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.


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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Prospective entrants to the industry are subject to moderate barriers to entry, although these have increased over the past five years. Significant market share, brand loyalty and consumer shopping habits enjoyed by existing players operating in the industry may hinder the success of prospective entrants. Unlike new entrants, existing industry players have established a reputation and built a relationship with consumers via their product range and customer service. These factors act as hurdles for new industry players that must establish their own brand awareness and loyalty among consumers.

Competition within the industry also affects the likelihood of success for new entrants. Com..

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Industry Products

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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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