Upscaling: Rising disposable incomes and meat prices have supported revenue growth

Meat, fish and poultry are staples for many Australians, which supports operators in the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing industry. However, changing consumption patterns and fierce competition from rival industries have created challenges for fresh meat, fish and poultry retailers over the past five years. Nevertheless, these challenges have been more than offset by increasing disposable incomes, rising meat prices and a growing preference among many consumers for value-added and niche meat products. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to be worth $6.2 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.8% in the current year.Red meat has fallen in popularity over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from the major supermarkets has forced operators to drop prices to stay competitive
  • Increasing meat prices have boosted industry revenue over the past five years
  • Competition from the major supermarkets is likely to continue limiting industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of fresh meat, fish and poultry retailers is driven by population distribution. As a result, the industry is largely concentrated in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, which account for the majority of the national population. Stores aim to be located in key shopping strips, shopping centres or alongside other consumer goods retailers. Specialist retail stores often also situate themselves within niche demographics of the population. These stores may locate themselves within differentiated areas of income, culture, ethnicity, religion or specified consumer needs...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing are:

  • Having a clear market position
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of fish and other seafood and Domestic price of meat in the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry?

    Operators in the industry primarily retail fresh meat, fish and poultry. The industry includes specialist retailers, such as butchers and fishmongers.

    Industry Products
  • Fresh beef and veal
  • Fresh poultry
  • Fresh seafood
  • Fresh pork
  • Fresh lamb
  • Other fresh meats
  • Industry Activities
  • Fresh meat retailing
  • Fresh poultry retailing
  • Fresh seafood retailing
  • Operating specialty meat stores
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of fish and other seafood
  • Domestic price of meat
  • Domestic price of poultry
  • Meat consumption
  • Seafood consumption
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Consumption trends
  • Meat prices
  • Fierce competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price changes
  • Fierce competition
  • Consumption trends
  • Table: Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish and Seafood Wholesaling
  • Meat Processing
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling
  • Poultry Processing
  • Seafood Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Fresh poultry
  • Fresh beef and veal
  • Fresh seafood
  • Fresh lamb
  • Fresh pork
  • Other fresh meats
  • Chart: Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fourth and fifth income quintiles
  • First and second income quintiles
  • Third income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A specialised meat retailer with at least one qualified staff member who cuts and prepares meat in-store. This excludes processing such as smoking meat.
  • Fishmonger
  • A retailer that specialises in fish and seafood. Similar to a butcher, as at least one staff member is trained in cutting fish products, such as fillets.
  • Turn-Off Rates
  • The portion of a herd or flock that the farmer sells for slaughter. Turn-off rates tend to increase during periods of drought, due to higher costs of keeping livestock.
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