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Food Retailing - France - November 2011

Mintel European Retail Intelligence provides independent, expert coverage of the major retail sectors throughout Europe. Each title in this series analyses retailing trends in up to 19 European markets, including the Scandinavian nations and Eastern European countries such as the Czech Republic and Poland as well as the major Western European markets.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Report Scope

        • Technical notes
          • Definitions
            • Store definitions
              • Financial definitions
                • Currencies
                  • Country codes
                    • Figure 1: Country codes
                  • VAT
                    • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2010/11
                  • Other abbreviations
                  • The Market: Economic Background

                      • Population forecast
                        • Figure 3: France: Over 65s as % total French population, 1950-2030
                      • The economy
                        • Figure 4: France: Quarterly GDP growth, 1991-2011 (Q2)
                        • Figure 5: France: Indicator of consumer confidence, January 2007-September 2011
                      • Inflation
                        • Figure 6: France - Inflation in food and other major categories, 2006-11 (Sept)
                        • Figure 7: France - Percentage change in Consumer Price Index vs average wages, 2006-11
                    • The Market: Consumer Spending on Groceries

                      • Food spending in context
                          • Figure 8: France: Consumer spending on food and selected other goods, 2006-10
                        • Food vs all consumer spend
                            • Figure 9: France - Spending on food and drink as % all household consumer spending, 2005-10
                          • Food vs eating out
                            • Figure 10: France - Spending on food relative to spending on eating out, 2005-10
                        • The Market: The Food Retailers

                          • Retail sales and forecast
                            • Figure 11: France: Food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                            • Figure 12: France: Food retailers’ sales, 2011-16
                        • The Retailers: Online

                              • Figure 13: France: Top transactional food and drink websites, by number of visits, July 2011
                          • The Retailers: Leading Retailers

                            • Carrefour’s prolonged malaise
                              • Consumers remain cautious
                                • Hard discounting
                                  • Figure 14: France: Leading food retailers, 2010/11
                              • The Retailers: Market Shares

                                  • Figure 15: France: Food retailers’ market shares, 2010
                              • The Consumer: What They Look For

                                    • Figure 16: Deciding factors in shopping for food, drink and household products, France, 2010
                                • The Consumer: Where They Shop

                                      • Figure 17: Shops used regularly/occasionally, France, 2008-10
                                  • Auchan

                                      • Strategic evaluation
                                        • Further margin loss in tough climate
                                          • Beefs up supermarkets and enters neighbourhood
                                            • E-commerce is growing rapidly
                                              • Background
                                                • Company performance
                                                  • Figure 19: Auchan: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 20: Auchan: Estimated European sales, by country, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 21: Auchan: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 22: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 23: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Hungary, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 24: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 25: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Poland, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 26: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Portugal, 2006-10
                                                  • Figure 27: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Spain, 2006-10
                                                • Store formats
                                                  • Retail offering
                                                    • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                    • Aldi (Europe)

                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                          • Challenges at home
                                                            • Mature markets provide robust growth
                                                              • Still much scope for growth
                                                                • Figure 29: Aldi: Stores per million capita in selected European countries, 2010
                                                              • Downturn favours discounters in the UK?
                                                                • Background
                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                    • Figure 30: Aldi (Europe): Group sales performance, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 31: Aldi (Europe): Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 32: Aldi (Austria): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Austria, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 33: Aldi (Belgium): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Belgium, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 34: Aldi (Denmark): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Denmark, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 35: Aldi (France): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in France, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 36: Aldi (Germany): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Germany, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 37: Aldi (Ireland): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Ireland, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 38: Aldi (Netherlands): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in The Netherlands, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 39: Aldi (Portugal): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Portugal, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 40: Aldi (Spain): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Spain, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 41: Aldi (Switzerland): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Switzerland, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 42: Aldi (UK): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in the UK, 2006-10
                                                                  • Store format
                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                      • E-commerce and home shopping
                                                                      • Carrefour

                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                            • Losing market share
                                                                              • Reviving mature markets
                                                                                • 1. Price
                                                                                  • 2. Formats
                                                                                      • Figure 44: Beauty section, Carrefour Planet, Milan
                                                                                    • 3. Products
                                                                                      • Dia spun off
                                                                                        • Background
                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                            • Figure 45: Carrefour (Europe): Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                                                            • Figure 46: Carrefour (Europe): Sales contribution by territory, 2009 and 2010
                                                                                            • Figure 47: Carrefour (Europe): Directly-operated outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                            • Figure 48: Carrefour (Europe): Company-operated sales area distribution 2009 and 2010
                                                                                            • Figure 49: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by territory (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2006-10
                                                                                          • France
                                                                                            • Figure 50: France: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Belgium
                                                                                            • Figure 51: Belgium: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Greece
                                                                                            • Figure 52: Greece: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Italy
                                                                                            • Figure 53: Italy: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Poland
                                                                                            • Figure 54: Poland: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Portugal
                                                                                            • Figure 55: Portugal: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Spain
                                                                                            • Figure 56: Spain: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Romania
                                                                                            • Figure 57: Romania: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Store formats
                                                                                            • Figure 58: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by format (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2006-10
                                                                                            • Figure 59: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by format (incl. franchise stores), 2009-10
                                                                                            • Figure 60: Carrefour (Europe): Outlet numbers by ownership, format and territory (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2010
                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                            • E-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                            • Casino

