Take a bite: Rising health conciousness has increased demand for specialty foods, benefitting the industry

Operators within the Specialty Food Stores industry in California sell a variety of specialty food products, including baked goods, candy and snacks, artisanal cheeses and premium packaged coffee and tea. Although improved economic conditions and shifts in consumer preferences have been beneficial to the industry, rising competition from supermarkets and traditional grocery stores has constrained growth for specialty food stores over the past five years. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to face rising competitive pressure from natural food store chains and conventional supermarkets, both of which are increasingly focused on offering the same products sold by industry operators...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Diet-conscious consumers propped up industry revenue by increased demand for specialty foods
  • Consumers’ rising health consciousness has helped drive revenue growth by stimulating demand for high-quality products
  • Rising health consciousness will drive up demand for specialty foods among consumers in California
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Specialty Food Stores industry has a low-to-moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.14 in capital investment. Capital for this industry generally includes store fixtures and equipment such as display shelving, cash registers and point of sale systems. With the cost of these assets being depreciated and spread over the estimated useful life of the goods, capital expenditure for this industry is incurred at the start of the business and as assets are replaced. Over the past five years, capital intensity has increased marginally, up from $0.12. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Having a clear market position
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Consumer Spending in California in the Specialty Food Stores in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry?

    Stores in this industry are specialized retailers of premium food products including baked goods, candy, chocolate, snacks, dairy products, coffee, tea, soft drinks and gourmet foods. The industry only retails packaged products not sold for immediate consumption. This industry also does not include butcher shops, seafood markets or produce markets. Producers of chocolate, bread and bakery goods are excluded from this industry as well.

    Industry Products
  • Bakery products
  • Candy and snacks
  • Dairy products
  • Coffee and tea
  • Meats and eggs
  • Gourmet prepared foods
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing candy
  • Retailing confectionery products
  • Retailing packaged nuts
  • Retailing packaged coffee and tea
  • Retailing dairy products
  • Retailing gourmet foods
  • Retailing soft drinks
  • Retailing spices
  • Retailing organic and health foods
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Consumer Spending in California
  • External competition for the Specialty Food Stores industry
  • Healthy eating index

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand
  • Industry competition and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • External competition
  • Table: Specialty Food Stores in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Specialty Food Stores in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Caterers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread Production
  • Coffee Production
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Tea Production

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Candy and snacks
  • Bakery products
  • Dairy products
  • Coffee and tea
  • Meats and eggs
  • Gourmet prepared foods
  • Chart: Specialty Food Stores in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 22 to 39
  • Consumers aged 40 to 51
  • Consumers aged 52 to 70
  • Consumers aged 71+
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Specialty Food Stores in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry

  • Bristol Farms, Draeger's Market, It'Sugar LLC, Penzeys Spices,
  • Table: Bristol Farms - financial performance
  • Table: Draeger's Market - financial performance
  • Table: It'Sugar LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Penzeys Spices - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Specialty Food Stores in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Personal Income in California (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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