Questions about bakeries- customers, patterns, purchases, revenue...?


Linseed

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hey everybody! I'm new here, and its such an awesome community! I hope I'm posting this in the right place...

I am a culinary student, majoring in baking and pastry. I am writing a business plan for my thesis and looking for some primary personal sources and direct information from people involved in the bakery (specifically cookie/brownies/bar sales) industry. I'd appreciate any help at all, and not all the questions need to be answered ;-)

How many people do you estimate visit your shop daily or monthly?

How has customer traffic changed since opening? Better or worse? Changed to online sales or added online sales

How many people do you estimate are regular customers?

What are the typical purchase per customer in terms of number of items, type of food, flavor etc...?

How do you handle accounting? Do you use QuickBooks? Is it a daily routine? Do you hire an accountant monthly?

Approximately what is your gross revenue per year?


Thank you so much!
 
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ChesterV

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Hello!

Hmmmm, I don't know if anyone on here has their own bakery, I think pretty much everybody on here are home bakers.

There were a couple of people who worked from home, but I haven't seen them on here in months.
You might try a bakers union or an online site strictly for bakers with businesses.
 
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Norcalbaker59

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hey everybody! I'm new here, and its such an awesome community! I hope I'm posting this in the right place...

I am a culinary student, majoring in baking and pastry. I am writing a business plan for my thesis and looking for some primary personal sources and direct information from people involved in the bakery (specifically cookie/brownies/bar sales) industry. I'd appreciate any help at all, and not all the questions need to be answered ;-)

How many people do you estimate visit your shop daily or monthly?

How has customer traffic changed since opening? Better or worse? Changed to online sales or added online sales

How many people do you estimate are regular customers?

What are the typical purchase per customer in terms of number of items, type of food, flavor etc...?

How do you handle accounting? Do you use QuickBooks? Is it a daily routine? Do you hire an accountant monthly?

Approximately what is your gross revenue per year?


Thank you so much!
Your questions are very invasive of privacy. Asking people how much income they generate violates the most basic rules of etiquette.

If you need statistics on the bakery industry, you should contact industry organizations. I’m surpised your culinary program hasn’t directed you to these resources.

NATIONAL BAKERY ASSOCIATIONS AND RESOURCES
Allied Trades of the Baking Industry
www.atbi.org

AACC International
www.aaccnet.org

American Bakers Association
www.americanbakers.org

American Culinary Federation
www.acfchefs.org

American Dairy Products Institute
www.adpi.org

American Dietetic Association
www.eatright.org

American Gas Association
www.aga.com

American Institute of Baking (AIB)
www.aibonline.org

American Pie Council
www.piecouncil.org

Bakers Courtesy Club of Chicago
www.bakerscourtesy.org

Baking Association of Canada
www.bakingassoccanada.com

Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC)
www.bissc.org

BEMA
www.bema.org

Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association
www.thebcma.org

The Bread Bakers Guild of America
www.bbga.org

Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association
www.campden.co.uk

Chocolate Manufacturers Association/American Cocoa Research Institute
www.chocolateusa.org

Cookie & Snack Bakers Association
www.casba.us

Culinary Institute of America
www.ciachef.edu

Dairy Management Inc.
www.dairyinfo.com

European Snacks Association
www.esa.org.uk

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
www.foodallergy.org

The Food Institute
www.foodinstitute.com

Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
www.fmi.org

GoGrad.org's Guide to Online Master's Degrees in Nutrition
http://www.gograd.org/online-masters-programs/nutrition-degree/

Guide to Online Nutrition Degrees
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/degrees/nutrition/

Home Baking Association
www.homebaking.org

Independent Bakers Association (IBA)
www.independentbaker.net

Institute of Food Technologists
www.ift.org

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)
www.iddba.org

International Foodservice Distributors Association
www.ifdaonline.org

International Food Information Council
www.ific.org

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association
www.ifmaworld.com

LearnHowToBecome.org
http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/nutritionist/

Milling & Baking Division, American Association of Cereal Chemists Foundation
www.aaccnet.org/divisions/

National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT)
www.specialtyfood.com

National Association of College & University Food Services
www.nacufs.org

National Confectioners Association
www.candyusa.org

National Grocers Association
www.nationalgrocers.org

National Restaurant Association
www.restaurant.org

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
www.nafem.org

North American Millers' Association
www.namamillers.org

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
www.pmmi.org

Private Label Manufacturers Association
www.plma.com

Public Health Online - Nutrition Careers
www.publichealthonline.org/nutrition

Retailer's Bakery Association (RBA) (aka Retail Bakers of America)
www.rbanet.com

School Nutrition Association
www.asfsa.org

Snack Food Association (SFA)
www.sfa.org

Sweetener Users Association
www.sweetenerusers.org

Tortilla Industry Association (TIA)
www.tortilla-info.com

U.S. Wheat Associates
www.uswheat.org

Wheat Foods Council
www.wheatfoods.org

The World Cocoa Foundation
www.chocolateandcocoa.org
 

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