The Houseware Retailing industry sells a range of products including tableware, cooking utensils, bakeware and knives. The industry is part of the Australian furniture, houseware and appliance retailing market, and as such, it faces competition from other stores that sell housewares, such as department stores and supermarkets. The industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, as a high proportion of houseware products are well defined and technological advancements within each product segment are minimal. Most operators have a well-established market position, with many players now expanding into niche segments within the industry.
Houseware retailers stock a range of houseware goods including china, glassware, cutlery and kitchenware. These products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods through their stores to the general public for private use. Retailers that are primarily engaged in selling housewares make up this industry. Department stores and supermarkets are excluded.
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.