). The driving force is and will remain the quickservice sector. The undisputed market leader: McDonald's. Further results and analyses are provided by the exclusive ranking of foodservice Europe & Middle East.
was another year of growth
for all six categories of gastronomy
. With a Group growth of 8.7% (adjusted for currency effects; previous year: 9.4%), the quick service segment
again proved to be the growth winner.
A total of 35 of the top 99 companies are QSR players
and thus dominate the ranking. With 57.2 billion euros, they account for 48% of the total turnover of the top gastro companies.
accounts for a large part of these revenues: with estimated net sales of EUR 24.5 billion
, the world market leader stands for over 20 % of the European Top 99. With a currency-adjusted growth of 7.9 % - mainly on existing space - Europe's largest gastronomy in 2018 was only slightly below the top result of 2011 (8 %). Worldwide, sales growth on existing space was 4.5%. 24
of the top 99 players achieved double-digit growth in 2018
- based on individual company performance. Only eight companies recorded negative results. The growth star with +119% is Dodo Pizza.
The Russian pizza delivery service is one of four new additions
to the top 99 list: in addition to the US-based burger concept Five Guys
, another Russian player also made it into Europe's top list: Novikov Group
- with a variety of partners and concepts from fine dining to chain gastronomy. Also new in the list: the Scandinavian coffee shop chain Espresso House.
The majority of the top 99 companies, 22
in all, originally come from Great Britain.
Together they generate 22% of the Top 99 sales. This share is only exceeded by the 11 US-based companies with 37%. The third strongest country in the ranking is France: the sales of the 13 French players account for 18% of the top 99. Click
Europe 2018: Top 99 Foodservice Groups
Quelle: foodservice Europe & Middle East 6/2019
|R||('17)||Group||Sales '18 (€ m)||vs. '17 in cc||Country of origin|
|8||8||Mitchells & Butlers||2.432||0,5%||UK|
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