Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Omnichannel strategies will drive internet retailing’s expansion

Foot traffic in bricks-and-mortar stores fell over the review period and the rapid growth of Amazon and changing consumer purchasing habits resulted in store-based retailers making strong investments in integrating their offline and online operations. This development supported the growth of internet retailing overall during the review period as multichannel retailers outpaced pure players.

Strong growth expected for mobile internet retailing

Mobile internet retailing has already become an essential part of internet retailing and accounts for an increasing share. Over the forecast period, the importance of smartphones and tablets, however, will increase further as the boundaries between offline and online retailing are blurring.

Internet retailing will mature but several product groups still offer room for growth

Apart from the product groups which are already well established in terms of internet retailing, such as apparel and footwear, consumer electronics and media products, there is still room for the growth of internet retailing in several other categories. Although the channel is projected to mature over the forecast period and post slower growth rates than during the review period, categories such as home and garden, consumer appliances and food and drink are expected to still offer plenty of room for growth.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Amazon continues to extend its clear leadership in Germany

Amazon.com Inc extended its value share of internet retailing in Germany in 2018.

Multichannel retailers outpace pure players

As internet retailing is driving overall growth in retailing in Germany and is an increasingly important channel, many store-based retailers are concentrating on improving their online presence. An omnichannel strategy is often not only focused on growing online sales but also on boosting store sales.

Zalando continues to see double-digit value growth

Besides multichannel retailers, which recorded the highest growth rates in 2018, and the continuous rise of Amazon, Zalando continued to perform well in 2018, recording another year of double-digit value growth. Zalando’s growth continues to be based on effective marketing and a successful web and mobile platform.

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Internet Retailing in Germany - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Omnichannel strategies will drive internet retailing’s expansion
Strong growth expected for mobile internet retailing
Internet retailing will mature but several product groups still offer room for growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Amazon continues to extend its clear leadership in Germany
Multichannel retailers outpace pure players
Zalando continues to see double-digit value growth

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Internet Retailing by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Internet Retailing by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Internet Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Internet Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 6 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Germany - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Retailing registers steady growth in 2018
The value of omnichannel retailing is more evident than ever
Amazon starts to challenge Germany’s grocery retailers
Mobile is the driving force behind online expansion
Further growth anticipated

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
Summer Sales
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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SOURCES

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