Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Changing consumer trends, volatile commodity prices and a saturated market characterise the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry. Rising input prices and intensifying external competition have also posed serious challenges for the industry over the past five years. For example, supermarkets have been extending their private-label offerings in their ongoing push into the fresh food market. The move towards artisanal and gourmet foods has increased competition from retail bakeries for the industry, threatening branded manufacturers in other parts of the baked goods sector. In response, industry operators have been relying on innovative new products to stimulate demand in an otherwise stagnant market... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Production of cake and pastry products tends to be concentrated in and along the eastern seaboard. Thus, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are expected to account for over 80% of all industry enterprises. A similar pattern is expected for the respective shares of revenue, establishments and employment held by each state.
Interestingly several of the manufacturing facilities operated by the major players are located in regional areas as opposed to major or state capital cities. Of note is the Patties plant in Bairnsdale in country Victoria. Similarly Sara Lee's manufacturing plant is located in Gosford, north of Sydney. However in both these instances, the food product in question is frozen and therefore lends itself to greater transportation distances... purchase to read more