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Food Retailing - Italy - 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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With titles ranging from 'DIY Retailing in Europe' through to 'Food Retailing in Europe', each market examination includes studies of:

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  • consumer expenditure
  • consumer trends
  • leading pan-European retailers
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  • market forecasts

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Food prices rise in 2011
      • Retail outlook and forecasts
        • Conad closes the gap on Co-op Italia
          • Lack of confidence from foreign investors
            • Still a fragmented sector
              • Online
              • 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

                                • GDP
                                  • Consumer prices
                                    • Figure 3: Italy: Consumer prices inflation, Jan 2006-Oct 2011
                                  • Consumer spending and confidence
                                    • Population
                                      • Implications for food retailers
                                      • The Market: Consumer Spending on Groceries

                                          • Figure 4: Italy: Consumer spending, % change in main categories, 2006-10
                                          • Figure 5: Italy: Consumer spending on food and drink as % of all consumer spending, 2000-10
                                          • Figure 6: Italy: Household consumer spending on food and drink and other select categories, 2006-10
                                      • The Market: The Food Retailers

                                        • Economic and consumer spending outlook
                                          • Retail outlook and forecasts
                                            • Figure 7: Italy: Food retailers’ sales, 2006-16
                                          • Outlet and enterprise data
                                            • Figure 8: Italy: Retail outlet numbers by format, 2007-09
                                            • Figure 9: Italy: Retail enterprise numbers, 2003-07
                                        • The Retailers: Online

                                          • Online shopping: penetration levels
                                            • Figure 10: Italy: Online shopping penetration, 2005-10
                                            • Figure 11: Italy: Level of internet access, 2010
                                        • The Retailers: Leading Retailers

                                          • Still a fragmented sector
                                            • Protection for smaller players
                                              • Conad closes the gap on Coop Italia
                                                • Esselunga overtakes Auchan
                                                  • Rewe to scale back
                                                    • French operators fail to shine
                                                      • Lidl stands out in the international pack
                                                        • Figure 12: Italy: Leading food retailers, 2010/11
                                                    • The Retailers: Market Shares

                                                        • Figure 13: Italy: Leading food retailers’ market shares, 2009 and 2010
                                                    • Auchan

                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                          • Further margin loss in tough climate
                                                            • Beefs up supermarkets and enters neighbourhood
                                                              • E-commerce is growing rapidly
                                                                • Background
                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                    • Figure 15: Auchan: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 16: Auchan: Estimated European sales, by country, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 17: Auchan: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 18: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 19: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Hungary, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 20: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 21: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Poland, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 22: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Portugal, 2006-10
                                                                    • Figure 23: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Spain, 2006-10
                                                                  • Store formats
                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                      • Carrefour

                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                            • Losing market share
                                                                              • Reviving mature markets
                                                                                • 1. Price
                                                                                  • 2. Formats
                                                                                      • Figure 25: Beauty section, Carrefour Planet, Milan
                                                                                    • 3. Products
                                                                                      • Dia spun off
                                                                                        • Background
                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                            • Figure 26: Carrefour (Europe): Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                                                            • Figure 27: Carrefour (Europe): Sales contribution by territory, 2009 and 2010
                                                                                            • Figure 28: Carrefour (Europe): Directly-operated outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                            • Figure 29: Carrefour (Europe): Company-operated sales area distribution 2009 and 2010
                                                                                            • Figure 30: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by territory (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2006-10
                                                                                          • France
                                                                                            • Figure 31: France: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Belgium
                                                                                            • Figure 32: Belgium: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Greece
                                                                                            • Figure 33: Greece: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Italy
                                                                                            • Figure 34: Italy: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Poland
                                                                                            • Figure 35: Poland: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Portugal
                                                                                            • Figure 36: Portugal: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Spain
                                                                                            • Figure 37: Spain: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Romania
                                                                                            • Figure 38: Romania: Sales as % all food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                          • Store formats
                                                                                            • Figure 39: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by format (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2006-10
                                                                                            • Figure 40: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by format (incl. franchise stores), 2009-10
                                                                                            • Figure 41: Carrefour (Europe): Outlet numbers by ownership, format and territory (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2010
                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                            • E-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                            • Rewe (food)

