Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4111 | Sep 2014

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

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 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 industries in Australia. The entry and rapid growth of German-owned ALDI, which almost exclusively sells private-label products at discounted prices, has 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 – 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 2.3% annualised over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $91.6 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.6% 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 hold under 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 entry 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 almost 7.0% 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
Branded productsPrivate-label productsOrganic products
Industry Activities
Operating supermarketsOperating grocery stores

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