Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report

Discount Department Stores industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.7%

The Discount Department Stores industry has performed well in a challenging retail environment over the past five years. Industry operators have gained a greater share of the total retail dollar at the expense of their mid-tier and up-market rivals. Volatile consumer sentiment has prompted many households to reduce expenditure on discretionary purchases. Many value-conscious consumers have increasingly opted to buy cheaper alternative products offered by discount department stores. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $11.1 billion. This trend includes anticipated growth of 1.8% in the current year, supported by rising discretionary incomes. Price is the primary basis of competi...
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Discount Department Stores industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Discount department store operators are projected to face competitive trading conditions over the next five years, as they vie for customers against online retailers, other department stores and specialised retailers. Price is anticipated to remain the main point of competition. Online retailers and department stores, such as Myer, are expected to attempt to attract consumers by offering lower prices without compromising on the quality of their products. However, discount department stores remain in a strong position to compete based on price, with major players benefiting from extensive economies of scale and established customer bases. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $XX.X...
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Discount Department Stores industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $11bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 572
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 56,046

Biggest companies in the Discount Department Stores industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Discount Department Stores in Australia industry include Wesfarmers Limited and Woolworths Group Limited.

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What is Discount Department Stores industry?

Industry Definition

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Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Retailers in this industry sell various consumer goods at discounted prices. Discount department stores typically purchase products from wholesalers and manufacturers and then sell these products on to consumers.

Main Activities

  • Department store operation
  • Clothing retailing
  • Furniture retailing
  • Kitchenware, china, glassware and other housewares retailing
  • Textile goods retailing
  • Electrical, electronic and gas appliances retailing
  • Perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries retailing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Real household discretionary income influences demand for products sold in discount department stores. An increase in discretionary income generally has a...
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Real household discretionary income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from online shopping
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Product sourcing
Competition
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profit
Competition
 Table: Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Clothing Wholesaling in Australia
Household Appliance Wholesaling in Australia
Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling in Australia
Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling in Australia
Hardware Wholesaling in Australia


Products & Services

Discount department stores stock a range of products. Industry operators often source their merchandise directly from manufacturers to reduce purchase cos...
People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34 years




Demand Determinants

A range of factors influence demand for the industry's products. These factors include price, discretionary income, product ranges, population growth, con...
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Major Markets

People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34 years





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Discount Department Stores industry has a high level of market share concentration, with the industry's two major players expected to account for over...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Wesfarmers Limited, which began as a farmers' cooperative in 1914, has grown to become one of Australia's leading retailers. The company holds a diversifi...
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Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Woolworths

 Table: Woolworths - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Discount Department Stores industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.19 will be spent...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Discount Department Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Discount Department Stores in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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