In hot water: Competition from private-label products has negatively affected revenue

Pasta is considered a staple food for many Australians. However, strong competition from private-label products has hurt producers of branded pasta over the past five years. Furthermore, imports have continued to flood the market over the period, which has negatively affected local producers. Firms in the Pasta Production industry have fought back over the past five years with heavy brand promotion and product development in an attempt to stimulate consumer interest in locally made pasta. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to $442.5 million. This includes an anticipated decline of 1.0% in the current year, largely due to price-cutting tactics and heavy discounting by the major more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong competition from private-label products has negatively affected producers of branded pasta
  • Imported products have intensified competition for domestic pasta producers
  • Producers will need to increasingly invest in product innovation to remain competitive
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Pasta producers are mainly concentrated along the eastern seaboard. New South Wales and Victoria account for the largest shares of pasta producers, supported by the large customer base in these states. Locations in these states ensure that transportation costs can be minimised. However, declining transport costs have led these two respective states to decline as a share of industry business locations over the past five years. South Australia and Queensland account for the third- and fourth-largest shares of industry operators respectively. South Australia's share is aided significantly by the presence of the industry's largest manufacturer, San Remo...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pasta Production Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Pasta Production are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services in the Pasta Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pasta Production Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture fresh perishable pasta and dry pasta products after purchasing ingredients from other food manufacturers. The end products are packaged and distributed to grocery wholesalers, supermarkets and other food outlets. The industry does not include noodle production.

    Industry Products
  • Long dry pasta
  • Short dry pasta
  • Stuffed fresh pasta
  • Other fresh pasta
  • Industry Activities
  • Dried pasta production
  • Fresh pasta production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Competitive pressures
  • Food fight
  • Smaller players
  • Inputs and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued competition
  • Product development
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Pasta Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pasta Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Long dry pasta
  • Stuffed fresh pasta
  • Short dry pasta
  • Other fresh pasta
  • Chart: Pasta Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Food-service providers
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pasta Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pasta Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pasta Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Clearlight Investments Pty Limited, General Mills Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Clearlight Investments Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: General Mills Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pasta Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pasta Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A growing trend among consumers whereby they demand high-quality, premium products across a wide variety of products.
  • Private-Label
  • A product purchased from a contracted manufacturer by a retailer or supplier, and sold under the brand name of the retailer or supplier, not the manufacturer.
  • Semolina
  • The coarse flour remaining after the milling of wheat, which is commonly used to make pasta.
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