Weeds of competition have overtaken garden supply retailers over the past five years. Mounting competition from external retailers offering gardening products led industry sales to decline by an annualised 0.1% through 2011-12. Industry sales were affected by drought and, more recently, flooding across some Australian states, which reduced consumer demand for gardening supplies. Sales were also influenced by annual trends in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment, dwelling approvals, gardening participation and water restrictions.
Operators in this industry sell garden supplies or nursery goods such as seedlings, bulbs, shrubs, trees, pesticides, fertilisers and other nursery stock. These goods are purchased largely from wholesalers and sold directly to consumers via retail outlets. Retailers that primarily sell cut flowers are excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.