Executive Summary

Feb 2019
PROSPECTS
Traditional grocery retailers retain their lead in grocery retailers

Despite the rapid growth of modern grocery retailers, traditional grocery retailers remain significant in the country. The channel is led by independent small grocers, popularly referred to as colmados.

Independent small grocers have competitive advantages

Independent small grocers have several competitive advantages over their modern counterparts in the country, including home delivery services via motorbike throughout major urbanised areas. These outlets also sell items in small amounts, based on the needs of consumers who might not have the resources to purchase a standard size typically for retail sale in a supermarket, and operate during extended hours.

Small businesses look abroad for new market opportunities

Given the dynamism of microenterprises in the Dominican Republic, led by independent small grocers, many have joined associations and other groups to seek new opportunities to stimulate sales and growth in the country. At the end of 2017, the National Federation of Merchants and Small Business Owners of the Dominican Republic (FENACERD) signed a strategic alliance with the People’s Republic of China which seeks to foster new bilateral opportunities for both parties.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Traditional grocery retailers lead store-based retailing but remain largely undefined

Traditional grocery retailers lead overall store-based retailing in the Dominican Republic, supplying products that are needed daily. The channel continues to be characterised by independent small grocers known in the country as colmados.

Many traditional grocery retailers continue to operate informally

Many traditional grocery retailers still operate in an informal or semi-formal manner in the country. The government continues to encourage micro and small enterprises to formalise their structures for tax reporting purposes, even offering free registration or other benefits for formalising their businesses.

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HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Traditional grocery retailers retain their lead in grocery retailers
Independent small grocers have competitive advantages
Small businesses look abroad for new market opportunities

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Traditional grocery retailers lead store-based retailing but remain largely undefined
Many traditional grocery retailers continue to operate informally

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 4 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Dominican Republic - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Retailing supported by the positive economy
New retailing trends begin to emerge
Sales via internet retailing driven largely by cross-border transactions
Competitive retail environment remains largely unchanged
Retailing poised to achieve growth over the forecast period

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Christmas
Back to School
Mother’s Day
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 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 14 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 18 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 20 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 21 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 22 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 23 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 24 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 25 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 26 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 29 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 30 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Sales in Store-Based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 33 Forecast Sales in Store-Based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 34 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 35 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 36 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 37 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 38 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 39 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 40 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 41 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 42 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 43 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

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