Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Bread and Cake Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

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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 performance. Fluctuations in consumer senti...
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Bread and Cake Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Bread and Cake Retailing industry is projected to grow modestly over the next five years. Trends in household disposable income and consumer sentiment are anticipated to continue to determine consumer demand for bread and cakes. Household disposable income is projected to increase over the next five years, as a stronger domestic economy contributes to rising wages. This income growth will particularly benefit retailers selling higher priced premium products, such as organic and gluten-free breads and cakes. Positive projected consumer sentiment over the next five years will also likely boost spending on industry products. When consumers are more confident about their current financial situation, they tend to be more willing to spend their dispos...
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Bread and Cake Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $776m
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,871
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 4,920

Biggest companies in the Bread and Cake Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia industry include Retail Food Group Limited.

  • pie_chart Retail Food Group Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Bread and Cake Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Bread
  • Cakes
  • Pastries and other bakery products
  • Mixes
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Biscuit retailing
  • Bread retailing
  • Cake retailing
  • Pastry retailing
  • Other bakery item retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Biscuit retailing
  • Bread retailing
  • Cake retailing
  • Pastry retailing
  • Other bakery item retailing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Health consciousness influences the types of food that consumers eat. Recent trends in health consciousness have focused on low-carbohydrate food consumpt...
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Health consciousness
Real household disposable income
Consumer sentiment index
Domestic price of sugar

Current Performance

Retail landscape
Input costs
Competition
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Trading landscape
Input costs
 Table: Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers






Key Selling Industries

Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing in Australia
Bread Production in Australia
Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia
Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia
Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia
General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia

Products & Services

Most industry products are produced at centralised off-site premises and distributed to individual stores. However, some cases of half-transformed product...
Fourth household income quintile
Third household income quintile
Second household income quintile
Lowest household income quintile


Demand Determinants

The tastes and preferences of consumers largely drive demand for bread, cakes and other bakery products. Varieties of bread were once limited to white, wh...
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Major Markets

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 in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry displays low market share concentration, due to the four largest players accounting for less than 20% of revenue in 2018-19. The industry is ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Retail Food Group Limited (RFG) is a publicly listed franchisor and owner of several food retailing businesses. RFG controls several franchise systems, in...
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Retail Food Group

 Table: Retail Food Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Bread and Cake Retailing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $8.86 is spen...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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