Europe Footwear Retailing Market Report
Everything you need to make the right decisions
Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Footwear Retailing - Europe market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
Mintel has the answers you’re looking for
What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
Covered in this report
This report series covers the footwear market in the five largest Western European countries – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The focus of the reports is on the footwear specialists. The store based non-specialists, such as department stores, are not covered in detail although they are looked at briefly in the Channels of Distribution sections and also in our consumer research. But the report does look more closely at the impact of online in the sector and the major online players.
Our exclusive consumer research spans all five countries. In each of these markets, we asked consumers about:
- Where they shop for footwear, online and in-store
- Attitudes to shopping for footwear.
- Additional questions were asked to consumers for the UK report.
For the purpose of this report, Mintel has used the following definitions:
Consumer spending: The total amount spent by households (including sales tax) through all retail channels – both specialist and non-specialist. This covers all footwear categories, including trainers, but excludes game-specific footwear (e.g. football boots, ski-boots) and orthopaedic footwear.
Retail sales: Total sales of all types of footwear (excluding sales tax) via stores and directly to the consumer by specialist retailers of footwear. It includes online sales of these retailers where the majority of sales are in bricks and mortar outlets.
Channels of distribution: Mintel estimates the proportion of spending on footwear going through each channel, including the footwear specialists, the grocers, mixed goods retailers and non-store retailers.
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.
Demand for footwear has grown almost everywhere in the last five years, but unlike in so many other retail sectors, the footwear specialists, and certainly the larger multiples, have been able to broadly maintain their share of sales. Many of them have expanded their own online propositions, expanded their store bases and been able to meet the online challenge head on. That challenge is not going to suddenly disappear, but the recent performance makes us more optimistic about the prospects for the specialists over the next five years
Director of Retail Research
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.