Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Warehouse Clubs and Supercentres industry was able to effectively contend with the economic downturn as consumers made more value purchases offered by industry operators. In the five years to 2019, the industry is forecast to continue to exhibit growth, albeit at a slower pace, as some of the industry's largest operators shift focus away from supercentres and toward smaller format department stores. Per capita disposable income and consumer confidence will continue to increase as the economy strengthens, providing consumers with more discretionary income for compulsory purchases at warehouse clubs and supercentres... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Warehouse Clubs and Supercentres industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to grow at an annualized 3.5% during the 10 years to 2019. Comparatively, GDP is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 2.4% over the same period. Furthermore, narrow profit margins, an increase in mergers and acquisitions and slow technological change are indicative of an industry in the mature stage of its life cycle.
A slowdown in revenue growth and the moderation of profit, however, are expected to steady the industry's contribution to GDP... purchase to read more