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Electrical Goods Retailing - France - May 2012

Eurostat estimates France saw real-terms GDP growth of 1.7% in 2011, although this is expected to slow considerably, to 0.4% in 2012. Previous French government forecasts had been around 1.75% for 2012, indicating the impact of the eurozone crisis.

Further pressure was placed on the government in January 2012 when Standard and Poor, the ratings agency, downgraded France’s credit rating from the highest AAA to AA+. Nevertheless, the government remains upbeat about its prospects for seeing out the worst of the crisis and is keen to cut its public deficit from 7.1% of GDP in 2010 to 4.6% in 2012. Further austerity measures were introduced in the second half of 2011, aimed at saving €18.6 billion over the next two years.

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

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

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Report Scope and Technical Notes

      • Coverage
        • New for 2012
          • Definitions
            • Retail sector sales
              • Consumer spending
                • Abbreviations
                  • Technical notes
                    • Financial definitions
                      • Currencies
                        • Country codes
                          • Figure 1: Country codes
                        • VAT
                            • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2010-12
                        • The Market: Economic and Demographic Background

                          • The economy
                              • Figure 3: France: Real-terms, year-on-year GDP growth, Q1 2009-Q1 2012
                              • Figure 4: France: Total unemployment and youth unemployment rates, Q1 2009-Q1 2012
                              • Figure 5: France: Consumer confidence and retail trade confidence, May 2011-Apr 2012
                              • Figure 6: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices, annual % change, Jan 2006-Jan 2012
                            • Demographics
                              • Figure 7: France: Over-65s as percentage of total population, forecasts, 2010-30
                              • Figure 8: France: Total population, 2006-11
                          • The Market: Consumer Spending on Electricals Categories

                            • Definitions
                              • Relative to all spending
                                  • Figure 9: France: Spending on core electrical goods categories as % of all consumer spending, current prices, 2007-11
                                  • Figure 10: France: Spending on core electrical goods categories as % of all consumer spending, volumes, 2007-10
                                • Spending on electricals
                                    • Figure 11: France: Consumer spending on electricals and related goods, by major category, 2007-12
                                  • Spending on electricals per capita
                                    • Figure 12: France: Annual spend on electrical products per capita, 2007-11
                                  • Real-terms growth rates
                                      • Figure 13: France: Annual % change in consumer spending, real terms, 2006-10
                                  • The Market: Electricals Specialists’ Sector

                                      • Figure 14: France: Electrical retail sales, 2007-11
                                      • Figure 15: France: Electrical retail sales forecasts, 2012-17
                                      • Figure 16: France: Breakdown of electricals specialists, by sub-sector, by revenues, 2011
                                    • Specialists’ sales relative to spending
                                      • Figure 17: Electricals specialists’ sales as % of consumer spending on electricals, 2007-11
                                    • Enterprise numbers
                                      • Figure 18: France: Number of enterprises, 2009
                                  • The Retailers: Channels of Distribution

                                      • Figure 19: France: Estimated distribution of consumer spending on electrical goods, 2011
                                  • The Retailers: Online

                                    • Percentage of individuals shopping online
                                      • Figure 20: Any online purchase in the last three months, 2007-11
                                      • Figure 21: Online purchase in the last 12 months, 2007-11
                                    • Leading online retailers
                                      • Leading websites by visitors
                                        • Figure 22: France: Leading electricals retail websites, by total unique visitors, March 2012
                                    • The Retailers: Leading Specialists and Market Shares

                                      • Darty struggles for top spot
                                        • Darty: the canary in the mine?
                                          • Fnac looking for solutions
                                            • Segmentation delivering growth for HTM
                                              • Buying groups
                                                  • Figure 23: France: Leading electrical goods specialists, 2011
                                                • Market shares
                                                  • Figure 24: France: Leading electrical specialists’ market shares, 2011
                                              • Boulanger/HTM Group

                                                  • Figure 25: Boulanger/HTM Group: Estimated sales as share of electrical specialists’ sales in Europe, 2007-11e
                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                  • Background
                                                    • Company performance
                                                      • Figure 26: Boulanger: Estimated group sales performance, 2007-11
                                                      • Figure 27: HTM Group/Boulanger: Outlet data, 2007-11
                                                    • Retail offering
                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                      • Conrad Electronic

                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                            • Background
                                                              • Company performance
                                                                • Figure 28: Conrad: Estimated group sales performance, 2006-10
                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                • E-Square

