Houseware Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Houseware Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4213 | Apr 2015

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IBISWorld’s Houseware Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Houseware Retailing industry sells a range of products including tableware, cooking utensils, bakeware and knives. The industry is part of the Australian furniture, houseware and appliance retailing market, and as such, it faces competition from other stores that sell housewares, such as department stores and supermarkets. The industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, as a high proportion of houseware products are well defined and technological advancements within each product segment are minimal. Most operators have a well-established market position, with many players now expanding into niche segments within the industry... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entry into the Houseware Retailing industry are low. The capital costs associated with establishing new outlets are relatively low, as most of the stores in the industry are small to medium-size enterprises with one outlet. Industry concentration is classified as low, with no industry participant accounting for more than 5.0% of the market. The most significant costs for operators include purchases, wages and rent. Many major retail chains offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to purchase a franchise. Franchise costs remain reasonable and are not a high barrier to entry.

The diversity in terms of price, location, style and quality of the many segments in the industry enables some small operators to specialise and profit in a niche market segment... purchase to read more


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What is the Houseware Retailing Industry?

Houseware retailers stock a range of houseware goods including china, glassware, cutlery and kitchenware. These products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods through their stores to the general public for private use. Retailers that are primarily engaged in selling housewares make up this industry. Department stores and supermarkets are excluded.

Industry Products
Other housewaresTablewareCookwareGlasswareCutlery and knivesFood storageBakeware
Industry Activities
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