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Food Retailing - Spain - December 2009

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.

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  • market forecasts

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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
                • Store definitions
                  • 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, 2008
                  • Broader Market Environment

                    • Key points
                      • Gradual population growth
                        • Growing population…
                          • Figure 4: Spain: Population trends, 2005-09
                        • but ageing too…
                          • Figure 5: Spain: Population projections, by age group, 2009 and 2017
                        • Economy – the good times are over
                            • Figure 6: Spain: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                          • And the consumer bubble bursts
                              • Figure 7: Spain: Household consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                            • Consumer confidence has bottomed out
                                • Figure 8: Spain: Consumer confidence indicator, 2005-Q3 2009
                              • Inflation moderating
                                • Figure 9: Spain: Consumer prices, 1999-2009
                              • Unemployment a point of tension
                                  • Figure 10: Spain: Unemployment rate, 2005-09 Q3
                              • The Market in Context

                                • Key points
                                  • Food and drink spending lags retail sales and all consumer spend
                                    • Figure 11: Spain: Consumer spending, growth in main categories, 2003-07
                                    • Figure 12: Spain: Consumer spending on food and drink and other select categories, 2003-07
                                  • Slower growth in 2008
                                    • Market breakdown
                                      • Figure 13: Spain: Detailed breakdown of food and drink spending, 2007
                                    • Food and drink prices fall in 2009
                                      • Figure 14: Spain: Food, drink and tobacco prices, 2002-09*
                                    • Food and drink trends
                                    • Sector Size and Forecast

                                        • Economic and consumer outlook
                                          • Retail forecasts
                                            • Short term outlook for retailing remains very poor
                                              • Food retailers will do better than most
                                                  • Figure 15: Spain: Retail sales, 2004-14
                                                • Recent trends in food retailing
                                                • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                                  • Key points
                                                    • Mercadona overtakes Carrefour in 2008
                                                      • Chasing the market leaders
                                                        • Foreign presence
                                                            • Figure 16: Spain: Leading food retailers, 2008/09
                                                          • Market shares and evaluation
                                                            • Figure 17: Spain: Leading food retailers’ market shares, 2008
                                                          • Outlet data
                                                            • Hypermarkets
                                                              • Figure 18: Spain: Hypermarkets, 1973-2008
                                                            • Supermarkets
                                                              • Figure 19: Spain: Leading 30 supermarket operators in figures, 1996-2006
                                                            • Discounters
                                                            • Aldi (Europe)

                                                                • Figure 20: Aldi (Europe): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                • Figure 21: Aldi (Germany): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Germany, 2004-08
                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                • History
                                                                  • Sales performance
                                                                      • Figure 22: Aldi (Europe): Group sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                        • Figure 23: Aldi (Europe): Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                        • Market positioning
                                                                          • Brands
                                                                            • Product offer
                                                                              • Pricing
                                                                                • Operational issues
                                                                                  • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                    • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                        • Figure 24: Aldi (Europe): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                        • Figure 25: Aldi (Germany): Sales as share of all food retailers' sales in Germany, 2004-08
                                                                                      • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                        • History
                                                                                          • Sales performance
                                                                                              • Figure 26: Aldi (Europe): Group sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                            • Store portfolio
                                                                                                • Figure 27: Aldi (Europe): Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                              • Retail offering
                                                                                                • Market positioning
                                                                                                  • Brands
                                                                                                    • Product offer
                                                                                                      • Pricing
                                                                                                        • Operational issues
                                                                                                          • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                            • Auchan

                                                                                                                • Figure 28: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                • Figure 29: Auchan: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                    • Figure 30: Auchan: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                    • Figure 31: Auchan: Estimated European sales by country, 2004-08
                                                                                                                    • Figure 32: Auchan: Share of group sales, by region, 2004-08
                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                      • Figure 33: Auchan: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                      • Figure 34: Auchan (Europe) fascia type, by market, 2008
                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                                          • Figure 35: Auchan: Breakdown of own brands in Europe, 2009
                                                                                                                        • Product offer
                                                                                                                          • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                            • Carrefour

