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Food Retailing - Italy - December 2009

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Table of contents

  1. Market in Brief

    • The future
      • Market size and performance
        • Competitive landscape
        • Report Scope

            • Technical notes
              • Definitions
                • Store definitions
                  • Financial definitions
                    • Currencies
                      • Figure 1: Exchange rates, € to other European currencies, 2004-08
                    • Country codes
                      • Figure 2: Country codes
                    • VAT
                      • Figure 3: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2008
                  • Broader Market Environment

                    • Key points
                      • Low population growth
                        • Figure 4: Italy: Population trends, 2004-08
                      • But ageing…
                        • Figure 5: Italy: Population projections, by age group, 2008-48
                      • Economy – from lacklustre to recession
                          • Figure 6: Italy: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                        • Consumer uncertainty prevails
                            • Figure 7: Italy: Household consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                          • Unemployment
                            • Inflation has eased
                              • Figure 8: Italy: Consumer prices, 2004-09
                          • The Market in Context

                            • Key points
                              • Food outperforms other essential categories
                                  • Figure 9: Italy: Consumer spending, growth by major categories, 2004-08
                                • Food and drink beats other essentials
                                  • Figure 10: Spain: Consumer spending on food and drink and other select categories, 2004-08
                                • Consumer prices
                                  • Figure 11: Italy: Consumer price index for selected product categories, 1999-2009
                                • Food and drink trends
                                • Sector Size and Forecast

                                  • Key points
                                    • Economic and consumer outlook
                                      • Retail forecasts
                                        • Contraction of the retail sector
                                          • But food retailers will outperform
                                            • Figure 12: Italy: Retail sales, 2004-14
                                          • Recent trends in food retailing
                                            • Hypermarket numbers growing faster
                                              • Figure 13: Italy: Modern food formats – Outlets and sales area, 1998-2003 and 2006-08
                                          • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                            • Key points
                                              • Local leaders hold up well
                                                • But will the Germans step up instead?
                                                  • Price a key battle ground
                                                    • Figure 14: Italy: Leading food retailers, 2008/09
                                                  • Market shares and evaluation
                                                    • Figure 15: Italy: Food retailers, evaluation and market share, 2008
                                                • Auchan

                                                    • Figure 16: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                    • Figure 17: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                    • Recent history
                                                      • Financial performance
                                                        • Figure 18: Auchan: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                        • Figure 19: Auchan: Estimated European sales by country, 2004-08
                                                        • Figure 20: Auchan: Share of group sales, by region, 2004-08
                                                      • Store portfolio
                                                          • Figure 21: Auchan: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                          • Figure 22: Auchan (Europe) fascia type, by market, 2008
                                                        • Retail offering
                                                          • Market positioning
                                                            • Brands
                                                              • Figure 23: Auchan: Breakdown of own brands in Europe, 2009
                                                            • Product offer
                                                              • Advertising and marketing
                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                • Coop Italia

                                                                    • Figure 24: Coop Italia: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2004-08
                                                                  • Recent history
                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                      • Figure 25: Coop Italia: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                      • Figure 26: Coop Italia: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                      • Figure 27: Coop Italia: Outlet data, by co-operative type, 2007-08
                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                        • Brands
                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                            • Pricing
                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                              • Carrefour

                                                                                  • Figure 28: Carrefour: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                  • Recent history
                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                      • Figure 29: Carrefour: Breakdown of European sales, 2008
                                                                                      • Figure 30: Carrefour: Growth rates, by country, 2004-08
                                                                                      • Figure 31: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                      • Figure 32: Carrefour: Sales through branded network, group total and Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                        • Figure 33: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                      • European operations
                                                                                        • Figure 34: Carrefour: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 35: Carrefour France: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 36: Carrefour France: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 37: Carrefour Belgium: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Belgium, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 38: Carrefour Belgium: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 39: Carrefour Belgium: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 40: Carrefour Greece: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Greece, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 41: Carrefour Greece: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 42: Carrefour Greece: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 43: Carrefour Italy: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 44: Carrefour Italy: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 45: Carrefour Italy: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 46: Carrefour Poland: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Poland, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 47: Carrefour Poland: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 48: Carrefour Poland: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 49: Carrefour Portugal: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Portugal, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 50: Carrefour Portugal: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 51: Carrefour Portugal: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 52: Carrefour Romania: Group financial performance and outlet data, 2006-08
                                                                                        • Figure 53: Carrefour Spain: Sales as share ofall food retailers’ sales in Spain, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 54: Carrefour Spain: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 55: Carrefour Spain: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 56: Carrefour Turkey: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 57: Carrefour Turkey: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                        • Market positioning
                                                                                          • Brands
                                                                                            • Figure 58: Carrefour Group: Brands, 2009
                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                            • Figure 59: Carrefour: Product offer, 2007
                                                                                          • Pricing
                                                                                            • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                              • Conad Group

                                                                                                  • Figure 60: Conad Group: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2004-08
                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                    • Figure 61: Conad Group: Sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                    • Figure 62: Conad Group: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                    • Market positioning
                                                                                                      • Pricing
                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                          • Figure 63: Conad group: own brand as a % of group sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                        • Product offer
                                                                                                          • Loyalty card
                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                            • Esselunga

                                                                                                                • Figure 64: Esselunga: sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2004-08
                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 65: Esselunga: financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                  • Figure 66: Esselunga: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                    • Product offer
                                                                                                                      • Brands
                                                                                                                        • Prices
                                                                                                                          • Promotions and loyalty card
                                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                            • Rewe

                                                                                                                                • Figure 67: Rewe: Share of all European food retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                • Figure 68: Rewe: Share of all German food retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 69: Rewe: Estimated retail sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 70: Rewe: Estimated food retail sales, by country, 2008
                                                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 71: Rewe: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 72: Rewe: Food retail formats in Germany, 2008
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 73: Rewe: International food fascias, by market, 2008
                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                                                                            • Pricing
                                                                                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                              • Schwarz Group

                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 74: Schwarz Group: Sales as share of all food retailers in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                  • History
                                                                                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 75: Schwarz Group: Estimated group financial performance, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 76: Schwarz Group: Proportion of group sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 77: Schwarz Group: Estimated proportion of international sales, by market, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                      • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 78: Schwarz Group: Estimated outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 79: Schwarz Group: Store formats, 2009
                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                          • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                            • Brands
                                                                                                                                                              • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                  • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                    • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping

                                                                                                                                                                      Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                                                                      Food Retailing - Italy - December 2009

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