Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
As internet sales increase, homeshopping loses ground

The penetration of internet retailing remains low in Italy compared to other Western European countries, given that some areas of the country lack a high-speed connection. While for non-grocery shopping, consumers are becoming increasingly acquainted with the channel, the same has not yet occurred for food and drink internet retailing.

Remote urban areas will be more remote

Italy is comprised of many provinces and small urban areas. While retail strategies for most operators focus on large cities, there are many villages and remote areas, where physical stores have had to cease operations during the recession, leaving inhabitants without the possibility to buy on-site.

Home delivery in foodservice reduces need to stock products

Operators of food and drink homeshopping usually visit their customers on a bi-weekly basis. Given that pack sizes are usually large and convenient, and to avoid stock outs between one visit and the next, consumers tend to make quite large purchases to stock up on what they feel they will need for several weeks.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Bofrost focuses on specific consumer targets

Bofrost retained its lead of homeshopping in Italy, recording steady growth over the review period. To succeed, the company has been gradually renewing its catalogue to include products that accommodate the latest customer trends and food preferences, including organic and gluten- and lactose-free products.

Staples MondOffice transitions to internet and e-commerce

After being sold by Otto Group’s Bonprix Srl to Staples Inc in December 2016, MondOffice Srl is steadily transitioning from homeshopping to internet retailing. New target customers are small-medium enterprises or private individuals that wish to complete their orders quickly and have full traceability of shipments, and are therefore more acquainted with e-commerce than with sales through catalogues.

QVC opens a temporary store in Milan

QVC Italia Srl has a multichannel approach in the country, and operates both via homeshopping as well as internet retailing. Product selection is perceived as unique, offering products that consumers cannot find elsewhere, which makes them feel that they are buying not only a unique product, but also a brand with a story.

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Homeshopping in Italy - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

As internet sales increase, homeshopping loses ground
Remote urban areas will be more remote
Home delivery in foodservice reduces need to stock products

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Bofrost focuses on specific consumer targets
Staples MondOffice transitions to internet and e-commerce
QVC opens a temporary store in Milan

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Homeshopping by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Homeshopping by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Homeshopping GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Homeshopping GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 6 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: % Value 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 7 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 8 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 9 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 12 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 14 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 16 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 18 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 20 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 22 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 26 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 28 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 30 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 32 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 34 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 35 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 38 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 39 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 40 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 44 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 45 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 48 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 49 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 52 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 61 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 67 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 73 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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