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France Supermarkets Industry Market Report 2020
2021-01-16T03:02:03+00:00
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“59% of French grocery shoppers said that the COVID-19 outbreak has given them more appreciation of the importance of grocery retailers and the two strict lockdowns in the country has…

France Supermarkets Industry Market Report 2020

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Report Summary

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the France Supermarket industry including the behaviors, preferences and habits of the consumer.

The first lockdown in France created unprecedented demand for online shopping, and most of the grocers responded well to this surge in demand. All the retailers sell online in one form or another with the majority using the Drive click&collect model. During the crisis many retailers developed new initiatives to reach vulnerable people or key workers, including tie-ups with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Monoprix launched its delivery service using Ocado technology during the lockdown, and this is sure to spur on other developments in this area.

The pandemic has accelerated existing trends in the market, such as the decline in the hypermarket format, growth in online shopping and a growing preference for shopping close to home and from national producers. Retailers are looking at innovative new ways to repurpose their hypermarket space and respond to consumer interest in ethical shopping.

Quickly understand

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the grocery retailing sector.
  • The winners and losers in the grocery retailing sector since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The growth of the online grocery channel and the boost given to it by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • How people shop for groceries and which retailers they use for main and top-up shops.
  • How behaviours of grocery shoppers have changed since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covered in this report

Brands featured: E. Leclerc, Carrefour, Les Mousquetaires, Système U, Auchan, Casino, Lidl, Aldi, Louis Delhaize and others.

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.

59% of French grocery shoppers said that the COVID-19 outbreak has given them more appreciation of the importance of grocery retailers and the two strict lockdowns in the country has emphasised the key role these retailers play in society. Pre-existing trends are being accelerated by the epidemic, and retailers need to work hard to retain new online shoppers, while reassuring people that shopping in-store is safe. Price looks set to become even more of a focus as the economic impact of the epidemic filters through. This should work to the benefit of the discount sector, where Aldi has acquired the 500+ strong Leader Price chain of stores.

Natalie MacMillan
Senior European Retail Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

      • Key issues covered in this report
        • Areas covered in this Report
        • Executive Summary

            • The market
              • The economy
                • Consumer spending
                  • Figure 1: France: Consumer spending on food, drink and tobacco (including VAT), 2019
                • Sector size and forecast
                  • Channels of distribution
                    • Figure 2: France: Distribution of food and drink products (excluding tobacco) by channel, 2018
                  • Companies and brands
                    • Key metrics
                      • Market shares
                        • Figure 3: France: Leading grocers’ shares of all food retailers’ sales, 2019
                      • Online
                        • The consumer
                          • Who shops for groceries
                            • How they shop for groceries
                              • Figure 4: France: How grocery shoppers typically shop, August 2020
                            • Where they shop for groceries
                              • Figure 5: France: Where they shop for groceries, Primary and secondary shops August 2020
                            • Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues
                              • Figure 6: France: Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues, August 2020
                              • Figure 7: France: Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues, August 2020
                              • Figure 8: France: Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues, August 2020
                          • The Impact of COVID-19 on Supermarkets

