Not a piece of cake: Fierce competition among industry players has negatively affected revenue

Retailers in the Bread and Cake Retailing industry have faced a difficult trading environment over the past five years. Fierce competition among industry players and from external sources such as supermarkets, has negatively affected industry players over the past five years. Increasing competition has led to store closures and financial troubles for Retail Food Group (RFG), the industry's largest player. Unlike many related retailing industries, the largest bread and cake retailers have not performed as strongly as their smaller counterparts. For example, RFG has closed many Donut King stores over the past five years, due to unsatisfactory lease agreements with shop landlords and declining shopping centre more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in disposable incomes over the past five years has driven demand for higher value products
  • Rising health consciousness has helped drive greater spending on healthier baked goods
  • Organic, premium and dietary-specific products are anticipated to perform well over the period
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Bread and Cake Retailing industry have faced considerable challenges over the past five years. Volatile consumer sentiment in particular has greatly influenced the industry’s performance over the period, due to revenue typically moving roughly in line with consumer confidence. In addition, increasing external and internal competition has further contributed to industry revenue declines. However, the industry has benefited from rising consumer demand for higher value products, such as organic bread. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $776.1 million. This includes an expected decline of 0.7% in the current year...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Bread and Cake Retailing are:

  • Having a clear market position
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health consciousness and Real household disposable income in the Bread and Cake Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry?

    Industry retailers sell a range of baked goods including bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits. Industry players can operate independently or as part of a franchise network. Products are made off-premises, purchased from wholesalers or supplied by franchise parent companies.

    Industry Products
  • Bread
  • Cakes
  • Pastries and other bakery products
  • Mixes
  • Industry Activities
  • Biscuit retailing
  • Bread retailing
  • Cake retailing
  • Pastry retailing
  • Other bakery item retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Domestic price of sugar

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer spending
  • Retail landscape
  • Input costs
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • High-value products
  • Trading landscape
  • Input costs
  • Table: Bread and Cake Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bread and Cake Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread Production
  • Cake and Pastry Manufacturing
  • Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Cakes
  • Pastries and other bakery products
  • Bread
  • Mixes
  • Chart: Bread and Cake Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest household income quintile
  • Fourth household income quintile
  • Third household income quintile
  • Second household income quintile
  • Lowest household income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bread and Cake Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Retail Food Group Limited,
  • Table: Retail Food Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Artisan Bread
  • A style of fresh bread that is made with traditional processing techniques, higher water levels and longer fermentation times.
  • Gluten-Free
  • Products that do not contain gluten, which is a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye.
  • Pastries
  • Sweet or savoury products made using pastry as a major ingredient, such as meat pies or sweet tarts.
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