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Beauty Retailing - France - January 2010

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Table of contents

  1. Market in Brief

    • The future
      • Market size and performance
        • The competitive landscape
        • Report Scope

            • Beauty retailing
              • Beauty specialists
                • Product markets
                  • Abbreviations
                    • Technical notes
                      • Financial definitions
                        • Currencies
                          • Country codes
                            • Figure 1: Country codes
                          • VAT
                            • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2009
                        • Broader Market Environment

                          • Key points
                            • Narrow increases in population
                              • Figure 3: France: Population trends, 2005-10
                              • Figure 4: France: Population projections, by age group, 2005-45
                            • Economy
                              • Out of the recession
                                  • Figure 5: France: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                                • Declining confidence undermining spending
                                    • Figure 6: France: Household consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                                  • Signs of a recovery in consumer confidence?
                                    • Figure 7: France: Consumer confidence, January 1999-December 2009
                                  • Easing of inflation
                                      • Figure 8: France: Consumer prices, 2004-08
                                  • Competitive Context

                                    • Key points
                                      • Health and beauty market
                                        • Definitions
                                          • Personal care spending lags behind other areas
                                            • Figure 9: France: Consumer spending on selected categories of goods, 2004-08
                                          • Growth rates
                                            • Figure 10: France: Rates of growth in major consumer spending areas, 1998-2008
                                          • Tougher economy easing inflation
                                            • Figure 11: France: Consumer price indices for personal goods categories, 1998-November 2009
                                          • Product market breakdown
                                            • Perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries
                                                • Figure 12: France: spending on cosmetics, fragrances and toiletries, by category, 2004 and 2006-08
                                                • Figure 13: France: Relative importance of categories vs. Western Europe, 2008
                                              • Channels of distribution
                                                  • Figure 14: France: Personal care goods, spending by channel of distribution, 2008
                                                • Parapharmacies
                                                  • Figure 15: France: Parapharmacy operations of non-specialists, September 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009
                                                • Home shopping
                                                  • Figure 16: France: Fev@d, specialist health and beauty members, 2008
                                              • Sector Size and Forecast

                                                • Key points
                                                  • Economic outlook
                                                    • Retail prospects
                                                      • Opportunities and threats
                                                        • Figure 17: France: Retail sales, 2004-14
                                                      • Past
                                                          • Figure 18: France: Health and beauty sales index, 2004-08
                                                          • Figure 19: France: Health and beauty retailer’s sales, 2004-08
                                                        • Outlet and enterprise data
                                                          • Figure 20: France: Number of H&B retail enterprises and average outlets per enterprise, 2003-07
                                                          • Figure 21: France: Health and beauty outlet data, 2005-09
                                                          • Figure 22: France: Health and beauty outlets by size, 2007
                                                      • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                                        • Key points
                                                          • Yves Rocher leading the way
                                                            • Sephora leaps into second
                                                              • Marionnaud struggling
                                                                • Nocibé boosts franchising
                                                                  • Schlecker looking for aid
                                                                    • Figure 23: France: Leading health and beauty specialists, 2008/09
                                                                  • Market shares
                                                                      • Figure 24: France: Leading health and beauty specialists’ market shares, 2008
                                                                  • Appendix – Agreements with Selected Lifestyle Statements on Appearance/Beauty

                                                                      • Figure 25: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements on appearance/beauty, France, by demographics, 2009
                                                                      • Figure 26: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements on appearance/beauty, France, by demographics, 2009
                                                                  • A.S. Watson (Europe)

                                                                      • Strategic evaluation
                                                                        • Group
                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                            • Figure 27: A.S.Watson: European health and beauty chains, 2009
                                                                          • Financial performance
                                                                              • Figure 28: A.S.Watson Europe: Year-on-year sales and profit growth, 2004-08
                                                                            • Store portfolio
                                                                              • Figure 29: A.S.Watson Europe: Store numbers, 2004-08
                                                                            • UK operations
                                                                              • Figure 30: A.S. Watson UK: Sales as share of UK health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                • Figure 31: A.S. Watson UK: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                • Figure 32: A.S. Watson UK: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                • Continental Europe operations
                                                                                  • Benelux
                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                      • Figure 33: A.S. Watson: Estimated sales by fascia in Belgium and the Netherlands, 2008
                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                      • Figure 34: A.S. Watson: Health and Beauty Stores in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, 2004-08
                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                      • e-commerce
                                                                                        • Marionnaud
                                                                                          • Figure 35: A.S.Watson: Marionnaud sales as share of health & beauty specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                            • Figure 36: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud: Sales, 2004-08
                                                                                          • Store portfolio
                                                                                            • Figure 37: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud’s outlets, 2004-08
                                                                                            • Figure 38: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud’s store portfolio by country, 2004-08
                                                                                          • Eastern Europe
                                                                                            • Financial and outlet data
                                                                                              • Figure 39: A.S. Watson: Eastern European operations, 2004-08
                                                                                          • Beauty Success

                                                                                              • Figure 40: Beauty Success: Sales as share of health and beauty specialists’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                            • History
                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                • Figure 41: Beauty Success: Financial performance, 2004-09
                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                • Figure 42: Beauty Success: Outlet data, 2003-08
                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                • Market positioning
                                                                                                  • Brands
                                                                                                    • Product offer
                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                      • Douglas

                                                                                                          • Figure 43: Douglas perfumery (Germany): Share of German health and beauty specialists’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                          • Figure 44: Douglas perfumery division: Share of European health and beauty specialists’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                • Figure 45: Douglas Holding: Group financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                • Figure 46: Douglas perfumery division: Financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                  • Figure 47: Douglas perfumery division: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                  • Figure 48: Douglas perfumery division: Average sales per outlet, by country, 2008/09
                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                    • Brands and own brand
                                                                                                                      • Product offer
                                                                                                                        • Pricing
                                                                                                                          • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                            • Nocibé

                                                                                                                                • Figure 49: Nocibé: Sales as share of health and beauty specialists’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                                                              • History
                                                                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 50: Nocibé: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 51: Nocibé: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                    • Product offer and brands
                                                                                                                                      • Loyalty card
                                                                                                                                        • e-commerce and home shopping and marketing
                                                                                                                                        • Schlecker

                                                                                                                                            • Figure 52: Schlecker: Estimated share of German health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 53: Schlecker: Share of European health and beauty specialists’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                            • Recent history
                                                                                                                                              • Financial data
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 54: Schlecker: Estimated sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 55: Schlecker: Estimated outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                    • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                      • Brands
                                                                                                                                                        • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                            • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                              • Advertising
                                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                  • Ihr Platz
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 56: Ihr Platz: Share of all German health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                    • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                      • Financial data
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 57: Ihr Platz: Sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                        • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 58: Ihr Platz: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                            • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                              • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sephora

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 59: Sephora: Estimated sales as share of European health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                          • History
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 60: Sephora: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 61: Sephora: Estimated outlet data, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brands and product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Loyalty programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Body Shop

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 62: The Body Shop UK & Republic of Ireland: Estimated sales as share of UK health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 63: The Body Shop UK & Republic of Ireland: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 64: The Body Shop UK: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yves Rocher Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 65: Groupe Yves Rocher: Estimated sales as share of health & beauty specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 66: Groupe Yves Rocher: Group brands, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 67: Groupe Yves Rocher: Group sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 68: Groupe Yves Rocher: Estimated European outlet data, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 69: Groupe Yves Rocher: Yves Rocher brand: Estimated outlet numbers, 2005, 2006 and 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 70: Yves Rocher Group: Yves Rocher brand: Identified group websites, 2008

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beauty Retailing - France - January 2010

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