Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Changing consumer tastes and declining sales volumes for the industry's key product segments have hampered growth for the Bread Production industry over the past five years. Although bread has long been a staple of the American diet, recent health trends have caused consumers to moderate their consumption of industry goods. In the coming years, these trends in health consciousness and consumer preferences are expected to continue changing the industry's product mix, as operators increasingly focus on expanding their portfolio of nutritious and specialty breads... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Bread Production industry has a medium level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in the industry, $0.13 will be spent on capital in 2016, relatively unchanged since 2011. Capital investments have increased over the past five years as the top producers invested heavily in new machinery to produce a greater variety of products. Large bread manufacturers use machines and specialized equipment to mix ingredients and portion out dough. Conveyor belts are also used to transport products through each stage of the automated production process.
Most bread producers operate on a limited scale and serve local or regional areas... purchase to read more