Better fish to fry: Rising demand for high-quality fresh seafood boosts industry revenue

Operators in the Seafood Retailing industry have benefited from rising seafood consumption over the past five years. Increasing health consciousness over the period has encouraged Australians to incorporate more fresh fish into their diets, as it is a lean source of protein and other nutrients, such as omega-3 oils. Higher seafood consumption has boosted retail sales volumes over the past five years, increasing industry revenue. Consumers have also purchased an increasing amount of high-value fresh seafood options over the period, following wider food retailing consumption trends. The higher prices that fresh products attract have contributed to industry revenue and profitability growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
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 intensified over the past five years
  • Rising competition from the major supermarkets has placed pressure on specialty seafood retailers
  • Competitive pressures are forecast to limit industry expansion despite rising seafood consumption
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Seafood Retailing industry exhibits low market share concentration. No individual business commands a significant share of the industry. The industry is highly fragmented and is made up of many small-scale owner-operator enterprises. The benefits of increasing scale and opening new stores are minor and most operators tend to focus on maximising the performance of individual stores. Concentration has remained largely unchanged over the past five years as large-scale vertically integrated wholesalers have not expanded retail operations significantly and the industry is still generally made up of small-scale players...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Seafood Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Seafood Retailing 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 retail sales 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 pressure
  • Food service threat
  • 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 income quintiles
  • Fifth income quintile
  • First and second income 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • 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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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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