Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Bread and Cake Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4129 | Dec 2014

Following a recipe: Fluctuations in income and sentiment dictate industry performance

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Investment Chapter

The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. 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 $9.91 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 this 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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