Armed and bready: Increasing health consciousness will hamper industry revenue growth

Due to ongoing pressure from consumers becoming more health conscious and turning away from bread products, paired with volatile prices of essential inputs, the Bread Production industry in Ontario has experienced sluggish growth over the five years to 2018. Over the next five years, the industry is forecast to continue its sluggish growth. The progressing development of healthier bread varieties and expanding specialty product selections that cater changing consumer tastes will encourage industry performance. However, certain industry operators will continue to experience unfavourable shifts in consumer preferences away from their products, which will temper industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The volatile prices of essential inputs, such as wheat and sugar, have led to restricted growth of profit margins
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    •Classic packaged bread is estimated to account for 35.2% of industry revenue, slightly smaller than the same segment at the national level.•Sales of products in the classic packaged bread segment have declined significantly in recent years due to growing health concerns.•Fresh and frozen baked desserts include a variety of baked desserts including pie, cakes, cupcakes and dessert waffles. The Ontario segment is similar to the national.•Buns, bagels and rolls segment is smaller than the same segment at the national level...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bread Production in Ontario Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bread Production in Ontario Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food services and drinking places and Per capita disposable income in the Bread Production in Ontario industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bread Production in Ontario Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture bread and bakery products, such as cakes, muffins, croissants, pies and other similar baked goods. Operators sell these products to downstream supermarkets, convenience stores and food service providers. Many bakeries also sell their products directly to the public.

    Industry Products
  • Classic packaged bread
  • Fresh and frozen baked desserts
  • Buns, bagels and rolls
  • Specialty and premium bread
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing rolls, bagels and buns
  • Manufacturing doughnuts
  • Making bread for distribution or resale
  • Manufacturing nonfrozen cakes, pastries and pies
  • Manufacturing other pastries
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food services and drinking places
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bread Production in Ontario Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Specialty Food Stores in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing in Canada
  • Chocolate Production in Canada
  • Flour Milling in Canada
  • Syrup & Flavouring Production in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Classic packaged bread
  • Fresh and frozen baked desserts
  • Buns, bagels and rolls
  • Specialty and premium bread
  • Other
  • Chart: Bread Production in Ontario Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Total retail
  • Food-service institutions
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bread Production in Ontario Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bread Production in Ontario

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    George Weston Limited, Canada Bread Company Limited, Polestar Hearth, Sobeys Inc.,
  • Table: George Weston Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Canada Bread Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Polestar Hearth - financial performance
  • Table: Sobeys Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bread Production in Ontario 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 Production in Ontario Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Ancient Grains
  • A group of edible cereal grains that were commonly cultivated prior to the industrial revolution but have since become obscure. Ancient grains do not include wheat, corn, barley, rice or oats.
  • Celiac
  • An autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that renders the body incapable of processing gluten, a protein found in wheat.
  • Commercial Bakery
  • A larger industry establishment that generally produces fresh or frozen bread products in bulk for sale to intermediary wholesalers, retail outlets and foodservice establishments.
  • Gluten
  • A protein found in wheat that gives bread its elasticity, enabling it to rise during fermentation and baking.
  • Leavening Agent
  • Leavening or raising agents are ingredients that give bread a soft, spongy texture. The most common agents are baker's yeast and baking soda.
  • Parbaking
  • A cooking technique whereby a baked good is baked most of the way through then frozen, permitting them to be cooked the remaining duration later for a fresh taste.
  • Retail Bakery
  • A small industry establishment that primarily or exclusively bakes fresh bread products for direct sale to the general public.
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