In a pickle: Competition from supermarkets has been constraining industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Delicatessens market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Strong competition from the major supermarkets has created unfavourable trading conditions for the Delicatessens industry over the past five years. Low prices across numerous product lines in the major supermarkets have enticed consumers away from specialised retailers, hurting industry demand. However, an increasing preference for premium foods among some consumers has buoyed the industry over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $879.7 million. Industry revenue is expected to grow only 0.7% during 2016-17, as reduced meat consumption and increasing competitive pressures from supermarkets constrain revenue growth.

Supermarkets and grocery stores are the largest competitive threat to the industry...

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What is the Delicatessens industry?

The vast majority of industry delicatessens are located across the three most populous states: New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. This is due to the retail nature of the industry, which requires delicatessens to be located close to consumers. These three states account for almost 80.0% of industry operators, only slightly higher than the 77.1% of population these three states are home to.

Other states and territories make up a relatively lower share of delicatessens, especially as competition from supermarkets and retail establishments continues to put pressure on industry operators. IBISWorld anticipates that those delicatessens that are well-established local businesses with access to high store traffic have remained competitive. Con...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Gourmet foods

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

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Products & Services
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Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
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Major Companies

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Annual Change
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