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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Commercial Bakeries

Overview of the U.S. Commercial Bakeries Industry

Commercial bakeries are moving beyond basic breads and pastries and have been innovating with new technology and products. Private equity interest in the sector has further intensified competition.

Commercial bakeries sell products such as bread and cookies directly to consumers under their own brands and provide private label bakery products to retailers. Competition is strong, with variable material and transportation costs making volume and geography pricing challenges. As well, the industry must closely monitor its production quality to maintain customers and adhere to state and federal regulation. These characteristics reduce profits and make expansion difficult.

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Commercial Bakeries: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Commercial Bakeries industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Commercial Bakeries

Bread (White, Wheat, Rye.), Including Frozen

Rolls, Bread-Type (Including Muffins, Bagels, And Croissants), Including Frozen

Soft Cakes, Excluding Frozen

Pies (Fruit, Cream, And Custard), Excluding Frozen

Other Sweet Goods, Excluding Frozen

Commercial Bakeries, Not Categorized, Total

Frozen Cakes, Pies, And Other Pastries Manufacturing

Frozen Cakes, Pies, And Other Pastries

Cookie And Cracker Manufacturing

Crackers, Biscuits, And Related Products

Cookies, Wafers, And Ice Cream Cones And Cups (Excluding Frozen)

Dry Pasta, Dough, And Flour Mixes Manufacturing From Purchased Flour

Prepared Flour Mixes, Including Refrigerated And Frozen Doughs And Batters, Made From Purchased Flour

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Commercial Bakeries by state

Commercial Bakeries Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Commercial Bakeries companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Commercial Bakeries company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Commercial Bakeries industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Commercial Bakeries measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 11%
Retail Sales Workers 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 50%
Food Processing Workers 30%
Bakers 17%
Bakers 17%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 12%
Food Batchmakers 9%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 14%
Material Moving Workers 10%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 9%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Commercial Bakeries Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Steck Wholesale Foods2
Voortman Cookies Limited
Fairytale Brownies

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Everything is here: Her life, her home, her son. Now she's being told to leave - Along Bergenline Avenue, one of its main commercial strips, Salvadoran bakeries and restaurants have opened alongside businesses owned by immigrants who arrived before them. El Salvador, a country of 6.2 million people about the size of New Jersey ... (01/10/2018)
  • Culinary talent from New York lured by Portland’s shorter commutes, slower pace - Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez were working for renowned New York chef Daniel Boulud when Rod Mitchell, owner of Browne Trading Co. on Commercial Street in Portland ... brought national recognition to Tandem Bakery, had been a baker at Pies ‘n ... (01/10/2018)
  • Organic Bakery Products Market 2018 Global Trend, Growth, Demand, Size, Segmentation and Opportunities Forecast To 2025 - 2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Organic Bakery Products 2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis ... Plants Analysis of Organic Bakery Products 3.1 Capacity and Commercial Production Date of Global Organic Bakery Products Major Manufacturers in ... (01/10/2018)
  • Italy nabs mob clan controlling bakeries, funerals, migrants - Prosecutors in southern Italy said the 'ndrangheta's Farao-Marincola clan had its hand in just about every commercial enterprise in the Calabrian ... forced to buy bread from the one mob-controlled bakery in town. And they said that Italian restaurants ... (01/09/2018)
  • Italy nabs mob clan controlling bakeries, funerals and more - Prosecutors in southern Italy said Tuesday the ‘ndrangheta’s Farao-Marincola clan had its hand in just about every commercial enterprise in the ... forced to buy bread from the one mob-controlled bakery in town. And they said in a statement that ... (01/09/2018)
  • After nearly 14 years, family still enjoys operating Viroqua bakery - Dan, who has more than 37 years of commercial baking experience, ran the Skogen’s IGA central bakery in Onalaska for three years in the late 1980s. WHAT: A bakery that owners Dan and Sue Thom opened in March 2004. Their daughter, Jessica Garrity ... (01/08/2018)
  • Upper St. Clair woman opens Carnegie bakery, restaurant serving Uber Eats customers - Stacey Harris of Upper St. Clair has opened a commercial kitchen in Carnegie as a virtual bakery and restaurant for local delivery and catering via Uber Eats. It includes her bakery, The Diabetic Pastry Chef, and her delivery restaurant, Nellie J's ... (01/06/2018)
  • Third Coast Bakery Opening Its First Retail Location in Traverse City - Currently, the bakery operates out of a licensed, commercial kitchen in Suttons Bay, supplying more than 30 retail locations, Munson Hospital, and several area grocery stores. They also sell directly to customers at area farmers’ markets and online ... (12/28/2017)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $82,731,440 on Commercial Bakeries. It has awarded 18,674 contracts to 168 companies, with an average value of $492,449 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Knishes (except frozen) made in commercial bakeries, Biscuits, bread-type, made in commercial bakeries, Communion wafer manufacturing, Commercial bakeries, Croissants, baking, Rolls and buns (including frozen) made in commercial bakeries, Soft pretzels made in a commercial bakery, Bread and bread-type rolls made in commercial bakeries, Bakery products, fresh (i.e., bread, cakes, doughnuts, pastries), Doughnuts (except frozen) made in commercial bakeries, Unleavened bread made in commercial bakeries, Pies, fresh, Cakes, baking (except frozen), Bagels made in commercial bakeries, Pastries (e.g., Danish, French), Matzo baking made in commercial bakeries, Crullers (except frozen) made in commercial bakeries, Pretzels, soft, manufacturing, Frozen bread and bread-type rolls, Sweet yeast goods (except frozen) manufacturing, Croutons and bread crumbs made in commercial bakeries, etc.

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