                                                                                                                                • Figure 36: Carrefour: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 37: Carrefour: Breakdown of European sales, 2008
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 38: Carrefour: Growth rates, by country, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 39: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 40: Carrefour: Sales through branded network, group total and Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 41: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                    • European operations
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 42: Carrefour: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 43: Carrefour France: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 44: Carrefour France: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 45: Carrefour Belgium: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Belgium, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 46: Carrefour Belgium: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 47: Carrefour Belgium: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 48: Carrefour Greece: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Greece, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 49: Carrefour Greece: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 50: Carrefour Greece: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 51: Carrefour Italy: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Italy, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 52: Carrefour Italy: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 53: Carrefour Italy: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 54: Carrefour Poland: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Poland, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 55: Carrefour Poland: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 56: Carrefour Poland: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 57: Carrefour Portugal: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Portugal, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 58: Carrefour Portugal: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 59: Carrefour Portugal: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 60: Carrefour Romania: Group financial performance and outlet data, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 61: Carrefour Spain: Sales as share ofall food retailers’ sales in Spain, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 62: Carrefour Spain: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 63: Carrefour Spain: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 64: Carrefour Turkey: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Figure 65: Carrefour Turkey: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 66: Carrefour Group: Brands, 2009
                                                                                                                                        • Product offer
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 67: Carrefour: Product offer, 2007
                                                                                                                                        • Pricing
                                                                                                                                          • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                            • El Corte Inglés

                                                                                                                                                • Figure 68: El Corte Inglés: Food retailing sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Spain, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                              • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 69: El Corte Inglés: Food retailing sales and profit, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 70: El Corte Inglés: Food retailing outlet data, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                            • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                              • Grupo Eroski

                                                                                                                                                                  • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 71: Grupo Eroski: Group financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                      • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 72: Eroski Spain: Outlets by fascia, 2006/07-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 73: Eroski Spain: Food retail outlet data, 2005/06-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                        • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                            • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                              • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                • Intermarché/ITM Entreprises

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 74: Intermarché/ITM Entreprises: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 75: Intermarché/ITM Entreprises: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                    • History
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 76: Intermarché/ITM Entreprises: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 77: Intermarché/ITM Entreprises: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 78: Intermarché/ITM Enterprises: Non-food outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Loyalty card
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • E. Leclerc

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 79: E. Leclerc: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 80: E. Leclerc: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 81: E. Leclerc: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 82: E. Leclerc: Estimated sales performance in international markets, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 83: E. Leclerc: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 84: E. Leclerc: International food outlets, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 85: E. Leclerc: Non-food outlets, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Loyalty cards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 86: E. Leclerc: Breakdown of online operations in France, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mercadona

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 87: Mercadona: Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Spain, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 88: Mercadona: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 89: Mercadona: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 90: Mercadona: e-commerce sales, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Musgrave

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 91: Musgrave (Republic of Ireland): Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in Republic of Ireland, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 92: Musgrave (UK): Sales as share of all food retailers’ sales in UK, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 93: Musgrave: Group financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 94: Musgrave: Estimated retail sales breakdown, by market, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 95: Musgrave: Percentage of retail sales, by brand, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 96: Musgrave: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Market positioning/product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 97: Musgrave: Fascias, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 98: Musgrave: Own brand lines, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schwarz Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 99: Schwarz Group: Sales as share of all food retailers in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 100: Schwarz Group: Estimated group financial performance, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 101: Schwarz Group: Proportion of group sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 102: Schwarz Group: Estimated proportion of international sales, by market, 2008/09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 103: Schwarz Group: Estimated outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 104: Schwarz Group: Store formats, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • e-commerce and home shopping

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food Retailing - Spain - December 2009

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