Hot tea inflation in Australia stood at 0.510% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q4 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 330 hot tea SKUs from companies such as Twinings, Queen Victoria and Pukka that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

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Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Coles offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the hot tea category from October through December 2023, followed by International Groceries and Harris Farm. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 195 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Coles had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in hot tea in Australia in Q4 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for hot tea category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed vanilla and earl grey; bags as the most popular (by number of SKUs) hot tea variants. These were priced 55.54% lower than the average price of a hot tea SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Coles, International Groceries, Harris Farm, Goodness and . According to the analysis, Coles had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Coles.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the hot tea market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Coles, International Groceries and Harris Farm stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of hot tea SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp hot tea market in Australia, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

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