More seats at the table: Rising household incomes have boosted demand and enticed new entrants

The Furniture Retailing industry has faced a tough trading environment over the past five years, with revenue growth stifled by increasing competition. Within the industry, players typically compete on the basis of price and product range. External competition comes from a range of other operators that sell furniture as part of their operations, including department stores, auction websites and online-only players. Despite rising competition, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $920.4 million. Real household discretionary income growth, positive consumer sentiment, and ongoing demand across the residential building construction market are expected to support the industry's revenue growth over the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing competition has stifled industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • The industry’s profit margins are quite low, due to the intense competition among players
  • Strong competition is forecast to reduce profit margins over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $13.50 is spent on wages. Most industry stores are labour-intensive. Staff employed by furniture retailers carry out a range of tasks including customer service, store display, management of customer orders, inventory control and administrative duties. As a result, wage costs are regarded as a central part of industry operations. Mounting competition among players and the threat of revenue lost to the online market has heightened the importance of customer service for operators. To combat these threats, industry players have placed greater focus on the knowledge and advice of store staff and creating a positive in-store experience for consumers...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Furniture Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Furniture Retailing are:

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Having a clear market position
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Capital expenditure on residential buildings in the Furniture Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Furniture Retailing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail household furniture, blinds, awnings and mattresses through brick-and-mortar stores. This includes antique reproduction furniture, but excludes retailing second-hand or antique furniture. Curtain retailing, and manufacturing and installing blinds or awnings are not included in the industry. Online-only retailers and auction websites are also excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Lounge and dining room furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Blinds and awnings
  • Outdoor and garden furniture
  • Other furniture
  • Industry Activities
  • Bedroom furniture retailing
  • Lounge and dining room furniture retailing
  • Blind and awning retailing
  • Outdoor and garden furniture retailing
  • Other furniture retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Capital expenditure on residential buildings
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Cash rate
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Trading landscape
  • Competition and profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating landscape
  • Profit and competition
  • Table: Furniture Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Furniture Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Household Appliance Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Lounge and dining room furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Blinds and awnings
  • Outdoor and garden furniture
  • Other furniture
  • Chart: Furniture Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Furniture Retailing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Furniture Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Harvey Norman Limited, Bed Rumours Limited, Big Save Limited, Freedom Furniture New Zealand Limited,
  • Table: Harvey Norman Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bed Rumours Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Big Save Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Freedom Furniture New Zealand Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Furniture 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 Furniture 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
    Online-Only Retailers
  • Retailers that operate online without a bricks-and-mortar store.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Computerised systems used in retail sales to complete transactions.
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Tags or labels that enable products to be tracked through the supply chain
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