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 0.1% growth over the five years through 2014-15. Fierce competition both among industry players and from external sources has 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 fall by 1.1% in 2014-15, to reach $754.3 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 a stagnant performance over the past five years, the Bread and Cake Retailing industry has had some opportunities. Competition has forced operators to alter their product offerings, which has profited many retailers. This competition has largely stemmed from operators in other industries, though internal competition has affected trading conditions. Reduced power among the industry's largest players has given smaller players an opportunity to expand their operations and gain market share.
Industry revenue is forecast to increase at a marginal compound annual rate of 0.1% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $754.3 million... purchase to read more