Executive Summary

Dec 2018
PROSPECTS
Proximity remains important despite the increasing presence of digital commerce

The number of convenience stores in Belgium rose in 2018 despite increasing competition from internet grocery retailing. This was down to several factors, including the decline of traditional grocery stores, an ageing population and busier lifestyles.

Value sales driven by upgrading, premiumisation and a blurring of the lines between grocery retailing and consumer foodservice

Convenience stores posted solid current value growth in 2018 thanks to being able to attract consumers at the expense of discounters and supermarkets. This was achieved through a more premium offering as well as improved store designs, with more space being allocated to foodservice.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Consolidation continues in 2018

2018 witnessed further consolidation in the channel. Smaller companies were forced to either sell their brands or reduce their number of outlets.

Carrefour Belgium focuses on its Express banner

In the context of its internal restructuring, Carrefour Belgium opted in 2018 to heavily focus on its Express banner at the expense of Carrefour Market supermarkets and Carrefour hypermarkets. This was mostly due to the greater profitability of its convenience store format when compared to its supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Consolidation affects smaller players

In 2017 and 2018, consolidation strongly favoured Belgium’s big three retailers, Carrefour Belgium, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and Etn Franz Colruyt. Small and mid-sized companies had to react in order to remain competitive.

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

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The Convenience Stores in Belgium market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed market shares for international and locally-based retailers
  • Historic number of stores, selling spaces and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth  
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Convenience Stores in Belgium - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Proximity remains important despite the increasing presence of digital commerce
Value sales driven by upgrading, premiumisation and a blurring of the lines between grocery retailing and consumer foodservice

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Consolidation continues in 2018
Carrefour Belgium focuses on its Express banner
Consolidation affects smaller players

CHANNEL DATA

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

Retailing in Belgium - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Retailing records positive but marginal growth in 2018
Internet retailing benefits from increasing consumer trust and ease of use
Pressure on profit margins forces grocery retailers to focus on the most profitable channels and products
Traditional non-grocery retailers need new concepts
Slow but steady growth predicted for retailing over the forecast period

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
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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