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European Retail Rankings - December 2014

This report provides a snapshot of the leading retailers in Europe, ranked by 2013 revenues. We cover the Top 350 European retailers and include country and sector sections, which detail those of the top 350 companies that are present in those markets. In the text we cover the main trends by country and sector and the leading retailers in each country and sector as well.

The European Retail Rankings is one of a series of Mintel reports looking at the retail sector across Europe. Its companion, the UK Retail Rankings, covers the top 1,000 UK retail fascia. These reports draw on Mintel’s Retail Interactive database of leading European retailers: all the information in the European Retail Rankings is contained in the database, which is updated on a regular basis.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Major changes to the European Rankings
      • Report scope
        • Excel table
        • Technical Notes

          • Inclusion criteria
            • Definitions
              • Rankings
                • Comparability
                  • Figure 1: Exchange rates: National currencies against the Euro, 20011-13
                  • Figure 2: Europe: VAT rates, 2010-14
                • Classifications
                  • Figure 3: Sector codes
                  • Figure 4: Country codes
                • Abbreviations
                  • Sources
                  • Who’s Winning in European Retail?

                    • 2013, 2014 and 2015
                      • The European retail ranking
                        • Figure 5: Europe’s leading retailers, top 10 rankings, 2011/12-2013/14
                      • Concentration
                        • Figure 6: Europe: Total sales of leading retailers, 2011/12-2013/14
                        • Figure 7: Europe: leading retailers’ share of all European retailers’ sales, 2011/12-2013/14
                      • Grocery retailers: Aldi and Lidl
                        • Online pureplays: Amazon and Zalando
                          • Clothing specialists: Primark and Inditex
                            • Special mentions: Carrefour and Rewe Group
                              • While others struggle: Tesco and C&A
                                • What it means
                                • Clothing Specialists

                                    • Figure 8: Europe: Annual growth in clothing specialists’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                  • The sector
                                    • The retailers
                                      • Leading retailers
                                        • Figure 9: Top 350 European retailers in the clothing retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                    • DIY Specialists

                                        • Figure 10: Europe: Annual growth in DIY specialists’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                      • The sector
                                        • The retailers
                                          • Leading retailers
                                            • Figure 11: Top 350 European retailers in the DIY retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                        • Electrical Goods Specialists

                                            • Figure 12: Europe: Annual growth in electrical goods specialists’ sales, IT and telecoms specialists’ sales and all retail sales, 2010-14
                                          • The sector
                                            • The retailers
                                              • Leading retailers
                                                • Figure 13: Top 350 European retailers in the electrical goods retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                            • Food Retailers

                                                • Figure 14: Europe: Annual growth in food retailers’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                              • The sector
                                                • The retailers
                                                  • Leading retailers
                                                    • Figure 15: Top 350 European retailers in the food retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                • Furniture Specialists

                                                    • Figure 16: Europe: Annual growth in furniture specialists’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                                  • The sector
                                                    • The retailers
                                                      • Leading retailers
                                                        • Figure 17: Top 350 European retailers in the furniture retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                    • Health & Beauty Specialists

                                                        • Figure 18: Europe: Annual growth in health & beauty retailers’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                                      • The sector
                                                        • The retailers
                                                          • Leading retailers
                                                            • Figure 19: Top 350 European retailers in the health and beauty retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                        • Home Shopping Retailers

                                                            • Figure 20: Europe: Annual growth in non-store retailers’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                                          • The sector
                                                            • The retailers
                                                              • Leading retailers
                                                                • Figure 21: Top 350 European retailers in the home shopping retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                            • Miscellaneous Specialist Retailers

                                                                • Figure 22: Europe: Annual growth in miscellaneous specialist retailers’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                                              • The sector
                                                                • The retailers
                                                                  • Leading retailers
                                                                    • Figure 23: Top 350 European retailers in the miscellaneous specialists retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                • Mixed Goods Retailers

                                                                    • Figure 24: Europe: Annual growth in mixed goods retailers’ sales and annual growth in all retail sales, 2010-14
                                                                  • The sector
                                                                    • The retailers
                                                                      • Leading retailers
                                                                        • Figure 25: Top 350 European retailers in the mixed goods retail sector, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                    • Austria

                                                                        • Austria: Background
                                                                          • The retail sector in Austria
                                                                            • Figure 26: Austria: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                          • Leading retailers in Austria
                                                                            • Figure 27: Top 350 European retailers active in Austria, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                        • Belgium

                                                                            • Belgium: Background
                                                                              • The retail sector in Belgium
                                                                                • Figure 28: Belgium: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                              • Leading retailers in Belgium
                                                                                • Figure 29: Top 350 European retailers active in Belgium, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                            • Bulgaria

                                                                                • Bulgaria: Background
                                                                                  • The retail sector in Bulgaria
                                                                                    • Figure 30: Bulgaria: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Bulgaria
                                                                                    • Figure 31: Top 350 European retailers active in Bulgaria, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                • Croatia

                                                                                    • Croatia: Background
                                                                                      • The retail sector in Croatia
                                                                                        • Figure 32: Croatia: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Croatia
                                                                                        • Figure 33: Top 350 European retailers active in Croatia, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                    • Czech Republic

                                                                                        • Czech Republic: Background
                                                                                          • The retail sector in the Czech Republic
                                                                                            • Figure 34: Czech Republic: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                          • Leading retailers in the Czech Republic
                                                                                            • Figure 35: Top 350 European retailers active in the Czech Republic, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                        • Denmark

