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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.

The coverage provided by each report is as accurate, relevant and up-to-date as possible, combining in-house sector expertise with retailer performance data, taken directly from industry and trade sources.

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

  • background economic and demographic data
  • market sizes
  • regional retailing trends and issues
  • market drivers
  • consumer expenditure
  • consumer trends
  • leading pan-European retailers
  • domestic retailers
  • market forecasts

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Market in Brief

    • Report Scope

        • Issues in the market
          • Technical notes
            • Definitions
              • Accounting policy
                • Financial definitions
                  • Currencies
                    • Country codes
                      • Figure 1: Country codes
                    • VAT
                      • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2010
                    • Other abbreviations
                    • Broader Market Environment

                      • Key points
                        • Implications for department store retailers
                        • Competitive Context

                            • Consumer spending
                                • Figure 3: Italy: Consumer spending on goods typically stocked by department stores, 2005-09
                              • Consumer prices inflation
                                • Figure 4: Italy: Consumer prices inflation for various categories, Jan-Dec 2010
                              • Competition with other sectors
                              • Sector Size and Forecast

                                • Key points
                                  • Economic and consumer outlook
                                    • Retail sales and forecasts
                                        • Figure 5: Italy: Mixed goods retailers’ sales, 2005-15
                                      • Outlets and enterprises
                                        • Figure 6: Italy: Number of outlets by store type, 2005-09
                                    • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                      • Key points
                                        • Revamp for Upim
                                          • Uncertainty for La Rinascente
                                            • Coin expanding through acquisition
                                              • Other stores
                                                • Foreign competition online
                                                    • Figure 7: Italy: Leading department-store retailers, 2010
                                                    • Figure 8: Italy: Sales growth rates for Coin and La Rinascente, 2006-10
                                                  • Market shares
                                                    • Figure 9: Italy: Department-store retailers, market shares, 2010
                                                • Coin

                                                    • Figure 10: Coin department stores: Sales as share of mixed goods retailers in Italy, 2006-10
                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                    • Recent history
                                                      • Financial performance
                                                        • Figure 11: Coin department stores: Financial performance, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                      • Store portfolio
                                                        • Figure 12: Coin Italy department stores: Outlet data, 2005/06-2009/10
                                                      • Retail offering
                                                          • Figure 13: Coin: Own label brands, 2011
                                                        • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                        • La Rinascente

                                                            • Figure 14: Rinascente (Department Stores): Sales as share of mixed goods retailers’ sales in Italy, 2006-10
                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                            • History
                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                • Figure 15: Rinascente (Department Stores): Group sales performance, 2006-09
                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                  • Figure 16: Rinascente (Department Stores): Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                  • Loyalty card
                                                                    • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                    • Appendix – Broader Market Environment

                                                                      • Population
                                                                        • Figure 17: Europe top 7: Population breakdown, by age group, 2005
                                                                        • Figure 18: Europe top 7: Population breakdown, by age group, 2010
                                                                        • Figure 19: Europe top 7: Population breakdown, by age group, 2015
                                                                        • Figure 20: Europe top 7: Population breakdown, by age group, 2020
                                                                      • GDP
                                                                        • Figure 21: Europe top 7: GDP (in current prices) 2000-Q4 2010
                                                                        • Figure 22: Europe top 7: GDP growth rates (in constant prices), 2000-Q4 2010
                                                                      • Consumer spending
                                                                        • Figure 23: Europe top 7: Consumer spending (in current prices) 2001-Q4 2010
                                                                        • Figure 24: Europe top 7: Consumer spending growth rates (in constant prices) 2001-Q4 2010
                                                                      • Consumer prices
                                                                        • Figure 25: Europe top 7: Consumer prices, 2001-Jan 2011
                                                                      • Unemployment
                                                                        • Figure 26: Europe top 7: Average rate of unemployment, 2001-10
                                                                      • Interest rates
                                                                        • Figure 27: UK and Eurozone: Interest rates, 2004-Q4 2010
                                                                      • Consumer confidence
                                                                        • Figure 28: Europe top 6: Consumer confidence, April 2009-December 2010

                                                                    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.

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                                                                    • Consumer

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                                                                    • Brand/Company

                                                                      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.

                                                                    • Data

                                                                      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.

                                                                    Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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