Retailing in Bulgaria

April 2022
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Retailing industry in Bulgaria with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Convenience Stores
  • Discounters
  • Hypermarkets
  • Supermarkets
  • Traditional Grocery Retailers
  • Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers
  • Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers
  • Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers
  • Home and Garden Specialist Retailers
  • Department Stores
  • Variety Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs
  • Direct Selling
  • Homeshopping
  • Vending

If you're in the Retailing industry in Bulgaria, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Retailing in Bulgaria report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Retailing in Bulgaria?
  • Which are the leading retailers in Retailing in Bulgaria?
  • How are products distributed in Retailing in Bulgaria?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce and the expansion of modern grocery retail impacting traditional retail?
  • How significant are discounters and private label in Bulgaria?
  • How has the impact of COVID-19 and national lockdown impacted consumer demand?
  • Which formats have benefited the most from stockpiling and enforced home seclusion?
  • How will the wider economic impact of COVID-19 shape the retail landscape in the future?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Retailing in Bulgaria

Retailing in 2021: The big picture
Pandemic sees e-commerce (goods) constant value sales almost double
Discounters continue to gain ground on more established grocery retail channels
Pandemic drives surge in food and drink e-commerce
What next for retailing?
Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2021
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Christmas
Back to School
Payments
Delivery and collection
Emerging business models
Table 1 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2016-2021
Table 2 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 3 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 4 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 5 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2016-2021
Table 6 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2016-2021
Table 7 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 8 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 9 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 10 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 11 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 12 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 13 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2016-2021
Table 14 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2016-2021
Table 15 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 16 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 17 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 18 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 19 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2016-2021
Table 20 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2016-2021
Table 21 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 22 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 23 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 24 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 25 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2016-2021
Table 26 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2016-2021
Table 27 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 28 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 29 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 30 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 31 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 32 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 33 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 34 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 35 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 36 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 37 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 38 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 39 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 40 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 41 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 42 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 43 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 44 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 45 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 46 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2021-2026
Table 47 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 48 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 49 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 50 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2021-2026
Table 51 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2021-2026
Table 52 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 54 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 55 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 58 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2021-2026
Table 59 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2021-2026
Table 60 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 61 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026
Table 62 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 63 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 64 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2021-2026
Table 65 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2021-2026
Table 66 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 67 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026
Table 68 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 70 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2021-2026
Table 71 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2021-2026

DISCLAIMER

Summary 2 Research Sources

Convenience Stores in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Sales and store numbers stabilise
Chains are increasingly dominant
Urbanisation and emigration hit convenience stores particularly hard
Despite a decline in store number, convenience stores will exhibit modest growth in constant value sales
More convenience stores will offer home delivery
Convenience stores will adapt to the health and wellness trend by stocking more fresh and healthy food
Table 72 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 73 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 74 Convenience Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 75 Convenience Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 76 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 77 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 78 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 79 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Discounters in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Even the pandemic could not derail the expansion of Lidl
Lidl is on course to become Bulgaria’s largest retailer
Lidl launches Lidl Plus app
Mounting inflationary pressure will make discounters even more attractive to local consumers
Kam will resume its expansion
Will discounters embrace e-commerce?
Table 80 Discounters: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 81 Discounters: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 82 Discounters GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 83 Discounters GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 84 Discounters LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 85 Discounters LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 86 Discounters Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 87 Discounters Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Hypermarkets in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pandemic boost to demand begins to fade
Dominant player Kaufland partners with Glovo for home delivery
Hit comes under new ownership and launches an online store
As inflationary pressure mounts, hypermarkets will remain under pressure from discounters
Hypermarkets will increasingly offer e-commerce and delivery
Kaufland will remain dominate
Table 88 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 89 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 90 Hypermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 91 Hypermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 92 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 93 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 94 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 95 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Supermarkets in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Improving economic conditions and the easing of pandemic restrictions help to support revival in supermarket growth
Leading players remodel older stores
Fantastico partners with delivery app Foodpanda
Supermarkets will get bigger and offer a wider range of merchandise
Inflationary pressure will make local consumers even more price sensitive
Supermarkets will continue to deepen their online presence
Table 96 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 97 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 98 Supermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 99 Supermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 100 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 101 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 102 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 103 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Traditional Grocery Retailers in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pandemic economic shocks hits traditional grocery retailers particularly hard
Pandemic economic shocks hits traditional grocery retailers particularly hard
Ban on private lotteries puts Lafka out of business
Traditional grocery retailers will face increased competition in suburban areas as discounters and supermarkets expand
Traditional grocery retailers will become more active online
Traditional grocery retailing will continue to attract a steady stream of new entrants
Table 104 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 105 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 106 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 107 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 108 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 109 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 110 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 111 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Demand rebounds but remains well below its pre-pandemic level
Slow trend towards consolidation, with international chains gaining ground
Pandemic spurs e-commerce growth
Stable growth of apparel and footwear specialists to continue over the forecast period
Inflationary squeeze likely to further boost the popularity of used apparel and footwear
E-commerce expansion will slow but remain dynamic
Table 112 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 113 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 114 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 115 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 116 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 117 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 118 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 119 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Stable growth of electronics and appliance specialist retailers resumes in 2021
New outlets launched by Xiaomi and Samsung in Bulgaria
Pandemic drives shift to e-commerce
Demographic decline will weigh on growth
E-commerce will continue to grow in popularity
Closer of some independent retailers will lead to a more consolidated competitive landscape
Table 120 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 121 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 122 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 123 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 124 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 125 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 126 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 127 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pandemic drives increased consumer interest in health and wellness
Optical goods and beauty specialist retailers rebound from pandemic woes
Drugstores/parapharmacies outperforms Chemists/pharmacies in 2021
Heightened consumer interest in health and wellness is likely to outlast the pandemic
E-commerce expansion will slow
Deregulation unlikely to happen soon – if at all
Table 128 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 129 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 130 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 131 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 132 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 133 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 134 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 135 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 136 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 137 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026
Table 138 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 139 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

