Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Conditions conducive to growth

Mobile internet retailing is set to continue to grow strongly in Bulgaria over the forecast period, significantly outpacing the growth of overall internet retailing and, indeed, contributing the majority of internet retailing’s absolute increase in value sales. Mobile internet retailing’s expansion is being supported by an ongoing increase in the ownership of smartphones, the availability of affordable mobile plans and ready access to free wi-fi in cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels.

eMag leading the way in shift to m-commerce

While mobile internet retailing is growing strongly in many markets, the Romania-based leader in the Bulgarian internet market, eMag, which also has a presence in Romania, Hungary and Poland, pointed to the segment’s expansion as a particularly marked trend in Bulgaria towards the end of the review period. According to eMag, mobile visit accounted for 60% of total traffic on the eMag.

Impossible to ignore the rise of mobile

It is impossible for retailers to ignore the ways in which smartphones are changing consumer lifestyles, not only increasing access to the internet, but embedding it in everyday life. Most internet retailers have launched mobile versions of their web-stores, as well as mobile apps intended to facilitate online shopping.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Pure players driving m-commerce expansion

Pure internet players, such as eMag and Fashiondays.bg, are at the forefront of m-commerce development in the Bulgarian market, as they have a sharper focus on online activity and are quicker to introduce technological innovation, while multi-channel players are typically more conservative as they work to balance operations across store-based and online activities.

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The Mobile Internet Retailing in Bulgaria market research report includes:

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HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Conditions conducive to growth
eMag leading the way in shift to m-commerce
Impossible to ignore the rise of mobile

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Pure players driving m-commerce expansion

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Mobile Internet Retailing: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Mobile Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2018-2023
Table 4 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Bulgaria - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Demographic developments influencing strategies
Modern grocers seek to adapt to evolving market conditions
Rise of internet retailing exerting growing influence
Lidl most dynamic amongst leading players
Forecast period set to see a shifting retailing landscape

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2018
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Christmas
Back to School
Summer holidays
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

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

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