Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Bread and Cake Retailing industry has performed weakly over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to post marginal annualised 0.3% growth over the five years through 2014-15. Fierce competition between players in the industry, and from external sources, have hurt the industry. This is evidenced by store closures and financial troubles among some of the industry's largest players. Industry revenue is forecast to rise 0.9% in 2014-15, to reach $759.6 million. The industry's average profit margin has trended upwards over the past five years, although this is largely a recovery from weak margins in 2009-10.
Disposable incomes and consumer sentiment have dictated consumer spending on bread and cake products, which has influenced industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Despite weak growth over the past five years, the Bread and Cake Retailing industry is not all doom and gloom. Competition has forced operators to alter their product offerings, which many retailers have profited from. This competition largely stems from operators in other industries, though internal competition has affected trading conditions. Reduced power among the industry's largest players has provided an opportunity for smaller players to expand their operations and gain market share.
Industry revenue is forecast to grow marginally over the five years through 2014-15, at a compound annual rate of 0.3%, to reach $759.6 million... purchase to read more