Overview

Survival of the fittest: Ongoing competition from supermarkets constrains industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
3.6%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
26,937
Business
4,752

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers have turned away from meats such as beef, veal and lamb due to health concerns
  • Domestic meat prices have fluctuated as weather conditions have been periodically diverse
  • Input prices for meat, fish and poultry are anticipated to rise over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Meat has always been a staple in the Australian diet. Consumers will always purchase meat, fish or poultry in some form. 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. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2016-17, albeit from a low base, to $6.7 billion.

    Once the nation's favourite, red meat has fallen in popularity over the past five years. Consumers have turned away from meats such as beef, veal and lamb due to health concerns. Leaner proteins, such as poultry and fish, have become increasingly popular with health-conscious consumers. Chicken sales in particular have benefited from this trend...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing industry has performed modestly over the past five years. This has occurred despite changes in culinary trends, including reduced red meat consumption, which have hindered industry growth. Strong price competition from major players in the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has also added to industry pressures. However, rising disposable incomes, rapidly increasing meat prices and a growing preference among many consumers for value-added and niche meat products have assisted industry growth. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.6% to $6.7 billion, albeit from a low base.

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

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • 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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Fluctuating prices
  • Fierce competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fluctuating prices
  • 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

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

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income
  • Health
  • Social trends

  • 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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Butcher
  • 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.
  • Farmgate Prices
  • The price a primary producer (i.e. farmer) receives for the sale of their livestock. Higher farm gate prices translate into higher prices throughout the supply chain.
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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