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Global Bread Market - Segmented by Product Type, Distribution Channel and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Bread Market - Segmented by Product Type, Distribution Channel and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The global bread market was at USD 201 billion in 2017 and is expected to register a stable growth rate during the forecast period. Europe continues to dominate the market with a high per capita bread consumption. The global bread sale has surpassed 83,000 million Kg in 2017, registering a volume CAGR of 1.2%, during the forecast period. The consumption of bread has observed a stable growth during the past five year.

Change in consumer preference for bread consumption and inclination towards healthier products are the primary factor affecting the market. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market driven by changing lifestyle and increased consumer taste for nutritional bread. Consumers demand for new varieties of bread and rolls from different region and culture are accelerating the bread market growth.

Functional and Clean label On Rise

The demand for functional ingredients in bakery products are rising owing to its nutritional benefits. Bread being a staple food that constitutes major part of daily diet, has catered more functional demand. New low carb, high fiber, multigrain and fortified breads that appeal to health-conscious consumers have triggered the market growth. In addition to functional health benefits, incorporating natural ingredients, such as natural preservatives, antioxidants, and enzymes in bread are on rise. Companies have focused on organic and natural products launch to sustain market competition as many small players with innovative products. About 56% of the global consumers are looking for “no artificial preservatives or additives” products. Companies are targeting to replace shortenings and fat with Omega-9, Omega 3, which improves the fatty acid profile and support performance. Cholesterol reduction, weight management, high protein, and sugar control are the key consumer trend. New products focus on millet grains, exotic grains, and functional grain, such as quinoa, oats in bread has achieved a great success in recent year. Modern bread has introduced multigrain supersede bread enriched with Omega 3 and dietary fiber in 2017 to meet the increasingly demand from health-conscious consumer.

Europe dominate the Market

European bread and roll market accounts for over 45% of the global consumption by volume. However, the market is expected to decline over the forecast period due to consumer shift to healthier alternatives. Spain is the largest market which surpass a volume consumption of 4463 million Kg in 2015 which is expected to reach 4495 million Kg by 2023. Organic, natural, and health claim on bread are the key trend in the region. Increased aging population that are seeking for healthier bakery products has supported the market growth. Rising consumer preference for value added, ethnic, fresh, and artisanal breads are the primary factor driving sales. Bread with olives, nuts, seeds, and exotic ingredients are on high demand owing to health conscious consumer. Increased competition from artisanal, food service offering varieties of fresh bread have affected the packaged bread sale.

Artisanal baked goods are more popular in Italy and France compared to other European countries. Bread Loaves holds the dominant share in the market with a volume share of 20% followed by rolls and Sandwich Slices. Loaves has observed a slow growth rate overall in Europe due to high calorie content. However, loaves is the biggest category which observed a downfall from past five years is continue to decline in UK and Italy. Frozen bread sale continue to benefit from the strong demand in Germany, France, and Poland.

Key Developments

  • December 2017 - Rudi’swhich, a leading supplier of certified organic bread in US launched new gluten-free sandwich bread under its gluten-free bakery brand made with honey
  • October 2017 - Schar, which is the fastest growing leading Gluten-free bakery brand launched Schar Deli style seeded loaf which is made up of five grains and seeds including rice, buckwheat, linseed, sunflower and chia seeds
  • May 2017 - Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. acquired major stake of USD 50 million in Harvest Gold as a strategy to inter into Indian bakery market. Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. acquired East Balt Bakeries for an amount of USD 650 million, to expand into food-service market


  • The global bread market is highly fragmented with large number of domestic and multinational player competing for market share. Companies focusing on new product launch with healthier ingredients/organic claim as their key marketing strategy. Increased private label brands are possessing tough competition to the existing players. Major players include - DAN CAKE, BARILLA GROUP , GRUPO BIMBO, S.A.B. DE C.V., ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC, ALMARAI, CAMPBELLS SOUP COMPANY, PREMIER FOODS GROUP LIMITED, amongst others.

