Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4111 | Jan 2015

Shopping shifts: Private labels and technology are changing the operating landscape

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets and Grocery Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive in Australia. The entry and rapid growth of German-owned ALDI, which almost exclusively sells private-label products at discounted prices, 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 – have 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 2.9% annualised over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $94.0 billion. This includes forecast growth of 5.2% 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. ALDI's strong growth has increased concentration on the east coast. ALDI has plans to open a significant number 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


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What is the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry?

Supermarkets and grocery stores retail a range of groceries and food lines, 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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