Coffee Shops in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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The proliferation of coffee drinking has caused an explosion in the number of small boutique coffee houses. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Coffee Shops industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection.

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Boutique coffee houses have been growing in numbers, especially in in inner-city locations where there are high numbers of office workers.

The coffee culture has kept revenue brewing for the Coffee Shops industry in Australia over the past five years. The proliferation of coffee drinking has caused an explosion in the number of small boutique coffee houses, especially in inner-city locations where office workers congregate during the morning coffee rush. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Stephen Gargano, “coffee drinking is entrenched in the daily routines of many Australian consumers, which supported industry demand even during the global financial crisis.” As a result, industry revenue is forecast to rise by an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2014-15. This includes a forecast increase of 1.9% in 2014-15, to total $2.3 billion.

Competitive pressures in the Coffee Shops industry have been steadily rising over the past five years, as more coffee makers have entered the industry. However, market share concentration in the industry has remained low. Consumers are being pampered with an increasing range of fine coffees, as “more establishments are set up in high-traffic locations and the industry seeks more highly skilled baristas,” says Gargano. While competition is increasing, the cost of doing business is also growing. Major players include Jireh Group Pty Limited.

The nation's indulgence in fine coffees is expected to continue in the next five years, even as the industry undergoes a structural change to focus on other factors beyond the capacity to serve coffee. However, competitive pressures will cause some industry establishments to either relocate or leave the industry altogether. IBISWorld expects that the industry's growth will be largely due to an increase in small independent coffee houses. However, the proposed relaunch of the Starbucks brand may provide a source of growth among the larger coffee chains.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Coffee Shops industry in Australia report page.

This industry consists of shops that sell coffee, other hot and cold beverages and light snacks to consumers. This industry excludes establishments with table service and made-to-order meals.

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IBISWorld Industry Report Key Topics

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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