Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Convenience stores continues to experience upgrading process

Larger operators continued to reorganise their convenience stores, with the aim of creating a more strategic map of locations. Smaller and more remote stores are being replaced with urban stores with an upgraded offer of products that focus mainly on private label.

Convenience stores will be strategic for e-commerce growth

Online sales of groceries in Italy continue to lag compared to other European countries, due to difficult logistics and a limited offer that has hindered sales in the past. Large grocery retailers are testing different ordering and delivering solutions depending on channels and locations.

Private label brings higher margins for affiliates

Many outlets in convenience stores in Italy are not managed centrally by brand owners; on the contrary, there is an affiliation programme that links a private owner to the group. Given the large presence of small-medium enterprises in Italy, a higher number of independent retailers are joining big groups to survive.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Aggregation in larger buying groups drives growth of convenience stores

Large grocery retail brands have been quick to understand that convenience stores represents an effective way to stay close to consumers, given the widespread presence both in historical downtowns and smaller urban areas. While previously, they used to play a secondary role with brands being focused on supermarkets and hypermarkets, large brands such as Conad City, Crai, Carrefour Express and Pam Local are investing heavily in the development of new and strategically-located franchising stores.

D IT Distribuzione Italiana continues to reorganise its outlet base

Originally created in 2017 with the aggregation of the two groups Sigma and SISA, D IT Distribuzione Italiana continued in 2018 with the reorganisation of its outlet base, aiming to offer an improved shopping experience together with higher quality products. Its product offer is focused on new private label lines to a wide range of consumers, from organic (“Verde Mio”) to other health and wellness (“Equilibrio & Piacere”) and premium products (“Gusto & Passione”).

CONAD - Consorzio Nazionale Dettaglianti Scrl holds largest number of outlets

CONAD - Consorzio Nazionale Dettaglianti Scrl continued to hold the highest number of outlets in convenience stores in 2018, although these numbers declined for the fourth consecutive year. Due to its historical background of being a consortium of small retailers, CONAD relies on its large presence in Italian territory from the North to South, with small Margherita stores being replaced by Conad City, which is a larger and upgraded format.

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Convenience Stores in Italy - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Convenience stores continues to experience upgrading process
Convenience stores will be strategic for e-commerce growth
Private label brings higher margins for affiliates

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Aggregation in larger buying groups drives growth of convenience stores
D IT Distribuzione Italiana continues to reorganise its outlet base
CONAD - Consorzio Nazionale Dettaglianti Scrl holds largest number of outlets

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 Italy - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Italian economy remains uncertain
Online and physical stores increasingly merge, obsolete rules still a limit to growth
Franchising chains establish greater presence
Everyday Low Price (EDLP) entails Everyday Low Cost (EDLC)
Increasing number of international operators open physical stores in Italy

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Christmas Holidays
Easter
Valentine’s Day/Father’s Day/Mother’s Day
Summer Holidays/Back to School
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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SOURCES

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