Meat products in food service in France

The Gira Foodservice study for FranceAgriMer carried out in 2019 and published at the beginning of 2020 (i.e. before the onset of the Covid-19 crisis) makes an interesting contribution to the assessment of the outlet for out-of-home consumption, a difficult market to be assessed given the polymorphous nature of the sector and the absence of a consumption panel. The study examines a universe organized into three poles (collective catering, commercial catering, and "alternative sales channels"). Based mainly on sales made by so-called “organized distribution” (wholesalers, cash & carry, logistics providers), the firm provides an estimate of the sales of food products marketed in the various channels. In this article, we mainly report the results related to sales of fresh and frozen meats and poultry and cured meats.