Europe Department Stores Market Report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Department Stores market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Europe – Overview
This report series covers the department store sectors in the five leading Western European countries – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report. Single country reports are also available.
Our exclusive consumer research spans all five countries. In each of these markets, we asked consumers:
- Which department stores they had bought anything from, either in-store or online in the last six months
- Attitudes to department stores, what they should offer, what they are valued for and how much their pricing can be trusted.
These questions were asked in all countries but the research for the UK looked at these issues in greater depth.
Department store definition
A department store is to some extent easier to understand than to define. In theory it is a store trading from multiple floors and selling a wide range of merchandise. How many floors and how many different ranges is more difficult to specify, but in general they sell beauty products, some homewares (including electricals in some cases) and fashion. They are stores designed for customers to linger in and often include a café or restaurant.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Richard Perks, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
There is enormous variation between countries in the development of department stores. At one extreme there is Spain, where the only department stores is the country’s leading non-food retailer. At the other extreme there are countries like Austria, where the sector scarcely exists. Italy has a couple of high profile businesses, but the sector is tiny in the retail context. Spain aside, the best developed sector is in the UK, where the leading department stores are among the country’s major retailers. In Germany and France the sector is struggling, but especially in Germany, there are some early signs that may point to a recovery. The UK and Spanish leaders demonstrate clearly that there is long-term potential for department stores and that they can be reinvented to be major players in the internet era.
Director of Retail Research
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