                            • Short, medium and long-term impact on the sector
                              • Figure 9: Short, medium and long term impact of COVID-19 on food retailing, December 2020
                            • Opportunities and threats
                              • COVID-19 brings new opportunities online
                                • Figure 10: Albert Heijn’s temporary home delivery service, May 2020
                              • Technology and robotics used to support operations
                                • Figure 11: Aldi’s traffic light queueing system in the UK, May 2020
                                • Figure 12: Delhaize’s robots disinfect trolleys at stores, May 2020
                              • Collaborations enable better service
                                • Discounters pose threat to supermarkets as shoppers look to price
                                  • How COVID-19 will reshape the industry
                                    • Supporting the local community will gain further relevance
                                      • Figure 13: Sainsbury’s volunteer shopping card, May 2020
                                    • Mobile apps create space in home delivery for smaller players
                                      • Discounters boosted by limited budgets
                                        • Supermarket sales benefit in 2020 and beyond
                                          • Figure 14: Europe Big Five: Total food retailers’ sales and forecast, 2015-25
                                          • Figure 15: Europe Big Five: Total food retailers’ sales and forecast, by country, 2015-25
                                        • The impact of COVID-19 on consumer behaviour across Europe
                                          • Concern about exposure to COVID-19 begins to rise as second wave bites
                                            • Figure 16: Europe: Those extremely worried about the risk of being exposed to COVID-19, March-October 2020*
                                          • The financial impact of COVID-19
                                            • Furlough and job losses
                                              • Cutting back spending but adding to savings where possible
                                                • Figure 17: Europe: Financial impact of COVID-19, November 2020*
                                              • Changes to shopping behaviour
                                                • Non-essential spending takes a hit
                                                  • People want to spend less time in-store
                                                    • Cash is no longer king
                                                      • Localism rises up the agenda
                                                        • Online shopping receives major boost
                                                          • Assisted shopping provides challenges for grocery retailers
                                                            • Second wave prompts renewed stockpiling
                                                              • Figure 18: Europe: Changes to shopping behaviour since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, November 2020*
                                                            • Consumers are trying not to handle/touch products in-store
                                                              • Figure 19: Europe: people who would feel uncomfortable handling/touching products in-store, November 2020*
                                                            • Spending intentions
                                                              • Food one of the sectors least affected by reduction in spending
                                                                • Figure 20: Net balance* of expected spending on selected items in the next month, November 2020**
                                                              • French consumers most likely to be planning to spend less on food
                                                                • Figure 21: Europe: Net balance* of expected spending on food (excluding takeaways/home deliveries) in the next month, November 2020**
                                                              • How the crisis is impacting on key consumer segments
                                                                • Women and older people most concerned about the virus
                                                                  • Figure 22: Europe: Those extremely worried about the risk of being exposed to COVID-19, by gender and age, November 2020*
                                                                • Women and older age groups also trying to limit time in-store
                                                                  • Figure 23: Europe: consumers trying to limit the time they spend in-store, by gender and age, November 2020*
                                                                • Online shopping boom is relatively uniform
                                                                  • Figure 24: Europe: consumers shopping more online, by gender and age, November 2020*
                                                                • Shopping locally appeals more to older age groups
                                                                  • Figure 25: Europe: consumers shopping more from local businesses, by gender and age, November 2020*
                                                                • COVID-19: Market context
                                                                  • UK
                                                                    • France
                                                                      • Germany
                                                                        • Italy
                                                                          • Spain
                                                                          • Issues and insights

                                                                            • COVID-19 encourages grocery retailers to support local business and communities
                                                                              • The implications of Aldi’s takeover of Leader Price
                                                                              • The market – Key takeaways

                                                                                • COVID-19 has hit the economy hard
                                                                                  • Spending on food and drink remained resilient
                                                                                    • Grocers offset decline in non-essential retailers’ sales
                                                                                      • Can December rescue the retail sector?
                                                                                        • Decline of the hypermarket and shift to online accelerates
                                                                                        • Consumer spending

                                                                                          • The impact of the Brexit deal on the rest of Europe
                                                                                            • The economy
                                                                                              • Consumer spending on groceries
                                                                                                  • Figure 26: France: Consumer spending on food, drink and tobacco (including VAT), 2015-20
                                                                                              • Sector size and forecast

                                                                                                  • Black Friday and December
                                                                                                    • Grocers vs specialists
                                                                                                      • Figure 27: France: Food retailers, sales (excluding VAT), 2015-20
                                                                                                      • Figure 28: France: Food retailers, forecast sales (excluding VAT), 2020-25
                                                                                                  • Inflation

