Declining revenue, slim profit margins and exiting operators have characterized the Nursery and Garden Stores industry over the five years to 2015. While demand for discretionary nursery and garden products has improved since the economic downturn, intense price-based competition from home improvement stores and mass merchandisers has limited the benefits accrued by the industry. As a result, revenue has slowed throughout most of the period, and both employment and establishment figures have dropped. These trends will continue in the five years to 2020, exacerbated by slowing growth in the population aged 50 and over, the industry's largest market. However, growing sentiment among Millennials to plant their own gardens and a rising niche market for eco-friendly products will support the industry in the coming years.
Stores in this industry primarily retail a broad range of nursery and garden products, including trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs and sod to households and the farming community. This industry also includes stores that retail farm supplies such as animal feed (excluding pet food). The growing and retailing of nursery stock is included in the Plant and Flower Growing industry (IBISWorld report 11142).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.