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Specialty Baker Business Plan

Morningstar Bakery

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Executive Summary

Morningstar Bakery is a new organic bakery specializing in gluten, wheat and dairy free products. Within the last three years there has been significant increases in demand for these bakery products. This can be explained to a large degree by the fact that up until recently Americans have had food allergies that have been undiagnosed. It has been only in the last few years that medical doctors have begun to diagnosis food allergies correctly. What was once an unknown problem that affected so many people with no recourse has become a manageable ailment that is easily dealt with through modification of diets. This is very positive for both those people that are affected as well as bakeries such as Morningstar that specialize in these products.

The Products

Morningstar offers a wide range of exciting products. The first group is spelt breads, muffins, and pastries. Spelt is used as there are far fewer people that are allergic to this grain. Yeast allergies are also common and Morningstar offers a menu of yeast free breads. Dairy free muffins and pastries are offered for vegans. Lastly, egg free breads, muffins, and pastries are offered.


Morningstar will focus on three distinct customer segments. The first group is the Allergy group. This segment is growing at 15% a year with 32,000 potential customers. The second niche is the Doctor group. This segment is also growing at 15% with 14,200 potential people. The last group is the Dieters group. This segment is typically making modifications to their diet based on their desire to lose weight. This niche also is growing at 15% with 48,000 possible customers.

Management Team

Recognizing the importance of human capital, Morningstar has assembled a strong management team. The team is led by Donna Sharp. Donna comes to Morningstar with 10 years of baking experience. In addition to her industry specific experience, Donna has had 2 years of management experience. Donovan Bailey brings financial skills to Morningstar after a 15 year CPA career. Tara Juniper-Reid will lead the marketing efforts having participated in her own PR firm. Lastly, Lucy Hamilton will be on the team as an assistant baker with over five years of experience.

Morningstar is an exciting opportunity that combines, fresh baked goods with spelt, yeast free, dairy free, and egg free products, addressing the recent need for these new products. Demand for these products is expected to grow exponentially as medical doctors become more and more aware of food allergies Americans are afflicted with. Profitability is forecasted to occur by month three. Through a combination of a strong management team, a solid business model, and exciting, market demanded products will allow Morningstar to quickly gain market penetration and cash richness.

1.1 Objectives

  1. To establish a working storefront for Morningstar bakery.
  2. To develop the strong presence in the community needed to support sales goals.
  3. To develop a full menu by the end of the second quarter.

1.2 Mission

Morningstar Bakery aims to be a cornerstone in the community creating a neighborhood atmosphere where customers feel comfortable and become instant regulars. We are sensitive to the often over-looked population of allergy sufferers and cater to their needs for healthy, delicious baked goods. We seek fair and responsible profit, enough to keep the company financially healthy for the long term and to fairly compensate owners and investors for their money and risk.