Hungry for more: Strong demand has encouraged new businesses to enter the industry

The Cafes and Restaurants industry has benefited from a surge in customer patronage over the past five years. Rising discretionary incomes and positive consumer sentiment have fuelled growth in industry revenue over the period. Households have felt more optimistic about their financial situation, and higher incomes have provided them with greater purchasing power to spend on food and beverages sold by cafes and restaurants. Casual dining options have become increasingly popular, with consumers dining out more often but spending less per meal. The range of dining choices available has also expanded, supporting customer patronage. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 4.6% over the five years through 2019-20, to $6.3 billion. This includes anticipated growth of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising discretionary incomes and positive consumer sentiment have fuelled growth in industry revenue
  • Cafe and restaurant patronage has risen steadily as dining out has become increasingly casual
  • Operators are forecast to expand their takeaway options to attract orders from time-poor consumers
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Cafes and Restaurants industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the four largest operators expected to account for substantially less than 30% of industry revenue in 2019-20. The industry is highly fragmented, with numerous small operators and no single player significantly influencing the industry. As a result, no companies hold a market share of over 5%.Coffee shops are more concentrated than the overall industry. Some coffee shops are part of larger franchising chains, such as The Coffee Club and Coffee Culture. While individual owners largely run these franchisees separately from the parent company, they form part of the wider brand. Industry concentration has remained largely steady over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cafes and Restaurants Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Cafes and Restaurants are:

  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to niche markets
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average weekly hours worked and Real household discretionary income in the Cafes and Restaurants industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cafes and Restaurants in New Zealand Industry?

    ndustry firms mainly serve food and beverages for consumption on the premises. Customers generally order and are served while seated and pay after eating. The industry includes cafes and coffee shops, and licensed, unlicensed and BYO restaurants. Catering services, takeaway food services, theatre restaurants and pubs are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Premium restaurants
  • Other restaurants
  • Cafes and coffee shops
  • Industry Activities
  • Restaurant operation
  • Cafe operation
  • Bistro operation
  • Coffee shop operation
  • Grill bar operation
  • Sushi and sashimi restaurant operation
  • Tea room operation
  • Brasserie operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Health consciousness
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Industry trends
  • Industry participation
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer demand
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Cafes and Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cafes and Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Liquor and Tobacco Product Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Other restaurants
  • Cafes and coffee shops
  • Premium restaurants
  • Chart: Cafes and Restaurants 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 Cafes and Restaurants 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 Cafes and Restaurants

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cafes and Restaurants 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 Cafes and Restaurants 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 Cafes and Restaurants Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Inbound Tourism
  • The act of a non-resident visiting a country, which in this case is New Zealand.
  • Point Of Sale
  • The point at which a retail transaction is carried out.
  • Zero Hour Contracts
  • A work contract where the employer is not obliged to provide minimum working hours. In addition, the employee is not obliged to accept any work offered.
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