Seed of doubt: Strong external competition has constrained revenue and caused profit to fall

The Garden Supplies Retailing industry captures about half of all garden supplies retail sales in Australia, with the balance generated by competitors operating hardware stores such as Bunnings, discount department stores such as Kmart, and supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths. Long-term demand for garden supplies is influenced by trends in residential building activity, households' capacity for discretionary spending and annual rainfall levels. Reduced rainfall often corresponds with water restrictions, and weaker demand for traditional plants and lawn seeds. However, low rainfall can also stimulate sales of drought-tolerant plants and water tanks.Industry revenue is expected to grow at a marginal annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $2.6 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
10,100
Businesses
2,265
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Weak trends in housing construction and household income have dampened industry sales
  • Garden supplies retailers have faced increasing external competition over the past five years
  • Ongoing competition from major hardware retail chains is expected to cause profitability declines
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Garden Supplies Retailing industry has remained subdued over the past five years, partly due to strong external competition from the large hardware chains, such as Bunnings and Mitre 10. Industry operators have also contended with households spending less on plants and gardening supplies, but have derived some stimulus from rising investment in new residential building construction and associated new household gardens. However, growth in residential building activity has increasingly focused on multistorey apartment developments over the past five years, representing a weaker source of demand for garden supplies compared with single-unit housing. Apartments generally have restricted space available for gardens, often confined to vertical gardens on balconies or shared pathways...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Garden Supplies Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Garden Supplies Retailing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of annual rainfall and Demand from gardening services in the Garden Supplies Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Garden Supplies Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators sell garden supplies or nursery goods such as seedlings, bulbs, shrubs, trees, pesticides, fertilisers and other nursery stock. These goods are largely purchased from wholesalers and sold directly to consumers online or through retail outlets. Retailers that primarily sell cut flowers are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Trees, shrubs and plants
  • Gardening supplies
  • Other gardening products
  • Industry Activities
  • Fertilisers and pesticide retailing
  • Nursery stock and ornament retailing
  • Potted plant retailing
  • Seedling and bulb retailing
  • Shrub and tree retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from gardening services
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from house construction

  • Current Performance
  • Sales trends
  • Strong competition
  • Garden trends
  • Profit and consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sales and gardening trends
  • Strong competition
  • Table: Garden Supplies Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Garden Supplies Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Product Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Kitchen and Diningware Wholesaling
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Nursery Production

  • Products & Services
  • Trees, shrubs and plants
  • Gardening supplies
  • Other gardening products
  • Chart: Garden Supplies Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 55 to 64
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • Businesses and farmers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Garden Supplies Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Garden Supplies Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Garden Supplies 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 Garden Supplies 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 Garden Supplies Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Diy
  • Do-it-yourself.
  • Pos Systems
  • Point of sale system used by the retailer to complete a transaction. This can include EFTPOS machines, barcode scanners, weighing scales, touch screen terminals and self-scan checkouts.
  • Rfid
  • Radio-frequency identification involves an object or tag being attached to a product, person or animal, for the purpose of tracking and identification using radio waves.
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    • 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
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