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

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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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 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

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The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital, stores spend an estimated $6.69 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?

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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