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Global Briefing

Beauty Distribution: Focus on Experience Bolstering Direct-to-Consumer Selling

Beauty channels adept in pushing the brand experience are making headways. Pharmacies’ focus on dermacosmetics in Western Europe is helping their revival, while brands operating a stand-alone strategy are boosting sales, equity and traffic to their ...

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Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA in Retailing

French modern grocery player Casino is in the middle of a strategic upheaval, selling off its Thai and Vietnamese businesses in 2016 to help turn around its domestic French operations. The company suffers from a lack of scale compared to peers like ...

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Global Briefing

Past, Present, Future: The Growing Sophistication of Online Shopping

The evolution of internet retailing has been a transition from a highly price sensitive market centred on a few product types to a broad selection of goods and services at varying price points. This increase in sophistication will continue in tandem ...

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Country Report

Vending in Brazil

Vending was hindered by high street crime levels in Brazil at the end of the review period, with concerns over potential robberies and vandalism resulting in a reluctance to invest in on-street machines. The majority of vending machines are thus ...

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Country Report

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Brazil

Apparel and footwear specialist retailers is facing growing competition from internet retailing, with leading internet pure play retailers such as Netshoes and Dafiti posing growing competition. There was notably a rise in showrooming towards the end...

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Country Report

Direct Selling in Brazil

Beauty and personal care direct selling dominates overall sales in this channel and saw the largest absolute growth in current value sales in 2015 over the previous year. However, this was not due to growing demand but was instead due to the ...

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Country Report

Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in Brazil

Both consumer appliances and consumer electronics were negatively impacted by changes in taxation in 2015. Consumer appliances saw the end of reduced IPI tax on energy efficient products, while the government's Minha Casa Melhor ("My Improved Home") ...

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Country Report

Grocery Retailers in Brazil

Due to the poor performance of the Brazilian economy, with high inflation and rising unemployment, most households faced declining real disposable income levels at the end of the review period. Consumers are thus seeking the lowest possible prices, ...

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Country Report

Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in Brazil

Many areas of beauty and personal care were impacted by a tax increase in 2015, with the country's IPI tax (Tax on Industrialized Products) being extended to toiletries, fragrances and cosmetics. This came into force in May, resulting in prices many ...

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Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in Brazil

In addition to being impacted by rising unemployment and high inflation in 2015, home and garden specialist retailers were also hit hard by declining real estate sales. This was linked to soaring interest rates and declining credit availability. ...

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Country Report

Homeshopping in Brazil

The leading players in homeshopping recognise the possibilities offered by internet retailing and are thus increasingly focusing on driving sales via this channel. Leading brand Shoptime notably benefits from a longstanding presence in internet ...

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Country Report

Internet Retailing in Brazil

There was a surge in the number of consumers using the internet in Brazil during the review period, with an impressive 20 percentage point gain from 2010 to over 60% in 2015. This trend was in turn driven by the soaring household penetration of ...

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Country Report

Leisure and Personal Goods Specialist Retailers in Brazil

Bags and luggage specialist retailers were hit hard by consumers seeking bargains online. Internet retailing not only offers bargain prices and discounts but also enables easy searching. In addition, a sharp decline in real disposable income levels ...

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Country Report

Mixed Retailers in Brazil

While most areas of retailing suffered as a result of consumers' financial constraints in 2015, lower-priced mixed retailers are benefiting strongly from consumers shopping around in search of bargains. Stores that facilitate one-stop shopping and ...

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Country Report

Retailing in Brazil

Retailing continued to see current value sales growth in 2015. However, this was solely due to the impact of high inflation and increased taxation on many product areas. High inflation and higher taxation meanwhile resulted in soaring prices for ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 147 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

New Concepts in Retailing: Non-grocery Channels

This briefing highlights the newest concepts in non-grocery retailing around the world. As omnichannel retailing and e-commerce gains momentum, more retailers are embracing retailtainment, adapting their physical stores, and utilising technology ...

