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Clothing Retailing - France - October 2013

The focus of this report is clothing specialists, because these are the dominant players in the sector. 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 France, which indicate how this spending is distributed by retail sector.

Our exclusive consumer research spanned France, where we asked consumers which retailers they had bought clothing from in the past year, and whether this was online or offline, and how important certain attributes are to them when shopping for clothes.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Spending and inflation
      • Channels of distribution
        • Sector size and forecast
          • The retailers: Financials and outlets
            • Market shares
              • The consumer: Where they shop
                • The consumer: What’s important to clothes shoppers
                  • What we think
                  • Report Scope and Technical Notes

                    • Coverage
                      • Technical notes
                        • Retail sector definitions
                          • Consumer spending definitions
                            • Financial definitions
                              • Currencies
                                • Country codes
                                  • VAT
                                    • Figure 1: European VAT rates, 2010-13
                                  • Abbreviations
                                  • Spending and Inflation

                                    • Key points
                                      • Consumer spending depressed
                                        • Figure 2: France: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                                      • Inflation picking up again
                                        • Figure 3: France: Inflation in clothing and footwear, Jan 2012-Aug 13
                                      • Consumer confidence remains low
                                      • Channels of Distribution

                                        • Key points
                                          • Specialists lose share to pureplays
                                            • Figure 4: France: Estimated distribution of spending on clothing, by retail sector, 2011-13
                                        • Sector Size and Forecast

                                          • Key points
                                            • Specialists gaining share
                                              • Figure 5: France: Retail sales (excl. VAT). 2008-12
                                              • Figure 6: France: Retail sales forecasts (excl. VAT), 2013-18
                                            • Specialists holding on to increased share of retail sales
                                              • Figure 7: France: Clothing and footwear specialists as % all retail sales, 2008-13
                                              • Figure 8: France: Clothing specialists sales as % all spending on clothing, 2008-13
                                            • Enterprises, outlets and employment
                                              • Figure 9: France: Clothing and footwear retailers, structural statistics, 2008-10
                                          • The Retailers – Financials and Outlets

                                            • Key points
                                              • Vivarte – another conglomerate with major problems
                                                • The biggest local success story
                                                  • Growth of foreign retailers
                                                    • Mixed results from the smaller local players
                                                      • Figure 10: France: Leading clothing specialists’ net revenues, excl. sales tax, 2010-12
                                                      • Figure 11: France: Leading clothing specialists’ outlet numbers, 2010-12
                                                      • Figure 12: France: Leading clothing specialists’ annual sales per outlet, 2010-12
                                                    • The retailers: Market shares
                                                      • Figure 13: France: Leading clothing specialists’ shares of consumer spending on clothing and footwear, 2010-12
                                                  • The Consumer – Where They Shop

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • What we asked
                                                        • Where they shop: H&M the biggest fascia
                                                            • Figure 14: France: The consumer: Clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months, whether in-store or online, August 2013
                                                          • The online/offline split: H&M leads online
                                                              • Figure 15: The consumer: Clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months, in-store versus online, August 2013
                                                            • Average age and affluence by retailer
                                                                • Figure 16: France: Customer profile of leading clothing retailers, August 2013
                                                              • By gender: Women more enthusiastic for online shopping
                                                                  • Figure 17: France: The consumer: Clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months, whether in-store or online, by gender, August 2013
                                                              • The Consumer – What’s Important to Clothes Shoppers

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • What we asked
                                                                    • What’s important
                                                                        • Figure 18: France: The consumer: Retailer attributes ranked as ‘important’ or ‘very important’, August 2013
                                                                      • What’s important to shoppers, by average age and affluence
                                                                          • Figure 19: France: The consumer: Retailer attributes ranked as ‘important’ or ‘very important’, by average age and income, August 2013
                                                                        • What’s important to shoppers, by retailer used
                                                                            • Figure 20: Quality of product finish and type of retailer used, August 2013
                                                                            • Figure 21: Low prices and type of retailer used, August 2013
                                                                            • Figure 22: Latest fashion and type of retailer used, August 2013
                                                                            • Figure 23: In-store environment and type of retailer used, August 2013
                                                                            • Figure 24: Durability of clothing and type of retailer used, August 2013
                                                                        • C&A

