Half baked: Rising health consciousness among consumers has constrained industry revenue

Growth in the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry has stalled over the past five years. Consumers have moved away from factory produced, frozen pies and pastries, in favour of fresh, unpackaged pies and pastries, or healthier snack and dessert alternatives. Industry revenue is expected to be worth $631.3 million in the current year, following weak annualised growth of 0.1% over the five years through 2018-19. This result includes growth of 0.8% in the current year.In response to these trends, industry operators have attempted to encourage consumers with new, premium products, such as Wagyu beef pies and salted caramel puddings. Companies have also moved to extend distribution channels, with manufacturers catering to different markets due to shifts in consumer spending...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers are increasingly shifting away from brands in favour of private-label products
  • Significant brand loyalty has partially offset the shift towards private-label products
  • The continued rollout of gourmet products is forecast to support revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Similar to the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry, frozen cake and pastry production is concentrated along the eastern seaboard. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland therefore account for the majority of industry activity. Several of the major players' manufacturing facilities are located in regional areas, instead of major or state capital cities. For example, Patties Foods is located in Bairnsdale, VIC. Sara Lee's manufacturing plant is based in Gosford, NSW, which is also a regional area. Regional areas represent significant cost advantages for operators as they can avoid paying wage premiums and have more flexibility to make capital investments through cheaper land and construction costs. Pro...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing are:

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services in the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Domestic price of wheat
  • Per capita fat consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Channel changes
  • Private-label and import pressures
  • Volatile inputs
  • Brand loyalty and innovation
  • Going niche
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • External threats
  • Product line extensions
  • Niche product popularity
  • Table: Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cafes and Restaurants
  • Catering Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing
  • Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Meat Processing
  • Milk and Cream Processing
  • Sugar Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Frozen savouries
  • Frozen desserts
  • Frozen pastry
  • Chart: Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Pricing and presence of substitutes
  • Disposable incomes
  • Health, nutrition and dietary trends

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Convenience stores and petrol stations
  • Food services providers
  • Sports stadiums and facilities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Patties Foods Pty Limited, McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd, Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Patties Foods Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing 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 Frozen Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
  • A code that represents the complete set of food regulations for both Australia and New Zealand. The code includes labelling requirements for industry players.
  • Premiumisation
  • The consumer trend of wanting products of higher perceived value.
  • Private Label
  • A brand owned by a retailer or supplier, rather than by a manufacturer.
  • What Our Customers Say

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