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Commercial Bakeries – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 205  |  NAICS 31181

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Bread & Bakery Products  (view report)
Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year 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:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Commercial Bakeries  Search for "3118" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Commercial Bakeries  Search for "3118" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Bread & Bakery Products
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size 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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 205 - Bakery Products Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 31181 - Bread and Bakery Products Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Wholesale bakeries - establishments that primarily sell baked goods to retailers, restaurants, and other customers in bulk quantities. These establishments may also offer customized products for their customers.
Commercial bakeries - establishments that primarily produce baked goods for sale to both retail and wholesale customers. These establishments may operate their own retail stores, but their primary focus is on producing large quantities of baked goods for distribution.
Frozen bakery products manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce baked goods that are sold frozen and can be baked at home or in commercial settings. These products may include bread, rolls, pastries, and cakes.
Bread and bakery product manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce bread and other baked goods for wholesale and retail customers. These establishments may specialize in a particular type of baked good or produce a variety of products.
Cookie and cracker manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce cookies and crackers for wholesale and retail customers. These establishments may produce a variety of flavors and types of cookies and crackers, including sandwich cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and graham crackers.
Pie and tart manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce pies and tarts for wholesale and retail customers. These establishments may specialize in a particular type of pie or tart, such as fruit pies or custard tarts.
Specialty bakeries - establishments that primarily produce baked goods that are specialized or unique, such as gluten-free or vegan products. These establishments may sell their products directly to consumers or to wholesale customers.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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


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