Sandwich Shops in Australia - Market Research Report

Sandwich Shops industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.6%

The Sandwich Shops industry has grown over the past five years, largely supported by robust demand for healthy meal options. Subway dominates the industry and is estimated to account for over three-quarters of the market in 2019-20. Subway has differentiated itself in the wider food-services sector and has expanded its retail store network over the past five years. Heightened competition among food establishments, such as cafes, restaurants and fast food chains, means that sandwich stores need a strong point of differentiation. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2019-20, to $860.8 million. However, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at a slower rate of 1.0% in the current year, due to weak...
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Sandwich Shops industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Robust demand for healthy fast food is projected to support growth for the Sandwich Shops industry over the next five years. Consumers' desire for convenience is also anticipated to support demand for quick food options such as sandwiches. Industry players are forecast to expand their product offerings through healthy and innovative menus. Rising competition from other food establishments, such as cafes and restaurants, is projected to constrain industry growth over the period. Despite this factor, industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Concentration Subway is projected to maintain its market share over the next five years, in light of its established position in the broader...
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Sandwich Shops industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $852m
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,795
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 8,915

Biggest companies in the Sandwich Shops industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Sandwich Shops in Australia industry include Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited.

  • pie_chart Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Sandwich Shops industry?

Industry Definition

The industry includes establishments that primarily sell made-to-order or pre-made sandwiches prepared instore for on-premises and takeaway consumption. The industry excludes cafes, coffee shops and restaurants.

Industry Products and Services

  • Submarine sandwiches
  • Wraps
  • Traditional sandwiches
  • Beverages
  • Other food
  • Gourmet sandwiches

Industry Activities

  • Retailing made-to-order sandwiches
  • Retailing pre-packed sandwiches prepared instore
  • Retailing wraps
  • Retailing drinks and beverages

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry includes establishments that primarily sell made-to-order or pre-made sandwiches prepared instore for on-premises and takeaway consumption. The industry excludes cafes, coffee shops and restaurants.

Main Activities

  • Retailing made-to-order sandwiches
  • Retailing pre-packed sandwiches prepared instore
  • Retailing wraps
  • Retailing drinks and beverages

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The average weekly number of hours worked in Australia positively influences spending at sandwich shops. An increase in the average weekly hours worked re...
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Average weekly hours worked
Consumer sentiment index
Health consciousness
Real household discretionary income

Current Performance

Strong competition
Wages and establishments
Health consciousness
Time-poor consumers
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Healthy ingredients and sustainable packaging
Intensifying competition
Food vans and

pop-up stores
Industry structure
 Table: Sandwich Shops in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Sandwich Shops in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia
Fish and Seafood Wholesaling in Australia
Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in Australia
Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling in Australia
General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia


Products & Services

Growing public awareness of the importance of good health and diet has provided opportunities for the Sandwich Shops industry over the past five years. Ho...
People aged 35 to 54
People aged 55 and over




Demand Determinants

Trends in household discretionary income, health consciousness and the convenience provided by industry operators drive consumer demand for industry produ...
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Major Markets

People aged 35 to 54
People aged 55 and over





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sandwich Shops in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Sandwich Shops industry exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the three largest players in the industry estimated to account for o...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Sandwich Shops in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Subway Systems Australia Pty Limited operates in the industry through the Subway brand, which is the largest sandwich retailer in Australia, primarily sel...
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Subway

 Table: Subway - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Sandwich Shops industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $8.72 is spent on wages. Wages account for a s...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sandwich Shops 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 Sandwich Shops in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2008-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2008-2026)
Establishments (2008-2026)
Businesses (2008-2026)
Employment (2008-2026)
Exports (2008-2026)
Imports (2008-2026)
Wages (2008-2026)
Domestic Demand (2008-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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