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Department Store Retailing - Italy - January 2009

This report series covers the six leading economies of Western Europe plus Ireland. We have produced Major Profiles of 12 top department store retailers in Europe. We have also included smaller profiles (13 in total) on other significant players, some of which operate in European markets not covered by this report.

The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy seven-country report. Single country reports are available for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

The department store sector is facing major challenges:

  • Continued competition from high street specialists and the non-food offer of grocers.

  • Economic issues are undermining consumer confidence and many consumers are expected to cut back on their spending or trade down.

  • Department stores, with their focus on discretionary items, face difficult times.

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Table of contents

  1. Market in Brief

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

            • Technical notes
              • Definitions
                • Accounting policy
                  • 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, 2007
                  • Broader Market Environment

                    • Positive factors
                      • Negative factors
                        • Low population growth
                          • Figure 4: Italy: Population trends, 2003-07
                          • Figure 5: Italy: Population projections, by age group, 2007-47
                        • Economy – a mini resurgence grinds to a halt
                            • Figure 6: Italy: Gross domestic product, 1996-2007
                          • Consumer confidence delicate
                              • Figure 7: Italy: Household consumer expenditure, 1996-2007
                            • Inflation set to increase
                              • Figure 8: Italy: Consumer prices, 2002-07
                          • The Market in Context

                              • Key points
                                  • Figure 9: Italy: Spending on goods typically stocked, by department stores, 2003-07
                              • Sector Size and Forecast

                                • Key points
                                  • Economic outlook
                                    • Retail forecasts
                                        • Figure 10: Italy: Mixed goods retailers’ sales, 2003-13
                                    • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                      • Key points
                                        • Well developed and competitive sector
                                          • La Rinascente repositioning
                                            • Coin investing too
                                              • The only way is up?
                                                • Competition from hypermarkets
                                                  • Figure 11: Italy: Leading mixed goods retailers, 2007/08
                                                • Evaluation and market shares
                                                  • Figure 12: Italy: Mixed goods retailers, evaluation and market share, 2007
                                              • Outlets and enterprises

                                                  • Figure 13: Italy: Number of outlets by store type, 1996-2007
                                              • Coin

                                                  • Figure 14: Coin department stores: Sales as share of mixed goods retailers in Italy, 2003-07
                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                  • Recent history
                                                    • Financial performance
                                                      • Figure 15: Coin department stores: Financial performance, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                      • Figure 16: Coin Italy department stores: Outlet data, 2003/04-2007/08
                                                    • Retail offering
                                                      • Market positioning
                                                        • Brands
                                                          • Figure 17: Coin: Own label brands, 2008
                                                        • Product offer
                                                          • Figure 18: Coin department stores: Share of offer, by merchandise category, 2007
                                                        • Loyalty card
                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                          • La Rinascente

                                                              • Figure 19: Rinascente (Department Stores): Sales as share of mixed goods in Italy, 2003-07
                                                            • Strategic evaluation
                                                              • History
                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                  • Figure 20: Rinascente (Department Stores): Group financial performance, 2003-07
                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                  • Figure 21: Rinascente (Department Stores): Outlet data, 2003-07
                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                    • Brands
                                                                      • Product offer
                                                                        • Pricing
                                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping

                                                                          Department Store Retailing - Italy - January 2009

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