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“French grocery retailers are having to adapt to their changing environment. Hypermarkets in general are struggling and businesses are looking for innovative ways to maintain their relevance. Legislation that limits the extent of price cutting is keeping prices high for shoppers, particularly on fresh foods. The discount segment looks set to be shaken up with home-grown chain Leader Price to be sold to Aldi, currently the third largest discounter. Growing interest in organics, vegetarian diets and packaging free shopping are all areas of focus for supermarkets.”
– Natalie Macmillan, Senior European Retail Analyst

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Areas covered in this report
      • Executive summary

          • The market
            • Consumer spending
              • Figure 1: France: Consumer spending on food, drink and tobacco by category, 2018
            • Sector size and forecast
              • Channels of distribution
                • Figure 2: France: estimated channels of distribution of food and drink (excluding tobacco) spending, 2018
              • Companies and brands
                • Key metrics
                  • Market shares
                    • Figure 3: France: Leading grocers’ shares of all food retailers’ sales, 2018
                  • Online
                    • The consumer
                      • Who shops for groceries
                        • Figure 4: France: responsibility for grocery shopping, by gender, June 2019
                      • How they shop for groceries
                        • Figure 5: France: how they shop for groceries, June 2019 and September 2018
                      • Where they shop for groceries
                        • Figure 6: France: Grocery retailers used for primary and secondary shops, June 2019
                        • Figure 7: France: Attributes associated with types of grocery retailer, June 2019
                      • What we think
                      • Issues and insights

                        • Change in France’s discount sector
                          • The facts
                            • The implications
                              • ‘Le vrac’ or packaging-free stores
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                  • The market – What you need to know

                                    • Economy growing despite social unrest
                                      • Grocery spending robust but behind growth in overall consumer spend
                                        • Food retailers remain steady
                                          • Hypermarkets declining as non-store and small stores grow
                                          • Consumer spending

                                            • The economy
                                              • Spending on food and drink growing slower than all spending
                                                  • Figure 8: France: Consumer spending on food, drink and tobacco (incl. VAT), 2014-19
                                                • Meat spending dropping
                                                    • Figure 9: France: Composition of consumer spending on food, categories as % of total spending, 2018
                                                • Sector size and forecast

                                                    • Figure 10: France: Food retailers, sales (excl. VAT), 2014-19
                                                    • Figure 11: France: Food retailers, forecast sales (excl. VAT), 2019-24
                                                • Inflation

                                                      • Figure 12: France: Consumer prices* of food and drink, Annual % change, 2014-18
                                                      • Figure 13: France: Consumer prices* of food and drink, Annual % change, January 2018-August 2019
                                                  • Channels of distribution

                                                      • Figure 14: France: channels of distribution of food and drink products (excluding tobacco), 2016-18
                                                  • Companies and brands – What you need to know

                                                    • Leclerc leads
                                                      • Discounters and organics are thriving
                                                        • Rethinking the hypermarket
                                                          • Leading groups’ market shares in decline
                                                            • Leclerc leads growing online sector
                                                            • Leading players

                                                              • Key metrics
                                                                • Leclerc leads
                                                                  • Discount continues to thrive
                                                                    • Organic stores continue to expand
                                                                      • Rethinking the hypermarket
                                                                        • Figure 15: France: Leading grocers, sales (excl. VAT), 2014-18
                                                                        • Figure 16: France: Leading grocers, outlets, 2014-18
                                                                      • Sales per outlet
                                                                        • Figure 17: France: Leading grocers, Sales per outlet, 2014-18
                                                                    • Market shares

                                                                        • Figure 18: France: Leading grocers’ shares of all food retailers’ sales, 2014-18
                                                                    • Online

                                                                      • Online activity
                                                                        • Figure 19: France: Broadband connections (percentage of households), 2011-18
                                                                      • Shopping online for food
                                                                        • Figure 20: France: Online purchasing in the last 12 months, 2009-18
                                                                        • Figure 21: France: Preference for shopping online for groceries rather than in-store, 2018
                                                                      • Online grocery market size
                                                                        • Leading online players
                                                                          • Figure 22: France: leading online grocery retailers, sales, 2014-18
                                                                      • The consumer – What you need to know

                                                                        • Women are the primary shoppers
                                                                          • Shopping online is growing
                                                                            • Leclerc leads
                                                                              • Lidl top for top-up shops
                                                                                • Specialists outrank supermarkets on quality and service
                                                                                • Who shops for groceries

