Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Liquor Retailing industry has experienced a variety of challenges over the past five years. Declining per capita alcohol consumption, rising health awareness and competitive pressures have affected the industry. Despite these trends, the industry is expected grow over the period, largely on the back of increasing consumer demand for higher value, premium beverages. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $10.0 billion. Rising discretionary incomes and increasing consumer demand for premium beverages are expected to contribute to 3.1% industry revenue growth in 2015-16.
The biggest influence on the industry over the past five years has been the growing market dominance of Woolworths and Wesfarmers-owned Coles... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The dispersion of industry establishments is generally similar to the spread of Australian population and total expenditure on alcohol by households (from any outlet) with the exception of Queensland. As a result, New South Wales and Victoria account for the highest number of establishments in the industry, representing about 67% of establishments between them. Deregulation in the two states has also contributed to the relatively high number of liquor retailing outlets. Woolworths and Coles have targeted the two states in rolling out big-box liquor retailing outlets such as Dan Murphy's.
Western Australia has a high number of establishments relative to population, with approximately 15% of establishments... purchase to read more