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Supermarkets: More Than Just Food Retailing - Spain - November 2013

"Spanish consumers and retailers have had a very difficult five years with the country in recession for much of this time. 2013 continued to be tough for shoppers and businesses alike. Although there have been signs of improvement and the country inched out of recession in the third quarter, the recovery has been very slow and tentative and it remains risk-bound. In the short term, people will continue to suffer as a result of high unemployment and public spending cuts."

- John Mercer, European Retail Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • Spending and inflation
      • Sector sales and forecast
        • Leading retailers
          • Online
            • The consumer – where they shop
              • The consumer – types of stores used
                • The consumer – non-grocery purchases
                  • What we think
                  • Report Scope and Technical Notes

                    • Scope
                      • Technical notes
                        • Consumer spending
                          • Retail sales
                            • Abbreviations
                              • VAT
                                • Figure 1: European VAT rates (standard rates), 2010-13
                              • Financial definitions
                                • Market shares
                                • Spending and Inflation

                                  • Key points
                                    • Consumer spending
                                      • Figure 2: Spain: Households consumption expenditure, incl. VAT, 2008-12
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 3: Spain: Harmonised indices of consumer prices: Annual % change food and drink, Oct 2012-Sept 2013
                                    • Distribution of spending
                                      • Figure 4: Spain: Estimated distribution of spending on food, beverages, and tobacco, 2012
                                  • Sector Sales and Forecast

                                    • Key points
                                      • Sector sales
                                        • Figure 5: Spain: Retail sales, excl. VAT, 2008-12
                                        • Figure 6: Spain: Retail sales forecasts, excl. VAT, 2013-18
                                      • Sector sales mix
                                        • Figure 7: Spain: Estimated sales mix for the grocers’ sector, 2012
                                      • Enterprises and employment
                                        • Figure 8: Spain: Number of outlets and enterprises, 2008-10
                                        • Figure 9: Spain: Number of full-time-equivalent employees in retailing, 2008-10
                                    • The Retailers: Financials and Outlets

                                      • Key points
                                        • Mercadona dominates the sector
                                          • Discounters gain ground
                                            • New management at Carrefour
                                              • ..and El Corte Inglés
                                                • Auchan holds its ground
                                                  • Brighter future for Eroski?
                                                    • Regional supermarkets gain ground
                                                      • Figure 10: Spain: Leading grocery retailers, by sales, excl. VAT, 2010-12
                                                      • Figure 11: Spain: Leading grocery retailers’ outlet numbers, 2010-12
                                                      • Figure 12: Spain: Leading grocery retailers’ estimated sales per outlet, 2010-12
                                                  • The Retailers: Market Shares

                                                      • Figure 13: Spain: Leading grocery retailers’ shares of all food retailers sales, 2010-12
                                                  • Online

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • Market size
                                                        • Consumer usage
                                                          • Figure 14: Spain: Types of online grocery stores used, October 2013
                                                        • Online retailers
                                                          • Figure 15: Spain: The Consumer: Percentage of all individuals having purchased online in the past 12 months, 2008-12
                                                      • The Consumer: Where They Shop

                                                        • Key points
                                                          • What we asked
                                                            • Main-shop destinations
                                                                • Figure 16: Spain: Where they buy main weekly shop, October 2013
                                                              • Main-shop consumers by demographics
                                                                • Figure 17: Spain: Where they buy their mainly weekly shop, by average age and affluence, October 2013
                                                              • Top-up shop destinations
                                                                  • Figure 18: Spain: where they buy their top-up shopping, October 2013
                                                              • The Consumer: Types of Stores Used

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • What we asked
                                                                    • High street shopping has the greatest appeal
                                                                        • Figure 19: Spain: Types of Grocery stores used, October 2013
                                                                      • Primary shops
                                                                          • Figure 20: Spain: Consumer profile of primary shoppers by gender, October 2013
                                                                          • Figure 21: Spain: Consumer profile of primary shoppers by age, October 2013
                                                                          • Figure 22: Spain: Consumer profile of primary shoppers by Region, October 2013
                                                                          • Figure 23: Spain: Consumer profile of primary shoppers by employment status, October 2013
                                                                          • Figure 24: Spain: Consumer profile of primary shoppers by Household size, October 2013
                                                                      • The Consumer: Non-Grocery Purchases

                                                                        • Key points
                                                                          • What we asked
                                                                            • Clothing and books most popular
                                                                                • Figure 25: Spain: Non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers, whether in-store or online, October 2013
                                                                              • Stores are the preferred choice for larger ticket items
                                                                                  • Figure 26: Spain: Non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers, by in-store and online, October 2013
                                                                                • Preferences by gender
                                                                                  • Figure 27: Spain: select non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers whether in-store or online, by gender, October 2013
                                                                                • Preferences by age and household income
                                                                                • Aldi

