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Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Bread and Cake Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4129 | Oct 2016

No cakewalk: Fierce competition and volatile consumer sentiment have constrained revenue

IBISWorld’s Bread and Cake Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bread and Cake Retailing industry has performed modestly over the past five years, with revenue fluctuating. Disposable incomes and consumer sentiment influence consumer spending on bread and cake products, which in turn affects industry revenue. Fluctuations in consumer sentiment and disposable income have altered consumer spending patterns over the past five years, influencing variable trends in industry revenue. For example, positive consumer sentiment combined with modest disposable income growth boosted revenue in 2012-13. Industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $752.3 million. This includes a forecast decline of 0.2% in 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $6.95 is spent on wages. Capital expenses for industry operators include refrigerators, freezers, food warmers and display cabinets. Aside from initial capital expenditure and replacement of old or faulty equipment, operators do not need to continuously outlay funds for capital. Furthermore, operators are able to minimise capital costs by leasing equipment rather than purchasing it. Consequently, the industry is highly labour-intensive.

Operators need to employ service staff to assist customers with their purchases and provide advice regarding ingredients and dietary issues... purchase to read more


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What is the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry?

Industry retailers sell a range of bakery items including bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits. Industry players may operate independently or as part of a franchise network. Products are made off-premises, purchased from wholesalers or supplied by franchise parents.

Industry Products
BreadCakesPastries and other bakery productsMixes
Industry Activities
Biscuit retailingBread retailingCake retailingPastry retailingOther bakery item retailing

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