On a roll: Strong export growth has contributed to the industry's expansion in recent years

The Bread and Bakery Goods Production industry's products include loaves of bread, cakes, rolls, pastries, baguettes, crumpets and muffins. White bread has been declining as a share of the industry over the past five years as health-conscious consumers have been trying to reduce their intake of carbohydrates and increase the nutritional content of their food, and therefore substituting it for wholemeal bread as a healthier alternative. The industry is highly fragmented, with only one player, Pat the Baker, holding a market share greater than 5%, following its acquisition of Irish Pride for €4.5 million in 2015.Over the five-year period through 2018, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.5%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has grown slightly over the past five years, but fluctuations in the price of wheat have affected profit
  • Changing diet trends as health consciousness has grown has increased demand for artisanal bakeries
  • Operators are expected to continue to introduce new products, particularly in the bread segment of the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Traditional breadLoaves of bread account for the largest share of industry revenue, since many households buy them on a weekly basis. The popularity of sliced bread is supported by its use in sandwich making. The majority of the bread eaten in Ireland is white, accounting for 28% of all bread purchased, but the dominance of white bread is waning as consumers have been trending towards healthier lifestyles and implementing stricter dietary requirements. Wholemeal bread, which is made using flour that retains the germ and bran portions of the grain, has become more popular as a substitute, as it retains more fibre, magnesium, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. According to research by Bord Bia, wholemeal bread accounts for 23% of all bread purchased. Bro...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Effective quality control
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Supermarket retail sales and World price of wheat in the Bread & Bakery Goods Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bread & Bakery Goods Production in Ireland Industry?

    This industry includes companies that produce bakery products such as bread, cakes, bagels, muffins, doughnuts and baguettes. Part-baked and frozen products are also included in the industry. Supermarket in-store bakeries that do not produce goods from scratch are not covered.

    Industry Products
  • Traditional bread
  • Cake and pastry
  • Rolls, baps and baguettes
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing fresh traditional bread and rolls
  • Manufacturing fresh pastries and cakes
  • Manufacturing fruit cakes, loafs and pies
  • Manufacturing part-baked and frozen products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Supermarket retail sales
  • World price of wheat
  • Consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Perceived health

  • Current Performance
    Profit jamHealth concernsExports rising
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Innovative approachThreatening exports
  • Table: Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets in Ireland
  • Bakeries in Ireland
  • Restaurants and Takeaways in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Grain Milling in Ireland
  • Sugar Production in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Traditional bread
  • Cake and pastry
  • Rolls, baps and baguettes
  • Other
  • Chart: Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food-service industries
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bread & Bakery Goods Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pat the Baker Unlimited Company,
  • Table: Pat the Baker Unlimited Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A substance formed when starchy foods (such as bread) are heated at high temperatures.
  • Artisan Bread
  • Speciality bread manufactured by skilled bakers using traditional methods and recipes.
  • Plant Bakery
  • A site where bread and bakery products are manufactured on an industrial scale.
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