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Wholesale and Commercial Bakeries

SIC 2050 | NAICS 311800

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Bread and Bakery Products  (view report)
Cookie, Cracker, and Pasta Production  (view report)

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:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

BNP Media
Information resources available from this organization include:

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the snack food and bakery industries, with topics covered including market trends, processing, packaging, distribution, and technology, and special features including the annual "State of the Industry: Bakery" report (June issue) which analyzes sales performance and market trends by product category. Current and prior issues of the magazine are available free online.

State of the Industry Report
Annual report provides sales performance data for eight bakery product categories by individual brand (with private label identified collectively as a brand), with sales statistics provided for each brand including dollar sales and unit sales and the percentage change from the prior year for each of these sales measures. Complete report is available online in the June issue of "Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery" magazine.

First Research

Bakery Product Manufacturing
Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Sosland Publishing Co.
Publications available from this organization include:

Baking & Snack / Milling & Baking News
Monthly and biweekly trade publications feature news and information for baking industry professionals, with topics covered in various issues of these magazines including business news, industry trends, production operations, packaging and distribution, ingredient market coverage, product trends, corporate profiles, and regulatory issues. Current and archived digital editions of these publications can be viewed free online.

Corporate Profiles / State of the Industry
"Grained-Based Foods" section of this annual business publication analyzes sales performance and market trends by product category for leading vendors and brands (with private label identified collectively as a vendor and a brand), with product categories covered in this section including bread, buns, rolls/croissants, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, bakery snacks, cookies, and crackers. Complete report is available free online

Euromonitor International
Bakery in the U.S.
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector, with topics covered in the report including headlines, trends, competitive environment, prospects, historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., bread, cakes, pastries, cookies, crackers, breakfast cereals), and major company profiles. Summary description, sample report and data, and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Transparency Market Research
Bread and Baked Food Market
Market research study provides detailed analysis of the bread and baked goods market by major geographic region (e.g., North America, Asia Pacific, Europe), with topics covered in the study including current market trends, market structure, growth drivers, factors limiting growth, and market projections for upcoming years. Summary description of the study is available online, with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Commercial Bakeries  Search for "3118"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Commercial Bakeries / Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing

Comprehensive reports provides in-depth analysis of this manufacturing sector by product segment (e.g.,  fresh and frozen bread, bread-type rolls, other fresh bakery products; cookies and crackers), with financial data provided in the reports including industry income statement, balance sheet, financial ratios, and capital expenditures. Summary description and detailed table of contents for each report is available free online.

Compensation Surveys

Snack Food Association / American Bakers Association
Salary and Benefits Survey /

Comprehensive compensation survey provides salary and fringe benefits information for over 30 corporate, divisional, and plant level job positions in the baking and snack products industries, with salary data broken out by plant size and geographic region and fringe benefit topics addressed in the survey including health and life insurance plans, wellness programs, disability programs, paid leave policies, and retirement plans.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bakers
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.

Occupational Employment and Wages - Bakeries
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by commercial and retail bakeries on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

The Food Institute
Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Annual study provides deal-level transaction detail and other information for mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage business, with manufacturing categories covered in the study including bakery products manufacturers. Detailed table of contents and sample page from the report can be previewed free online.

Small Business Valuation 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 BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.