Big cheese: Premium goods support the industry despite strong competition from supermarkets

Strong competition from the major supermarkets has created unfavourable trading conditions for the Delicatessens industry over the past five years. The low prices that the major supermarkets offer across numerous product lines have drawn consumers away from specialised retailers. However, an increasing preference for premium foods among some consumers has supported industry demand. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2019-20, to $945.0 million. This includes an anticipated decline of 0.5% in 2019-20, due to an expected fall in per capita meat consumption.Supermarkets and grocery stores are the industry's main competitors...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$945m
Annual Growth 15-20
0.4%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
5,279
Businesses
1,996
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increasing preference for premium foods among some consumers has supported industry demand
  • Delicatessen operators have faced rising input prices over the past five years
  • Delicatessens that try to compete with the major supermarkets are forecast to struggle
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Delicatessens industry have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Competition from the major supermarkets has continued to negatively affect industry retailers over the period. Supermarkets have broadened their product ranges and have engaged in a fierce price war, which has drawn many consumers away from specialised food retailers, including delicatessens, over the past five years. Furthermore, increasingly busy consumer lifestyles over the period have reduced the amount of time available for food shopping, and made it more attractive to shop at one-stop-shop supermarkets. However, an increasing preference for premium foods among some consumers has supported demand for premium delicatessens over the past five years. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Delicatessens Industry

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

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Easy access for clients
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Delicatessens industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Delicatessens Industry?

    Industry firms retail specialty meats, cheeses, bread and other products, which are often sold by weight. The industry excludes sales of deli-style products at major supermarkets.

    Industry Products
  • Meats
  • Cheeses
  • Breads
  • Gourmet foods
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Smallgoods retailing
  • Cheese retailing
  • Olive retailing
  • Gourmet foods 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 disposable income
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Domestic price of meat
  • Meat consumption
  • Domestic price of milk

  • Current Performance
  • Supermarket competition
  • Price pressure
  • Premium foods
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Premium products
  • Supermarket pressure
  • Culinary experiments
  • Table: Delicatessens Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bakery Product Manufacturing
  • Cheese Manufacturing
  • Meat Processing
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Meats
  • Cheeses
  • Gourmet foods
  • Breads
  • Other products
  • Chart: Delicatessens Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers in the highest income quintile
  • Consumers in the fourth income quintile
  • Consumers in the middle income quintile
  • Consumers in the second income quintile
  • Consumers in the lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Delicatessens 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 Delicatessens

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Delicatessens 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 Delicatessens 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 Delicatessens Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Charcuterie
  • A cooked meat that is served cold, such as ham. These products are common in delicatessens.
  • Delicatessen Items
  • Products commonly sold by delicatessens, including smallgoods, breads, cheeses and olives.
  • Point-Of-Sale Systems
  • Computerised technology used at check-out points in retail stores to capture data at the time and place of sale.
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