Clothing Retailing - France - October 2017
“French clothing specialists are under pressure and the sector is undergoing significant structural change. Flat or falling spending has been compounded by the arrival of new international players, the rise of e-commerce, a keen focus on price and the arrival of new generations with different consumption habits. More and more retailers, both store-based and online, are seeking to increase their share of a shrinking market. This is resulting in a brutal redistribution of the cards."
– Natalie Macmillan, Senior European Retail Analyst
Spending on clothing in France has been flat or falling for several years and declined by 0.9% in 2016. Against this background, French specialist fashion retailers have seen conditions worsen due to the ongoing expansion of fast fashion chains, such as Zara and H&M, the growth of online players, such as Amazon, Zalando and ASOS, and the squeeze on prices. The specialists saw their combined sales decline by1.8% in 2016, although some retailers are doing well, including the largest chain, Kiabi. Domestic retailers that have failed to adapt to changes in the market are struggling – sales and profits are falling at many businesses and some are being forced into drastic restructuring.
What you get
This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.
Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.
Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.
Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.
Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.
* This is a sample representation of the report layout and does not reflect the research included in this report.
Why buy from us?
Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.
Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.
Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.
A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.