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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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

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The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most concentrated industries in Australia. The top four players account for almost 90.0% of the market. Acquisition activity undertaken by Woolworths and Coles has contributed to increasing concentration since the mid-1970s. These two players alone account for more than 70.0% market share.

The strong growth of German-owned ALDI has increased industry concentration. ALDI operates as a low-cost player that stocks a limited number of popular grocery items. Consumers have responded positively to this model, contributing to ALDI's rapid growth over the past five years. ALDI holds 7.4% of the market, an incredible achievement for a company that launched a little over a decade ago... 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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