Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4111 | Feb 2016

Stacking the shelves: Industry revenue grows despite intense competition and price cutting

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets and Grocery Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive in Australia. The rapid growth of German-owned ALDI over the past five years has significantly altered the industry. ALDI has grown in popularity over the past five years, partly due to its discount private-label products. This has forced the two established industry giants, Woolworths and Coles, to cut prices and expand their own range of private-label products. Changing consumer sentiment and shopping preferences have also influenced the industry's trading conditions. Industry revenue is projected to grow by 3.8% annualised over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $88.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.5% in 2015-16... purchase to read more

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The industry landscape has changed immensely over the past five years. The rapid growth of ALDI and the increasing popularity of private-label products have altered the playing field. These changing dynamics have sparked a price war between the industry’s two largest companies, Woolworths and Coles. Both have chased market share by slashing the prices of goods such as household basics. Despite lower product prices, industry revenue has remained strong, and is projected to post annualised growth of 3.8% over the five years through 2015-16. This includes forecast growth of 2.5% in 2015-16, to reach $88.1 billion.

Woolworths and Coles have opted to reduce prices as a competitive strategy, going against the trend of overseas supermarkets to compete through product differentiation... purchase to read more


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What is the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry?

Players in the industry are primarily engaged in grocery retailing. Supermarkets and grocery stores retail a range of groceries and food products, including fruit and vegetables, bread, cigarettes, canned goods, toiletries, dairy goods, delicatessen items and cleaning goods. Specialist retailers, niche retailers and convenience stores are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Dry and packaged foodsBread and bakery productsMeat productsMilk and other dairy productsFresh fruit and vegetablesBeveragesCigarettes and other general merchandiseToiletries and health products
Industry Activities
Operating supermarketsOperating grocery stores

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