                                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                  • May be cutting margins too much
                                                                                                    • Online developing rapidly
                                                                                                      • Strength of foreign operations is sustaining profits and investment
                                                                                                        • Background
                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                            • Figure 62: Casino: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                                                                          • France
                                                                                                            • Current trading
                                                                                                              • Figure 63: Casino: Outlet data (excluding franchises), 2006-10
                                                                                                            • Store formats
                                                                                                                • Figure 64: Casino: France: Banners, 2010
                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                • Groupement des Mousquetaires (Intermarché)

                                                                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                      • Return to growth
                                                                                                                        • Standing out from the crowd
                                                                                                                          • Can Les Mousquetaires catch Leclerc?
                                                                                                                            • Background
                                                                                                                              • Company performance
                                                                                                                                • Figure 66: Groupement des Mousquetaires: Group sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                • Figure 67: Groupement des Mousquetaires: Food outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                                                              • Store formats
                                                                                                                                • Figure 68: Groupement des Mousquetaires: Food outlets by type, 2010
                                                                                                                                • Figure 69: Groupement des Mousquetaires: Non-food outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                • E. Leclerc

                                                                                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                      • Strong value proposition
                                                                                                                                        • Non-food and new outlets spur growth
                                                                                                                                          • Increasing overseas focus
                                                                                                                                            • Background
                                                                                                                                              • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 71: E. Leclerc: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 72: E Leclerc: Estimated sales performance in international markets, 2010
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 73: E. Leclerc: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 74: E. Leclerc: International food outlets, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                              • Non-food fascia
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 75: E Leclerc: Non-food outlets, 2010
                                                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                • Schwarz Group (Europe)

                                                                                                                                                    • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                      • Good progress in 2010
                                                                                                                                                        • Avoiding risk
                                                                                                                                                          • Opportunities closer to home
                                                                                                                                                            • Investing in product…
                                                                                                                                                              • …and vertical integration
                                                                                                                                                                • Background
                                                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 77: Schwarz Group: Estimated group sales performance, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 78: Schwarz Group: Estimated outlet numbers, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                                                                                                  • Store formats
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 79: Schwarz Group: Store formats, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                    • e-commerce
                                                                                                                                                                    • SPAR International

                                                                                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                          • Rationalisation and the recovery
                                                                                                                                                                            • Background
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 81: SPAR International: Year of entry, by country
                                                                                                                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 82: SPAR International: Retail sales by country, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 83: SPAR International: Estimated European sales exclusive of sales tax, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 84: SPAR International: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 85: SPAR International: Sales per m², by country (Europe), 2010
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 86: SPAR (Austria): Sales as share of Austrian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 87: SPAR (Belgium): Sales as share of all Belgian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 88: SPAR (Croatia): Sales as share of all Croatian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 89: SPAR (Czech Republic): Sales as share of all Czech food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 90: SPAR (Denmark): Sales as share of all Danish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 91: SPAR (France): Sales as share of all French food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 92: SPAR (Germany): Sales as share of all German food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 93: SPAR (Greece): Sales as share of all Greek food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 94: SPAR (Hungary): Sales as share of all Hungarian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 95: SPAR (Ireland): Sales as share of all Irish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 96: SPAR (Italy): Sales as share of all Italian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 97: SPAR (Netherlands): Sales as share of all Dutch food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 98: SPAR (Norway): Sales as share of all Norwegian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 99: SPAR (Poland): Sales as share of all Polish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 100: SPAR (Romania): Sales as share of all Romanian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 101: SPAR (Russia): Sales as share of all Russian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 102: SPAR (Slovenia): Sales as share of all Slovenian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 103: SPAR (Spain): Sales as share of all Spanish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 104: SPAR (Switzerland): Sales as share of all Swiss food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 105: SPAR (UK): Sales as share of all UK food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 106: SPAR International: Sales and outlets, by country outside Europe, 2007-10
                                                                                                                                                                            • Store formats
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 107: SPAR International: Store formats, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                              • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                                                                                                                                • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 108: Europe: Population, by age group, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 109: Europe: Population, by age group, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 110: Europe: Population, by age group, 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 111: Europe: Population, by age group, 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                • GDP
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 112: Europe: GDP (current prices), 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 113: Europe: GDP growth rates (current prices), 2001-Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 114: Europe: GDP growth rates (constant prices), 2001 – Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 115: Europe: Households’ consumer spending (current prices), 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 116: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates (current prices), 2001- Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 117: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates (constant prices), 2001-Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 118: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, 2001-10
                                                                                                                                                                                • Unemployment
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 119: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2001-10
                                                                                                                                                                                • Interest rates
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 120: Europe: Interest rates, 2005 -Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 121: Europe: Consumer confidence, Sep 2010 -Aug 2011
                                                                                                                                                                              • Appendix – TGI Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 122: Deciding factors in shopping for food, drink and household products, France, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 123: Shops used regularly/occasionally, France, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                                              Food Retailing - France - November 2011

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