Trouble brewing: Industry profit margins have taken a hit as competition intensifies

Australia's coffee culture has led to revenue growth in the Coffee Shops industry over the past five years. The proliferation of coffee drinking has caused a dramatic increase in the number of small boutique coffee houses, especially in inner-city locations where office workers congregate. Coffee drinking has become entrenched in the daily routines of many Australian consumers, which supports industry demand even during widespread economic uncertainty. As a result, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2017-18, $2.5 billion. This includes an anticipated rise of 0.3% in 2017-18.Competitive pressures have been steadily rising over the past five years as more operators have entered the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Coffee drinking is entrenched in the daily routine of many Australian consumers
  • Independent coffee shops with niche products are outshining larger coffee chains
  • Price, convenience and location will increasingly become key determinants of industry success
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has minimal barriers to entry. This is primarily due to low market share concentration, low initial outlays and moderate regulation. Industry start-up costs are relatively low for small establishments. Most of the equipment, shop fittings and the premises can be leased. Coffee machines tend to be the most expensive piece of equipment for new operators, with the top models priced at well over $10,000. However, coffee machines can also be leased. Furthermore, low concentration makes it relatively easy to acquire market share without significant risk and pressure from major players. Initial outlays for a franchise tend to be more expensive. Depending on the brand, the location of the franchise and the revenue generated, franchises can cost in excess of $500,000...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Coffee Shops Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Coffee Shops Industry are

  • Business expertise of operators
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and World price of coffee in the Coffee Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Coffee Shops Industry?

    Operators in the Coffee Shops industry sell coffee, other hot and cold beverages, and light snacks to consumers. The industry excludes establishments with table service and made-to-order meals.

    Industry Products
  • Hot coffee
  • Other hot beverages
  • Cold beverages
  • Food
  • Industry Activities
  • Serving coffee
  • Serving hot beverages
  • Serving cold beverages
  • Serving cakes and other light snacks
  • Coffee shop operation
  • 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
  • World price of coffee
  • Population aged 18 and older
  • Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services

  • Current Performance
  • Key trends
  • Profitability
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability
  • Competition
  • Table: Coffee Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Coffee Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bakery Product Manufacturing
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • Fruit Juice Drink Manufacturing
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Hot coffee
  • Food
  • Cold beverages
  • Other hot beverages
  • Chart: Coffee Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Third income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Highest income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Coffee Shops Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Coffee Shops

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Coffee Shops Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Retail Food Group Limited,
  • Table: Retail Food Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Coffee Shops 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 Coffee Shops 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
    Coffee Chains
  • National or multinational networks of coffee shops, often large in operation with seating and a range of snacks and beverages both hot and cold
  • Fair Trade
  • Coffee sourced from developing nations at fair prices, ensuring better wages and conditions for workers.
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • The agency responsible for developing and administering requirements for food safety and labelling in Australia and New Zealand.
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