Bread Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Bread Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31181 | Sep 2014

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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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Since the Bread Production industry encompasses both retail and commercial operators, the industry in general is characterized by a low level of concentration, with the top four players estimated to account for 31.5% of industry revenue in 2014. Among commercial bakeries, the concentration is closer to 41.0%, whereas market share concentration is only 3.6%for the top four retail bakeries. Overall however, market share concentration has increased since 2009, mostly as a result of incremental growth achieved by the leading producers and a surge 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... 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 the public.

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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