Executive Summary

Apr 2019
PROSPECTS
Diners seek sophisticated food offerings from cafés/bars

Australians, while taking a relaxed attitude to many things in life, have a strong appreciation of good food, in part stimulated by the immense variety of food in the country. Consumers are increasingly demanding simple food, especially comfort food while industry players are also seeking to differentiate through unique and special concepts, not just in the food they serve but in the ambience and service levels in their outlets.

Franchising activities to be more closely scrutinised by authorities

According to a recently released state senate report, the entire franchise sector requires an immediate and drastic overhaul to stop many franchisees from being exploited. It recommended civil law penalties be included in the industry code along with greater enforcement power for the competition watchdog to help eradicate "exploitative behaviour" in the franchise sector.

The rise of the foodie

As incomes have risen at a higher rate than food prices in recent years, local consumers are able to spend more on food and drink. This trend has been stimulated by demand for convenience, increasingly hectic work schedules and changing family lifestyles, with women increasingly entering the workplace.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Max Brenner goes into voluntary administration but saved by owner of United Cinemas

There were significant changes to the competitive landscape in cafés/bars at the end of the review period. In addition to concerns over unscrupulous practices by franchisers and the deeply negative impact on franchisees and constant flux within the industry, with outlets opening and closing with alarming frequency, the Max Brenner café chain went into administration, citing rising costs and a sluggish retail sector.

Consumers demand healthier options due to growing sophistication and wider knowledge

Over the review period, consumer tastes continued to evolve with more people increasingly demanding healthier options. Gone are the days when consumers are satisfied with simpler food options.

Specialist coffee and tea shops on the rise

The health and wellness trend continued to flourish in 2018 while Asian cuisine gathered momentum, exposing consumers to a variety of drink choices, including bubble tea. The robustly growing popularity of bubble tea has driven growth of chained juice/smoothie bars while a growing number of retail and street stalls/kiosks are also fuelling demand.

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Cafés/Bars in Australia - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Diners seek sophisticated food offerings from cafés/bars
Franchising activities to be more closely scrutinised by authorities
The rise of the foodie

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Max Brenner goes into voluntary administration but saved by owner of United Cinemas
Consumers demand healthier options due to growing sophistication and wider knowledge
Specialist coffee and tea shops on the rise

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Cafés/Bars by Category: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 2 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 3 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 4 Cafés/Bars by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 7 GBO Company Shares in Chained Cafés/Bars: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 8 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Cafés/Bars: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 9 Forecast Cafés/Bars by Category: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 10 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 11 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 12 Forecast Cafés/Bars by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 13 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 14 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023

Consumer Foodservice in Australia - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Strong trend in dining out thanks to consumer lifestyles
Franchising system comes under intense scrutiny
McDonald’s maintains market lead
Independent consumer foodservice operators become increasingly inventive
Forecast period growth expected despite high household debt and declining house prices

MARKET DATA

Table 15 Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice 2013-2018
Table 16 Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Consumer Foodservice by Independent vs Chained by Type: Units/Outlets 2018
Table 18 Consumer Foodservice by Independent vs Chained: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Eat-In vs Delivery and To-Go: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Food vs Drink Split: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Food vs Drink Split by Type: % Foodservice Value 2018
Table 22 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Online/Offline Ordering: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 23 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 24 GBO Company Shares in Chained Consumer Foodservice: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 25 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Consumer Foodservice: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 26 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Consumer Foodservice: Units/Outlets 2018
Table 27 Forecast Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice 2018-2023
Table 28 Forecast Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice: % Growth 2018-2023

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