Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Apparel and footwear specialist retailers value sales stagnate

In 2018, apparel and footwear specialist retailers value sales declined slightly in Germany despite favourable economic circumstances. This can be explained by significant changes within the competitive landscape that continued to unfold in 2018.

Online retail booms as the high street struggles

The shift in shopping trends from bricks-and-mortar stores to online retailing continued on a relentless growth trajectory in 2018, driven by leading pure play companies which have also adopted an omnichannel retailing approach. Moreover, smartphones and social media feed demand for instant gratification that benefits youth-focused online retailers such as Zalando, Asos and About You.

Omnichannel retail enjoys a positive reception among German consumers

German shoppers’ propensity to search for and purchase clothing online increasingly impacted apparel and footwear specialist retailers during 2018. Retailers have responded by increasing their investment in online stores, adopting strategies to facilitate omnichannel retailing, and increasingly offering free shipping.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
H&M remains the leading player but suffers further decline in sales

H&M Hennes & Mauritz BV & Co KG continued to lead apparel and footwear specialist retailers in Germany in 2018 but saw its value sales decline for the second year in a row. The retailer’s struggles are symptomatic of those of the wider channel.

Traditional apparel and footwear specialist retailers come under increased pressure from growing competition

Apparel and footwear specialist retailers in the standard segment are struggling as competition increases, not only from fast fashion brands and discounters but also from premium brands. Consequently, traditional apparel and footwear specialist retailers are seeing a growing number of insolvencies or restructuring processes that include store closures.

Discount and off-price concepts are growing

The fashion industry in Germany has seen considerable changes. Fast fashion labels have conquered the market, resulting in consumers’ growing preference for cheap products.

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

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Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Germany - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Apparel and footwear specialist retailers value sales stagnate
Online retail booms as the high street struggles
Omnichannel retail enjoys a positive reception among German consumers

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

H&M remains the leading player but suffers further decline in sales
Traditional apparel and footwear specialist retailers come under increased pressure from growing competition
Discount and off-price concepts are growing

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 Germany - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Retailing registers steady growth in 2018
The value of omnichannel retailing is more evident than ever
Amazon starts to challenge Germany’s grocery retailers
Mobile is the driving force behind online expansion
Further growth anticipated

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
Christmas
Summer Sales
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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