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Country Report

Direct Selling in Japan

Direct selling in Japan has faced continuous decline since 2001. Value sales dropped from ¥2,473 billion in 2001 to ¥1,540 in 2015. The fall was due to several factors.

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Country Report

Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in Japan

In 2015 the electronics and appliance specialist retailers channel declined by 3% in current value terms to ¥6,697 billion. The tax hike in April 2014 continued to have an impact in the first three months of 2015, with a reversal of the rush to shop ...

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Country Report

Grocery Retailers in Japan

Supermarkets and convenience stores remained the two largest channels, accounting for 46% and 34% of total grocery retailers’ value respectively in 2015. Under Euromonitor International’s definition, supermarkets includes those stores with a primary ...

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Country Report

Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in Japan

Led by the self-medication trend health and beauty specialist retailers grew by 1% in current value terms in 2015 to reach ¥14,954 billion. Japan is facing a serious demographic transition as the baby boomer generation reach their senior stage. The ...

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Country Report

Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in Japan

Home and garden specialist retailers grew by 2% in 2015 to reach ¥5,920 billion, based on the robust performance of both home improvement and gardening stores and homewares and home furnishing stores. Home improvement and gardening stores remained ...

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Country Report

Homeshopping in Japan

In 2015 homeshopping continued to decline by 2% in current value terms to stand at ¥2,689 billion. Although the speed of decline slowed in 2015 after the difficult 2014 with the tax hike, it was not enough to reverse the shrinking trend. The ...

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Country Report

Internet Retailing in Japan

The strong growth of internet retailing continued in 2015 to register 15% growth in current value terms. Over the past decade internet retailing has experienced double-digit growth thanks to the high penetration of the internet in Japan. Particularly...

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Country Report

Leisure and Personal Goods Specialist Retailers in Japan

Bags and luggage specialist retailers continued to register strong growth of 2% to reach ¥415 billion in 2015. The largest driver of this category continued to be the increased number of inbound tourists. Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) ...

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Country Report

Mixed Retailers in Japan

Mixed retailers in Japan grew by 1% to ¥18,178 billion in 2015. Within the mixed retailers category mass merchandisers remained the largest, with retail value sales worth ¥7,005 billion in 2015, followed by department stores (¥6,198 billion) and ...

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Country Report

Retailing in Japan

The internet is gaining importance in Japan in sales of both large high-ticket items such as white goods, as well as being increasingly relevant for purchases of smaller items and grocery shopping. Consumers value the competitive prices, convenience ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 136 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Vending in Japan

The declining trend in vending did not stop in 2015 even one year after the VAT increase in 2014, with 2% negative growth in 2015. Beverages remained the major product sold in vending, but due to external challenges such as expanding convenience ...

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Country Report

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Japan

While the number of outlets declined by 2% in 2015, retail value sales increased by 1% to reach ¥7,339 billion. The continuing weak yen and increasing manufacturing costs pushed up the price of apparel and footwear products. In response to these ...

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Strategy Briefing

Beyond the Metros: India's Growth Frontiers

Future growth in India is expected to be driven by the tier two cities, where the majority of Indian consumers reside. As well as population growth, these cities are set to witness significant rises in consumer income and expenditure. This briefing ...

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Country Report

Leisure and Personal Goods Specialist Retailers in Egypt

In 2015 tax on high-end leather products increased, after the customs decision to increase import duties on imported leather products such as bags and other products made of real leather. This will impact bags and luggage specialist retailers, ...

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Country Report

Mixed Retailers in Egypt

Mixed retailers continued to see healthy value growth within store-based retailing in Egypt in 2015, with strong current value growth of 11%, due to low prices, discounts and continuous promotions on many product ranges.

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Country Report

Retailing in Egypt

Sales in hypermarkets such as Hyper1, Spinneys and Carrefour jumped in 2015, due to promotional offers in order to attract Egyptian consumers. Hypermarkets in Egypt continued to compete to attract the largest population groups. Sales also increased ...