                                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                  • Convenience and kiosks
                                                                                                    • Figure 43: Rewe To Go store in Cologne
                                                                                                  • Online deficiencies
                                                                                                    • Penny losses in Germany
                                                                                                      • Strengthening Billa’s offer
                                                                                                        • Background
                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                            • Figure 44: Rewe (food): Group sales performance, 2006-2010
                                                                                                            • Figure 46: Rewe (food): Sales by country, 2006-10
                                                                                                            • Figure 47: Rewe (food): Company-operated outlet data by segment, 2008-10
                                                                                                            • Figure 48: Rewe (food): Company-operated outlet data by country, 2008-10
                                                                                                          • Store formats
                                                                                                            • Figure 50: Rewe: Food retail formats in Germany, 2011
                                                                                                            • Figure 51: Rewe: International food formats, 2011
                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                            • Rewe
                                                                                                              • Penny
                                                                                                                • Billa
                                                                                                                  • 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 53: Schwarz Group: Estimated group sales performance, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 54: Schwarz Group: Estimated outlet numbers, 2006/07-2010/11
                                                                                                                                    • Store formats
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 55: Schwarz Group: Store formats, 2011
                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce
                                                                                                                                      • SPAR International

                                                                                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                            • Rationalisation and the recovery
                                                                                                                                              • Background
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 57: SPAR International: Year of entry, by country
                                                                                                                                              • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 58: SPAR International: Retail sales by country, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 59: SPAR International: Estimated European sales exclusive of sales tax, 2010
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 60: SPAR International: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 61: SPAR International: Sales per m², by country (Europe), 2010
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 62: SPAR (Austria): Sales as share of Austrian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 63: SPAR (Belgium): Sales as share of all Belgian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 64: SPAR (Croatia): Sales as share of all Croatian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 65: SPAR (Czech Republic): Sales as share of all Czech food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 66: SPAR (Denmark): Sales as share of all Danish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 67: SPAR (France): Sales as share of all French food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 68: SPAR (Germany): Sales as share of all German food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 69: SPAR (Greece): Sales as share of all Greek food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 70: SPAR (Hungary): Sales as share of all Hungarian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 71: SPAR (Ireland): Sales as share of all Irish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 72: SPAR (Italy): Sales as share of all Italian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 73: SPAR (Netherlands): Sales as share of all Dutch food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 74: SPAR (Norway): Sales as share of all Norwegian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 75: SPAR (Poland): Sales as share of all Polish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 76: SPAR (Romania): Sales as share of all Romanian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 77: SPAR (Russia): Sales as share of all Russian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 78: SPAR (Slovenia): Sales as share of all Slovenian food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 79: SPAR (Spain): Sales as share of all Spanish food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 80: SPAR (Switzerland): Sales as share of all Swiss food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 81: SPAR (UK): Sales as share of all UK food retailers’ sales, 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 82: SPAR International: Sales and outlets, by country outside Europe, 2007-10
                                                                                                                                              • Store formats
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 83: SPAR International: Store formats, 2010
                                                                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                                                                                                  • Population
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 84: Europe: Population, by age group, 2005
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 85: Europe: Population, by age group, 2010
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 86: Europe: Population, by age group, 2015
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 87: Europe: Population, by age group, 2020
                                                                                                                                                  • GDP
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 88: Europe: GDP (current prices), 2010
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 89: Europe: GDP growth rates (current prices), 2001-Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 90: Europe: GDP growth rates (constant prices), 2001 – Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                  • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 91: Europe: Households’ consumer spending (current prices), 2010
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 92: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates (current prices), 2001- Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 93: Europe: Households’ consumer spending growth rates (constant prices), 2001-Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                  • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 94: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, 2001-10
                                                                                                                                                  • Unemployment
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 95: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2001-10
                                                                                                                                                  • Interest rates
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 96: Europe: Interest rates, 2005 -Q3 2011
                                                                                                                                                  • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 97: Europe: Consumer confidence, Sep 2010 -Aug 2011

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                                                                                                                                                Food Retailing - Italy - November 2011

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