                                                                                    • Figure 23: France: responsibility for grocery shopping, by gender, June 2019
                                                                                    • Figure 24: France: how they shop for groceries, June 2019 and September 2018
                                                                                    • Figure 25: France: how they shop for groceries, parents of under 16s, June 2019
                                                                                • Where they shop for groceries

                                                                                    • Leclerc leads
                                                                                      • Lidl the leading discounter
                                                                                        • Figure 26: France: grocery retailers ever used (net main or secondary grocery shopping), June 2019
                                                                                      • Lidl most popular for top-up shops
                                                                                        • Figure 27: France: Grocery retailers used for primary and secondary shops, June 2019
                                                                                      • Customer profiles
                                                                                        • Figure 28: France: grocery retailer they spend the most with, by average age and income, une 2019
                                                                                        • Figure 29: France: Where leading retailers’ primary shoppers also shop, June 2019
                                                                                      • Retailers used and channel used to shop
                                                                                        • Figure 30: France: how they shop for groceries by main grocery retailer used, June 2019
                                                                                      • Most people shop with multiple retailers
                                                                                        • Figure 31: France: repertoire of grocery retailers used, June 2019
                                                                                    • Attributes associated with different types of grocery retailer

                                                                                        • Figure 32: France: Attributes associated with types of grocery retailer, June 2019
                                                                                    • Appendix –Data sources, abbreviations and supporting information

                                                                                      • Abbreviations
                                                                                        • Data sources
                                                                                        • Aldi

                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                              • Aldi to buy ‘Leader Price’ discounter from Casino
                                                                                                • Increasing transparency with a focus on sustainability
                                                                                                  • Nord and Süd collaborate on own-brand sourcing
                                                                                                    • Meeting individual market needs
                                                                                                      • Aldi Nord evolving faster than ever
                                                                                                        • Company background
                                                                                                          • Company performance
                                                                                                            • Figure 33: Aldi: estimated group sales performance, 2014-18
                                                                                                            • Figure 34: Aldi: outlet data: 2014-18
                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                          • Auchan

                                                                                                              • What we think
                                                                                                                • Single brand transformation
                                                                                                                  • Auchan eyes €1.1 billion in savings by 2022
                                                                                                                    • New strategy involves concessions in hypermarkets
                                                                                                                      • Partnership with OMV for MyAuchan banner in Romania
                                                                                                                        • Where next?
                                                                                                                          • Company background
                                                                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                                                                              • Figure 35: Auchan: Group financial performance, 2014-18
                                                                                                                              • Figure 36: Auchan: Group outlet data, 2014-18
                                                                                                                            • Retail offering
                                                                                                                            • Carrefour

                                                                                                                                • What we think
                                                                                                                                  • Investing in the ‘Next’ concept to improve consumer experience
                                                                                                                                    • Omnichannel strategy
                                                                                                                                      • Local focus
                                                                                                                                        • Sustainability is a focus
                                                                                                                                          • Greater transparency from suppliers
                                                                                                                                            • What next?
                                                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 37: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 38: Carrefour: Group outlet data, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 39: Carrefour: Number of stores by country, December 2018
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 40: Carrefour (Europe): Outlet data, by format, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                • Casino

                                                                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                                                                      • Potential sale of Leader Price to Aldi
                                                                                                                                                        • Moving over to digital
                                                                                                                                                          • Creating synergies across physical and digital spheres
                                                                                                                                                            • Improved shopping experience with new store concept
                                                                                                                                                              • Casino trials ‘click and collect’ service for IKEA at hypermarkets…
                                                                                                                                                                • …and works with Hema to broaden its product range
                                                                                                                                                                  • What next?
                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 41: Casino: Group financial performance, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 42: Casino (France): Outlet data, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                        • E. Leclerc

                                                                                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                              • Urban pick up points enable E. Leclerc to expand its catchment area
                                                                                                                                                                                • Widening the appeal of ‘drives’ through third party partnerships
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Responding to growing demand for organic food
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 43: E. Leclerc (France): Estimated group sales performance, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 44: E Leclerc: outlets and estimated sales per outlet, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Les Mousquetaires (Intermarché)

                                                                                                                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                            • New supermarket concept store in France
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Attracting urban shoppers with food-to-go
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stronger focus on clean eating with reformulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 45: Les Mousquetaires: grocery operations – Estimated sales performance, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 46: Les Mousquetaires: grocery outlet data, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schwarz Group (Lidl)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl pushing online growth in more markets
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK anticipates online launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kaufland seeking a road to recovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lidl opens smallest store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Adapting to shopper trends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 47: Schwarz Group: Group sales performance, 2014/15-2018/19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 48: Schwarz Group: Outlet data, 2014/15-2018/19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering

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