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Clothing Retailing - France - October 2011

As in previous years, the focus of the European clothing report is the clothing specialists, because these are the dominant players in the sector. Nevertheless, for each country in this report we provide total consumer spending data for clothing – which includes expenditure through all channels. And we include Mintel’s Channels of Distribution estimates for each European country (Poland excepted), which indicates how this spending is distributed by type of retailer.

The report includes an examination of the following:

  • background economic and demographic data
  • market sizes
  • regional retailing trends and issues
  • market drivers
  • consumer expenditure
  • consumer trends
  • leading pan-European retailers
  • domestic retailers
  • market forecasts

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Report Scope

        • UK report: new for 2011
          • Technical notes
            • Definitions
              • Non specialists and non-store retailers
                • Market sizes
                  • Financial definitions
                    • Currencies
                      • Country codes
                        • Figure 1: Country codes
                      • VAT
                        • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2010/11
                      • Other abbreviations
                      • Broader Market Environment

                          • Population
                            • Implications for clothing retailers
                              • Economy
                                • Implications for clothing retailers
                                • Consumer Attitudes

                                      • Figure 3: France: Attitudes to buying clothes, 2010
                                      • Figure 4: French shopping attitudes: Socio economic profile of respondents for selected statements, 2010
                                      • Figure 5: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, France, 2006-10
                                  • Competitive Context

                                    • Key points
                                      • Clothing underperforms
                                        • Figure 6: France: Consumer spending on clothing and selected other goods in current prices, 2006-10
                                      • Minor inflationary impact
                                        • Figure 7: France: Year-on-year inflation on clothing, footwear and all categories, 2006-11
                                      • Volume sales reflect clothing struggles
                                        • Figure 8: France: Consumer spending on clothing and selected other goods in constant (2005) prices, 2006-10
                                    • Channels of Distribution

                                        • Food retailers
                                          • Mixed goods/department stores
                                            • Home shopping
                                                • Figure 9: France: Online purchase statistics, 2006-10
                                              • Other
                                                • Figure 10: France: Estimated channels of distribution, 2010
                                            • Sector Size and Forecast

                                              • Key points
                                                • Economic outlook
                                                  • Retail sales
                                                    • Figure 11: France: Clothing specialists’ sales, 2006-11
                                                    • Figure 12: France: Clothing specialists’ sales, 2011-16
                                                  • Specialists’ sales and consumer spending
                                                    • Figure 13: France: Clothing specialists’ sales relative to spending on clothing, 2006-10
                                                  • Enterprise data
                                                    • Figure 14: France: Clothing specialists, enterprise data, 2008
                                                • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                                  • Fragmented sector
                                                    • Vivarte continues to lead
                                                      • Cautious consumer seeks good value
                                                        • Mixed results in young fashion
                                                          • Mulliez family operations
                                                            • Embracing the internet
                                                              • Figure 15: France: Leading clothing retailers, 2010/11
                                                            • Market shares
                                                              • Figure 16: France: Clothing specialists’ market shares, 2010
                                                            • Internet usage
                                                                • Figure 17: France: Clothing website visitors, July 2011
                                                            • Benetton Group

                                                                • Figure 18: Benetton Group: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2006-10
                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                • Recent history
                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                    • Figure 19: Benetton Group: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                    • Figure 20: Benetton Group: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                    • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                    • C&A Europe

                                                                        • Figure 21: C&A Europe: Sales as share of clothing retailers’ sales in Europe, 2006-10
                                                                        • Figure 22: C&A Germany: German sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Germany, 2006-10
                                                                      • Strategic evaluation
                                                                        • Recent history
                                                                          • Financial performance
                                                                              • Figure 23: C&A Europe: Group sales performance, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                              • Figure 24: C&A Europe: Estimated sales by country, 2008/09-2010/11
                                                                              • Figure 25: C&A europe: Share of group sales, by country, 2006/07 and 2010/11
                                                                            • Store portfolio
                                                                              • Figure 26: C&A Europe: Outlet data, 2007-11
                                                                              • Figure 27: C&A Europe: Sales per outlet, selected territories, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                              • Figure 28: C&A Europe: Fascia operated by C&A, April 2010 and February 2011
                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                              • Figure 29: C&A Europe: Own brands, 2011
                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                            • Grupo Inditex

