Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, 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 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 analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available
by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.
Sample reports are available online.
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
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 online.
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 free online.
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Wholesale and Commercial Bakeries
Comprehensive reference guide 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.