France Department Stores Market Report
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This report covers the department store sector in France, including market sizes, retailers’ sales and forecasts, along with our in-depth consumer data, which analyses shoppers’ behaviour and attitudes. There is no hard and fast definition for a department store. But, we would expect stores to typically trade from a minimum of 1,000 sq m and stock at least half a dozen different broad product categories, with any single category unlikely to account for more than two-thirds of turnover, and usually significantly less than this.
As a minimum, all department stores covered in this report sell adult and children’s apparel, lingerie, fashion accessories, footwear, beauty products and some homewares. Larger full-line stores have a much wider product assortment.
Some department stores have food halls, and these are typically upscale and geared towards fine foods and delicatessen, and so are differentiated from the everyday supermarket.
The offer usually covers a mix of concessions and own-bought ranges, increasingly with a private label element within the own-bought assortment.
National statistics offices do not collate data on the department store sector. Around Europe, department stores are typically included within the broader Mixed Goods Retailers sector. This is something of a catch-all sector covering not only large-space department stores, but variety stores, non-food discount stores and a whole host of other retailers that do not specialise in any one particular non-food product category.
For our consumer research this year we asked respondents questions on the following topics:
- Which department stores they had shopped at
- Responses to a variety of attitudinal statements about department stores
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Natalie MacMillan, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The French department stores are heavily reliant on their Parisian flagship stores and on tourists. As a result they were hit hard by the downturn in foreign visitors that followed the terrorist attacks in Paris (November 2015) and Nice (June 2016). The format is much less important to retailing than in other countries, such as Germany, the UK and Spain, accounting for only 1% of all retailers’ sales. The opening up of Sunday trading in tourist zones, an uplift in tourism and ongoing investment in stores and their luxury positioning should continue to boost sales going forward.
Senior European Retail Analyst
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