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Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4111 | Jan 2017

Counting the cost: Profit margins have declined due to intense price competition

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets and Grocery Stores 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in Australia. The rapid growth of ALDI over the past five years has significantly altered the industry. ALDI has grown in popularity, largely due to its discount private-label products. The rise of ALDI has forced the two established industry giants, Woolworths and Coles, to cut prices and expand their private-label product ranges. Smaller players, such as Foodworks, have struggled to compete in an increasingly price-intense industry. In addition, industry-wide profit margins have fallen over the past five years as players reduced prices and accepted lower margins to stay competitive. Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 4.2%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital, stores spend an estimated $7.14 on wages. While advances in technology have made the recording of sale items easier and faster, manual labour is still required in many aspects of supermarket operations. Consequently, labour remains a substantial portion of daily operating costs. Staff are required to undertake a variety of tasks including assisting customers with their purchases, processing transactions and restocking display shelves.

Capital expenditure for the industry comes in the form of fixtures and fittings, such as display shelving and cash registers... purchase to read more


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What is the Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Industry?

Industry players primarily retail groceries. Supermarkets and grocery stores retail a range of groceries and food products, including fruit and vegetables, bread, cigarettes, canned goods, toiletries, dairy goods, delicatessen items and cleaning goods. Specialist retailers, niche retailers and convenience stores are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Dry and packaged foodsBread and bakery productsMeat productsMilk and other dairy productsFresh fruit and vegetablesBeveragesCigarettes and other general merchandiseToiletries and health products
Industry Activities
Operating supermarketsOperating grocery stores

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