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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 | Oct 2016

No cakewalk: Fierce competition and volatile consumer sentiment have constrained revenue

IBISWorld’s Bread and Cake Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bread and Cake Retailing industry has performed modestly over the past five years, with revenue fluctuating. Disposable incomes and consumer sentiment influence consumer spending on bread and cake products, which in turn affects industry revenue. Fluctuations in consumer sentiment and disposable income have altered consumer spending patterns over the past five years, influencing variable trends in industry revenue. For example, positive consumer sentiment combined with modest disposable income growth boosted revenue in 2012-13. Industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $752.3 million. This includes a forecast decline of 0.2% in 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Most products retailed by the industry are produced at centralised off-site premises and distributed to individual stores. However, some cases of half-transformed products are distributed to stores and finished through heating or baking. Each segment's size represents its contribution to industry revenue.


Cakes account for the largest share of industry revenue. This segment includes large cakes for sharing and cupcakes. These products are widely considered treats for special occasions. This is particularly true for cakes purchased for special events, such as birthdays, engagement parties and weddings. Cakes are a particularly profitable segment for operators as consumers are often willing to spend large amounts of money on cakes for special events... purchase to read more


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What is the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry?

Industry retailers 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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