Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4111 | Feb 2016

Stacking the shelves: Industry revenue grows despite intense competition and price cutting

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 over the past five years, partly due to its discount private-label products. This has forced the two established industry giants, Woolworths and Coles, to cut prices and expand their own range of private-label products. Changing consumer sentiment and shopping preferences have also influenced the industry's trading conditions. Industry revenue is projected to grow by 3.8% annualised over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $88.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.5% in 2015-16... purchase to read more

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The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital, stores spend an estimated $6.79 on wages. While advances in technology have made the recording of sale items easier and faster, manual labour is still required in many aspects of supermarket operations. Consequently, labour remains a substantial portion of daily operating costs. Staff are required to undertake a variety of tasks according to their position descriptions. These include assisting customers with their purchases, processing transactions and restocking display shelves.

Capital expenditure for the industry comes in the form of fixtures and fittings, such as display shelving and cash registers... purchase to read more


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What is the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry?

Players in the industry are primarily engaged in grocery retailing. 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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