Despite the dramatically-changed market landscape of the last three years – and the related trading challenges this represents – foodservice in Ireland still accounts for €6 billion* at consumer prices. This in turn equates to €1.8 billion* at operator purchasing prices, which is a massive market opportunity for suppliers to the sector.
While white tablecloth and quick-service restaurants have undoubtedly suffered most, much of the spend has been switched to the on-the-go and casual dining market segments, which now demonstrate positive indicators of growth.
Nonetheless, it is still very competitive and operators in these dynamic sectors are hungry for innovative products, new ideas (and the equipment and foodservice support systems) to deliver them while still offering quality and value-for-money.
CATEX 2013 is the industry’s very own exhibition, display and networking forum, organised by the Industry for the Industry. CATEX has become the biennial hub for the Foodservice Industry with support coming from all quarters and every oodservice representative body – It is truly “The Meeting Point” for your Industry.
Given the challenges now facing the foodservice sector in Ireland – coupled with the changed industry dynamic – a new generation of fitter, leaner and more focused operators is emerging. They are looking for supply partners to turn these challenges into opportunities (and ultimately profit) and will turn out in their thousands expecting to find them at CATEX 2013.
They have the desire and need, you have the solutions…book your space at CATEX 2013 now and be part of the new food industry revolution in Ireland.