Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
IBISWorld research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts for over
700 industries, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships
that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Sample report is available online.
Penton Media, Inc.
Trade magazine features news and information for the wholesale bakery industry, and includes special
features such as the "Business Forecast", "Top 10 Trends", and "Wholesale Baking Industry Survey"
which provide insight into consumer, marketing, and business trends. All articles are accessible free
online with registration.
Bakery Product Manufacturing
Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing
First Research industry profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent
news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year
revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
Sample report is available online.
Baking & Snacking / Milling & Baking News
News & Opinion / Features / Markets & Data / Resources
Trade publications feature news and information for the commercial wholesale bakery industry, with
topics covered including processing and packaging, formulating, research and development, market trends
and data, company profiles, special reports, and more. All articles are accessible online with registration.
Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail,
balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis
available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are
Snack Food Association / American Bakers Association
Salary and Benefits Survey
See "Publications" section
Salary and benefits survey includes data collected from all segments of the baking and snack foods
industries, with salary data broken down by both region and plant size. The benefits section provides
information on various benefit practices, including insurance and retirement plans, disability and
wellness programs, and paid time off policies.
ERI Economic Research Institute
Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant
databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete
listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Food Processing
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the
work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment
outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.
The Food Institute
Food Business Mergers and Acquisitions
Annual publication provides analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the food business, with categories
covered including wholesale and commercial bakeries. Table of contents and sample excerpt can be viewed
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Wholesale and Commercial Bakeries
Report provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries.
Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®,
with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.
Bakeries and Bakery Shops
Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers
Grocery Stores and Supermarkets
Snack Food Manufacturers
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Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.