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

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. Though bread has long been a staple of the American diet, recent health trends have caused consumers to moderate their consumption of industry goods. Moreover, a shift in consumer preferences toward premium varieties of bread has narrowed the market for conventional bread products. Over the five years to 2022, 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 Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$42bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
189,591
Businesses
22,101

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite major efforts to reinvigorate the bread market, the industry has encountered decelerating demand from several markets
  • Significant merger and acquisition activity has increased market concentration
  • Sales for white loaf bread and dinner rolls have fallen significantly over the past few years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Establishments in the Bread Production industry are strategically located near sources of key inputs such as wheat, flour, grains and sugar while remaining within serviceable distance to distribution centers and downstream markets. The highest proportion of bread production businesses is based in the Mid-Atlantic region, accounting for an estimated 24.0% of establishments. The region includes some of the country's biggest and most affluent cities, such as New York City and Philadelphia, making it very attractive for smaller bakeries, coffee shops and cafes. Furthermore, a number of commercial bakeries service a variety of food service industry establishments such as hotels, motels, restaurants and caterers in this area. New York alone accounts for 12.2% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bread Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bread Production Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita wheat flour consumption and Healthy eating index in the Bread Production industry impact industry performance..

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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 bread
  • Wheat and specialty grain loaves
  • Rolls, bagels and croissants
  • Fresh baked desserts
  • Frozen cakes, pies and other frozen desserts
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing bread for distribution or sale
  • Manufacturing rolls, buns, bagels
  • Manufacturing doughnuts
  • Manufacturing cakes (except frozen), pies and pastries
  • Manufacturing other pastries made from wheat
  • 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 wheat flour consumption
  • Healthy eating index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • Fluctuating input prices
  • Changing industry structure
  • Health trends and shifting consumer tastes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer trends
  • Changing industry structure
  • Table: Bread Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bread Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Specialty Food Stores
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Street Vendors
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Production
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Dairy Product Production
  • Flour Milling
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Sugar Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Rolls, bagels and croissants
  • Other
  • Wheat and specialty grain loaves
  • Fresh baked desserts
  • Frozen cakes, pies and other frozen desserts
  • White loaf bread
  • Chart: Bread Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Foodservice and institutional customers
  • Local bakeries (direct to consumer)
  • Convenience stores
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bread Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Transportation and distribution costs
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bread Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bread Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Grupo Bimbo SA, Flowers Foods Inc.,
  • Table: Grupo Bimbo SA - financial performance
  • Table: Flowers Foods Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bread Production 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 Bread Production Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Wheat Flour Consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Ancient Grains
  • A group of edible cereal grains that were commonly cultivated prior to the industrial revolution but have since become obscure. Ancient grains do not include wheat, corn, barley, rice or oats.
  • Celiac Disease
  • An autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that renders the body incapable of processing gluten.
  • Gluten
  • A protein found naturally in wheat that gives bread its elasticity, enabling it to rise during fermentation and baking.
  • Leavening Agent
  • Ingredients that give bread a soft, spongy texture. The most common agents are baker's yeast and baking soda.
  • Parbaking
  • A cooking technique in which a baked good is partially cooked through then frozen, allowing consumers to finish cooking the product at home for a fresher product.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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