                                                                            • What we think
                                                                              • Figure 25: Figure 26: The consumer: Shopped at C&A in the last 12 months by major European country, August 2013
                                                                            • Company background
                                                                              • Company performance
                                                                                • Figure 27: C&A: Group financial performance, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                • Figure 28: C&A: Outlet data, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                              • Carrefour

                                                                                  • What we think
                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                        • Figure 29: Carrefour: Estimated European clothing sales, 2012
                                                                                        • Figure 30: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2008-12
                                                                                        • Figure 31: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2008-12
                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                      • Esprit

                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                              • Company performance
                                                                                                  • Figure 32: Esprit: Group financial performance, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                                  • Figure 33: Esprit: Retail turnover by country, 2010/11-2012/13
                                                                                                  • Figure 34: Esprit: Outlet data, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                                  • Figure 35: Esprit: Directly managed retail stores by country, 2010/11-2012/13
                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                  • Product mix
                                                                                                    • Figure 36: Esprit: Sales split by product type, 2012/13
                                                                                                • Gruppo Coin

                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                          • Figure 37: Gruppo Coin: Group financial performance, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                                          • Figure 38: Gruppo Coin: Outlet data, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                        • Grupo Inditex

                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                • Figure 39: The consumer: Shopped at Zara in the last 12 months by major European country, August 2013
                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 40: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                                                  • Figure 41: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2008/09-2012/13
                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                • H&M Hennes & Mauritz

                                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                                      • Figure 42: The consumer: Shopped at H&M in the last 12 months by major European country, August 2013
                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                        • Figure 43: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                        • Figure 44: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Outlet data, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                      • Online

                                                                                                                            • Figure 45: France: Percentage of all individuals having purchased online in the last 12 months, 2008-12
                                                                                                                        • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                                                                          • Online
                                                                                                                            • Figure 46: Europe: Percentage of all individuals buying clothes/sports goods online in the past 12 months, 2008-12
                                                                                                                            • Figure 47: Europe: Percentage of households with a broadband internet connection, by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                            • Figure 48: Europe: Percentage of all individuals accessing the internet daily, by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                          • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                            • Figure 49: Europe: Consumer confidence levels, October 2012-September 2013
                                                                                                                          • Population
                                                                                                                            • Figure 50: Europe: Population, by age group, 2010
                                                                                                                            • Figure 51: Europe: Population, by age group, 2015
                                                                                                                            • Figure 52: Europe: Population, by age group, 2020
                                                                                                                          • GDP
                                                                                                                            • Figure 53: Europe: GDP (current prices), 2012
                                                                                                                            • Figure 54: Europe: Real-terms year-on-year growth in GDP, 2003-13
                                                                                                                          • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                            • Figure 55: Europe: Households’ consumer spending (current prices), 2012
                                                                                                                            • Figure 56: Europe: Real-terms year-on-year growth in households’ consumer spending, 2003-12
                                                                                                                          • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                            • Figure 57: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, annual % change, 2003-12
                                                                                                                          • Unemployment
                                                                                                                            • Figure 58: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2003-12
                                                                                                                          • Interest rates
                                                                                                                            • Figure 59: Europe: Central bank interest rates, 2008-13
                                                                                                                        • Appendix – The Consumer: Europe

                                                                                                                          • Where they shop
                                                                                                                            • Figure 60: Clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 61: Most popular clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – In-store, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 62: Next most popular clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – In-store, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 63: Other clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – In-store, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 64: Least popular clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – In-store, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 65: Most popular clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – Online, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 66: Next most popular clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – Online, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 67: Other clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – Online, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 68: Least popular clothing retailers purchased from in the last 12 months – Online, by demographics, France, August 2013
                                                                                                                          • Attitudes
                                                                                                                            • Figure 69: Importance of retailer attributes to consumers, August 2013

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                                                                                                                        Clothing Retailing - France - October 2013

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