Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

Food fight: Fierce price competition has benefited consumers but eaten into profit

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets and Grocery Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in the country. The rapid growth of the German-owned ALDI Stores Supermarkets, 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. In the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.4%, to reach $87.2 billion... 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 almost 90.0% of the market. Acquisition activity undertaken by Woolworths and Coles has contributed to increasing concentration since the mid-1970s. In 2013-14 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 over 7.0% of the market in 2013-14, 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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