Tips for Starting a Bakery Business

The BVP, industrial Bakery-Pastry-Pâtisserie

The market for bakery, commonly called BVP, has a good growth potential. This is partly due to the multiplicity of distribution channels (fast food, supermarkets and hypermarkets, etc.) and therefore a valuation of the different offers (snacking areas, high traffic locations such as railway stations, airports, areas shopping, etc.).

This market is very healthy-the bread contributes to a continuous dynamic-and is not driven by promotions. In addition, the declining purchasing power contributes to the development of the sandwich, sizable growth potential for the coming years.

Specifically, BVP, bread is delivered molded, frozen or vacuum ready to cook on site. The business premises are therefore reduced to the cooking terminal and retail space which reduces the cost of rent.

The offer is multiple providers and therefore can meet various commercial positions. In addition, you can also consider joining one of the many franchise networks that have now been proven and even export to abroad (Pomme de Pain, etc.).

Key points to develop the business plan for your bakery

Whether traditional bakery or BVP, you will, at first, make a market study local before you implement.

If you widen your bakery to snacking business, you must also look at this market in more detail.

Your success will be highly dependent on location. In rural areas, you will ensure the grocery and links activities of the inhabitants with their fixed as street shops. A meeting with local elected would be beneficial. Urban proximity to a strong place passsage is key.

If you attack the BVP, it will be interesting to study the various options for franchises. Belonging to a network franhise you will benefit from operational support and brand recognition greatly reducing the risk of your business.

It is also important to remember that schedules are atypical: a lot of work the weekend period of the most profitable week and public holidays and during school holidays.

This particular rhythm will have repercussions on your management of your staff, but also on the management of supply and stocks. Your commodities are perishable and regulation requires regular renewed. Moreover finished products. So remember to take into account the costs associated with renewing the stock in your business plan.