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 Analysis Chapter
Despite a modest 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 benefitted many retailers. This competition has largely stemmed from operators in other industries, though internal competition has also 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 compound annual rate of 1.8% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $753.4 million... purchase to read more