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Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers

SIC 3589 | NAICS 332215, 333241, & 333318

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Commercial Cooking Equipment & Oven Manufacturing  (view reports)
Commercial Refrigerator, Ice Machine & Dishwasher Manufacturing  (view reports)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers

Size & Shape of the Industry Study
Biennial study provides a detailed analysis of NAFEM member sales in terms of units sold and dollar sales by product category, with categories covered in the study including storage and handling equipment; food preparation; cooking equipment; refrigeration and ice machines; serving equipment; cookware and kitchen utensils; tableware and servingware; janitorial, washing, and safety equipment; and decor and furnishings.

Cutlery & Flatware Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association
Industry Research
IFMA research section features an extensive selection of articles, reports, and other information resources which cover various aspects of the foodservice industry, and includes a complimentary copy of the "IFMA Foodservice Landscape" report which provides an overview of venues by category (e.g., restaurants, retail food, and on-site) and subcategory in terms of locations, revenue, market share, and projected growth.

Gill Ashton Publishing
FER Equipment & Supplies Market Forecast
PowerPoint presentation provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and trends and includes growth forecasts for nine product categories, with categories covered including primary cooking, refrigeration and ice, storage and handling, serving equipment, food preparation, warewash and ventilation, smallwares, tableware and servingware, and furniture and decor. Prior year presentation can be viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Comprehensive study provides detailed analysis of this U.S. manufacturing sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, transportation, vending machines, display cases, and ice machines) and market (e.g., foodservice, food and beverage production, distribution, and retail). Summary report description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers  Search for "332215", "333241", and "333318"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Commercial Food Product Machinery Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Cost structure benchmarks section of these reports provide an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of revenue by income and expense category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent and utilities, other expenses, and earnings before interest and taxes) and includes commentary on trends and expectations for specific categories. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers  Search for "332215", "333241", and "333318"
Five-year comparative income statements provide salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for firms in this sector by product segment (e.g., cutlery and flatware; kitchen utensils, pots, and pans; food product machinery; and other equipment), with reports available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level. Sample reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
NAFEM Wage & Benefits Study
Biennial salary survey provides salary, wage, and benefits information for personnel employed in the food service equipment manufacturing industry, with survey data broken out by primary line of business, annual sales, and geographic region, and benefits covered including health, dental, and life insurance, paid leave policies, and retirement plans. Study is available to members only; contact association for more information.

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