Mar 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 143 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Egypt

Sales of apparel and footwear have seen recovery, especially after the political situation Egypt witnessed from 2011. However, consumers were still price-sensitive when it came to spending on apparel and footwear in 2015, as high inflation, reduced ...

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Country Report

Direct Selling in Egypt

Major players such as Avon have expanded their operations through establishing internet operations in order to drive sales and profits further.

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Country Report

Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in Egypt

2015 witnessed strong growth as a result of discounted prices on all types of electronics and appliances, as well as an increase in the number of new products. For example, Samsung reduced prices by between 20% and 30% on all its products, including ...

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Country Report

Grocery Retailers in Egypt

The increasing number of women working in Egypt had a positive impact on online grocery retailers and modern grocery retailers with longer opening hours, such as hypermarkets and supermarkets. This resulted in a shift in shopping habits from ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 54 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in Egypt

Direct selling of health and beauty products continued to grow strongly in the Egyptian market, in addition to many large grocery stores expanding their ranges of health and beauty products, as demand increased. In addition, many health and beauty ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 40 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in Egypt

Despite the growing number of outlets within home and garden specialist retailers and the improved economy in Egypt, this channel continued to suffer due to the high prices of many products. Consumers are usually attracted by the look of products; ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Homeshopping in Egypt

Due to stability in Egypt and increasing household incomes, homeshopping saw current value growth of 29% in 2015, compared with 13% growth in 2013. Homeshopping value sales increase notably through the period of Eid celebrations and Ramadan, as ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Internet Retailing in Egypt

Egypt benefits from a number of factors which make the country appealing for international and domestic investment, such as its large population of 88 million in 2015 (60 million over the age of 15) and 55% of the total population using the internet....

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Grocery Retailers in Cameroon

A consumer lifestyle shift is being observed in favour of modern grocery retailers. Although this was forecasted, the shift observed was stronger than anticipated as consumers clamoured towards the new hypermarkets outlets that opened in 2015, namely...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Non-Store Retailing in Cameroon

Despite initial difficulties in encouraging consumers to shift towards internet retailing, the category is finally gaining ground in Cameroon. Apart from the fact that consumers are more accustomed to traditional retailing, there is also the trust ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Retailing in Cameroon

Retailing in Cameroon saw positive growth in current value terms over the review period. This was amidst a positive economy which encouraged spending beyond discretionary needs. Retailers witnessed increasing competition from newcomers that provided ...

Mar 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 49 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Non-Grocery Specialists in Cameroon

Cameroon has more brand-conscious consumers than other markets and non-grocery specialists retailers are under pressure to strategically grow their consumer bases and value sales in order to remain competitive. One of the latest strategies employed ...

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Country Report

Vending in the Netherlands

Vending registered negative growth in 2015, which was due mainly to the continuation of slowdown in growth which started in 2011. Vending has suffered significantly from the economic recession, both due to the reduction in supply and declining ...

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Country Report

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in the Netherlands

Apparel and footwear specialist retailers underperformed the overall retailing industry in the Netherlands in value terms in 2015. Indeed, apparel and footwear is suffering particularly because of the consumer preference for lower priced products as ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Direct Selling in the Netherlands

Direct selling recorded -1% current value growth during 2015. This was a turnaround from the 1% current value growth recorded in the category during 2014 and was also an inferior performance to the marginally negative current value CAGR registered ...

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Country Report

Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in the Netherlands

The declines being seen in electronics and appliance specialist retailers are largely due to the rise of internet retailing, especially in sales of consumer electronics. Indeed, many of the increasingly tech-savvy consumers among the Dutch population...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 39 | Add to cart | View details

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Grocery Retailers in the Netherlands

Grocery retailers continued to experience modest growth in 2014, despite the recovery seen in the Dutch economy. This modest growth can partly be explained by the counterbalancing effects of the various different categories that exist in grocery ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 56 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in the Netherlands

Health and beauty specialist retailers recorded marginally positive current value growth in 2015, underperforming the 1% current value growth recorded overall in retailing during the year. Growth in the channel was especially driven by the rising ...

Mar 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details
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