No dough: Fierce internal competition and competition from supermarkets has hindered growth

The Bread and Cake Retailing industry has shrunk slightly over the past five years, with revenue fluctuating on a year-by-year basis. Disposable incomes and consumer sentiment influence consumer spending on bread and cake products, which in turn affects industry revenue. Largely negative consumer sentiment and increases in disposable income have altered consumer spending patterns over the past five years, causing revenue to fluctuate on a year-by-year basis. For example, positive consumer sentiment combined with modest disposable income growth boosted revenue in 2013-14. Furthermore, steady growth in disposable incomes over the past five years has driven demand for higher value products, such as organic bread. Despite this, industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing competition has led to store closures and financial troubles for larger players
  • Rising health consciousness has helped stimulate spending on healthier baked goods
  • Organic, premium and dietary-specific products are anticipated to benefit from increasing disposable incomes
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Prospective entrants to the industry face moderate and increasing barriers to entry. Competition within the industry affects the likelihood of success for new entrants. Competition is primarily price-based, due to limited product differentiation among brands and the price-conscious attitude of consumers towards staple products. Other notable areas of competition include product range, quality and customer service. The industry's mature life cycle stage and saturated product market are also likely to deter some prospective industry entrants.Low industry concentration means that new entrants can acquire market share without competing with dominant major players. An estimated, 97.0% of bread and cake retailers are small businesses that employ fewer than 20 people. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry 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 Consumer sentiment index 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 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
  • 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
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of sugar
  • Domestic price of wheat
  • Health consciousness

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

  • Industry Outlook
  • High-value products
  • Trading landscape
  • Purchase 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
  • 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, Breadtop Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Retail Food Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Breadtop Pty Ltd - 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Handmade, individually shaped bread that is free from chemicals or additives.
  • 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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