CATERING TO TRENDS

After enduring a brief lull during the worst of the recession, catering businesses have been back on the upswing. In fact, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts, catering revenue exceeded $14 billion in 2010, representing a 9% increase over 2009. Sales are expected to rise another 9% this year and 7% in 2012, driven largely by the return of business-event spending, higher wedding spending

After enduring a brief lull during the worst of the recession, catering businesses have been back on the upswing. In fact, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts, catering revenue exceeded $14 billion in 2010, representing a 9% increase over 2009. Sales are expected to rise another 9% this year and 7% in 2012, driven largely by the return of business-event spending, higher wedding spending and the slow but ongoing recovery in consumer spending, according to “Catering Trends in U.S.

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