The Bread and Cake Retailing industry has performed weakly over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to post marginal annualised 0.3% growth over the five years through 2014-15. Fierce competition between players in the industry, and from external sources, have hurt the industry. This is evidenced by store closures and financial troubles among some of the industry's largest players. Industry revenue is forecast to rise 0.9% in 2014-15, to reach $759.6 million. The industry's average profit margin has trended upwards over the past five years, although this is largely a recovery from weak margins in 2009-10.
Retailers in this industry sell a range of bakery items including bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits. Industry players may operate independently or as part of a franchise network. Products are made off-premises, purchased from wholesalers or supplied by franchise parents.
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.