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Supermarkets - France - November 2018

“Grocery retailing in France is changing – people are shopping less at hypermarkets and more at local, convenience stores. The digital world is making shoppers more demanding and online grocery is beginning to develop beyond the Drive click and collect model. Several retailers have introduced rapid home delivery services in some big cities in response to Amazon Prime Now, and the Monoprix supermarket chain will launch its home delivery service using Ocado technology in 2019. There is a growing awareness of wellbeing and the environment that is having a significant influence on the way people shop and eat today. The government has passed legislation to reduce food waste and to improve the supply chain, so retailers need to ensure that their business models meet consumer demands as well as regulatory criteria”
– Natalie Macmillan, Senior European Retail Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • The new “loi alimentation”
  • Food waste
  • Plastics and overpackaging

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Areas covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Consumer spending
              • Figure 1: France: estimated distribution of spending on food and drink by product type, 2017
            • Sector size and forecast
              • Channels of distribution
                • Figure 2: France: channels of distribution of spending on food and drink, 2017
              • Companies and brands
                • Leading players
                  • Market shares
                    • Figure 3: France: leading grocers’ shares of all food retailers’ sales, 2017
                  • Online
                    • The consumer
                      • Who shops for groceries
                        • Figure 4: France: responsibility for grocery shopping, by gender, September 2018
                      • How they shop for groceries
                        • Figure 5: France: how they shop for groceries, September 2018
                      • Where they shop for groceries
                        • Figure 6: France: grocery retailers where the most money is spent, September 2018
                      • Attitudes to grocery shopping
                        • Figure 7: France: attitudes to grocery shopping, September 2018
                      • What we think
                      • Issues and Insights

                        • The new “loi alimentation”
                          • The facts
                            • The implications
                              • Food waste
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                    • Plastics and overpackaging
                                      • The facts
                                        • The implications
                                        • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                          • Positive economic indicators
                                            • Spending on food largely non-discretionary
                                              • Retail sector in France is generally low growth
                                                • Food specialists outpacing the grocers
                                                  • Grocers dominate, but specialists significant
                                                  • Consumer Spending

                                                    • Economic growth picking up
                                                      • Supermarket spending mainly non-discretionary
                                                          • Figure 8: France: consumer spending on food, drink and tobacco (incl. VAT), 2013-18
                                                      • Sector Size and Forecast

                                                        • Retail sales resilient
                                                          • Specialists outpacing the grocers
                                                              • Figure 9: France: food retailers, sales (excl. VAT), 2013-18
                                                              • Figure 10: France: food retailers, forecast sales (excl. VAT), 2018-23
                                                              • Figure 11: France: retail sales by format, annual % growth in value sales, 2013-17
                                                          • Inflation

                                                              • Figure 12: France: consumer prices * of food and drink, annual % change, 2013-17
                                                              • Figure 13: France: consumer prices* of food and drink, annual % change, Jan 2017-Sept 2018
                                                          • Channels of Distribution

                                                              • Figure 14: France: channels of distribution of food and drink products (excluding tobacco), 2015-17
                                                          • Leading Players – What You Need to Know

                                                            • “Proximity” stores are thriving
                                                              • Organics are growing
                                                                • Pedestrian drives
                                                                  • Buying partnerships
                                                                    • Hypermarkets losing market share as discounters and c-stores gain
                                                                      • Home delivery set to drive growth in online grocery
                                                                      • Leading Players

                                                                          • Smaller “proximity” stores are thriving
                                                                            • Growing organic sector
                                                                              • Pedestrian drives
                                                                                • Buying partnerships
                                                                                    • Figure 15: France: leading grocers, sales (excl. VAT), 2013-17
                                                                                    • Figure 16: France: leading grocers, outlets, 2013-17
                                                                                  • Sales per outlet
                                                                                    • Figure 17: France: leading grocers, sales per outlet (ex VAT), 2014-17
                                                                                • Market Shares

                                                                                    • Figure 18: France: leading grocers’ shares of all food retailers’ sales, 2013-17
                                                                                • Online

                                                                                  • Online activity
                                                                                    • Figure 19: France: broadband connections (percentage of households), 2010-17
                                                                                  • Shopping online for food
                                                                                    • Figure 20: France: online purchasing, 2008-17
                                                                                  • Online grocery market size
                                                                                    • Leading online players
                                                                                      • Figure 21: France: leading online grocery retailers, sales, 2015-17
                                                                                    • Drive dominates grocery, for now…..
                                                                                      • Home delivery the next battleground
                                                                                        • Monoprix
                                                                                          • Carrefour’s ambitions
                                                                                          • The Consumer – What You Need to Know

