Executive Summary

Dec 2018
PROSPECTS
Direct selling suffering from increasing competition from other channels

Direct selling posted a further decline in value sales in 2018, largely as a result of both competition from internet retailing and the diminished threat of terrorism in the country, which meant that consumers once again felt more comfortable going out to shop. Direct selling also faced competition from other channels such as convenience stores.

Direct selling still seen as a flexible and viable employment solution for many

Direct selling agents are also under threat as sales decline. According to information published by trade associations, a large majority of direct selling agents were self-employed over the review period.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Competition from more dynamic channels affects direct sellers

Increasing competition from store-based retailers but particularly internet retailing has put strong pressure on several direct selling categories. This is not only the case for companies operating in media products and home improvement and gardening, but also personal accessories and eyewear and beauty and personal care.

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Overview

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

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The Direct Selling in Belgium market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed market shares for international and locally-based retailers
  • Historic values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth  
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

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  • What strategies are direct sellers employing to compete in a multi-channel environment?

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Direct Selling in Belgium - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Direct selling suffering from increasing competition from other channels
Direct selling still seen as a flexible and viable employment solution for many

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Competition from more dynamic channels affects direct sellers

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 6 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value 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 7 Cash and Carry Sales: Value
Seasonality
Christmas
Back-to-school
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 8 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 12 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 16 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 18 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 20 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 28 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 30 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 34 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 36 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 39 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 41 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 45 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 49 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 61 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 67 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 73 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

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