Making a splash: Good service and detailed product knowledge have aided margins

Operators in the Seafood Retailing industry have been supported by consumer trends and other external factors that have boosted seafood consumption over the past five years. Increasing health consciousness has contributed to more Australians incorporating fresh fish into their diets, as it is a lean source of protein and other nutrients, such as omega-3 oils. Rising health consciousness and growing disposable incomes have boosted seafood consumption over the period, driving industry growth. In addition, consumers have increased consumption of high-value fresh seafood over the past five years. The higher prices fresh products attract have assisted industry revenue and profitability growth over the period. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from the major supermarkets has grown over the past five years
  • Seafood retailers have provided superior service to win back customers from supermarkets
  • While seafood consumption is growing, competitive pressures are limiting industry expansion
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity has remained at a moderate level in the Seafood Retailing industry over the past five years. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $5.89 is spent on wages. Significant capital expenditure is required when entering the industry. Operators must fit-out shop fronts with refrigerated displays, cash registers and scales. Adequate refrigerated storage facilities are also required at the back of the store. Repair and replacement costs for these items, particularly refrigeration equipment, are ongoing capital expenses.The industry is highly reliant on labour, reflected in its significant wage costs. Trained fishmongers are required for a range of tasks including gutting, boning, descaling and filleting of fish. Fis...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Seafood Retailing Industry

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

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Seafood consumption and Domestic price of fish and other seafood in the Seafood Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Seafood Retailing Industry?

    The industry consists of specialised retailers that sell fish, shellfish and molluscs. This seafood can be sold in a natural chilled state, filleted, smoked, salted, curried or in ready-to-eat meals to be cooked at home. The industry excludes the retail sale of seafood by mass retailers, such as supermarkets.

    Industry Products
  • Fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Molluscs
  • Industry Activities
  • Fish retailing
  • Seafood retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Seafood consumption
  • Domestic price of fish and other seafood
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Increased consumption
  • Rising prices
  • Supermarket surge
  • Exceptional service
  • Food service threat
  • Imported produce
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Seafood consumption
  • Sustainability concerns
  • Continued competition
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Seafood Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services
  • Restaurants
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish and Seafood Wholesaling
  • Seafood Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Molluscs
  • Chart: Seafood Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Third and fourth quintiles
  • Fifth quintile
  • First and second quintiles
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Seafood Retailing 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 Seafood Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Seafood Retailing 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 Seafood Retailing 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 Seafood Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Aquatic arthropods such as prawns, lobsters, crayfish and crabs.
  • Fishmonger
  • A specialist fish retailer, trained in the gutting, boning, descaling and filleting of fish and other seafood.
  • Mollusc
  • Invertebrate sea creatures that inhabit the shore, such as abalone, scallops, squid and octopuses.
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