Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cafes and Coffee Shops industry has grown dramatically over the past five years, owing much of its success to Australia's love for quality coffee. With the influx of European immigrants after World War II and the emergence of popular European-style cafes, a strong and vibrant coffee culture has developed across the nation. This love for coffee supported industry demand in the years following the global economic downturn, and has fuelled revenue growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2014-15. This includes a forecast increase of 2.4% in 2014-15, to $4.3 billion. However, pressure on margins has pushed profitability down slightly over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a low level of market share concentration, with no major player holding over 5.0% of the market. The industry is highly fragmented and traditionally encompasses a large number of single-establishment owner-operated cafes. This fragmentation is not expected to change over the next five years. Consumers are expected to drive the trend towards smaller operators and niche providers, continuing to choose independent cafes and coffee shops over chain stores.
While independent operators dominate the market, there are some franchised coffee or cafe operators in the industry. The most prominent chains include Gloria Jean's Coffees, the Coffee Club and Michel's Patisserie... purchase to read more