Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Food service contractors (NAICS 72231)
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The top 4 companies accounted for 68% of sales in this industry in 2007.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 18,991 20,693 23,250 12.4%
Sales ($ Millions) 15,160 20,859 31,957 53.2%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 4,617 6,096 8,570 40.6%
Total employment 361,996 418,370 454,789 8.7%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 798 1,008 1,374 36.4%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 42 50 70 40.9%
Sales per $ of payroll 3.3 3.4 3.7 9.0%
Payroll per employee ($) 12,755 14,572 18,844 29.3%
Employees per establishment 19.1 20.2 19.6 -3.3%
Sales per capita ($) 57 72 106 46.3%
Population per establishment 14,032 13,905 12,959 -6.8%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 6, columns 1 and 2