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Wholesale and Commercial Bakeries

SIC 2050 | NAICS 311800

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Bread & Bakery Products  (view report)
Cookie, Cracker & 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

BNP Media
Publications 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 addressed in each issue including market trends, processing, packaging, and distribution, and special features including the annual June "State of the Industry: Bakery" report which analyzes sales performance and market trends by product segment and individual brand for nine product categories.

State of the Industry Report: Bakery
Annual report provides sales performance data for nine product categories by product segment and individual brand (with private label identified collectively as a brand), with sales statistics provided for each product segment and each brand including total dollar sales and unit sales, percentage change from the prior year for each of these measures, and brand market share based on total dollar sales.

Sosland Publishing Co.
Publications available from this organization include:

Corporate Profiles / State of the Industry
"Grained-Based Foods" section of this annual report analyzes sales performance and market trends by product category for leading vendors and brands (with private label reported collectively as both a vendor and a brand), with product categories covered in this section including fresh bread, fresh buns, fresh rolls/buns/croissants, ready-to-eat cereal, hot cereal/oatmeal, cookies, and crackers with filling.

Bakery Redbook
Annual reference guide provides industry statistics and plant data for all wholesale baking companies in the U.S. and Canada, with information provided in the guide including top 10 vendors (with private label identified collectively as a vendor) by product category for grain-based foods, wholesale bakery rankings by annual revenue, and number of wholesale plants by employee size, product, and type.

Euromonitor International
Bakery in the US

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales data by product category for packaged/industrial and unpackaged/artisanal baked goods (e.g., breads, bread substitutes, cakes, and pastries), sweet and savoury biscuits (e.g., cookies, crackers), and breakfast cereals (hot cereals, ready-to-eat cereals).

Global Bakery Market

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the market for the bakery products sector on a global basis, with data provided in the study including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., bread and substitutes, biscuits, cakes and pastries, and breakfast cereals) and key vendors profiled in the study including Grupo Bimbo SAB, Mondelez International, Kellogg Company, and PepsiCo.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Bread & Bakery Products
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies that manufacture fresh and frozen bakery products (e.g., bread, rolls, buns, bagels, cakes, pies, pastries, and cookies) and sell these items to supermarkets, restaurants, and other food service providers and may also sell these items directly to consumers through company-owned outlets.

PayScale, Inc.

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as plant manager, production supervisor, baker, and quality assurance technician, with baked products manufacturers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Flowers Foods, Inc., Aryzta Americas, Hearthside Food Solutions LLC, and Schwebel Baking Co.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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Related Industries:
Retail Bakeries and Donut Shops
Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers
Grocery Stores and Supermarkets
Snack Food Manufacturers


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