State of the Industry: Bakery

For U.S. consumers, grocery shopping continues to be a somewhat stressful ordeal. With inflation continuing to elevate prices for basic goods like flour, sugar, loaves of bread, and other staples, they are having to make some tough choices when filling their carts (whether in the store or digital).

Fortunately for the producers that read Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery on a regular basis, consumers continue to choose bakery goods. True, they are perhaps spending less on some items than they did pre-pandemic and before the current skyrocketing food costs, but most bakery categories included in this year’s State of the Industry: Bakery coverage held steady or dropped only slightly—and some subcategories and producers saw increases in dollar sales worth celebrating—thanks to the innovation, ingenuity, and resilience shown by professionals in the field.

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