                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                      • Online still a challenge for EP
                                                                        • Background
                                                                          • Figure 29: E-Square: Members and websites, by country of operation, 2012
                                                                        • EP
                                                                          • EDA
                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                              • Figure 30: E-Square: Estimated Retail sales, by country, 2010/11
                                                                              • Figure 31: ElectronicPartner: Group financial performance, 2007-11
                                                                            • Store portfolio
                                                                              • Figure 32: E-Square: Store numbers, by country, 2010/11
                                                                              • Figure 33: ElectronicPartner: Membership data, 2007-11
                                                                              • Figure 34: ElectronicPartner: Affiliated branded stores and membership, by country, 2011
                                                                            • Store formats
                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                • E-commerce
                                                                                  • Figure 35: E-Square: Affiliated online stores, 2012
                                                                              • Expert Europe

                                                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                    • Background
                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                        • Figure 36: Expert Europe: Sales and outlets, by country, 2010/11
                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                        • E-commerce
                                                                                          • Figure 37: Expert International, online shopping availability, 2012
                                                                                      • Fnac

                                                                                          • Figure 38: Fnac Europe: Sales as share of electrical specialists’ sales in Europe, 2007-11
                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                          • Background
                                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                                              • Figure 39: Fnac: Group financial performance, 2007-11
                                                                                              • Figure 40: Fnac: Sales, by product category, 2011
                                                                                              • Figure 41: Fnac: Outlet data, 2007-11*
                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                              • Euronics International

                                                                                                  • Figure 42: Euronics: Estimated sales as share of electrical specialists’ sales in Europe, 2007-11
                                                                                                  • Figure 43: Euronics: Estimated sales as share of electrical/pc/telecoms specialists’ sales in UK, 2007-11
                                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                  • Background
                                                                                                    • Figure 44: Euronics: European members and fascia, by country of operation, 2012
                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                    • Figure 45: Euronics International: Sales, 2001-11
                                                                                                    • Figure 46: Euronics International: Total retail sales for major countries, 2006 and 2009-11
                                                                                                    • Figure 47: Euronics International: Outlet data 2011-12
                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                    • E-commerce
                                                                                                    • Kesa Electricals

                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                          • Figure 48: Kesa Electricals: Composition of revenues (%), excluding Comet, Years to April, 2011 and 2012
                                                                                                          • Figure 49: Sales growth, by segment, total and like-for-like, year ending April 2011
                                                                                                          • Figure 50: Sales growth, by segment, total and like-for-like, year ending April 2012
                                                                                                          • Figure 51: Darty store merchandising emphasising its USP
                                                                                                          • Figure 52: Annual % growth in online sales, by segment, 2010/11 and first-half 2011/12
                                                                                                        • Recent history
                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                              • Figure 53: Kesa Electricals: Group financial performance, 2006/07-2011/12
                                                                                                              • Figure 54: Kesa Electricals: Group financial performance, H1 2011/12
                                                                                                              • Figure 55: Comet: Group financial performance, H1 2011/12
                                                                                                              • Figure 56: Kesa Electricals: Distribution of stores (%), by segment, excl. Comet, April 2011 and April 2012
                                                                                                              • Figure 57: Kesa Electricals: Store numbers, by country, years ending April, 2007-12
                                                                                                              • Figure 58: Kesa Electricals: Outlet data, 2006/7-2010/11
                                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                                              • E-commerce
                                                                                                                • Figure 59: Kesa Electricals: Estimated e-commerce sales, years ending April, 2007-12
                                                                                                            • 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, at current prices, 2011
                                                                                                                • Figure 65: Europe: GDP growth rates, at current prices, 2001-11
                                                                                                                • Figure 66: Europe: GDP growth rates, at constant prices, 2001-11
                                                                                                              • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                • Figure 67: Europe: Households’ consumer spending, at current prices, 2011
                                                                                                                • Figure 68: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates, at current prices, 2001-11
                                                                                                                • Figure 69: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates, at constant prices, 2001-11
                                                                                                              • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                • Figure 70: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, 2001-11
                                                                                                              • Unemployment
                                                                                                                • Figure 71: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2001-11
                                                                                                              • Interest rates
                                                                                                                • Figure 72: Europe: Interest rates, 2005-Q4 2011
                                                                                                              • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                • Figure 73: Europe: Consumer confidence, Apr 2011-Mar 2012

                                                                                                            Companies Covered

                                                                                                            • AEG Domestic Appliances
                                                                                                            • Argos
                                                                                                            • Bennetts (Retail) Ltd
                                                                                                            • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                            • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                            • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                            • Euronics UK (C.I.H)
                                                                                                            • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                            • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                            • Panasonic
                                                                                                            • Siemens plc
                                                                                                            • Sony Corporation
                                                                                                            • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                            • Twitter, Inc.
                                                                                                            • YouTube, Inc.
                                                                                                            • Zanussi

                                                                                                            Electrical Goods Retailing - France - May 2012

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