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Clothing Retailing - France - October 2015

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 about their attitudes to clothing size and fit, their interest in sizing and fitting services and their reasons for returning items bought online.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction and Report Scope – Europe

    • Country and company coverage
      • Consumer research coverage
        • Definitions
          • Retail sector definitions
            • Consumer spending definitions
              • Financial definitions
                • Currencies
                  • Sales tax rates
                    • Figure 1: VAT rates, 2010-14
                  • Abbreviations
                  • Executive Summary

                    • Spending and inflation
                      • Figure 2: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, 2011-July 2015
                      • Figure 3: France: Consumer spending on clothing (incl. VAT), 2011-15 (f)
                    • Channels of distribution
                      • Sector size and forecast
                        • Leading clothing specialists
                            • Figure 4: France: Leading clothing specialists, market shares, 2014
                          • Online
                            • The consumer: Attitudes to clothing size and fit
                              • Figure 5: France: Attitudes to Clothing size and fit, August 2015
                            • The consumer: Interest in sizing and fitting services
                              • Figure 6: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, August 2015
                            • The consumer: Reasons for returns
                              • Figure 7: France: Those who have returned goods bought online, August 2015
                            • What we think
                            • Issues and Insights

                              • Winners and losers and the keys to success
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                    • The big issue of returns for retailers selling online
                                      • The facts
                                        • The implications
                                        • Spending and Inflation

                                          • Key points
                                            • Economy and consumer confidence
                                              • Figure 8: France: Consumer and retailer confidence levels, January 2014 – August 2015
                                            • Inflation
                                              • Figure 9: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, 2010-14
                                              • Figure 10: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, Jan 2014-July 2015
                                            • Consumer spending on clothing
                                              • Figure 11: France: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2011-15
                                          • Channels of Distribution

                                            • Key points
                                                • Figure 12: France: Estimated channels of distribution for clothing and footwear, 2014
                                            • Retail Sector Size and Forecast

                                              • Key points
                                                • Figure 13: France: Clothing retailers’ sales (incl. VAT), 2011-15
                                                • Figure 14: France: Clothing retailers’ sales as % of all retail sales, 2010-15
                                                • Figure 15: France: Forecast clothing retailers’ sales, 2015-20
                                            • Online

                                              • Key points
                                                • The online shopper
                                                  • Figure 16: Europe: % of individuals who have bought clothing or sports goods online in the last year, 2014
                                                  • Figure 17: France: % of individuals who have bought clothing or sports goods online in the last year, 2010-14
                                                • Online spending on clothing
                                                  • Figure 18: France: Products and services bought online, 2013-14
                                                • Online clothing retailers
                                                  • Figure 19: France: Where people shopped for clothing in the last 12 months, August 2014
                                                  • Figure 20: France: Major online retailers of clothing, 2015
                                                  • Figure 21: France: Leading retail websites selling clothing, by visitor numbers, September 2014
                                              • Leading Clothing Specialists

                                                • Key points
                                                    • Figure 22: France: Leading online retailers, by sales (excl. VAT), 2011-14
                                                    • Figure 23: France: Leading online retailers, outlet numbers, 2011-14
                                                    • Figure 24: France: Leading online retailers, sales per outlet, 2012-14
                                                • Leading Clothing Specialist – Market Shares

                                                    • Figure 25: France: Leading clothing specialists, market shares, 2011-14
                                                • The Consumer: Attitudes to Clothing Size and Fit

                                                  • Key points
                                                      • Figure 26: France: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, August 2015
                                                    • Differences by gender
                                                      • Figure 27: France: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, by gender, August 2015
                                                    • Differences by age
                                                      • Figure 28: France: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, by age, August 2015
                                                  • The Consumer: Interest in Sizing and Fitting Services

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • Sizing a big issue
                                                        • Lots of interest in technological fitting services
                                                          • Customisation an opportunity
                                                              • Figure 29: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, August 2015
                                                              • Figure 30: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, by gender, August 2015
                                                              • Figure 31: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, by age, August 2015
                                                          • The Consumer: Reasons for Returns

                                                            • Key points
                                                              • Returns an issue for online retailers
                                                                  • Figure 32: France: Those who have returned goods bought online, August 2015
                                                                  • Figure 33: France: Reasons for returning goods bought online, August 2015
                                                                  • Figure 34: France: Reasons for returning goods bought online, by gender, August 2015
                                                              • C&A

                                                                  • What we think
                                                                    • Broad offer leaves it vulnerable
                                                                      • Western Europe weak, expanding in the East
                                                                        • Online
                                                                          • Company background
                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                              • Figure 35: C&A (Europe): Group sales performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                              • Figure 36: C&A (Europe): Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                              • Figure 37: C&A (Europe): Outlet data, by country, 2014/15
                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                            • Carrefour

                                                                                • What we think
                                                                                  • Turnaround plan bearing fruit
                                                                                    • Clothing an important range for hypermarkets
                                                                                      • Online an opportunity
                                                                                        • Company background
                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                            • Figure 38: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2010-2014
                                                                                            • Figure 39: Carrefour: Estimated clothing sales, 2012 -14
                                                                                            • Figure 40: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2010-14
                                                                                            • Figure 41: Carrefour: European hypermarket and supermarket numbers, 2014
                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                          • H&M Hennes & Mauritz

                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                • On-trend affordable fashion proposition
                                                                                                  • H&M Sport potential
                                                                                                    • Further store expansion opportunities
                                                                                                      • Expanding and broadening the online offer
                                                                                                        • Company background
                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                            • Figure 42: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                            • Figure 43: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Outlet data, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                          • Grupo Inditex

                                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                                • Store openings drive growth
                                                                                                                  • Shifting focus to new markets
                                                                                                                    • Zara, the jewel in the crown
                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                          • Figure 44: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, by major European country, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                          • Figure 45: Grupo Inditex: Share of sales, by retail brand, 2014/15
                                                                                                                          • Figure 46: Grupo Inditex: Sales and operating profit, by major retail brand, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                          • Figure 47: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, by region, 2014/15
                                                                                                                          • Figure 48: Grupo Inditex: Store numbers, by retail brand, 2014/15
                                                                                                                          • Figure 49: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                          • Figure 50: Grupo Inditex: Sales per store, by brand, 2014/15
                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                        • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)

                                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                              • 3SI transformation
                                                                                                                                • Creating fashion start-ups
                                                                                                                                  • Russian troubles
                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 51: Otto Group (Multichannel Retail): Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                      • Primark/Penneys

                                                                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                                                                            • Continued expansion
                                                                                                                                              • Tough German market
                                                                                                                                                • Online
                                                                                                                                                  • Company background
                                                                                                                                                    • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 52: Primark/Penneys: Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 53: Primark/Penneys: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering

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                                                                                                                                                    Clothing Retailing - France - October 2015

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