                                                                                • Figure 30: Grupo Inditex: Sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2006-10
                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                    • Figure 31: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                    • Figure 32: Grupo Inditex: Sales growth, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                    • Figure 33: Grupo Inditex: Estimated sales in key European markets, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                    • Figure 34: Europe: Grupo Inditex: Sales by retail brand, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                    • Figure 35: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2007-11
                                                                                    • Figure 36: Grupo Inditex: Outlet numbers, by fascia, 2007-11
                                                                                    • Figure 37: Grupo Inditex: Other outlet data, by fascia, 2010/11
                                                                                    • Figure 38: Grupo Inditex: European stores by country and by fascia, 2010/11
                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                    • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                    • H&M Hennes & Mauritz

                                                                                        • Figure 39: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: European sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2006-10
                                                                                      • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                        • Recent history
                                                                                          • Financial performance
                                                                                            • Figure 40: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                          • First half 2010/11
                                                                                            • Store portfolio
                                                                                              • Figure 41: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                              • e-commerce
                                                                                              • Mango Group

                                                                                                  • Figure 42: Mango Spain: Spanish sales as share of all clothing specialists’ sales in Spain, 2006-10
                                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                  • Recent history
                                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                                      • Figure 43: Mango Group: Group sales performance, 2006-10
                                                                                                      • Figure 44: Mango: Estimated sales, by major markets, 2010
                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                      • Figure 45: Mango Group: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                                      • Figure 46: Mango Group: Breakdown of stores in Europe, 2007-11
                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                      • New Look Retail Group

                                                                                                          • Figure 47: New Look: UK sales as share of UK clothing specialists’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                • Figure 48: New Look Group Plc: Group financial performance, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                • Figure 49: New Look Group Plc: Outlet data, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                                                • Figure 50: New Look: European outlet data, 2007/08-2010/11
                                                                                                              • Consumer profile
                                                                                                                • Figure 51: New Look shoppers in last six months, by gender, age and socio-economic group, July 2011
                                                                                                                • Figure 52: New Look shoppers in last six months, by region and ACORN group, July 2011
                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                • Figure 53: New Look: Product mix for New Look brand sales, 2010/11
                                                                                                              • e-commerce
                                                                                                                • Figure 54: New Look: E-commerce sales, 2007/08-2010/11
                                                                                                                • Figure 55: New Look: Online profile of unique visitors, three month average to July 2011
                                                                                                            • Vivarte

                                                                                                                • Figure 56: Vivarte: Estimated sales as share of clothing specialists’ sales in Europe, 2006-10
                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                    • Figure 57: Vivarte: Estimated group sales performance, 2006-10
                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                      • Figure 58: Vivarte: Group outlet data, 2010
                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                        • Figure 59: Vivarte: E-commerce activities by brand, 2011
                                                                                                                    • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                                                        • Figure 60: Europe: Population, by age group, 2005
                                                                                                                        • Figure 61: Europe: Population, by age group, 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 62: Europe: Population, by age group, 2015
                                                                                                                        • Figure 63: Europe: Population, by age group, 2020
                                                                                                                      • GDP
                                                                                                                        • Figure 64: Europe: GDP (current prices), 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 65: Europe: GDP growth rates (current prices), 2001-Q2 2011 (Annual % change)
                                                                                                                        • Figure 66: Europe: GDP growth rates (constant prices), 2001-Q2 2011 (annual % change)
                                                                                                                      • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                        • Figure 67: Europe: Households’ consumer spending (current prices), 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 68: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates (current prices), 2001-Q2 2011 (annual % change)
                                                                                                                        • Figure 69: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates (constant prices), 2001-Q2 2011 (annual % change)
                                                                                                                      • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                        • Figure 70: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, 2001-10 (Annual average rate of change (%))
                                                                                                                      • Unemployment
                                                                                                                        • Figure 71: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2001-10
                                                                                                                      • Interest rates
                                                                                                                        • Figure 72: Europe: Interest rates, 2005-Q2 2011
                                                                                                                      • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                        • Figure 73: Europe: Consumer confidence, Sep 2010-Aug 2011
                                                                                                                    • Appendix – TGI Europe

                                                                                                                        • Figure 74: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, by country, 2010
                                                                                                                      • France
                                                                                                                        • Figure 75: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, by demographics, France, 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 76: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, by demographics, France, 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 77: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, by demographics, France, 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 78: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, by demographics, France, 2010
                                                                                                                        • Figure 79: Agreement with selected lifestyle statements, by demographics, France, 2010

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                                                                                                                    Clothing Retailing - France - October 2011

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