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 over the past five years has significantly altered the industry. The growing popularity of ALDI, known for its range of discounted private-label products, 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 $93.3 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.5% in 2015-16... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of establishments is in line with population trends, with the highest proportion of stores based in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Strong population growth in Queensland over the past fifteen years has resulted in the state's proportion of establishments increasing. ALDI's strong growth has increased concentration on the east coast. ALDI has plans to open a significant number of stores in Western Australia and South Australia in the coming years.
The appearance of supermarkets in capital city CBDs is a relatively new occurrence. Traditionally, major supermarkets were located in suburban shopping centres or local shopping strips. The number of supermarkets in or close to CBDs has grown as population levels have increased... purchase to read more