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, partly due to its discount private-label products. The rise of ALDI has forced the two established industry giants, Woolworths and Coles, to cut prices and expand their private-label product ranges. Changing consumer sentiment and shopping preferences have also influenced the industry’s trading conditions. Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $105.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.9% in 2016-17... 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. ALDI’s strong growth has increased concentration on the east coast. ALDI’s plans to open up to 40 stores across Western Australia and Southern Australia will likely boost these states share of industry establishments over the next five years.
The appearance of supermarkets in capital city CBDs is a fairly 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 the population has increased in these areas... purchase to read more