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Clothing Retailing - Spain - 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 Spain, which indicate how this spending is distributed by retail sector.
Our exclusive consumer research spanned Spain, 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: Spain: Consumer spending on clothing (incl VAT), 2011-15
                    • Sector size and forecast
                      • Channels of distribution
                        • Leading clothing specialists
                          • Online
                            • The consumer: Attitudes to clothing size and fit
                              • Figure 3: Spain: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, August 2015
                            • The consumer: Interest in sizing and fitting services
                              • Figure 4: Spain: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, August 2015
                            • The consumer: Reasons for returns
                              • What we think
                              • Issues and Insights

                                • Winners and losers in a changing retail climate
                                  • The facts
                                    • The implications
                                      • How can retailers support and guide customers in their choices?
                                        • The facts
                                          • The implications
                                          • Spending and Inflation

                                            • Key points
                                              • Economy and consumer confidence
                                                • Figure 5: Spain: Consumer and retailer confidence levels, January 2014-July 2015
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 6: Spain: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, 2011-July 2015
                                                • Figure 7: Spain: Harmonised indices of consumer prices – Annual % change, 2010-14
                                              • Consumer spending on clothing and footwear
                                                • Figure 8: Spain: Consumer spending on clothing and footwear (incl VAT), 2011-15
                                            • Channels of Distribution

                                              • Key points
                                                  • Figure 9: Spain: Distribution of consumer spending on clothing, 2014
                                              • Retail Sector Size and Forecast

                                                • Key points
                                                    • Figure 10: Spain: Retail sales (excl vat), 2010-15
                                                    • Figure 11: Spain: Retail sales forecasts (excl vat), 2015-20
                                                    • Figure 12: Spain: Clothing sector sales as a proportion of all spending on clothing and footwear, 2011-15
                                                  • Retail enterprises
                                                    • Figure 13: Spain: Number of retail enterprises, 2009-13
                                                • Online

                                                  • Key points
                                                    • The online shopper
                                                      • Figure 14: Europe: Percentage of all individuals who have bought clothing or sports goods online in the past 12 months, 2014
                                                      • Figure 15: Spain: Percentage of all individuals who have bought online and bought clothing/sports goods online in the past 12 months, 2010-14
                                                    • Online spending
                                                      • Online retailers of clothing
                                                        • Figure 16: Spain: Where consumers had purchased clothing in the last 12 months, August 2014
                                                        • Figure 17: Spain: Leading online retailers, estimated online sales of clothing and footwear, 2012-14
                                                    • Leading Clothing Specialists

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • Sales
                                                          • Figure 18: Spain: Leading clothing specialists, sales (excl vat), 2011-14
                                                        • Outlets
                                                          • Figure 19: Spain: Leading clothing specialists, outlet numbers, 2011-14
                                                        • Sales per outlet
                                                          • Figure 20: Spain: Leading clothing specialists, sales per outlet 2011-14
                                                      • Leading Clothing Specialists – Market Shares

                                                          • Figure 21: Spain: Leading clothing specialists, market shares, 2011-14
                                                      • The Consumer: Attitudes to Clothing Size and Fit

                                                        • Key points
                                                          • Margin opportunities
                                                            • Finding the right fit
                                                                • Figure 22: Spain: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, August 2015
                                                              • Gender differences
                                                                  • Figure 23: Spain: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, by gender, August 2015
                                                              • The Consumer: Interest in Sizing and Fitting Services

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • Huge interest in sizing and fitting services
                                                                    • Offering more certainty around sizing
                                                                      • Gap in the market
                                                                        • Guiding choices based on body shape
                                                                          • Make it mine by personalisation
                                                                              • Figure 24: Spain: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, August 2015
                                                                            • Demographic breaks
                                                                            • The Consumer: Reasons for Returns

                                                                              • Key points
                                                                                • One in four have returned goods
                                                                                    • Figure 25: Spain: Those who have returned goods bought online, August 2015
                                                                                  • Accentuate the negative to build trust
                                                                                    • Figure 26: Spain: Reasons for returning goods bought online, August 2015
                                                                                  • Gender differences
                                                                                      • Figure 27: Spain: 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 28: C&A (Europe): Group sales performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                  • Figure 29: C&A (Europe): Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                  • Figure 30: C&A (Europe): Outlet data, by country, 2014/15
                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                • El Corte Inglés

                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                      • A return to growth
                                                                                                        • Foreign investment
                                                                                                          • International expansion for Sfera
                                                                                                            • Leading online
                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 31: El Corte Inglés: Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                  • Figure 32: El Corte Inglés: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                • 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 33: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 34: 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 35: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, by major European country, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 36: Grupo Inditex: Share of sales, by retail brand, 2014/15
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 37: Grupo Inditex: Sales and operating profit, by major retail brand, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 38: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, by region, 2014/15
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 39: Grupo Inditex: Store numbers, by retail brand, 2014/15
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 40: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 41: Grupo Inditex: Sales per store, by brand, 2014/15
                                                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                              • Primark/Penneys

                                                                                                                                                  • What we think
                                                                                                                                                    • Continued expansion
                                                                                                                                                      • Tough German market
                                                                                                                                                        • Online
                                                                                                                                                          • Company background
                                                                                                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 42: Primark/Penneys: Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 43: Primark/Penneys: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                            • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                                                            Clothing Retailing - Spain - October 2015

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