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Bread Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Bread Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31181 | Jan 2016

Buttered up: The continued development of healthier bread will aid industry performance

IBISWorld’s Bread Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$40bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
183,640
Businesses
19,924
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

 


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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 breadWheat and specialty grain loavesRolls, bagels and croissantsFresh baked dessertsFrozen 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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