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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 | Sep 2016

Priced out: Price cutting among major players has increased competition

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets and Grocery Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$105bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
332,038
Businesses
2,012
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry is one of the most fiercely competitive in Australia. The rapid growth of German-owned ALDI over the past five years has significantly altered the industry. ALDI has grown in popularity, partly 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. Changing consumer sentiment and shopping preferences have also influenced the industry’s trading conditions. Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $105.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.9% in 2016-17... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entry into the industry are high, and these have remained steady over the past five years. Establishing a new store or purchasing a franchise licence is expensive. Operators may also struggle to find suitably sized premises. Most operators in the industry state that prime retail sites are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Difficulty in finding a suitable retail site may be a direct result of store size. Analysis indicates that ALDI stores measure approximately 830 square metres on average, compared with the average Coles or Woolworths store, which measures about 4,000 square metres. The availability of prime real estate sufficient to house large-format stores may also be an issue for international operators planning to launch stores in Australia... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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