                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                        • Figure 28: Aldi: Number of new product lines recorded for brand keywords ‘Gourmet’ in Germany and ‘Specially Selected’ in the UK at Aldi, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                        • Figure 29: Aldi Süd, Germany: Selected special offers, 6 November 2013
                                                                                        • Figure 30: Aldi Nord, Germany: Selected special offers, 6 November 2013
                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                          • Figure 31: Aldi: Distribution of total European sales by market (estimated), 2012
                                                                                          • Figure 32: Aldi: Estimated group financial performance, 2008-2012
                                                                                          • Figure 33: Aldi: Estimated outlet data, 2008-2012
                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                        • Auchan

                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                      • Figure 34: Auchan: Group financial performance, 2008-12
                                                                                                      • Figure 35: Auchan: Sales, by region, with retail sales estimates by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Stores
                                                                                                        • Figure 36: Auchan: Outlet data (consolidated stores only), 2008-12
                                                                                                      • Groupe Auchan – Non-retail activities
                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                        • Carrefour

                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 37: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2008-2012
                                                                                                                  • Figure 38: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2008-2012
                                                                                                                  • Figure 39: Carrefour (Europe): Total European outlet numbers by format (incl. franchise/partner stores), 2008-12
                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                • Dia

                                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                            • Figure 40: Dia: Group financial performance, 2010/11-2012/13
                                                                                                                            • Figure 41: Dia: Outlet data, 2011-13
                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                          • Leclerc (International)

                                                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 42: E. Leclerc: Group sales performance, excl. VAT, 2008-13
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 43: E. Leclerc: Estimated international sales by country, excl. VAT, 2010-12
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 44: E. Leclerc: Group outlet data, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                  • Lidl/Kaufland (Schwarz Group)

                                                                                                                                      • What we think
                                                                                                                                        • Company background
                                                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 45: Schwarz Group: Estimated group financial performance, 2008/09-2013/14
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 46: Schwarz Group: Outlet data, 2009-13
                                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                          • Mercadona

                                                                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 47: Mercadona: Financial performance, 2008-13
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 48: Mercadona: Outlet data, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                  • Spar Europe

                                                                                                                                                      • What we think
                                                                                                                                                        • Company background
                                                                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 49: SPAR International: Retail sales by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 50: SPAR International: Outlets, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 51: SPAR International: Sales area, by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 52: SPAR International: Sales per sq m, by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                            • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                                                                                                              • Online
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 53: Europe: Percentage of households with a broadband internet connection, by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 54: Europe: Percentage of all individuals accessing the internet daily, by country, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Consumer confidence
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 55: Europe: Consumer confidence levels, October 2012 – September 2013
                                                                                                                                                              • Population
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 56: Europe: Population, by age group, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 57: Europe: Population, by age group, 2015
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 58: Europe: Population, by age group, 2020
                                                                                                                                                              • GDP
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 59: Europe: GDP (current prices), 2012
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 60: Europe: Real-terms year-on-year growth in GDP, 2003-13
                                                                                                                                                              • Consumer spending
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 61: Europe: Households’ consumer spending (current prices), 2012
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 62: Europe: Real-terms year-on-year growth in households’ consumer spending, 2003-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Consumer prices
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 63: Europe: Harmonised index of consumer prices, annual % change, 2003-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Unemployment
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 64: Europe: Average rate of unemployment, 2003-12
                                                                                                                                                              • Interest rates
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 65: Europe: Central bank interest rates, 2008-13
                                                                                                                                                            • Appendix – The Consumer – Where They Buy Groceries

                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 66: Most popular retailers used for grocery shopping – Main weekly grocery shop, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 67: Most popular retailers used for grocery shopping – Top-up shopping, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 68: Next most popular retailers used for grocery shopping – Top-up shopping, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 69: Other retailers used for grocery shopping – Top-up shopping, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                            • Appendix – The Consumer: Types of Grocery Stores Used

                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 70: Most popular types of grocery stores used, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 71: Next most popular types of grocery stores used, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 72: Other types of grocery stores used, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                            • Appendix – The Consumer: Non-Grocery Items Bought from Grocery Retailers

                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 73: Most popular non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers – In-store/Online, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 74: Next most popular non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers – In-store/Online, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 75: Other non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers – In-store/Online, by demographics, Spain, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 76: Least popular non-grocery items bought from grocery retailers – In-store/Online, by demographics, Spain, October 2013

                                                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                            • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                            • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (Switzerland)
                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                            • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                            • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                            • Tengelmann
                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                            • Waitrose

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