A rising business

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

In November 2009 Bakers Delight ranked as the sixth highest performing franchise in the industry and the largest, during an independent survey conducted by strategic marketing intelligence company, 10Thousand Feet, www.topfranchise.com.au.

  • In 2001 and 2002 Bakers Delight was voted the Australian Franchise System of the Year and in New Zealand won four categories in the FANZ business awards in 2001. It also won New Zealand Franchise System of the Year in 2002

  • In 2005 Bakers Delight was recognised by the Australian Retailers Association Victoria

  • Awarded Media Campaign of the Year at the MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards 2008 for its Top Sports community engagement program

  • Joint winner of the Franchisor Social Responsibility Award at the 2009 Franchise Council of Australia MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards

  • Global turnover of $581 million for the 2008/2009 financial year (expecting to reach $608 million in 2009/2010)

  • Bakers Delight holds 13.7 per cent of the Australian bread market (Roy Morgan Single Source data September 09)

  • In Australia Bakers Delight operates 630 bakeries covering every state and territory

  • New Zealand has 32 bakeries in its network

  • In Canada, Bakers Delight trades as COBS Bread: now with 62 bakeries across three Canadian Provinces

  • Company owned bakeries represent 10 per cent of the network

  • Bakers Delight bakery has 168 specialist support employees

  • About 15,000 bakery employees serve about 2.5 million customers weekly

  • Bakers Delight Holdings is a member of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) and Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ)

  • Bakers Delight is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated