Inconvenient: Falling demand for tobacco products has threatened industry revenue

The Convenience Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Convenience Stores industry has operated in a rapidly changing environment over the past five years. Volatile consumer sentiment, fluctuating household income growth and continued competition from small-format grocery stores, supermarkets and fuel retailers have all challenged industry operators. Industry revenue is expected to fall by an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2016-17. Many industry operators have attempted to meet these challenging conditions by reviewing prices and product ranges to offer consumers value for money.

Industry operators have varied in their performances over the five-year period...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with population and income distribution. Convenience stores are typically located in densely populated areas where they will have greater exposure to potential customers. As a result, the industry is heavily concentrated in the eastern seaboard states, with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland representing 81.2% of establishments, and about 77% of the population.

Victoria accounts for a greater proportion of industry establishments than its population base would indicate. This is because convenience stores have become popular for inner-city living consumers. Less populous states and territories such as Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory account for a combined 5.5% o..

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Industry Products

What is the Convenience Stores Industry?

Convenience stores sell a range of products including cigarettes, beverages, confectionery, snack foods, ready-to-eat foods, mobile phones and accessories, magazines, newspapers, and general merchandise. The industry includes milk bars and corner stores, and excludes businesses that primarily operate as supermarkets; sell specialised foods such as fruit, bread and deli goods; or generate the majority of their sales via fuel retailing.

Industry Products
Communications, travel and car accessories
Snacks, confectionery and ice cream
Ready-to-eat food
Printed materials
Health and beauty products
Industry Activities
Convenience store operation
Tobacco product retailing
Beverage retailing
Grocery retailing
Confectionery retailing
Ready-to-eat food retailing
Newspaper and magazine retailing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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