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FRESH FOOD

2018 Retail Bakery Review

Labor Intensive

Bakery sales are having an impact on labor
as well. Kimberly Holleman, category
buyer for Houston-based Fiesta Mart,
who notes that sales have been
flat for her department, adds that
the reliance on part-time labor is
increasing. "I see that a lot in the
industry itself, really," Holleman says.
"Nobody wants to continue to put the labor
into it. It's still a labor crunch. We want to
do more with less."
PG's survey seems to indicate that the
category overall has seen a decrease in the
number of staff in the bakery department;
both full-time and part-time numbers declined from 2017. This year, the department
had an average of four employees for both
full- and part-time positions, a decline from
averages of 4.3 full-time and 5.1 part-time
last year. As a result of the department's
lower sales, labor as percent of sales increased to 25.8 percent, from 24.4 percent
last year, another potential reason that
profitability was down this year.
This reliance on part-time staff often precludes what skilled labor is available for the
department, Holleman notes. This is driving
her to shift her production: "We're going
more to thaw-and-sell products due to
labor," she observes. However, labor costs
rank fifth as a top concern for respondents,
although labor as a percent of sales is
slowly creeping up, as previously noted.
For Ken Downey, director of bakery
merchandising for The Fresh Market, in
Greensboro, N.C., the shift also has been
toward non-labor-intensive production
methods, although he notes that the move
was more for product consistency across
the company's 176 stores.
"I'm on a quest to eliminate all frozen
dough and go either par-baked or fully baked
or freezer-to-oven, and take the variable of

Bakery Sales 2017 vs. 2016
Increased

Decreased

Stayed the same

CURRENT
4. 8%

YE AR AGO
5 5.6%

6.7%

3 0. 2%

21.7%

Net change

9.5%

Projected Sales for Total 2018
Increase

Decrease

Stay the same

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YE AR AGO

CURRENT
1.7%

65.0%

6 0.9%

3 4. 8%

3 0.0%

7.2%

7.9%

Net change

Net change

3.3%

4.3%

Bakery Department Performance

Source: Progressive Grocer market research, 2018

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6 9.6%

10.1%

8 .7%

Net change

Percent of Sales From Self-Service Bakery
Year-Round Bakery SKUs
Seasonal Bakery SKUs
Full-Time Equivalent Employees per Store
Part-Time Equivalent Employees per Store
Gross Margin
Labor as Percent of Sales
Shrink as Percent of Sales
Average Size of Bakery Department (Sq. Ft.)

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Current

Year Ago

61.4%
246.0
216.0
4.0
4.0
48.8%
25.8%
8.3%
1342.0

56.9%
162.0
127.4
4.3
5.1
45.3%
24.4%
5.9%
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