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Clothing Retailing - France - October 2009

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Table of contents

  1. Market in Brief

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

            • Technical notes
              • Definitions
                • Financial definitions
                  • Currencies
                    • Country codes
                      • Figure 1: Country codes
                    • VAT
                      • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2008
                  • Broader Market Environment

                    • Key points
                      • Gradual population growth
                        • Figure 3: France: Population trends, 2005-09
                        • Figure 4: France: Population projections, by age group, 2005-45
                      • Economy
                        • Economic growth hit by current climate
                            • Figure 5: France: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                          • Prolonged period of consumer malaise
                              • Figure 6: France: Household consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                            • Consumer confidence bouncing back?
                              • Figure 7: France: Consumer confidence, January 1999-September 2009
                            • Inflation easing
                                • Figure 8: France: Consumer prices, 2004-08
                            • The Market in Context

                              • Key findings
                                • Slow clothing growth
                                  • Figure 9: France: Consumer spending on selected categories of goods, 2004-08
                                • Little inflation in the sector
                                    • Figure 10: France: Consumer price indices for major product categories, 1998-August 2009
                                    • Figure 11: France: Consumer price indices for clothing by product type, 1998-August 2009
                                  • Channels of distribution
                                  • Sector Size and Forecast

                                    • Key findings
                                      • Economic outlook
                                        • Retail prospects
                                          • Figure 12: France: Retail sales, 2004-14
                                        • Recent trends in clothing sector
                                            • Figure 13: France: Rate of growth of clothing specialists against all clothing spend, 2004-08
                                          • Enterprise data
                                            • Figure 14: France: Clothing retailers, enterprise numbers, 2002-06
                                        • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                          • Key findings
                                            • Vivarte leads the way
                                              • Inditex going from strength to strength
                                                • Domestic players continue to perform well
                                                  • Mixed results for other foreign players
                                                    • Figure 15: France: Leading players in the clothing sector, 2008/09
                                                  • Market shares
                                                    • Figure 16: France: Leading clothing specialists’ market shares, 2008
                                                • Benetton Group

                                                    • Figure 17: Benetton (Europe): Sales as share of clothing specialists in Europe, 2004-08
                                                    • Figure 18: Benetton (Italy): Sales as share of clothing specialists in Italy, 2004-08
                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                    • Recent history
                                                      • Financial performance
                                                        • Figure 19: Benetton Group: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                      • Market performance
                                                        • Brand performance
                                                          • Store portfolio
                                                            • Figure 20: Benetton Group: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                          • Retail offering
                                                            • Market positioning
                                                              • Product offer
                                                                  • Figure 21: Benetton Group: Sales, by brand, 2008
                                                                • Advertising and marketing
                                                                  • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                  • C&A Europe

                                                                      • Figure 22: C&A: Sales as share of clothing retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                      • Figure 23: C&A Germany: Sales as share of clothing retailers’ sales in Germany, 2004-08
                                                                      • Figure 24: C&A Netherlands: Sales as share of clothing retailers’ sales in the Netherlands, 2005-08
                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                      • History
                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                            • Figure 25: C&A: Group sales performance, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                            • Figure 26: C&A: Sales by country, 2008/09
                                                                            • Figure 27: C&A: Share of group sales, by country, 2008/09
                                                                          • Store portfolio
                                                                              • Figure 28: C&A: Outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                              • Figure 29: C&A: Fascias operated by C&A in Europe, April 2009
                                                                            • Avanti
                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                • Market positioning
                                                                                  • Brands and product offer
                                                                                    • C&A Money
                                                                                      • Pricing
                                                                                        • Operational issues
                                                                                          • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                            • Diramode

                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                      • Figure 30: Diramode: European outlet data, 2009
                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                      • Market positioning and product offer
                                                                                                        • Operational issues
                                                                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                          • Esprit

                                                                                                              • Figure 31: Esprit: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                            • History
                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 32: Esprit: Group financial performance, 2003/04-2008/09
                                                                                                                  • Figure 33: Esprit: Sales performance, by channel and region, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                    • Figure 34: Esprit: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                    • Figure 35: Esprit: Store network, by region and type, June 2009
                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                    • Market positioning
                                                                                                                      • Brands and product offer
                                                                                                                        • Figure 36: Esprit product offer, 2009
                                                                                                                        • Figure 37: Esprit: Product mix, 2008/09
                                                                                                                      • Pricing
                                                                                                                        • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                        • Etam Group

                                                                                                                            • Figure 38: Etam Group: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                            • Figure 39: Etam Group: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                • Figure 40: Etam Group: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 41: Etam Group: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 42: Etam: Outlet numbers by brand, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                  • Market positioning and brands
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 43: Etam Group: Brands, 2009
                                                                                                                                  • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                    • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                    • Gap

                                                                                                                                        • Figure 44: Gap Inc: UK sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in UK, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • History
                                                                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 45: Gap Inc: Group financial performance, 2004/05-08/09
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 46: Gap UK: Financial performance, 2004/05-08/09
                                                                                                                                          • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 47: Gap Inc: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                              • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                • Brands
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 48: Gap Inc: Brands, 2008
                                                                                                                                                • Product offer/pricing
                                                                                                                                                  • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                  • Grupo Inditex

                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 49: Grupo Inditex: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                      • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 50: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 51: Grupo Inditex: Sales growth, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 52: Grupo Inditex: Estimated sales in key European markets, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 53: Europe: Grupo Inditex: Sales by retail brand, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                        • H1 2009/2010
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 54: Grupo Inditex: Sales H1 2008/09 and 2009/10
                                                                                                                                                        • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 55: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 56: Grupo Inditex: Outlet numbers, by fascia, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 57: Grupo Inditex: Other outlet data, by fascia, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 58: Grupo Inditex: Stores by country and by fascia, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                          • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                            • Zara
                                                                                                                                                              • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                  • Massimo Dutti
                                                                                                                                                                    • Product offer/pricing
                                                                                                                                                                      • Bershka
                                                                                                                                                                        • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 59: Grupo Inditex: Company websites, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                        • H&M Hennes & Mauritz

                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 60: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                            • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 61: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                • Sales by country
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 62: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Sales by country, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 63: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Outlet numbers, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 64: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Sales per outlet, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 65: H&M,: Own brand portfolio, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                              • COS
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mango Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 66: Mango Group: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 67: Mango Spain: Sales as share of all clothing specialists’ sales in Spain, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 68: Mango Group: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 69: Mango: Estimated performance, by major markets, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 70: Mango Group: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 71: Mango Group: Breakdown of stores in Europe, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Look

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 72: New Look Group Plc: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 73: New Look Group Plc: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in UK, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 74: New Look Group Plc: Group financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 75: New Look Group Plc: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 76: New Look Group PLC: Outlet data, by country, 2008-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brands/product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 77: New Look: Womenswear own brand collections, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 78: New Look: Breakdown of advertising expenditure in the UK, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vivarte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 79: Vivarte: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 80: Vivarte: Group financial performance, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 81: Vivarte: European Outlet data, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Market positioning/product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping

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