Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Strong competition from the major supermarkets has created unfavourable trading conditions for the Delicatessens industry over the past five years. Low prices across numerous product lines in the major supermarkets have enticed consumers away from specialised retailers, hurting industry demand. However, an increasing preference for premium foods among some consumers has buoyed the industry over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $879.7 million. Industry revenue is expected to grow only 0.7% during 2016-17, as reduced meat consumption and increasing competitive pressures from supermarkets constrain revenue growth.
Supermarkets and grocery stores are the largest competitive threat to the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The vast majority of industry delicatessens are located across the three most populous states: New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. This is due to the retail nature of the industry, which requires delicatessens to be located close to consumers. These three states account for almost 80.0% of industry operators, only slightly higher than the 77.1% of population these three states are home to.
Other states and territories make up a relatively lower share of delicatessens, especially as competition from supermarkets and retail establishments continues to put pressure on industry operators. IBISWorld anticipates that those delicatessens that are well-established local businesses with access to high store traffic have remained competitive... purchase to read more