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Trends in U.S. Military and Correctional Facility Food and Foodservice

  • Publication Date:May 2011
  • Publisher:Packaged Facts
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:134

Trends in U.S. Military and Correctional Facility Food and Foodservice

For food and foodservice manufacturers, suppliers and operators, speaking the language of the military is big business, which Packaged Facts' Trends in U.S. Military Food and Foodservice helps participants translate into increased sales. In particular, we believe the future of military foodservice contracting is bright, fueled by governmental needs to increase efficiencies and consolidate contracts. Current Marine Corps and the Air Force contracting trends foreshadow significant upside potential for foodservice contractors over the next several years.

More broadly, the U.S. Department of Defense is the nation's largest employer-and a gateway to more than 3.2 million people. But the scope of military reach extends to the more than 12 million military members, families and retirees who depend on its wide net of retail, military installation, and combat food and foodservice operations, which have an international reach that incorporates everything from food and beverage supply to foodservice management to restaurant franchising.

By mirroring much of what foodservice can mean to people in the civilian world, military foodservice can-and does-play a role beyond just subsistence, providing food via structures, methods and atmospheres that meet-and enhance-lifestyle needs ranging from convenience-driven solutions to increased food variety to emotional uplift.

And with the Armed Services framing "nutritional fitness" as a military services priority, the report provides insight on the significant trends afoot related to soldier health and wellness, including obesity challenges, menu changes, educational initiatives, combat ration modifications, and day part trends.

The report also assesses attitudes toward various on-installation and off-installation foodservice options, and it analyzes off-site foodservice spending among military service members, military spouses, civilians and retirees.

The report covers food and foodservice operations at military installations, including mess halls, exchanges and recreational facilities; and food and foodservice field training and contingency operations. While it focuses primarily on domestic military food and foodservice, the report also presents global U.S. military foodservice sales and trend analysis.

It contains market size estimates for a range of military food and foodservice categories and programs, including military clubs and exchanges; food and foodservice contracts; prime vendor food and foodservice sales; military commissary sales; military exchange sales; and Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program sales.

As a bonus, the report also includes an overview of the U.S. correctional facilities foodservice market, including growth drivers, market sizing and forecasting, prison cost trends, state correctional facility budgeting trends, state prison count reduction strategies, foodservice cost analysis, and foodservice cost cutting initiatives.

