Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Competition from outside the channel forces new strategies

Intense competition occurs both within supermarkets and from operators outside of the channel. With convenience store operators increasingly adopting a model of expansion that offers increasing competition to supermarkets, competition within supermarkets has driven brands to develop their own distinct formats, leading to considerable diversity amongst operators in Taiwan.

Supermarkets continues to diversify

Premium brands continued to gain appeal and have a distinct image from standard supermarket formats. These players have generally focused on a broad portfolio of imported products as well as higher end and products from smaller producers.

Smaller store sizes offer strong appeal

The trend for reducing distinctions between channels continues. Supermarkets actively sought to replicate some convenience store features in an evolving approach to expansion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
RT Mart further shifts towards competition with supermarket operators

In an effort to shift towards competing directly with operators in supermarkets, RT Mart launched My RT. The new store format has a greatly reduced store footprint, operates 24-hours a day and offers only a limited number of products compared to its usual hypermarkets.

Leading player Chyuan Lien continues to expand role

Chyuan Lien remained the leading player in supermarkets in 2018. Sales of its brand PX Mart continued to grow at a time when the performance of the second largest player was in decline.

Strong marketing campaigns for PX Mart

The main strength of PX Mart derives from strong marketing and media campaigns through mass media channels and online. These reach their greatest exposure during peak seasons such as Ghost Month and Lunar New Year.

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Supermarkets in Taiwan - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Competition from outside the channel forces new strategies
Supermarkets continues to diversify
Smaller store sizes offer strong appeal

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

RT Mart further shifts towards competition with supermarket operators
Leading player Chyuan Lien continues to expand role
Strong marketing campaigns for PX Mart

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Supermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Supermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Taiwan - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Consumers embrace wide range of channels to combat low purchasing power
Retailers explore different applications of digital technologies
Convenience drives the rise of smaller store formats
Competition fuels retailer innovation
Poor economy and young consumers to influence direction of retail in Taiwan

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Table 9 Cash and Carry Sales: Value
Seasonality
Lunar New Year
End of year cleaning
Department store anniversary sales
Ghost month sales
Back to school
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 15 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 17 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 19 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 23 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 25 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 27 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 29 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 31 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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