Until a few years ago, this industry was a non-entity. Each and every shop was a single unit working independently. The idea of C – stores, the more common name of convenience stores, picked up significantly between 1999 and 2002. This was the time when the larger stores like Spar and Londis came into the picture. Though the year 2000 witnessed a slump in this industry, the industry has been growing at an enormous pace. For example, in 2001, the sales figure of this sector went up to US $283 billion from US $14 billion—an increase of 5 percent. The sudden outburst of stores in the US and Asian countries contributed majorly in this growth. This was also complemented by the improvised techniques catering to all-round requirements of the consumers.
This report examines the important companies in the industry and goes into assessment of their future plans and strategies. Presently, there is a stiff competition between the convenience stores of regional standing and the global giants. These big stores with international presence contribute significantly to the growth of this industry. Market analysts forecast that the convenience stores industry is going to be the fastest growing industry not only in terms of profits, but also in employee development.
- World market of retail stores industry, along with regional segregation.
- In-depth analysis of market distribution and product mix.
- Global growth and sales analysis.
- Government policies and foreign investment issues.
- Market trends and the issues that need to be resolved.
- Employment opportunities in the convenience store sector
- Detailed assessment of the global market leaders.
This report takes into account all the aspects of the convenience stores industry. It begins with a sort of overview in chapter 2 that includes the global market size of the convenience stores industry, the market distribution, the logistic development, and the future growth prospects. Chapter 4 deals with the policies framed by the governments and the employment opportunities offered by this industry. It also focuses on the consumer behavior and SWOT analysis. Chapter 5 of the report takes into account the market trends and the issues that need to be resolved. The last chapter, which is chapter 6, presents an assessment of the global market leaders.
2. Emergence of Convenience Stores and Business Structure
2.1 Development of C-Stores Retailing Services Worldwide
2.2 C-Stores Industry Market Size Worldwide
2.2.1 Latin America and Canada
2.2.2 European Perspective
2.2.3 Asia and Pacific Countries
2.3 Analysis of the Market Distribution and Product Mix
2.3.1 Food and Non-Food Retailing Sector
2.3.2 Petroleum and Gas Retailing services
2.3.3 Convenience Multiples
2.4 Global Retail Sector - Logistic Development
2.5 Future Growth and Trend Assessment
3. C-Stores Industry - Scaling the Big Business
3.1 Global C-Stores Sales and Profit Trends (2000-2005)
3.2 Total Growth and Sales Analysis of Outlet Shops by Brand
3.3 Seasonal Retail Sales Trends by Product Category
3.4 Expenditure for In-house Consumption
4. C-Stores Market - Investment and Future Market Possibility
4.1 Government Retail Policies and Foreign Investment Issues
4.2 Employment Opportunities
4.3 Consumer Buying and Expenditure Behavior
4.4 C-Stores Market - SWOT Analysis
4.5 Changing Focus of the Convenience Retailing Business
4.6 Future Convenience Tracking Programme Development
5. Ongoing Trends and Issues
6. Worldwide Assessment of Major C-Store Market Leaders
6.1 Londis (Holdings) Ltd
6.2 Spar (UK) Ltd
6.3 Esso UK Ltd
6.4 Alldays PLC
6.5 T&S Stores PLC
List of Tables
Table 2-1: US - Total Number of C-stores, by States
Table 2-2: UK - Number and Market Share of Convenience Stores, by Types
Table 2-3: UK - Market Value of Each Segment and Corresponding Market Share
Table 3-1: Selected Annual Change in Retail Sales (Average Annual Percentage Change), 2000-2003
Table 3-2: UK - Business Acquisition Market
Table 3-3: Consumer Expenditure, 2004
Table 4-1: US - Convenience Stores by Year (2001-2004)
List of Figures
Figure 2-1: Worldwide Grocery Retailing Market, Number of Stores (1997 & 2003)
Figure 2-2: US - Market Size by Total Number of Stores (%)
Figure 2-3: Korea - C-stores Industry Growth in % (2003-2005)
Figure 2-4: Japan - Convenience Stores Market by Sales (%), 1997, 2000 & 2002
Figure 2-5: Total Branded Convenience - Growth in Stores and Sales per Store (June’ 2001 to March’ 2003)
Figure 2-6: Global Food Market Size ($ Billion), 2003, 2010 & 2020
Figure 2-7: UK - Retail Market (%)
Figure 2-8: Top 200 Retailers by Country of Origin
Figure 2-9: Top 200 Retailers by Sales
Figure 2-10: Convenience Retailing Market by Sector (in Million), 2004-2007
Figure 3-1: Total C-stores Sales (US$ Billion), 1998-2004