Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Three's a crowd: The rapid expansion of ALDI is challenging Coles and Woolworths' duopoly

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 rapid growth of German-owned ALDI, which almost exclusively sells private-label products at discounted prices, has caused a massive shift in the industry. The products offered in supermarkets 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry into the industry is difficult due to a number of factors. Establishing a new store or purchasing a franchise licence is expensive. Operators may also struggle to find suitably sized premises. Most operators in the industry state that prime retail sites are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Difficulty in finding a suitable retail site may be a direct result of store size. Analysis indicates that ALDI stores measure about 830 square metres on average, compared with the average Coles or Woolworths store, which measures about 4,000 square metres. The availability of prime real estate sufficient to house large-format stores may also be an issue for international operators planning to launch stores in Australia... 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 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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