Bread Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Bread Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31181 | Jan 2015

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

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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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Fresh and packaged leavened bread

Leavened bread is the largest product segment in this industry, accounting for a combined 49.0% of revenue in 2015. This segment includes fresh, packaged, refrigerated and frozen breads, as well as dinner rolls and bagels. French bread, white bread and wheat bread are common varieties of bread consumed in the United States. Since bread has traditionally been a staple in the American diet, this product segment is the most stable in an otherwise moderately volatile industry. Moreover, the introduction of healthier varieties of bread made with ingredients such as whole-grains, spelt and brown rice is expected to help stabilize industry revenue over the next five years despite shrinking per capita consumption of processed, packaged foods... 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 loaf breadsCakes, donuts and other fresh dessertsTortillas, flatbread and other unleavened breadsWhole-grain, wheat and specialty loaf 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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