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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 | Sep 2016

Priced out: Price cutting among major players has increased competition

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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, partly due to its discount private-label products. The rise of ALDI has forced the two established industry giants, Woolworths and Coles, to cut prices and expand their private-label product ranges. Changing consumer sentiment and shopping preferences have also influenced the industry’s trading conditions. Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $105.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.9% in 2016-17... 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. ALDI’s strong growth has increased concentration on the east coast. ALDI’s plans to open up to 40 stores across Western Australia and Southern Australia will likely boost these states share of industry establishments over the next five years.

The appearance of supermarkets in capital city CBDs is a fairly 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 the population has increased in these areas... purchase to read more


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What is the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry?

Industry players primarily retail groceries. 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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