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

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    Linseed New Member

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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 Well-Known Member

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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 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
    Norcalbaker59, Oct 24, 2017
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