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02:04 Sep 27, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: foodservice industry
Company xy expanded into the more dynamic foodservice industry with an acquired combined sales volume of xx USD.

Is there a difference between food(stuff) industry and foodservice industry? What does the latter do?

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Anja Brito
naFoodservice Industrie, Bereich des Foodservice;
Marianne Hartz-Poseck
naLebensmittelindustrie, Lebensmittelzulieferungsindustrie
Grusche Rosenkranz



24 mins
Lebensmittelindustrie, Lebensmittelzulieferungsindustrie

Geez, do we have words in German!
Well, I'd say, there is only a slight difference, the first is producer of the stuff, the latter could be meant more in a catering sense.
Hope it helps, have a great day,

Grusche Rosenkranz
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26 mins
Foodservice Industrie, Bereich des Foodservice;

Indeed, foodservice is quite different from food industry.
In German websites you'll see that it is called Foodservice, as well, since there is no short German equivalent.
A clumy one might be:
Industrie für Großküchenanlagen und Verpflegungssysteme ...and many sites more
Marianne Hartz-Poseck
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In German, we use the word "Gastronomie" for food services, meaning anything from restaurants to fast food outlets to catering or banqueting. Food(stuff) industry is "Lebensmittelindustrie", i.e. the processing and production of food(stuff).
The word industry can be either "Branche" or "Industrie". The German word "Industrie" applies more to industry in the sense of manufacturing/processing, and the term "Branche" refers to the industrial sector. In this case, I would translate "food services industry" as "Gastronomiebranche" and "food(stuff) industry" as "Lebensmittelindustrie".

Anja Brito
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