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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 | Feb 2016

No cakewalk: Fierce competition and volatile consumer sentiment cause revenue to stagnate

IBISWorld’s Bread and Cake Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bread and Cake Retailing industry has performed modestly over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.8% over the five years through 2015-16. Fierce competition among industry players and from external sources has hurt the industry. This has resulted in store closures and financial troubles among some of the industry's largest players. Industry revenue is forecast to rise 1.7% in 2015-16, to reach $753.4 million. The industry's average profit margin has trended upwards over the past five years, although this is largely a recovery from low margins in 2010-11.

Disposable incomes and consumer sentiment dictate consumer spending on bread and cake products, which has influenced industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is moderately capital-intensive. 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.

For every dollar invested in capital, the average firm spends $6.79 on labour. 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?

Retailers in the industry 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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