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Clothing Retailing - Germany - October 2012

This report series covers the 19 leading economies of Western Europe. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. The remaining ten countries are either too small (e.g. Luxembourg) or are not sufficiently well developed to warrant detailed coverage (e.g. Romania and Bulgaria) in this report. These developing countries plus Russia and Turkey are covered in Mintel’s European Retail Handbook 2011/12 – September 2012 and the report, Retailing in Emerging Markets – July 2011.

This data in its entirety is contained in the single copy 19-country report, which gives a full overview of clothing retailing in Europe. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

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.

Our company profiles now also include a number of non-specialist retailers including Carrefour, El Corte Ingles, Otto Group, Tesco, Asda and Debenhams. The full European report includes profiles for 22 top retailers.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Report Scope and Technical Notes

      • Coverage
        • New report format
          • Technical notes
            • Retail sector definitions
              • Consumer spending definitions
                • Financial definitions
                  • Currencies
                    • Country codes
                      • VAT
                        • Figure 1: Europe: standard vat rates, 2010-12
                      • Abbreviations
                      • Spending and Inflation

                        • Key points
                          • Spending
                            • Figure 2: Germany: Households consumption expenditure, 2007-11
                            • Figure 3: Germany: Harmonised indices of consumer prices: Annual % change, Jan 2011-Aug 2012
                        • Channels of Distribution

                          • Key points
                            • Distribution of spending
                                • Figure 4: Germany: Estimated distribution of consumer spending on clothing, 2011
                            • Sector Size and Forecast

                              • Key points
                                • Economic outlook
                                  • Retail sales and forecast
                                    • Figure 5: Germany: Retail sales, 2007-11
                                    • Figure 6: Retail sales forecasts, 2012-17
                                  • Enterprises, outlets, employment
                                    • Figure 7: Germany: Enterprise numbers, 2007-10
                                    • Figure 8: Germany: Outlet numbers, 2007-10
                                    • Figure 9: Germany: Number of persons employed, 2007-10
                                • The Retailers: Financials and Outlets

                                  • Key points
                                    • Top retailers by revenues
                                        • Figure 10: Germany: Leading clothing specialists by revenues (excl vat), 2009-11
                                        • Figure 11: Germany: Leading clothing specialists’ outlet numbers, 2009-11
                                        • Figure 12: Germany: Leading clothing specialists’ annual sales per outlet, 2009-11
                                    • The Retailers: Market Shares

                                        • Figure 13: Germany: Leading clothing specialists’ shares of consumer spending on clothing and footwear, 2009-11
                                    • The Retailers: Online

                                        • Figure 14: Germany: Percentage of all individuals making an online purchase in the previous 12 months, 2007-11
                                        • Figure 15: Germany: Leading clothing retail sites, by unique visitor numbers, May 2012
                                    • C&A Europe

                                        • What we think
                                          • Facing squeeze on all fronts
                                            • Eastern Europe focus for expansion
                                              • Online key for growth
                                                • Consolidating the brand
                                                  • Company background
                                                    • Company performance
                                                      • Figure 16: C&A: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                      • Figure 17: C&A: Outlet data, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                    • Retail offering
                                                    • Esprit

                                                        • What we think
                                                          • Bumpy road ahead
                                                            • Restoring brand credibility
                                                              • Company background
                                                                • Company performance
                                                                  • Figure 18: Esprit: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                  • Figure 19: Esprit: Outlet data, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                  • Figure 20: Esprit: Sales split by product type, 2011/12
                                                              • Grupo Inditex

                                                                  • What we think
                                                                    • Where next?
                                                                      • Company background
                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                          • Figure 21: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                          • Figure 22: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                        • H&M

                                                                            • What we think
                                                                              • Still room to grow
                                                                                • Compelling offer
                                                                                  • Online improving
                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                        • Figure 23: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                        • Figure 24: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Outlet data, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                      • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)

                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                            • Multi-brand strengths
                                                                                              • UK rejuvenation needed
                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                    • Figure 25: Otto Group (Multichannel Retail): Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                  • Primark Group

                                                                                                      • What we think
                                                                                                        • Management handover
                                                                                                          • No online
                                                                                                            • ABF connection
                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 26: Primark/Penneys: Group financial performance, 2006/07-2011/12
                                                                                                                  • Figure 27: Primark/Penneys: Outlet data, 2006/07-2011/12
                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                    • Figure 28: Europe: Population, by age group, 2005
                                                                                                                    • Figure 29: Europe: Population, by age group, 2010
                                                                                                                    • Figure 30: Europe: Population, by age group, 2015
                                                                                                                    • Figure 31: Europe: Population, by age group, 2020
                                                                                                                  • GDP
                                                                                                                    • Figure 32: Europe: GDP (current prices), 2011
                                                                                                                    • Figure 33: Europe: Year-on-year growth in GDP (current prices), 2002-12
                                                                                                                    • Figure 34: Europe: Year-on-year growth in GDP (constant prices), 2002-12
                                                                                                                  • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                    • Figure 35: Europe: Households’ consumer spending (current prices), 2011
                                                                                                                    • Figure 36: Europe: Year-on-year growth in households’ consumption expenditure (current prices), 2007-11
                                                                                                                    • Figure 37: Europe: Year-on-year growth in households’ consumption expenditure (constant prices), 2007-11
                                                                                                                  • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                    • Figure 38: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, 2001-11
                                                                                                                  • Unemployment
                                                                                                                    • Figure 39: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2002-12 Q2
                                                                                                                  • Interest rates
                                                                                                                    • Figure 40: Europe: Interest rates, 2007-12
                                                                                                                  • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                    • Figure 41: Europe: Consumer confidence, Oct 2011-Sep 2012

                                                                                                                Companies Covered

                                                                                                                • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                • Inditex UK
                                                                                                                • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                                • Pull & Bear UK
                                                                                                                • Topman old
                                                                                                                • Topshop old

                                                                                                                Clothing Retailing - Germany - October 2012

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