Australian Supermarket Update 2013

Submitted by Share Trading on 31 January, 2013 - 08:43

Here is an update on the Australian supermarket retail landscape for 2013. Including: Woolworths, Wesfarmers (Coles), Metcash (IGA), Costco and Aldi.


  • Costco is an American big-box retail store with a club membership business model.
  • Costco is listed on the Nasdaq: COST
  • Costco has three warehouse stores in Australia: Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. With Melbourne’s Docklands store first opening in 2009.
  • Australian Costco revenue for 2012 is at $609.5 million
  • Costco in Australia reported its first net profit of $9.73 million for their 2012 financial year which ends in September. In 2011 Costco reported a loss of $13.2 million.

Woolworths' (ASX:WOW)

  • Profit growth expected to be at 2.8 percent for the first half 2012-2013.

Wesfarmers (ASX:WES)

  • Coles reported its first half growth in sales at 4.9 percent for 2012/2013.

Metcash (ASX:MTS)

  • Metcash is a publicly listed company in Australia.
  • Metcash is a franchisor for IGA supermarkets and supplier of supermarket goods.


  • Aldi is a privately owned German company.
  • Aldi started in Australia in 2001.
  • Aldi has opened 300 stores to date in Australia, capturing 5 percent of the market.
  • Aldi sells mainly discounted private label goods.

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