Check-out the competition: Profit margins have declined due to escalating pricing battles

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets and Grocery Stores 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have reduced prices and accepted lower margins to stay competitive
  • Private-label product ranges have grown strongly as a share of industry revenue
  • Price deflation arising from fierce price competition is anticipated to constrain revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in Australia. The rapid growth of ALDI over the past five years has significantly altered the industry. ALDI has grown in popularity, largely due to its discount private-label products. The rise of ALDI has forced the two established industry giants, Woolworths and Coles, to cut prices and expand their private-label product ranges. Smaller supermarket chains, such as Foodworks, have struggled to compete in an increasingly price-intense industry. In addition, industry-wide profit margins have fallen over the past five years as players reduced prices and accepted lower margins to stay competitive. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.8%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital costs, stores spend an estimated $7.57 on wages. While advances in technology have made the recording of sales easier and faster, manual labour is still required in many aspects of supermarket operations. Consequently, labour remains a substantial portion of daily operating costs. Staff are required to undertake a variety of tasks including assisting customers with their purchases, processing transactions and restocking display shelves.

    Capital expenditure for the industry comes in the form of fixtures and fittings, such as display shelving and cash registers. Ove..

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    Additional Insights for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Experienced work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer sentiment index in the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry?

    Industry players primarily retail groceries. Supermarkets and grocery stores retail a range of groceries and food products, including fruit and vegetables, bread, cigarettes, canned goods, toiletries, dairy goods, delicatessen items and cleaning goods. Specialist retailers, niche retailers and convenience stores are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Dry and packaged foods
    Bread and bakery products
    Meat products
    Milk and other dairy products
    Fresh fruit and vegetables
    Cigarettes and other general merchandise
    Toiletries and health products
    Industry Activities
    Operating supermarkets
    Operating grocery 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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Population
  • Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services

  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Private-label products
  • Store operations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Online focus
  • Competition
  • Investing in technology
  • Table: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Meat Processing
  • Outdoor Vegetable Growing
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Dry and packaged foods
  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Toiletries and health products
  • Cigarettes and other general merchandise
  • Meat products
  • Beverages
  • Bread and bakery products
  • Chart: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fifth income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • First income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Woolworths LtdWesfarmers LimitedALDI Stores Supermarkets Pty LtdMetcash Limited
  • Table: Woolworths Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Wesfarmers Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ALDI Stores Supermarkets Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Metcash Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores 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 Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Smartphone or tablet application program.
  • Dark Store
  • A large retail facility that resembles a conventional supermarket that is not open to the public and is used for storing goods used to fulfil orders placed online.
  • Private-Label
  • Products that are branded under the store they are sold in. These products are produced for supermarkets under contract and earn higher profit margins.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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