Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Liquor Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

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Operators in the Liquor Retailing industry have faced several challenges over the past five years, including declining per capita alcohol consumption, rising health consciousness and mounting competitive pressures. Despite these trends, the industry is expected to grow over the period, largely on the back of increasing consumer demand for higher value, premium beverages. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to $12.5 billion. Rising discretionary income is expected to contribute to industry revenue growth of 2.5% in the current year. The biggest influence on the industry over the past five years has been the growing market dominance of Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, at the expense of...
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Liquor Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Liquor Retailing industry is forecast to continue growing over the next five years. A strengthening retail environment, further growth in premium categories and rising at-home consumption of wine, spirits and premium beer are likely to be the main growth drivers. Woolworths and Coles are projected to continue increasing their market dominance, with more big-box retail outlets set to open across Australia. ALDI is anticipated to continue capturing industry market share by rolling out new stores. Independent liquor retailers will continue to come under pressure with some operators expected to exit the industry. Revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Online liquor sales Online liquor...
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Liquor Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $13bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 6,292
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 30,082

Biggest companies in the Liquor Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Liquor Retailing in Australia industry include Woolworths Group Limited, Coles Group Limited and Metcash Limited.

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What is Liquor Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

Liquor retailers sell liquor (including beer, wine, spirits and ready-to-drink mixers) in packaged form (i.e. bottles and cans). Alcohol retailed by the industry is intended for consumption away from liquor store premises. The industry includes both online and bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Industry Products and Services

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Bottled spirits
  • RTDs
  • Cider

Industry Activities

  • Alcoholic beverage retailing
  • Online liquor retailing
  • Liquor shop operations

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Liquor retailers sell liquor (including beer, wine, spirits and ready-to-drink mixers) in packaged form (i.e. bottles and cans). Alcohol retailed by the industry is intended for consumption away from liquor store premises. The industry includes both online and bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Main Activities

  • Alcoholic beverage retailing
  • Online liquor retailing
  • Liquor shop operations

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Total alcohol consumption affects liquor retailing. Consumer attitudes towards alcohol consumption have changed dramatically over the past decade due to g...
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Total alcohol consumption
Demand from pubs, bars and nightclubs
Real household discretionary income
Average weekly hours worked

Current Performance

Declining profitability
Rising competition
Independent retailers
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Varied profitability
Rising competition
Taxation
 Table: Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Beer Manufacturing in Australia
Wine Production in Australia
Spirit Manufacturing in Australia
Liquor Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

While per capita alcohol consumption has declined over the past five years, revenue growth from liquor retailing has remained robust due to the growing po...
Males aged 40 and over
Females aged 40 and over
Females aged 18 to 39



Demand Determinants

The Liquor Retailing industry is sensitive to changes in the economy, particularly factors that affect household discretionary income. As a result, change...
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Major Markets

Males aged 40 and over
Females aged 40 and over
Females aged 18 to 39




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Liquor Retailing industry is highly concentrated. The four largest industry players (Woolworths, Coles, Metcash and ALDI) are estimated to account for...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Woolworths Group Limited is a publicly listed company and Australia's largest retailer. The company generates most of its revenue from its food and liquor...
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Woolworths

 Table: Woolworths - financial performance

Coles Group

 Table: Coles Group - financial performance

Metcash

 Table: Metcash - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Liquor Retailing industry exhibits moderate capital intensity, with the majority of industry operations carried out by employed labour. Employees are ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Liquor Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Liquor Retailing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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