Take a bite: Increasing health consciousness and busy lifestyles aid industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Sandwich Shops 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

The Sandwich Shops industry has sustained steady growth over the past five years, largely supported by robust demand for healthy meal options and fresh ingredients. Subway dominates the industry, accounts for an estimated 85.9% of the total market. Subway has been able to differentiate itself in the wider food services sector, and has expanded its retail store network over the past five years. Heightened competition among different food establishments like cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and fast-food chains means that sandwich stores need a concrete point of differentiation. Industry revenue is expected to expand by an annualised 2.6% in the five years through 2016-17, to total $1.7 billion. However, this includes a forecast decline of 2.4%...

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What is the Sandwich Shops industry?

Growing public awareness regarding health and diet has provided a boost for the Sandwich Shops industry over the past five years. With strong industry growth, the range of products on offer has increased. In an effort to entice customers into shops, operators provide a range of different sandwich options, together with other foods and beverages.

Submarine sandwiches

Submarine sandwiches or subs account for the largest share of industry revenue. The popularity of these sandwiches is driven by the success of Subway, which primarily retails these products. This segment has also been driven by the increased popularity of foreign-cuisine sandwiches, with Vietnamese banh mi becoming particularly popular. As...

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Additional Insights for the Sandwich Shops Industry

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

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average weekly hours worked and Consumer sentiment index in the Sandwich Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Submarine sandwiches
    Traditional sandwiches
    Other food
    Examples of brands in this Industry

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Wages and establishments
  • Health consciousness
  • Time-pressed consumers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Concentration
  • Intensifying competition
  • Food vans and pop-up stores
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Sandwich Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish and Seafood Wholesaling
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Submarine sandwiches
  • Beverages
  • Wraps
  • Traditional sandwiches
  • Other food
  • Chart: Sandwich Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sandwich Shops

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited
  • Table: Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sandwich Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sandwich Shops Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A person who has a refined interest in food.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Computerised systems used in retail sales to complete the transaction.
  • Pop-Up
  • Pop-up, or flash retailing, refers to the practice of opening short-term sales spaces.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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