Bread Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Bread Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31181 | Jul 2014

Flour power: Demand for nutrient-enriched breads will modestly boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Bread Production 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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While industry revenue slumped due to low-carbohydrate diets, demand will slightly pick up over the next five years, as rises in disposable income levels allow consumers to purchase premium products. With consumers becoming increasingly health conscious, demand for bread products with a healthy food image, such as whole-grain products, will continue to increase. Nevertheless, these same trends will place pressure on bread manufacturers, as they are forced to accelerate innovation to keep up with changing consumer preferences... purchase to read more

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The Bread Production industry is characterized by a low level of concentration, with the top four players estimated to account for 34.2% of industry revenue in 2014, representing an increase from 2009. Concentration grew in the latter part of the five-year period as a result of incremental growth achieved by the leading producers and an increase in merger and acquisition activity. For instance, Grupo Bimbo acquired Sara Lee's North American Fresh Bakery segment in 2011, which greatly increased the company's market share. Due to rapid growth through acquisitions, Grupo Bimbo is now the largest player in the industry. Although major players control a significant market share, large manufacturers employing more than 500 workers only constitute 1.2% of industry enterprises... purchase to read more


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What is the Bread Production Industry?

Firms within this industry manufacture fresh and frozen bread and baked goods, including cakes, muffins and croissants but excluding cookies and crackers. Retail and commercial establishments sell these products to downstream supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service providers. Many bakeries also sell their products directly to the public.

Industry Products
BreadDessertsRolls (including muffins, bagels and croissants)DoughnutsOther sweet goods (excluding frozen products)
Industry Activities
Making bread for distribution or saleManufacturing rolls, buns, bagelsManufacturing doughnutsManufacturing cakes (except frozen), pies and pastriesManufacturing other pastries

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