Executive Summary

Feb 2019
PROSPECTS
Reduced purchasing power and unfavourable weather weaken industry growth

After a positive year in 2017, when industry experts appeared rather optimistic, the decline of household consumption in 2018 strongly affected sales of apparel and footwear specialist retailers. Tax rises on fuel and tobacco product taxes were detrimental to purchasing power in 2018, as oil price surges triggered inflation.

Competitive pressure from online and second-hand markets are driving prices down

Apparel and footwear specialist retailers are facing intense competitive pressure from internet retailers, with second-hand markets creating additional pressure to lower retail selling prices. In this context, the industry’s profitability is weakened, forcing players to restructure or some even to go bankrupt.

Children’s fashion is one of the rare categories to record sales growth

Whilst women’s fashion, the traditional engine for the channel’s growth, suffers, children’s fashion is one of the rare growing segments. According to industry sources, this area of the market accounted for sales of EUR5 billion in 2018, bringing benefits to players like Kiabi and Zara Kids, which enjoyed a competitive advantage in being able to boost sales with promotions.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
International players fare better

Strong competitive pressure in this retailing category is linked to the growing internationalisation of leading players, which have developed supply chains with low costs in emerging countries such as Bangladesh, putting pressure on domestic players in France. This is thus resulting in dynamic promotional activity.

Fast fashion brands Zara and H&M do well

In a difficult market, Zara recorded double-digit value growth in 2018 thanks to an economic model relying on a fast fashion brand that succeeded in attracting millennials by reproducing luxury apparel collections at affordable prices. Similarly, the historical success of H&M is based on making fashion and design accessible to many people.

After Vivarte’s restructuring, new investments planned

Vivarte is focused on its brands La Halle, Besson, Caroll, Minelli, San Marina and Cosmoparis after a year of consolidation in 2017, notably marked by the recovery of its financial situation. Vivarte had been required to restructure the activities of La Halle aux Chaussures and Maroquineries and to sell its Pataugas, Kookai and Merkal brands.

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The Clothing and Footwear Specialist Retailers in France market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
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Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in France - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Reduced purchasing power and unfavourable weather weaken industry growth
Competitive pressure from online and second-hand markets are driving prices down
Children’s fashion is one of the rare categories to record sales growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

International players fare better
Fast fashion brands Zara and H&M do well
After Vivarte’s restructuring, new investments planned

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in France - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Slowdown in economic activity and fall in purchasing power
Varying results from channel to channel
Competitive landscape to change towards proximity and traditional retailers
The challenge posed by online retailing drives market consolidation
Downgraded economic prospects will threaten major store-based retailing players

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Table 9 Cash and Carry Sales: Value
Seasonality
Festive Period
Back to School
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 15 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 17 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 19 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 23 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 25 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 27 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 29 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 31 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 33 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 35 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 37 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 40 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 42 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 46 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 50 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 54 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 62 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 64 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 68 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 70 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 74 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 76 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 80 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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