Commercial and Retail Bakeries

Commercial and Retail Bakeries

Overview

The 8,800 bakeries in the US produce bread, rolls and other bakery products. Commercial bakeries sell primarily to businesses (retailers, restaurants, and food service companies). Retail bakeries sell primarily to consumers. Major revenue categories include bread, rolls, cakes, cookies, and crackers. Companies may also sell frozen bakery products or may specialize in a particular type of product, such as cupcakes.

Variable Costs

The cost of ingredients, such as flour, sugar, and dairy products, can vary and affect margins.

Dietary Trends

Trends and fads that drive food preferences can hurt demand for bakery products.