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Does Australia have a supermarket shortage?

In the wake of speculation that German discount supermarket chain, Lidl, is closing in on setting up local operations in Australia, a new report has revealed Australia has the capacity for up to 40 new supermarkets per year for the next five years. The research report conducted by CBRE, Supermarket Expansion: How Much Is Enough?, has found that Australia’s supermarket store provision (in per capita terms) is below the UK and US, showing Australia still has capacity for more superma