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Clothing Retailing - France - October 2015

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Mintel

Published Date : Oct 2015

Category :

Apparel

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cIn this report we provide total consumer spending data for clothing, which includes expenditure through all channels. And we include Mintel's Channels of Distribution estimates for France, which indicate how this spending is distributed by retail sector.

Our exclusive consumer research spanned France, where we asked consumers about their attitudes to clothing size and fit, their interest in sizing and fitting services and their reasons for returning items bought online.

Table of Content

Introduction and Report Scope – Europe

Country and company coverage
Consumer research coverage
Definitions
Retail sector definitions
Consumer spending definitions
Financial definitions
Currencies
Sales tax rates
Figure 1: VAT rates, 2010-14
Abbreviations

Executive Summary

Spending and inflation
Figure 2: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, 2011-July 2015
Figure 3: France: Consumer spending on clothing (incl. VAT), 2011-15 (f)
Channels of distribution
Sector size and forecast
Leading clothing specialists
Figure 4: France: Leading clothing specialists, market shares, 2014
Online
The consumer: Attitudes to clothing size and fit
Figure 5: France: Attitudes to Clothing size and fit, August 2015
The consumer: Interest in sizing and fitting services
Figure 6: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, August 2015
The consumer: Reasons for returns
Figure 7: France: Those who have returned goods bought online, August 2015
What we think

Issues and Insights

Winners and losers and the keys to success
The facts
The implications
The big issue of returns for retailers selling online
The facts
The implications

Spending and Inflation

Key points
Economy and consumer confidence
Figure 8: France: Consumer and retailer confidence levels, January 2014 – August 2015
Inflation
Figure 9: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, 2010-14
Figure 10: France: Harmonised indices of consumer prices for clothing and footwear – Annual % change, Jan 2014-July 2015
Consumer spending on clothing
Figure 11: France: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2011-15

Channels of Distribution

Key points
Figure 12: France: Estimated channels of distribution for clothing and footwear, 2014

Retail Sector Size and Forecast

Key points
Figure 13: France: Clothing retailers’ sales (incl. VAT), 2011-15
Figure 14: France: Clothing retailers’ sales as % of all retail sales, 2010-15
Figure 15: France: Forecast clothing retailers’ sales, 2015-20

Online

Key points
The online shopper
Figure 16: Europe: % of individuals who have bought clothing or sports goods online in the last year, 2014
Figure 17: France: % of individuals who have bought clothing or sports goods online in the last year, 2010-14
Online spending on clothing
Figure 18: France: Products and services bought online, 2013-14
Online clothing retailers
Figure 19: France: Where people shopped for clothing in the last 12 months, August 2014
Figure 20: France: Major online retailers of clothing, 2015
Figure 21: France: Leading retail websites selling clothing, by visitor numbers, September 2014

Leading Clothing Specialists

Key points
Figure 22: France: Leading online retailers, by sales (excl. VAT), 2011-14
Figure 23: France: Leading online retailers, outlet numbers, 2011-14
Figure 24: France: Leading online retailers, sales per outlet, 2012-14

Leading Clothing Specialist – Market Shares

Figure 25: France: Leading clothing specialists, market shares, 2011-14

The Consumer: Attitudes to Clothing Size and Fit

Key points
Figure 26: France: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, August 2015
Differences by gender
Figure 27: France: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, by gender, August 2015
Differences by age
Figure 28: France: Attitudes to clothing size and fit, by age, August 2015

The Consumer: Interest in Sizing and Fitting Services

Key points
Sizing a big issue
Lots of interest in technological fitting services
Customisation an opportunity
Figure 29: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, August 2015
Figure 30: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, by gender, August 2015
Figure 31: France: Interest in clothing size and fitting services, by age, August 2015

The Consumer: Reasons for Returns

Key points
Returns an issue for online retailers
Figure 32: France: Those who have returned goods bought online, August 2015
Figure 33: France: Reasons for returning goods bought online, August 2015
Figure 34: France: Reasons for returning goods bought online, by gender, August 2015

C&A

What we think
Broad offer leaves it vulnerable
Western Europe weak, expanding in the East
Online
Company background
Company performance
Figure 35: C&A (Europe): Group sales performance, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 36: C&A (Europe): Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 37: C&A (Europe): Outlet data, by country, 2014/15
Retail offering

Carrefour

What we think
Turnaround plan bearing fruit
Clothing an important range for hypermarkets
Online an opportunity
Company background
Company performance
Figure 38: Carrefour: Group financial performance, 2010-2014
Figure 39: Carrefour: Estimated clothing sales, 2012 -14
Figure 40: Carrefour: Outlet data, 2010-14
Figure 41: Carrefour: European hypermarket and supermarket numbers, 2014
Retail offering

H&M Hennes & Mauritz

What we think
On-trend affordable fashion proposition
H&M Sport potential
Further store expansion opportunities
Expanding and broadening the online offer
Company background
Company performance
Figure 42: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Group financial performance, 2009/10-2013/14
Figure 43: H&M Hennes & Mauritz: Outlet data, 2009/10-2013/14
Retail offering

Grupo Inditex

What we think
Store openings drive growth
Shifting focus to new markets
Zara, the jewel in the crown
Company background
Company performance
Figure 44: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, by major European country, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 45: Grupo Inditex: Share of sales, by retail brand, 2014/15
Figure 46: Grupo Inditex: Sales and operating profit, by major retail brand, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 47: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, by region, 2014/15
Figure 48: Grupo Inditex: Store numbers, by retail brand, 2014/15
Figure 49: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 50: Grupo Inditex: Sales per store, by brand, 2014/15
Retail offering

Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)

What we think
3SI transformation
Creating fashion start-ups
Russian troubles
Company background
Company performance
Figure 51: Otto Group (Multichannel Retail): Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
Retail offering

Primark/Penneys

What we think
Continued expansion
Tough German market
Online
Company background
Company performance
Figure 52: Primark/Penneys: Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 53: Primark/Penneys: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
Retail offering

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