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  • 1. Introduction
    1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
    1.2 Study Assumptions
    1.3 Scope of the Market
    2. Research Approach and Methodology
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Research Design
    2.3 Study Timelines
    2.4 Study Phases
    2.4.1 Secondary Research
    2.4.2 Discussion Guide
    2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling
    2.4.4 Expert Validation
    3. Market Overview
    3.1 Market Trends
    3.2 Market Dynamics
    3.2.1 Drivers
    3.2.1.1 Changing Lifestyle, Indulgence, and Consumer Interest for Western Baked Goods
    3.2.1.2 Rising Demand for on-the-go and Smaller Portion Snacking
    3.2.1.3 Increased Demand for Clean-label Products
    3.2.1.4 Innovation in Baked Products
    3.2.2 Restraints
    3.2.2.1 Health Concern, due to Artificial Additives and Calories
    3.2.2.2 Wider Availability of Substitutes
    3.2.3 Opportunities
    3.2.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    3.2.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    3.2.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
    3.2.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
    3.2.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
    3.2.4.5 Degree of Competition
    4. Market Segmentation
    4.1 By Product Type
    4.1.1 Breads
    4.1.2 Breakfast Cereals
    4.1.3 Cakes, Pastries, and Sweet Pies
    4.1.4 Sweet Biscuits
    4.1.5 Morning Goods
    4.1.6 Crackers and Savory Biscuits
    4.2 By Distribution Channel
    4.2.1 Convenience Stores
    4.2.2 Specialist Retailers
    4.2.3 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    4.2.4 On-line Retail
    4.2.5 Variety Stores
    4.2.6 Other Distribution Channels
    4.3 By Geography
    4.3.1 North America
    4.3.1.1 United States
    4.3.1.2 Canada
    4.3.1.3 Mexico
    4.3.2 Europe
    4.3.2.1 Western Europe
    4.3.2.1.1 Germany
    4.3.2.1.2 United Kingdom
    4.3.2.1.3 France
    4.3.2.1.4 Italy
    4.3.2.1.5 Spain
    4.3.2.1.6 Rest of Western Europe
    4.3.2.2 Central and Eastern Europe
    4.3.2.2.1 Poland
    4.3.2.2.2 Russia
    4.3.2.2.3 The Czech Republic
    4.3.2.2.4 Hungary
    4.3.2.2.5 Rest of Central Europe
    4.3.3 Asia-Pacific
    4.3.3.1 China
    4.3.3.2 India
    4.3.3.3 Japan
    4.3.3.4 Australia
    4.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    4.3.4 South America
    4.3.4.1 Argentina
    4.3.4.2 Brazil
    4.3.4.3 Colombia
    4.3.4.4 Rest of South America
    4.3.5 Middle East & Africa
    4.3.5.1 South Africa
    4.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia
    4.3.5.3 United Arab Emirates
    4.3.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa
    5. Competitive Landscape
    5.1 Market Share Analysis
    5.2 Strategy Adopted by Key Players
    5.3 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
    6. List of Company Profiles
    6.1 Overview
    6.2 Products & Services
    6.3 Financials
    6.4 Key Developments
    6.5 Strategies Adopted
    6.6 SWOT Analysis of Major five Players
    7. Companies Covered
    7.1 Barilla Group
    7.2 Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de CV
    7.3 Associated British Foods PLC
    7.4 Almarai
    7.5 Campbells Soup Company
    7.6 General Mills, Inc.
    7.7 Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd
    7.8 Chipita S.A.
    7.9 The Kellogg Company
    7.10 United Biscuits (UK) Ltd
    7.11 Dan Cake A/S
    7.12 Finsbury Food Group Plc
    8. Appendix
    8.1 Disclaimer
    8.2 Sources
    LIST OF TABLES
    1: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Region, Global, 2015-2023
    2: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Product Type, Global, 2015-2023
    3: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Distribution Channel, Global, 2015-2023
    4: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Country, North America, 2015-2023
    5: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Product Type, North America, 2015-2023
    6: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Distribution Channel, North America, 2015-2023
    7: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Country, South America, 2015-2023
    8: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Product Type, South America, 2015-2023
    9: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Distribution Channel, South America, 2015-2023
    10: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Country, Europe, 2015-2023
    11: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Product Type, Europe, 2015-2023
    12: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Distribution Channel, Europe, 2015-2023
    13: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Country, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2023
    14: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Product Type, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2023
    15: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Distribution Channel, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2023
    16: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Country, Middle East & Africa, 2015-2023
    17: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Product Type, Middle East & Africa, 2015-2023
    18: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Revenue in USD million, by Distribution Channel, Middle East & Africa, 2015-2023
    19: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Region, Global, 2015-2023
    20: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Product Type, Global, 2015-2023
    21: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Country, North America, 2015-2023
    22: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Product Type, North America, 2015-2023
    23: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Country, South America, 2015-2023
    24: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Product Type, South America, 2015-2023
    25: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Country, Europe, 2015-2023
    26: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Product Type, Europe, 2015-2023
    27: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Country, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2023
    28: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Product Type, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2023
    29: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Country, Middle East & Africa, 2015-2023
    30: Baked Foods & Cereals Market: Volume in million Kg, by Product Type, Middle East & Africa, 2015-2023

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