  • Chapter 1: Executive Summary
    • Scope and Methodology
    • Scope
    • Methodology
    • Market size and forecast
    • Definitions
    • Report Summary Analysis
    • Military Foodservice Introduction and Overview
    • Share of Stomach: Military Foodservice Sales Analysis
    • Insight Capsule
    • Military Foodservice: Factors to Growth
    • Insight Capsule
    • Military Foodservice Contract Analysis
    • Insight Capsule
    • Fast Facts
    • Military Personnel Demographics & Food Service Attitudes
    • Insight Capsule
    • Fast Facts
    • Military Foodservice Health, Nutrition and Menu Trends
    • Insight Capsule
    • Fast Facts
    • Military Foodservice Restaurant and Environmental Trends
    • Insight Capsule
    • Foodservice at U.S. Corrections Facilities
    • Insight Capsule
  • Chapter 2: Military Foodservice Introduction and Overview
    • Summary overview
    • Key organizations
    • Defense Logistics Agency
    • DLA Troop Support Subsistence Supply Chain
    • DLA Troop Support Produce Division
    • Defense Supply Center Philadelphia
    • DSCP Subsistence Directorate
    • Graph 3-9: DSCP Subsistence Directorate Organizational Chart
    • Prime Vendor Programs
    • DSCP Subsistence Prime Vendor Program
    • Quality markers
    • National Allowance Pricing Agreement Program
    • Top 20 DSCP Food Manufacturers
    • Joint Services Prime Vendor Program
    • Top 20 JSPVP Food Manufacturers
    • Air Force Services Nonappropriated Fund Prime Vendor Program
    • Top 20 AFNAF PVIII Food Manufacturers
    • Naval Supply Systems Command
    • Joint Culinary Center of Excellence
    • Joint Culinary Training Directorate
    • Joint Subsistence Policy Board
    • Quartermaster School
    • Defense Commissary Agency
    • Military Deli & Bakery Services, Inc.
    • The Research and Development Associations for Military Food and Packaging
    • Terms and definitions
    • Appropriated funds
    • Basic Allowance for Subsistence
    • Basic Daily Food Allowance
    • Box Lunch
    • Contingency operations
    • CONUS and OCONUS
    • Deployment
    • Federal fiscal year
    • Full food service contracts
    • Garrison food service operations
    • Meal, ready-to-eat
    • Menu Plan Allowance
    • Military Personnel, Army appropriation
    • Operational ration
    • Subsistence-in-kind
  • Chapter 3: Share of Stomach: Military Foodservice Sales Analysis
    • Summary Analysis
    • Slicing military food and foodservice sales
    • Military clubs and exchange food and drink market size
    • Graph 3-1: U.S. Military Foodservice Market Size,2006-2011
    • Segment analysis
    • Graph 3-2: U.S. Military Foodservice Market Size, by Segment,2006-2011
    • Food, beverage and foodservice contract revenue
    • A tale of the contractual tape: military foodservice contracts crack $1 billion
    • Graph 3-3: Department of Defense Foodservice & Subsistence
    • Contract Award Amounts, 2001-2010
    • Food subsistence far outstrips beverage subsistence
    • Table 3-1: Department of Defense Subsistence Contract Awards, Food and Beverage Category, 2001-2010
    • Dairy, dairy, dairy
    • Table 3-2: Department of Defense Food Subsistence Contract Awards, by Food Type, 2001-2010
    • Coffee, tea and cocoa, oh my!
    • Table 3-3: Department of Defense Food Subsistence Contract Awards, by Beverage Type, 2001-2010
    • Subsistence prime vendor sales
    • On the $5 billion sales threshold
    • Table 3-4: Subsistence Prime Vendor Sales, by Category, 2009
    • Top five food category sales
    • Beverage sales
    • Table 3-5: Beverage Subsistence Prime Vendor Sales, by Type, 2009
    • Meat
    • Table 3-6: Meat Subsistence Prime Vendor Sales, by Type, 2009
    • Poultry
    • Table 3-7: Poultry Subsistence Prime Vendor Sales, by Type, 2009
    • Fish and seafood
    • Table 3-8: Fish & Seafood Subsistence Prime Vendor Sales, by Type, 2009
    • Vegetables
    • Table 3-9: Vegetable Subsistence Prime Vendor Sales, by Type, 2009
    • Defense Commissary Agency
    • Table 3-10: Defense Commissary Agency, Selected Metrics
    • Table 3-11: Top 10 Commissaries by Sales, 2009
    • Military exchanges
    • Graph 3-4: Military Exchange Sales,
    • By Military Branch, 2009
    • Table 3-12: Exchanges, Main Store Locations, by Branch, CONUS vs. OCONUS
    • Army and Air Force Exchange Service
    • Operations and services
    • Food and foodservice operations
    • Navy Exchange Service Command
    • Marine Corps Exchange MCX
    • Coast Guard Exchange Systems CGES
    • Veterans Canteen Service VCS
    • Morale, Welfare and Recreation
    • By the numbers
    • Graph 3-5: Military Exchange Sales,
    • By Military Branch, 2009
    • Navy MWR
    • By the numbers
    • Air Force
    • Army
    • Marine Corps
    • Food and foodservice sales, by military branch
    • Army
    • Navy
    • Air Force
    • Marine Corps
    • The big three food and foodservice vending leaders
  • Chapter 4: Military Foodservice Factors to Growth
    • Introduction
    • U.S. Department of Defense Spending and Budget Trends
    • Introduction
    • More than 3 million employed
    • A sprawling infrastructure
    • Graph 4-1: Department of Defense Organizational Structure
    • A $700 billion goliath
    • CONUS spending on the rise
    • Graph 4-2: Department of Defense Budget, 2001-2012
    • 2010 budget assessment
    • Graph 4-3: Department of Defense 2010 Budget, by Category
