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.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.