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 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 just under 80.0% of industry enterprise 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