Executive Summary

Feb 2019
PROSPECTS
Positive dynamic for direct selling

Direct selling has experienced dynamic performance in France and benefits from favourable prospects away from a supposed old-fashioned image. Indeed, personalised experience and advice and the possibility to test products before purchasing are considerable assets for this retailing channel, mainly organised in personal meetings.

Future to be found in digitalisation and multichannel strategies

The future of direct selling is to be found in digitalisation and multichannel strategies. After having introduced mobile payments, some players have launched digital meetings such as via Skype.

Homeware and small domestic appliances fit with direct selling features

Some direct selling categories have fared better and recorded particular success. Amongst the fastest-growing categories in direct selling, homewares and furniture such as kitchen utensils or small domestic appliances are supported by a structural consumer trend for convenience and healthy diet.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
New and historic players investing in this channel

Several new entrants were interested in this retailing format, such as Oika Oika positioned in board games, Ipheos in cosmetics or again Phildar, Little Marcel and Scottage in apparel and footwear. New players but also historical players have invested in popular segments like Tupperware, which has diversified to offer food processors for example.

Diversifying targets present a challenge

One of the major challenges for direct selling players over the coming years will also be to diversify to attract new consumer segments. Currently, direct selling supply is largely orientated towards women, but manufacturers are increasingly looking to capture males.

To face sales drop, Tupperware closes its unique production plant in France

Despite a favourable context, the leading player in direct selling, Tupperware France, sees its sales declining and has had to close its unique production plant in France based at Joué-Les-Tours. Due to dropping sales resulting from its European activities and especially in France, the company was in production surplus and is looking to restore its competitiveness over the forecast period.

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The Direct Selling in France 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  
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Our market research reports answer questions such as:

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Direct Selling in France - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Positive dynamic for direct selling
Future to be found in digitalisation and multichannel strategies
Homeware and small domestic appliances fit with direct selling features

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

New and historic players investing in this channel
Diversifying targets present a challenge
To face sales drop, Tupperware closes its unique production plant in France

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 France - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Slowdown in economic activity and fall in purchasing power
Varying results from channel to channel
Competitive landscape to change towards proximity and traditional retailers
The challenge posed by online retailing drives market consolidation
Downgraded economic prospects will threaten major store-based retailing players

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
Festive Period
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

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