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Department Store Retailing - Spain - 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
        • The 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
                        • Gradual population growth
                          • Growing population…
                            • Figure 4: Spain: Population trends, 2004-08
                          • but ageing too…
                            • Figure 5: Spain: Population projections, by age group, 2007 and 2015
                          • Economy – the good times are over
                              • Figure 6: Spain: Gross domestic product, 1998-2007
                            • Inflation moderating
                              • Figure 7: Spain: Consumer prices, 1999-2008
                            • Unemployment rising
                              • Figure 8: Spain: Unemployment rate, 1996-2008
                            • Consumer confidence weakens rapidly
                              • Figure 9: Spain: Consumer confidence indicator, 2005-08
                            • End of spending growth
                              • Figure 10: Spain: Household consumer expenditure, 1998-2007
                          • The Market in Context

                            • Key points
                              • Key product markets behind all spend
                                • Mixed goods retailers hold share in key markets
                                    • Figure 11: Spain: Consumer spending on goods typically sold at department stores, 2003-07
                                  • Slow inflation hampers key categories
                                    • Figure 12: Spain: Consumer price inflation on selected goods, 2002-07
                                • Sector Size and Forecast

                                  • Key points
                                    • Economic outlook
                                      • Retail forecasts
                                          • Figure 13: Spain: Retail sales, 2003-13
                                      • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                        • Key points
                                            • Figure 14: Spain: Leading mixed goods retailers, 2007/08
                                          • Market shares and evaluation
                                            • Figure 15: Spain: Leading mixed goods retailers’ market shares, 2007
                                        • El Corte Inglés

                                            • Figure 16: El Corte Inglés (Department Stores): Sales as share of mixed goods retailers’ sales in Spain, 2003-07
                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                            • History
                                              • Financial performance
                                                • Figure 17: El Corte Inglés (Department Stores): Group financial performance, 2003/04-07/08
                                              • Store portfolio
                                                • Figure 18: El Corte Inglés (Department Stores): Outlet data, 2003/04-07/08
                                              • Retail offering
                                                • Market positioning
                                                  • Brands
                                                    • Product offer
                                                      • Pricing
                                                        • Advertising and marketing
                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping

                                                          Department Store Retailing - Spain - January 2009

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