    • Overseas budget forecasted to drop significantly by 2012
    • Graph 4-4: Department of Defense Budget, Domestic v International, 2010-2012
    • Projections through 2016
    • Graph 4-5: Department of Defense Budget Forecast, 2012-2016
    • Staffing, organizational, and operational efficiencies
    • Bottom line
    • Personnel trends
    • Armed services employment analysis
    • Regional emphasis
    • International footprint
    • Where they are: Army
    • Where they are: Air Force
    • Dominated by youth
    • Educational attainment increasingly important
    • Assessing military foodservice establishment opportunity by occupation
    • Enlisted occupational analysis
    • Table 4-1: Enlisted Military Personnel by Occupation and Military Service Branch, 2009
    • Officer occupational analysis
    • Table 4-2: Officer Military Personnel by Occupation and Military Service Branch, 2009
    • Ground force reductions
    • Table 4-3: Active Military End Strength, by Armed Services Branch, 2007-12
    • Table 4-4: Reserve Military End Strength, by Armed Services Branch, 2011-12
    • Drawing down and reducing recruiting
    • A surging force
    • Drawing down from the surge
    • Lower recruitment caps
    • Drawing down beyond the surge
    • Air Force personnel reduction strategies
    • Date of Separation Rollback Program
    • Air Force captain promotion board promotion rate
  • Chapter 5: Military Foodservice Contract Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Contracting on the upswing
    • But scrutiny is heightened
    • Bottom line
    • Army! Navy! Air Force! Sodexo!
    • Sodexo's $billion relationship with the U.S. Marine Corps
    • RGFSC I
    • Marine foodservice contract types
    • Eastern region
    • Western Region
    • Table 5-1: U.S. Marine Corps RGFSC I Foodservice Contract, Selected Metrics
    • Field Food Service Feeding Study yields recommendations
    • RGFSC I consequences
    • RGFSC II
    • Sodexo's contract halved into two
    • Superior Services picks up other half
    • Table 5-2: U.S. Marine Corps RGFSC II Foodservice Contract, Selected Metrics
    • Air Force Food Transformation Initiative
    • Putting it in perspective: 91 million meals per year
    • Bringing food service into the 21st century
    • ARAMARK gets the nod
    • Expected improvements
    • Alaska base sees significant change
    • Air Force already weighing benefits
  • Chapter 6: Military Personnel Demographics & Food Service Attitudes
    • Introduction
    • Bottom line
    • Demographic analysis
    • Officers: Gen X vs. Baby Boomers
    • Family members substantially outnumber service members
    • Table 6-1: Ratio of Family Members to Active Duty Service Members
    • Army breakdown: lots of kids!
    • Age
    • Table 6-2: Age Distribution of Active Duty Soldiers
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Table 6-3: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Army, by Gender
    • Gender
    • Marital status
    • Residence
    • Table 6-4: Places of Residence of Active Duty Soldiers
    • Deployments
    • Frequent rotation
    • Reserves
    • Morale, welfare, and recreation
    • Using recreation programs
    • Table 6-5: Recreational Programs & Services, Frequency of Use, 1995-2010
    • Placing foodservice within the leisure needs paradigm
    • How do leisure activities stack up?
    • Table 6-6: MWR Facility Usage Rates, Satisfaction Ratings, and Quality Ratings
    • On-post vs. off-post food & beverage services comparison
    • Table 6-7: Comparison of Quality of On-Post and Off-Post Food and Beverage Services,
    • On Post versus Off Post
    • Dining preferences, by daypart and by service option
    • Table 6-8: Frequency of Meals Eaten Out, Taken Out or Ordered In,
    • by Daypart& Restaurant Service Type
    • Active duty
    • Table 6-9: Frequency of Meals Eaten Out, Taken Out or Ordered In,
    • by Daypart& Restaurant Service Type, Active Duty Military Members
    • Military spouses
    • Table 6-10: Frequency of Meals Eaten Out, Taken Out or Ordered In,
    • by Daypart& Restaurant Service Type, Military Spouses
    • Civilians
    • Table 6-11: Frequency of Meals Eaten Out, Taken Out or Ordered In,
    • by Daypart& Restaurant Service Type, Civilians
    • Retirees
    • Table 6-12: Frequency of Meals Eaten Out, Taken Out or Ordered In,
    • by Daypart& Restaurant Service Type, Retirees
    • Spend by daypart
    • Table 6-13: Typical Off-Post Dining Out Costs, by Demographic
  • Chapter 7: Military Foodservice Health, Nutrition and Menu Trends
    • Introduction
    • Health, nutrition and menu trends
    • Military not immune to obesity epidemic
    • Rising overweight and obesity rates among U.S. adults
    • Graph 7-1: Prevalence of Adult Civilian Overweight & Obesity, 1988-2008
    • Reflected in military service rejections
    • A significant military medical concern
    • Study overview
    • Military overweight trend on upswing, even while civilian rates taper
    • Category leaders
    • Graph 7-2: Armed Forces Active Service Members, Overweight/Obesity Trends, 1998-2010
    • Caveats
    • Service branch analysis
    • Graph 7-3: Armed Forces Active Service Members, Overweight/Obesity Trends,
    • by Service Branch, 1998-2010
    • Gender analysis
    • Graph 7-4: Armed Forces Active Service Members, Overweight/Obesity Trends,
    • by Gender, 1998-2010