More focus on the home drives sharp turnaround in the fortunes of home and garden specialist retailers
E-commerce grows in importance
New store openings enable IKEA to overtake Praktiker
Demographic headwinds will weigh on growth
Sustainability will continue to grow in importance
Young adults will spur e-commerce growth
Table 140 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 141 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 142 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 143 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 144 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 145 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 146 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 147 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 148 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 149 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026
Table 150 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 151 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Department Stores in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

After pandemic plunge, demand remains weak
Notosgalleries does not benefit from exit of Debenhams
Department stores face increased competition from specialist retailers and e-commerce
Young, affluent consumers will increase shop for luxury goods online
Notosgalleries will have to adapt to digitalisation in order to survive
Walmart considers opening new stores in Bulgaria
Table 152 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 153 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 154 Department Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 155 Department Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 156 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 157 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 158 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 159 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Variety Stores in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pandemic leads to a significant number of store closures
E-commerce a mounting competitive threat
Studio Moderna combines homeshopping with physical stores
Variety stores sales will bounce back as pandemic restrictions are eased
Variety stores will have to adapt to e-commerce
New store openings will focus on the country’s main urban centres
Table 160 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2016-2021
Table 161 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2016-2021
Table 162 Variety Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 163 Variety Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 164 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2018-2021
Table 165 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2018-2021
Table 166 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2021-2026
Table 167 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2021-2026

Warehouse Clubs in Bulgaria

Direct Selling in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

COVID-19 drives pivot to social media
Economic shock of pandemic makes it easier to recruit distributors
Pandemic boosts consumer health direct selling
Consumer health will continue to buck the downward trend
Direct sellers will increasingly leverage the internet for both sales and marketing
Kannaway to bring cannabidiol to Bulgaria through direct selling
Table 168 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 169 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 170 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 171 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 172 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 173 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Homeshopping in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pandemic provides modest boost to growth
Leader Studio Moderna EOOD follows multi-channel strategy
Consumer health homeshopping boosted by pandemic
E-commerce expansion will make it difficult for homeshopping to grow
Homeshopping players will seek to boost consumer loyalty
Consumer health will remain the top performer
Table 174 Homeshopping by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 175 Homeshopping by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 176 Homeshopping GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 177 Homeshopping GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 178 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 179 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Vending in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Demand stabilises as pandemic restrictions are eased
Hot drinks remain dominant, but packaged drinks are growing in importance
Innovation in packaged food, OTC consumer health and honey
Packaged drinks will remain the most dynamic segment
Vending machines will increasingly accept cashless payments
Non-captive vending will grow in importance
Table 180 Vending by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 181 Vending by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 182 Vending GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 183 Vending GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 184 Vending Forecasts by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 185 Vending Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

E-Commerce (Goods) in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Driven by the pandemic, e-commerce constant value sales almost double between 2019 and 2021
Food and drink the top performer, as grocery retail chains scramble to get online
eMAG eliminates its commission on sales of surgical masks and disinfectants
Significant potential for growth remains
Alibaba will increasingly challenge eMag and Technopolis
Interactive visualisation of products will become increasingly important
Table 186 E-Commerce (Goods) by Channel and Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 187 E-Commerce (Goods) by Channel and Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 188 E-Commerce (Goods) GBO Company Shares: % Value 2017-2021
Table 189 E-Commerce (Goods) GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2018-2021
Table 190 Forecast E-Commerce (Goods) by Channel and Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 191 Forecast E-Commerce (Goods) by Channel and Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Mobile E-Commerce (Goods) in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

