Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in Australia. The entry and rapid growth of German-owned ALDI, which almost exclusively sells private-label products at discounted prices, has caused a massive shift in the industry. Supermarket shelves have changed significantly over the past five years, as the two giants of the industry – Woolworths and Coles – scrambled to compete with ALDI's low prices. Changing consumer sentiment and preferences have also influenced trading conditions across the industry. Industry revenue is projected to grow by 2.3% annualised over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $91.6 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.6% in 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of establishments is in line with population trends, with the highest proportion of stores based in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Strong population growth in Queensland over the past fifteen years has resulted in the state's proportion of establishments increasing. The entry of ALDI into the Australian industry has increased the concentration on the east coast. ALDI has plans to open a significant portion of stores in Western Australia and South Australia in the coming years.
The appearance of supermarkets in capital city CBDs is a relatively new occurrence. Traditionally, major supermarkets were located in suburban shopping centres or local shopping strips. The number of supermarkets in or close to CBDs has grown as population levels have increased... purchase to read more