Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Kitchen and cookware stores in Australia have dished out hot and cold results in the past five years. Industry performance deteriorated during 2007-08 and 2008-09 as weak economic conditions eroded consumer sentiment and with it consumer spending. Despite this, demand was bolstered by a strong uptake in cooking activities by Australian thanks to the popularity of various cooking programs on TV and the desire to cook and eat more healthily. As older people tend to cook more of their meals at home, an ageing Australian population is expected to have driven revenue growth in this industry as well. Revenue grew during 2009-10 and 2010-11 due to these factors.
Australians have been spending more on their houses and kitchens... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the kitchen and cookware stores largely correlates with the distribution of the Australian population. As a result, both enterprise numbers and revenue has its highest concentration along Australia's east coast, most notably in New South Wales and Victoria.
Continued urbanisation over the past 10 years has further aided the concentration of population in New South Wales and Victoria. This has led to the further concentration of industry enterprises in these states as a large population gives opportunity to mainstream stores for higher store traffic, as well as giving niche players access to market opportunities... purchase to read more