E-commerce (goods) shifts online at a rapid pace
E-Mag continues to lead the way in shift towards mobile e-Commerce.
Smartphone penetration continues to rise
Mobile e-commerce will begin to mature
E-commerce pure plays will remain at the forefront of growth
Grocery retailers will be key drivers of growth
Table 192 Mobile E-Commerce (Goods): Value 2016-2021
Table 193 Mobile E-Commerce (Goods): % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 194 Mobile E-Commerce (Goods) Forecasts: Value 2021-2026
Table 195 Mobile E-Commerce (Goods) Forecasts: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Food and Drink E-Commerce in Bulgaria

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Pandemic brings food and drink e-commerce into the mainstream
On-demand apps help grocery retailers go online
eBag plans to expand beyond Sofia
Accelerating consumer lifestyles will be a key driver of growth
Dark supermarkets could come to the larger cities
Will discounter Lidl remain aloof from e-commerce?
Table 196 Food and Drink E-Commerce: Value 2016-2021
Table 197 Food and Drink E-Commerce: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 198 Food and Drink E-Commerce Forecasts: Value 2021-2026
Table 199 Food and Drink E-Commerce Forecasts: % Value Growth 2021-2026
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Retailing

      • Apparel and Footwear Direct Selling
      • Beauty and Personal Care Direct Selling
      • Consumer Electronics Direct Selling
      • Consumer Health Direct Selling
      • Consumer Appliances Direct Selling
      • Food and Drink Direct Selling
      • Home Care Direct Selling
      • Home Improvement and Gardening Direct Selling
      • Homewares and Home Furnishings Direct Selling
      • Media Products Direct Selling
      • Personal Accessories and Eyewear Direct Selling
      • Pet Care Direct Selling
      • Traditional Toys and Games Direct Selling
      • Video Games Hardware Direct Selling
      • Other Direct Selling
      • Apparel and Footwear Homeshopping
      • Beauty and Personal Care Homeshopping
      • Consumer Appliances Homeshopping
      • Consumer Electronics Homeshopping
      • Consumer Health Homeshopping
      • Food and Drink Homeshopping
      • Home Care Homeshopping
      • Home Improvement and Gardening Homeshopping
      • Homewares and Home Furnishings Homeshopping
      • Media Products Homeshopping
      • Personal Accessories and Eyewear Homeshopping
      • Pet Care Homeshopping
      • Traditional Toys and Games Homeshopping
      • Video Games Hardware Homeshopping
      • Other Homeshopping
      • Packaged Drinks Vending
      • Snacks Vending
      • Dairy Products and Alternatives Vending
      • Cooking Ingredients and Meals Vending
      • Staple Foods Vending
      • Personal Hygiene Vending
      • Tobacco Vending
      • Hot Drinks Vending
      • Traditional Toys and Games Vending
      • Other Products Vending
      • Mobile E-Commerce (Goods)
        • Foreign E-Commerce (Goods)
        • Domestic E-Commerce (Goods)
        • Apparel and Footwear E-Commerce
        • Beauty and Personal Care E-Commerce
        • Consumer Appliances E-Commerce
        • Consumer Electronics E-Commerce
        • Consumer Health E-Commerce
        • Food and Drink E-Commerce
        • Home Care E-Commerce
        • Home Improvement and Gardening E-Commerce
        • Homewares and Home Furnishings E-Commerce
        • Media Products E-Commerce
        • Personal Accessories and Eyewear E-Commerce
        • Pet Care E-Commerce
        • Traditional Toys and Games E-Commerce
        • Video Games Hardware E-Commerce
        • Other E-Commerce

Retailing

Sales of new and used goods to the general public for personal or household consumption. Excludes specialist retailers of motor vehicles, motorcycles, vehicle parts, fuel. Also excludes foodservice, rental and hire and wholesale industries (Cash and Carry). Sales value excluding or including VAT/Sales Tax. Retailing is the aggregation of Store-based retailing and Non-store retailing. Retailing excludes the informal retail sector. Informal retailing is retail trade which is not declared to the tax authorities. Informal retailing encompasses (a) sales generated by unregistered and unlicensed retailers, ie retailers operating illegally, and (b) any proportion of sales generated by a registered and licensed retailer which is not declared to the tax authorities. Unregistered and unlicensed retailers operate predominantly (although not exclusively) as street hawkers or operate open market stalls, as these channels are harder for the authorities to monitor than permanent outlets. Activities in the illegal market, which is usually understood to refer to trade in illegal, counterfeit or stolen merchandise, are included within our definition of informal retailing. Activities in the “grey market”, which is usually understood to refer to trade in legal merchandise that is sold through unauthorized channels – for example cigarettes bought legally in another country, legally imported, but sold at lower prices than in authorized channels – will be included as informal retailing if no tax is paid on sale by the retailer. However if the retailer pays tax – for example on cigarettes bought legally in another country but sold at a lower price than standard – the sale is included within formal retailing. In relation to click and collect purchases (i.e. where purchases are made over the internet but picked up at store) where the sales data is attributed depends on where the payment is made: If payment is made in store, then the sale is included in store-based sales. If payment is made over the internet, then the sale is included in internet retailing.

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