    • Racial/ethnic analysis
    • Graph 7-5: Armed Forces Active Service Members, Overweight/Obesity Trends,
    • by Race/Ethnicity, 1998-2010
    • Age analysis
    • Graph 7-6: Armed Forces Active Service Members, Overweight/Obesity Trends,
    • by Age, 1998-2010
    • Occupational analysis
    • Graph 7-7: Armed Forces Active Service Members, Overweight/Obesity Trends, by Military Occupation, 1998-2010
    • Health and nutrition initiatives
    • Menu changes galore
    • Rationale behind revised menu standards
    • Marines Master Menu changes: dietician approval
    • Army Meal Kits undergo major nutritional and packaging changes
    • Marine Corps emphasizing nutrition over cost
    • Army Soldier Fuelling Initiative (SFI)
    • SFI menu changes: breakfast examples
    • Air Force FitFamily initiative
    • Marine Corps FUEL For Life
    • Annual Culinary Arts Competition expands
    • JCCoEGoes for Green
    • Color coded educational tool
    • Daypart trends
    • Breakfast beverages
    • Trend toward even lower fat options
    • Cereal
    • Healthy menu options
    • Snacks
    • Suppliers and snack brands
    • Combat ration trends
    • Menu variety by daypart increases
    • Nutrition issues on the horizon
    • Soldier feedback influences ration menu changes
    • Brand name positioning
    • Individual rations
    • Meal, Ready to Eat
    • Recent MRE improvements and changes
    • Recent and planned MRE menu improvements: 2009-2012
    • Group rations
    • UGR benefits
    • UGR analysis: UGR-H&S
    • Characteristics
    • Nutritional data
    • Recent and planned menu improvements: 2009-2011
    • UGR-A
    • Nutritional data
    • Preparation requirements
    • Recent and planned menu improvements: 2009-2011
    • Navy Standard Core Menu
    • Characteristics
    • Nutritional data
    • Other UGRs
    • UGR-B
    • UGR-E
    • Arctic Supplement
    • Assault rations
    • First Strike Ration
    • Meal, Cold Weather/Food Packet, Long Range Patrol
    • Special purpose rations
    • The Meal, Religious, Kosher/Halal
    • Meal, Religious, Kosher for Passover
    • Meal, Tailored Operational Training
    • Go-To-War Ration
    • Other Special Purpose Rations
    • New ration concepts entering the field
    • New Designs for MRE Meal Bags
    • Nutritionally Optimized First Strike Ration
    • Modular Operational Ration Enhancement (MORE)
  • Chapter 8: Military Foodservice Restaurant and Environmental Trends
    • Introduction
    • Redesigning Military Foodservice in the Restaurant Age
    • Marine Corps takes a few pages from college campuses
    • Camp Lejeune borrows from Colorado State University
    • Camp Pendleton mass hall integrates technology
    • Modernizing Army dining facility design
    • Pentagon food court gets overhaul
    • Branded competition
    • Exchanges bring branded competition to the doorstep
    • AAFES Exchange
    • Table 8-1: AAFES Retail and Concession Sales, 2007-2009
    • Vending
    • Restaurant operations
    • Signature Brands
    • Name-Brand Fast Food
    • 1,600 restaurants and counting
    • Concession Food
    • Navy Exchange Service Command
    • Navy Exchanges
    • Ship Stores Program
    • Navy Lodge Program
    • Marine Corps Exchange
    • MWR branded competition
    • Fast food
    • Casual dining
    • Comprehensive packages
    • Brand additions and counter-strategies
    • Norfolk naval base adds branded restaurant units
    • Nellis Air Force Base experiments with restaurant concepts; feels competition
    • Stiff off-base dining competition
    • Environmental trends
    • Marines
    • CampLejeune goes green
    • Army efforts
    • Cage-free eggs
    • Refillable water bottles
    • Navy efforts
    • DSCP sustainability programs
  • Chapter 9: Foodservice at U.S. Corrections Facilities
    • Introduction
    • U.S. corrections facility foodservice market size & growth forecast
    • Graph 9-1: U.S. Corrections Facility Foodservice Market Size and Growth Forecast: 2005-12
    • State foodservice comprises bulk of market
    • Graph 9-2: U.S. State and Federal Corrections Facility
    • Foodservice Market Size and Growth Forecast: 2005-12
    • Crime trends
    • Table 9-1: Crimes and Crime Rates by Type of Offense: 1990 to 2008
    • Prison growth trends
    • Federal prison population growth
    • Table 9-2: Prisoners Under Federal or State Jurisdiction, 2005-2010
    • 2009-2010 decline
    • 2009-2010 decline a surprise to forecasters
    • Table 9-3: Prisoners Under Federal or State Jurisdiction, 2008-2010
    • Why? California
    • Why? Michigan
    • Why? Texas
    • Community supervision
    • Probation
    • Parole
    • Table 9-4: Adults on Probation or Parole, 1999-2008
    • Prison costs
    • Table 9-5: Adults on Probation or Parole, 1999-2008
    • Budget pressure
    • Correctional facility budget cutting
    • Depressed capital spending
    • Table 9-6: State Budget Balances and Budget Differential: 2008 and 2009
    • Illinois focuses on reducing the number of offenders sent to prison
    • Food service cost analysis
    • Federal prisons
    • Connecticut
    • Michigan
    • Georgia
    • Nutrition costs money
    • More food service cost cutting measures
    • Grow your own
    • Private prison growth trends
    • Table 9-7: Private State and Federal Prison Market Share, by Company
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