                                                                                                      • Figure 29: France: Consumer prices * of food and drink, Annual % change, 2015-19
                                                                                                      • Figure 30: France: Consumer prices* of food and drink, Annual % change, January 2019-September 2020
                                                                                                  • Channels of distribution

                                                                                                      • Figure 31: France: Distribution of food and drink products (excluding tobacco) by channel, 2017-19
                                                                                                  • Companies and brands – Key takeaways

                                                                                                    • Leclerc still leads
                                                                                                      • Aldi acquires Leader Price to rival Lidl in the discount sector
                                                                                                        • Grocers respond to changing market
                                                                                                          • Specialists losing market share but discounters gaining ground
                                                                                                            • Online growth to be driven by home delivery
                                                                                                            • Leading players

                                                                                                              • Leclerc hypermarket focus pays off…
                                                                                                                • …while Carrefour looks to c-stores and organics
                                                                                                                  • Casino boosts online offer
                                                                                                                    • Aldi to expand with the acquisition of 500+ Leader Price stores
                                                                                                                      • Grocers’ initiatives to respond to changing markets
                                                                                                                          • Figure 32: France: Leading grocers, sales (excluding VAT), 2015-19
                                                                                                                          • Figure 33: France: Leading grocers, outlets, 2015-19
                                                                                                                        • Sales per outlet
                                                                                                                          • Figure 34: France: Leading grocers, Sales per outlet, 2015-19
                                                                                                                      • Market shares

                                                                                                                          • Figure 35: France: Leading grocers’ shares of all food retailers’ sales, 2015-19
                                                                                                                      • Online

                                                                                                                        • Online activity and online grocery market size
                                                                                                                          • Figure 36: France: Broadband connections (percentage of households), 2011-19
                                                                                                                          • Figure 37: France: smartphone ownership, June 2020
                                                                                                                        • Shopping online for food
                                                                                                                          • Figure 38: France: Online purchasing, 2010-19
                                                                                                                          • Figure 39: France: Change in frequency of selected food and drink habits since the start of the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, ordering Groceries online
                                                                                                                        • Online grocery market size
                                                                                                                          • Leading online players
                                                                                                                            • Figure 40: France: leading online grocery retailers’ sales, 2015-19
                                                                                                                        • The consumer – Key takeaways

                                                                                                                          • Women still have most responsibility for grocery shopping
                                                                                                                            • Top-up shopping widespread
                                                                                                                              • Leclerc the most popular for a main shop and Lidl for top-ups
                                                                                                                                • Carrefour’s different store formats ensure widespread usage
                                                                                                                                  • Lidl leads for secondary shopping
                                                                                                                                    • Christmas unlikely to be a lifeline for many retailers
                                                                                                                                      • Own brands can help cash-strapped shoppers
                                                                                                                                        • Grocery retailers’ ethical responsibilities are now more visible
                                                                                                                                        • Who shops for groceries

                                                                                                                                            • Figure 41: France: who shops for groceries by gender, August 2020
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 42: France: who shops for groceries, August 2020
                                                                                                                                        • How they shop for groceries

                                                                                                                                            • Figure 43: France: How grocery shoppers typically shop, August 2020
                                                                                                                                        • Where they shop for groceries

                                                                                                                                            • Figure 44: France: Where they shop for groceries, main shop, August 2020
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 45: France: Where they shop for groceries, Primary and secondary shops August 2020
                                                                                                                                          • Customer profiles
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 46: France: grocery retailer they spend the most with, by average age and income, August 2020
                                                                                                                                          • Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19-related issues

                                                                                                                                            • Christmas
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 47: France: Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues, August 2020
                                                                                                                                            • Own brand and promotions
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 48: France: Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues, August 2020
                                                                                                                                            • Attitudes to grocery retailers
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 49: France: Attitudes towards grocery retailers and COVID-19 related issues, August 2020
                                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Data sources, abbreviations and supporting information

                                                                                                                                            • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                                              • Data sources

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