Going to seed: Competition from the major supermarkets has caused profit to decline

Despite rising national fruit and vegetable consumption, industry retailers have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Fierce price competition from the major supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, has constrained industry revenue growth over the period. However, rising demand for higher value products, such as organic fruit and vegetables, has provided some support for industry operators. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $3.97 billion. This includes a projected revenue increase of 0.2% in the current year.Industry purchase costs have increased over the past five years, as fruit and vegetable prices at the farmgate level have risen...read 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

  • Industry retailers have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years
  • Rising health concerns have prompted increased consumption of both fruit and vegetables
  • Strong price competition will likely discourage companies from entering the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has low barriers to entry, and these have remained steady over the past five years. Although competition is high, the industry is highly fragmented. Consequently, no single player dominates the industry, meaning that there is no significant player deterring new entrants. The industry's low capital intensity and low rate of technological change encourage potential new entrants. Low capital costs reduce the amount of cash required for business start-up, while minimal technology change reduces ongoing capital outlay.The ability to establish relationships with suppliers may prevent some potential operators from entering the industry. Established industry players typically have strong relationships with reliable suppliers spanning many years. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fruit and Vegetable Retailing are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Fruit and Vegetable Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail fresh fruit and vegetables.

    Industry Products
  • Potatoes and root vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Other vegetables
  • Apples and pears
  • Bananas
  • Other fruit
  • Industry Activities
  • Fresh fruit retailing
  • Fresh vegetable retailing
  • Greengrocery operations
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Domestic price of fruit
  • Domestic price of vegetables
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer spending grows
  • Health concerns drive consumption
  • Supermarket pressure
  • Profit pressures
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumption on the rise
  • Growing incomes stimulating demand
  • Rising prices
  • Competition from supermarkets continues
  • Table: Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Other fruit
  • Other vegetables
  • Potatoes and root vegetables
  • Apples and pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Bananas
  • Chart: Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest household income quintile
  • Fourth household income quintile
  • Third household income quintile
  • Second household income quintile
  • Lowest household income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit and Vegetable Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit and Vegetable Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit and Vegetable 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 Fruit and Vegetable 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 Fruit and Vegetable 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
    Farmgate Price
  • The price that the farmer receives for their produce.
  • Organic
  • A term describing food produced without the use of chemicals, herbicides or growth hormones.
  • Point-Of-Sale
  • A system used at check-out points at retail stores to capture data at the time and place of sale.
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