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

The Bread and Cake Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


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 bakery products
  • Organic, premium and dietary-specific products are anticipated to benefit from high demand

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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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry displays low market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for less than 40% of revenue. The industry is highly fragmented, with sole proprietors or companies that employ less than 20 staff making up most enterprises. Industry concentration has fallen over the past five years, largely due to falling store numbers among the industry's largest players. Several of Retail Food Group's Donut King franchises have closed over the past five years due to unsatisfactory leases or unsuitable premises. Furthermore, most of The Cupcake Bakery's stores closed when the retailer entered into administration in 2014, although a few stores remain in operation in 2016-17.


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    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 Real household disposable income and Consumer sentiment index 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 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
    Pastries and other bakery products
    Industry Activities
    Biscuit retailing
    Bread retailing
    Cake retailing
    Pastry retailing
    Other bakery item retailing

    Table of Contents

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

  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other costs
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Retail Food Group LimitedBreadtop Pty Ltd
  • Table: Retail Food Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Breadtop Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Bread and Cake Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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