Cherry on top: Favorable consumption patterns and innovation will give the industry an extra boost

IBISWorld’s Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer health concerns over frozen cakes and pastries have affected the industry
  • Operators will continue to sustain sales by experimenting with new flavors, sizes and ingredients

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Rising health consciousness, changing consumer tastes and competition from fresh bakery items has hampered performance for the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry in the past five years. In response to these trends, industry operators have focused on reformulating their existing dessert selections with healthier, higher quality ingredients. Furthermore, operators also experimented with new flavor combinations while launching single-serving varieties that appeal to a wider range of health-conscious consumers. In the coming years, industry operators will continue to develop and introduce new flavors and portion sizes, as well as improving the taste and texture of classic varieties such as frozen fruit pie and cheesecake...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Frozen pies

    Frozen pies generate the largest share of industry revenue for operators, accounting for an estimated 36.0% of total industry sales in 2016. Like frozen soft cakes, frozen pies are predominantly consumed during the holiday periods. Moreover, consumer spending has picked up over the past few years, which has led to growing demand for products within this segment. In addition, major players such as ConAgra Foods and The Schwan Food Company have reformulated most of their frozen pie products by replacing processed fruit filling with real, flash-frozen fruit or by removing excess sugar and preservatives.

    Frozen cakes

    The frozen cake segment accounts for a combined 29.0% share of industry revenue in 2016. Wit..

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    Additional Insights for the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry are

  • Product differentiation
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Per capita disposable income in the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures an array of frozen sweet bakery products, including soft cakes, cheesecakes, doughnuts, pies and cookies.

    Industry Products
    Frozen soft cakes
    Frozen pies
    Frozen cheesecakes
    All other frozen pastries
    Industry Activities
    Frozen baked goods (except bread and bread-type rolls)
    Frozen cake
    Frozen doughnuts
    Frozen pies
    Frozen pastries (e.g. Danish, French)
    Frozen crullers
    Frozen knishes
    Frozen sweet yeast goods

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Healthy eating index
  • Price of sugar
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • Healthy demand for premium flavor
  • Profit margins and industry structure
  • Cravings from overseas markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued product innovation
  • Industry structure
  • International trade
  • Table: Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Community Food Services
  • Food Service Contractors

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Flour Milling
  • Sugar Processing
  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Frozen pies
  • All other frozen pastries
  • Frozen soft cakes
  • Frozen cheesecakes
  • Chart: Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Food service establishments
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Schwan Food CompanyConAgra Foods Inc.
  • Table: The Schwan Food Company - financial performance
  • Table: ConAgra Foods Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Frozen Cake & Pastry Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Agricultural price index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A cooking technique in which food is briefly immersed in boiling water or fat.
  • Flash Freezing
  • A freezing technique in which water contained inside a food source is subjected to temperatures well below its freezing point.
  • Organic
  • Food that is produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
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