Bread Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Bread Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31181 | Jun 2015

Enriched dough: Changing consumer preference and new product development will lift revenue slightly

IBISWorld’s Bread Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The consumption of white loaf bread and other processed baked foods has declined drastically over the past five years, while increasing prices for key inputs such as wheat and sugar has placed downward pressure on demand for goods in the Bread Production industry. However, despite the challenges that operators in the industry encountered, revenue is expected to grow as the economy improves, per capita income increases and key input prices stabilize. Revenue growth will also be aided by increased production of healthier bread varieties and broader specialty product selections that address changing consumer tastes will also aid revenue growth... purchase to read more

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Since the Bread Production industry encompasses both retail and commercial operators, the industry in general is characterized by a low level of concentration, as the top three players estimated to account for about 26.0% of industry revenue in 2015. Overall, the industry has experienced a significant level of consolidation during the past five years. For instance, Grupo Bimbo acquired Sara Lee’s North American Fresh Bakery segment in 2011, which increased the company’s market share significantly in 2012. Due to rapid growth through acquisitions, Grupo Bimbo is now the largest player in the industry, despite entering the US market just two decades ago... purchase to read more


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What is the Bread Production Industry?

Operators in this industry manufacture fresh and frozen bread and other baked goods that include cakes, muffins and croissants, but exclude cookies and crackers. Retail and commercial establishments then sell these products to downstream supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service providers. Many bakeries also sell their products directly to consumers.

Industry Products
White breadFresh baked dessertsWhole wheat and specialty grain breadsFrozen cakes, pies and other frozen desserts
Industry Activities
Manufacturing bread for distribution or saleManufacturing rolls, buns, bagelsManufacturing doughnutsManufacturing cakes (except frozen), pies and pastriesManufacturing other pastries made from wheat

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