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.
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.
2018 witnessed further consolidation in the channel. Smaller companies were forced to either sell their brands or reduce their number of outlets.
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.
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.
You have no recently viewed reports.
Why not browse through our Featured or Trending Reports to see what we have to offer?
Delivery method: instant download
Report format: PDF
(download a sample)
(download a sample)
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.
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 Convenience Stores industry in Belgium, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.
The Convenience Stores in Belgium market research report includes:
Our market research reports answer questions such as:
Why buy this report?
This industry report originates from Passport, our Retailing market research database.