Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Bread Production industry has faced numerous challenges over the past five years. Growing competition from supermarkets' instore bakeries and the consumer shift away from factory-baked bread towards speciality and artisan retailers have caused the industry's share of the overall bread market to fall. Additionally, volatile input prices over the past five years have dampened industry growth prospects and squeezed profit margins. Evolving nutritional concerns, particularly those relating to carbohydrate consumption, have also worked against the industry. Consumers' purchasing patterns are gradually changing and the traditional packaged loaf of sliced white bread is falling out of favour, with fresh-baked bread taking its place... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The two largest players, Goodman Fielder and George Weston Foods, dominate the industry. Together, these companies are expected to account for just over half of the industry, suggesting a moderate level of market share concentration. This reflects their dominance of the fresh loaf bread segment, with these two players accounting for roughly two thirds of this particular product category alone. In contrast, private labels account for just over 13.0% of the fresh loaf segment.
Increasingly uncertain operating conditions have caused the major players to scale down their operations with the closure of several bakeries over the past five years. At the same time, there still exists a large number of small-scale bakeries... purchase to read more