Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Bread Production industry has faced a number of challenges over the past five years. The move away from factory produced 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. Further, fierce volatility in commodity prices over the past five years has dampened industry growth prospects and squeezed profit margins. Evolving nutrition 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, bought it in the weekly shop, is falling out of favour as fresh-baked bread rises in its place... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The perishable nature of bread generally makes it unsuitable for long periods in transit. Therefore bread production occurs across all Australian states. Generally, the national distribution of bread production reflects the distribution of the population. As a result, the heavily populated states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland make the greatest contribution to the industry. The eastern seaboard states are estimated to account for 82.0% of industry establishment numbers.
Traditionally, bread manufacturers have been located close to final markets. Over time, however, this has changed. Improvements in storage and transportation have allowed companies to undertake larger scale production, and supply wider regional areas... purchase to read more