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Italy Flag Direct Selling in Italy

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Executive Summary

TRENDS

  • Direct selling remained one of the few retail channels in Italy to record a positive performance during 2014 has to channel but the general adverse economic situation. Direct selling increase in current value by 3% in 2014, with this positive performance driven mainly by the channel’s leading players including Vorwerk, Avon and Herbalife, each of which recorded healthy positive value growth during 2014. Apart from the strong recognition that these brands have for high quality products, all of the companies behind these brands continued to benefit from the fact that the lack of job opportunities in Italy led many Italians to take the initiative and into direct selling in a bid to generate their own incomes. Indeed, according to trade interviews, the performance of direct selling is often inversely proportional to movements in the employment rate. With Italy’s unemployment rate on the increase towards the end of the review period, increasing numbers of Italian consumers decided to start their own direct selling businesses, to the direct benefit of the country’s leading direct selling companies.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Vorwerk led direct selling in Italy during 2014 with a value share of 26%. Avon, meanwhile, was in second position in the channel during 2014 with a 7% value share, with Herbalife in third position, also with 7%. Each of these companies continues to benefit from the fact that their products are widely recognised by Italians as offering superior quality. Moreover, they all benefit from their long-standing presence in Italy and high levels of consumer awareness. Moreover, Vorwerk, Avon and Herbalife have been able to attract new consumers in addition to generating repeat sales among existing customers.

PROSPECTS

  • During the forecast period, direct selling is expected to increase in value at a CAGR of 1% in constant 2014 terms. Direct selling is set to continue generating positive value growth at a stronger pace than the value growth recorded in the category in constant 2014 terms over the review period. The main reason for this stronger growth is set to be the recovery of the Italian economy and the efforts of the government to make changes to the law relating to employment contracts in order to increase flexibility for employers, making it likely that the employment situation will improve for vast numbers of Italian people. However, this is also likely to be detrimental to the interest of direct selling companies as unemployed people who might otherwise have been expected to entertain the thought of becoming a direct selling agent will likely be more interested in obtaining a ‘flexible’ permanent position rather than a direct sales contract.

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Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Direct Selling industry in Italy with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

Find hidden opportunities in the most current research data available, understand competitive threats with our detailed market analysis, and plan your corporate strategy with our expert qualitative analysis and growth projections.

If you're in the Direct Selling industry in Italy, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Direct Selling in Italy market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed market shares for international and locally-based retailers
  • Historic values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth  
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • Who are the leading retailers in Italy?
  • How important is direct selling in Italy?
  • How is the direct selling channel being affected by the growth of internet retailing?
  • What strategies are direct sellers employing to compete in a multi-channel environment?

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  • Gain competitive intelligence about market leaders
  • Track key industry trends, opportunities and threats
  • Inform your marketing, brand, strategy and market development, sales and supply functions

This industry report originates from Passport, our Retailing market research database.

Table of Contents

Direct Selling in Italy - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CHANNEL INDICATORS

  • Table 1 Direct Selling Agents 2011-2013

CHANNEL DATA

  • Table 2 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 3 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 4 Direct Selling Company Shares: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 5 Direct Selling Brand Shares: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 6 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 7 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Retailing in Italy - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The long tail of the economic recession continues to exert an influence

The big challenge: retaining customers after the economic crisis

Where is private label going?

4.

Integration between online and offline sales becomes the major trend in retailing

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Economic outlook

Private label growth potential

Traditional store definitions are reshuffled

Tourism and the 2015 Expo in Milan as vehicles to promote the ‘Made in Italy’ tag

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 8 Employment in Retailing 2009-2014

MARKET DATA

  • Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 12 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2009-2014
  • Table 13 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 17 Sales in Retailing by Grocery vs Non-Grocery: 2009-2014
  • Table 18 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2009-2014
  • Table 19 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 20 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2009-2014
  • Table 21 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 22 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 23 Retailing Company Shares: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 24 Retailing Brand Shares: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 25 Store-based Retailing Company Shares: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 26 Store-based Retailing Brand Shares: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 27 Store-based Retailing Brand Shares: Outlets 2011-2014
  • Table 28 Non-Store Retailing Company Shares: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 29 Non-Store Retailing Brand Shares: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 30 Non-Grocery Specialists Company Shares: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 31 Non-Grocery Specialists Brand Shares: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 32 Non-Grocery Specialists Brand Shares: Outlets 2011-2014
  • Table 33 Non-Grocery Specialists Brand Shares: Selling Space 2011-2014
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 36 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 37 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2014-2019
  • Table 38 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 39 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 40 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 41 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 42 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2014-2019
  • Table 43 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 44 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2014-2019
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 46 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2014-2019

APPENDIX

Operating environment

  • Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2014

Cash and carry

  • Table 47 Cash and Carry: Value Sales 2009-2014
  • Table 48 Cash and Carry: Value Sales by National Brand Owner 2011-2014
  • Table 49 Cash and Carry: Number of Outlets by National Brand Owner 2011-2014

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 2 Research Sources

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Direct Selling
    • Apparel and Footwear Direct Selling
    • Beauty and Personal Care Direct Selling
    • Consumer Electronics Direct Selling
    • Consumer Healthcare Direct Selling
    • Consumer Appliances Direct Selling
    • Food and Drink Direct Selling
    • Home Care Direct Selling
    • Home Improvement and Gardening Direct Selling
    • Housewares and Home Furnishings Direct Selling
    • Media Products Direct Selling
    • Personal Accessories and Eyewear Direct Selling
    • Pet Care Direct Selling
    • Traditional Toys and Games Direct Selling
    • Video Games Hardware Direct Selling
    • Other Direct Selling

Statistics Included

For each category and subcategory you will receive the following data in Excel format:

From Passport

  • Market Sizes
  • Company Shares
  • Brand Shares

Market size details:

  • Retail value retail selling price excl sales tax % growth
  • Retail value retail selling price excl sales tax local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price excl sales tax per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price incl sales tax % growth
  • Retail value retail selling price incl sales tax local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price incl sales tax per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY

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