Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Bread Production industry has faced a number of challenges over the past five years. The move away from factory-baked bread towards speciality and artisan retailers, and growing competition from supermarkets' instore bakeries, has caused the industry's share of the overall market to fall. In addition, volatility in commodity prices over the past five years has dampened industry growth prospects and squeezed profit margins. Evolving nutritional concerns, particularly those relating to carbohydrate consumption, have also worked against the industry. Consumer purchasing patterns are undergoing a gradual change. The traditional packaged loaf of slice white bread is falling out of favour, and fresh-baked bread has been rising in its place... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Participants in the industry can be segmented according to the nature of their operations. Essentially, there are three forms of bread production in Australia: large-scale factory production, small-scale specialist baking and bakery-based production. The industry excludes bakeries where bread is baked and sold at the same site. These establishments fall within the Bread and Cake Retailing industry and the Artisanal Bakery Product Manufacturing industry.
Sales of the more traditional style bread products, including rolls (but not including flat and savoury breads), are expected to account for an estimated 75.0% of revenue. The bread market is dominated by well-established brand names such as Helga's, Country White, Mighty Soft and Tip Top, which compete fiercely for market share... purchase to read more