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"FOR 2020, IT LOOKS LIKE SMALLERDOLLAR PROJECTS: UPGRADING
OR EXPANDING EXISTING FACILITIES
AND NOT SO MUCH NEW
BUILDINGS ... THERE'S ALSO
A LOT MORE FINE-TUNING."
Marjorie Hellmer, Cypress Research

DOES YOUR COMPANY PLAN TO ADD OR REDUCE
EMPLOYEES IN 2020?

2020

2017

37%

46%

ADDING EMPLOYEES

HOLDING YOUR WORKFORCE STEADY

New item in 2019

company activity and confidence

39%
53%
REDUCING EMPLOYEES
14%
10%
IS YOUR COMPANY REDUCING EMPLOYEES OR HOLDING
YOUR WORKFORCE STEADY BECAUSE OF A LACK OF
CANDIDATES TO FILL NEEDED OPEN POSITIONS?

YES

60%

40% NO

IS YOUR COMPANY PLANNING CAPITAL
INVESTMENTS IN 2020? (2017)

YES
NO

2020

2017

86%
14%

79%
21%

WHAT PERCENT OF YOUR COMPANY'S REVENUE IS
DESIGNATED FOR 2020 CAPITAL PROJECTS? (2017)

2020

2017

AVERAGE % OF REVENUE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS

8.4%
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13.8%

How did IBIE affect
equipment spending plans?
Fieldwork for Baking & Snack's 2020
Industry Confidence Survey was
conducted almost two months after
the International Baking Industry
Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.
Of the 230 respondents, 38%
indicated attendance at the triennial
Expo, 79% of which noted having
"shopped" for equipment at the show.
Additionally, 53% said that their IBIE
experience influenced them to spend
or plan to spend outside their company's equipment investing plans.
Some of the most inspiring technology, according to survey participants, included packaging, operating
or performance indicators, food
safety and sanitary design, energy efficiencies, and maintenance diagnostics. Baker attendance for IBIE 2019
increased by almost 10% over the
previous Expo in 2016, and the show
floor, with approximately 1,000 exhibitors, covered the largest square
footage in the show's history.

The bulk of capital investments is happening in
equipment, and the numbers indicate that companies are more interested in refining their current
operating conditions rather than seeking out new
ones. Seventy-nine percent of participants noted
bakery equipment as investment areas, and 57% -
up from 40% in 2017 - identified plant upgrades.
Additionally, facility expansion jumped from 31%
to 41%, and new construction plummeted from
27% in 2017 to 16% for the upcoming year.
Of equipment spending, a whopping 73% of bakers indicated packaging at the top of the list, followed by makeup/dividing/depositing with 52%.
Material handling and warehousing/distribution
were tied with 46%.
It wasn't long ago that fickle consumers were
bakers' biggest worry. Today, they are navigating a
foggy path while the trade war with China awaits
resolution and they seek new solutions for the
shrinking labor pool. In the end, the ambiguity can
be summed up by some written comments in this
year's survey: One respondent noted that there's
"nothing" to look forward to while another proclaimed, "2020 is going to be a great year." We'll just
have to wait and see.

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Baking & Snack - February 2020
Contents
Editorial - What can bread learn from the little black dress?
Newsfront
People/In Brief
2020 Baking Hall of Fame - The history makers
2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The teacher
2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The engineer
2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The architect
2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The helper
Industry Confi dence Survey - Weathering the storm
Kwik Trip - Land of opportunity
Donuts - A hole in one
Health and wellness - Impacting consumer health
Protein - Blend for balance
Probiotics - Good for the gut
Snack processing - Story of the decade
Pan glazing - Life in the fast lane
Depositing - Bull's-eye
Production management - ERP software 101
Trays & baskets - Stacked for food safety
Meeting preview: ABA - A gold mine of information
Events
Innovations - Contents
Featured innovation center
Ingredients & formulating
Equipment & packaging
Patents
New on the shelf
Marketplace
Ad index
New product spotlight
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Baking & Snack - February 2020 - 2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The teacher
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Baking & Snack - February 2020 - 2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The engineer
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Baking & Snack - February 2020 - 2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The architect
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Baking & Snack - February 2020 - 2020 BAKING HALL OF FAME - The helper
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Baking & Snack - February 2020 - Industry Confi dence Survey - Weathering the storm
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Baking & Snack - February 2020 - Innovations - Contents
Baking & Snack - February 2020 - Featured innovation center
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