                                                                                            • Denmark: Background
                                                                                              • The retail sector in Denmark
                                                                                                • Figure 36: Denmark: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                              • Leading retailers in Denmark
                                                                                                • Figure 37: Top 350 European retailers active in Denmark, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                            • Estonia

                                                                                                • Estonia: Background
                                                                                                  • The retail sector in Estonia
                                                                                                    • Figure 38: Estonia: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Estonia
                                                                                                    • Figure 39: Top 350 European retailers active in Estonia, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                • Finland

                                                                                                    • Finland: Background
                                                                                                      • The retail sector in Finland
                                                                                                        • Figure 40: Finland: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Finland
                                                                                                        • Figure 41: Top 350 European retailers active in Finland, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                    • France

                                                                                                        • France: Background
                                                                                                          • The retail sector in France
                                                                                                            • Figure 42: France: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                          • Leading retailers in France
                                                                                                            • Figure 43: Top 350 European retailers active in France, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                        • Germany

                                                                                                            • Germany: Background
                                                                                                              • The retail sector in Germany
                                                                                                                • Figure 44: Germany: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                              • Leading retailers in Germany
                                                                                                                • Figure 45: Top 350 European retailers active in Germany, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                            • Greece

                                                                                                                • Greece: Background
                                                                                                                  • The retail sector in Greece
                                                                                                                    • Figure 46: Greece: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Greece
                                                                                                                    • Figure 47: Top 350 European retailers active in Greece, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                • Hungary

                                                                                                                    • Hungary: Background
                                                                                                                      • The retail sector in Hungary
                                                                                                                        • Figure 48: Hungary: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Hungary
                                                                                                                        • Figure 49: Top 350 European retailers active in Hungary, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                    • Ireland

                                                                                                                        • Ireland: Background
                                                                                                                          • The retail sector in Ireland
                                                                                                                            • Figure 50: Ireland: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                          • Leading retailers in Ireland
                                                                                                                            • Figure 51: Top 350 European retailers active in Ireland, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                        • Italy

                                                                                                                            • Italy: Background
                                                                                                                              • The retail sector in Italy
                                                                                                                                • Figure 52: Italy: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                              • Leading retailers in Italy
                                                                                                                                • Figure 53: Top 350 European retailers active in Italy, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                            • Latvia

                                                                                                                                • Latvia: Background
                                                                                                                                  • The retail sector in Latvia
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 54: Latvia: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), in Latvian lats, 2010-14
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 55: Latvia: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), in euros, 2010-14
                                                                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Latvia
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 56: Top 350 European retailers active in Latvia, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                • Lithuania

                                                                                                                                    • Lithuania: Background
                                                                                                                                      • The retail sector in Lithuania
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 57: Lithuania: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Lithuania
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 58: Top 350 European retailers active in Lithuania, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                    • Netherlands

                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Background
                                                                                                                                          • The retail sector in the Netherlands
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 59: Netherlands: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                          • Leading retailers in the Netherlands
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 60: Top 350 European retailers active in the Netherlands, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                        • Norway

                                                                                                                                            • Norway: Background
                                                                                                                                              • The retail sector in Norway
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 61: Norway: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                              • Leading retailers in Norway
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 62: Top 350 European retailers active in Norway, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                            • Poland

                                                                                                                                                • Poland: Background
                                                                                                                                                  • The retail sector in Poland
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 63: Poland: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Poland
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 64: Top 350 European retailers active in Poland, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                • Portugal

                                                                                                                                                    • Portugal: Background
                                                                                                                                                      • The retail sector in Portugal
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 65: Portugal: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Portugal
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 66: Top 350 European retailers active in Portugal, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                    • Romania

                                                                                                                                                        • Romania: Background
                                                                                                                                                          • The retail sector in Romania
                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 67: Romania: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                          • Leading retailers in Romania
                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 68: Top 350 European retailers active in Romania, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                        • Russia

                                                                                                                                                            • Russia: Background
                                                                                                                                                              • The retail sector in Russia
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 69: Russia: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                              • Leading retailers in Russia
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 70: Top 350 European retailers active in Russia, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                            • Slovakia

                                                                                                                                                                • Slovakia: Background
                                                                                                                                                                  • The retail sector in Slovakia
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 71: Slovakia: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Slovakia
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 72: Top 350 European retailers active in Slovakia, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                • Slovenia

                                                                                                                                                                    • Slovenia: Background
                                                                                                                                                                      • The retail sector in Slovenia
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 73: Slovenia: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Slovenia
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 74: Top 350 European retailers active in Slovenia, top 5, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                    • Spain

                                                                                                                                                                        • Spain: Background
                                                                                                                                                                          • The retail sector in Spain
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 75: Spain: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                          • Leading retailers in Spain
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 76: Top 350 European retailers active in Spain, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                        • Sweden

                                                                                                                                                                            • Sweden: Background
                                                                                                                                                                              • The retail sector in Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 77: Sweden: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                              • Leading retailers in Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 78: Top 350 European retailers active in Sweden, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                            • Switzerland

                                                                                                                                                                                • Switzerland: Background
                                                                                                                                                                                  • The retail sector in Switzerland
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 79: Switzerland: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leading retailers in Switzerland
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 80: Top 350 European retailers active in Switzerland, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                                • Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Turkey: Background
                                                                                                                                                                                      • The retail sector in Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 81: Turkey: Retail sales (exc VAT), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Leading retailers in Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 82: Top 350 European retailers active in Turkey, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                                    • United Kingdom

                                                                                                                                                                                        • The UK: Background
                                                                                                                                                                                          • The retail sector in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 83: UK: Retail sales (excluding sales tax), 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Leading retailers in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 84: Top 350 European retailers active in the UK, top 10, 2011/12-2013/14

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