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Market Research Predicts U.S. Sports & Entertainment Foodservice Revenue to Reach $8.36 Billion in 2012

(May 16, 2012)

ROCKVILLE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- has announced the addition of the new report "Sports & Entertainment Venue Foodservice Trends in the U.S.," to their collection of Foods market reports. For more information, visit

The report estimates that in 2011, the four major sports and entertainment industry foodservice contractors generated almost $4 billion from the industry. While ARAMARK sports and entertainment revenue has declined during 2009-2011, it remains the revenue leader, a shade ahead of Compass Group Inc. subsidiary Levy Restaurants.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- U.S. Sports & Entertainment Foodservice Revenue: Big Four Foodservice Contractors, 2011 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Company Revenue ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARAMARK $1.43 billion ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Levy Restaurants (Compass Group) $1.37 billion ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Delaware North Sportservice $630 million ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Centerplate $500 million ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total $3.93 billion ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: Packaged Facts, based on company documents and analyst estimates ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

U.S. sports and entertainment foodservice revenue will reach $8.36 billion in 2012, up 5% from 2011, according to the just-released "Sports & Entertainment Venue Foodservice Trends in the U.S."

Borrowing from the restaurant industry -- and with significant input from foodservice contractors -- sports and entertainment venue operators, managers and promoters are aggressively improving food selection, food quality food, menu flexibility, and better customer service to enhance the fan experience.

According to David Sprinkle, publisher of Packaged Facts, improved concessions and higher-end foodservice programs are designed to transform the guest experience -- and transform major venues into food destinations in the process.

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