                                                                                            • Over two-thirds are mainly responsible for shopping
                                                                                              • Store-based shopping dominates
                                                                                                • Leclerc most shopped
                                                                                                  • Lidl best for top-up shopping
                                                                                                    • Food wastage and plastic packaging are the biggest concerns
                                                                                                    • Who Shops for Groceries

                                                                                                      • Majority of consumers take full responsibility for grocery shopping
                                                                                                        • Figure 22: France: responsibility for grocery shopping, September 2018
                                                                                                      • Women increasingly sharing responsibility for shopping
                                                                                                        • Figure 23: France: responsibility for grocery shopping, by gender, September 2018
                                                                                                    • How They Shop for Groceries

                                                                                                      • Store-based shopping dominates
                                                                                                        • Figure 24: France: how they shop for groceries, September 2018
                                                                                                        • Figure 25: France: how they shop for groceries, by age of children in household, September 2018
                                                                                                    • Where They Shop for Groceries

                                                                                                        • Figure 26: France: grocery retailers where the most money is spent, September 2018
                                                                                                      • Customer profiles
                                                                                                        • Figure 27: France: grocery retailer they spend the most with, by average age and income, September 2018
                                                                                                      • Where they also shop
                                                                                                        • Figure 28: France: grocery retailers used for top up shopping, September 2018
                                                                                                      • Number of retailers used
                                                                                                        • Figure 29: France: repertoire of grocery retailers used in a typical month, September 2018
                                                                                                      • Retailers used – in-store or online
                                                                                                        • Figure 30: France: how they shop for groceries by grocery retailers where most money is spent, September 2018
                                                                                                    • Attitudes to Grocery Shopping

                                                                                                        • Food waste
                                                                                                          • Figure 31: France: attitudes to food waste, September 2018
                                                                                                        • Packaging
                                                                                                          • Figure 32: France: attitudes to food packaging, September 2018
                                                                                                        • Fresh foods
                                                                                                          • Figure 33: France: attitudes to fresh foods, September 2018
                                                                                                      • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                        • Abbreviations
                                                                                                          • Data sources
                                                                                                          • Aldi

                                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                                • Encouraging ‘one-stop shopping’
                                                                                                                  • Launching in Italy
                                                                                                                    • Growing harmonisation
                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                          • Figure 34: Aldi: estimated group financial performance, 2013-17
                                                                                                                          • Figure 35: Aldi: outlet data, 2013-17
                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                        • Auchan

                                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                              • Growing focus on proximity
                                                                                                                                • Single brand transformation continues
                                                                                                                                  • Horizon alliance offers opportunity to boost buying power
                                                                                                                                    • Recovering lost ground on digital
                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 36: Auchan: group financial performance, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 37: Auchan: outlet data, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                        • Carrefour

                                                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                                              • The Bompard era and Carrefour 2022 transformation plan
                                                                                                                                                • New blood
                                                                                                                                                  • The hypermarket format
                                                                                                                                                    • Remodellings and transformations in all countries
                                                                                                                                                      • Partnerships
                                                                                                                                                        • Online
                                                                                                                                                          • Specialist e-commerce sites
                                                                                                                                                            • Organics
                                                                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 38: Carrefour: group financial performance, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 39: Carrefour: outlet data, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 40: Carrefour: store numbers by country, December 2017
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 41: Carrefour (Europe): outlet numbers by format, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                • Casino

                                                                                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                      • New concepts to make stores more appealing
                                                                                                                                                                        • Casino and L'Oréal team up to launch beauty stores in Paris
                                                                                                                                                                          • Delivery options expanded
                                                                                                                                                                            • Tie up with Ocado to help build digital commerce capabilities
                                                                                                                                                                              • Instant ordering through voice-command technology
                                                                                                                                                                                • Lifestyle hub for urban consumers
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 42: Casino: group financial performance, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 43: Casino (France): outlet data, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                    • E. Leclerc

                                                                                                                                                                                        • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tackling the lucrative Paris market
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pedestrian Drive to capitalise on growing urbanisation and demand for convenience
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Standalone store concept dedicated to organic food
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Instant ordering through Google’s voice assistant platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New online channel to make shopping convenient for Spanish customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 44: E Leclerc: France, estimated sales performance, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 45: E Leclerc: outlets and estimated sales per outlet, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Les Mousquetaires (Intermarché)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Evolution of online grocery
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Relaunch of website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Urban stores to fulfil every need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Encouraging healthy eating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • All change on promotions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 46: Les Mousquetaires: grocery operations – Estimated sales performance, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 47: Les Mousquetaires: grocery outlet data, 2013-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schwarz Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tight controls the key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Problems in fresh foods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lessons from the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Where next?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 48: Schwarz Group: group financial performance, 2013/14-2017/18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 49: Schwarz Group: outlet data, 2013/14-2017/18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supermarkets - France - November 2018

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