- Language: English
- Published: July 2013
- Region: Great Britain, United Kingdom
Organic & Natural Retailing in the US, UK and Germany
- ID: 452400
- March 2007
- Region: Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Great Britain
- 25 Pages
- Verdict Research Limited
Organic has gone mainstream. Worth EUR25bn in 2006, the EU market has been growing in double digit figures annually since 2001. With buoyant future growth the market will become hotly contested as grocers and other non-specialists ramp up their offer. Meanwhile the leading global player Whole Foods Market is expanding into the EU.
Scope of this report
- This brief includes market sizes and forecasts for the US, UK and Germany and comparisons with the broader food & grocery market.
- We offer a unique insight into Whole Foods Market's proposition, including extensive analysis of the prospects for its UK market entry.
- The strategic choices facing retailers of natural & organic products and the future development of the sector is discussed in depth.
Research and analysis highlights
Organic & Natural Retailing is a major growth opportunity for many retailers. On the one hand consumers demand 'greener' supermarkets and on the other retailers' interest should provide a further push. Contributing to both of these are initiatives from governments as they pursue their environmental and public health agendas.
The boom in organic food shows no sign of running out of steam and sales of organic and natural produce are set to increase further. This trend is already observable in specialist retailers and organic supermarkets, discounters which have launched their own private label versions, and in the responses of mainstream multiples.
Food scandals have reinforced consumer perceptions that organic is safer than conventional food. The future outlook for organic will be impacted by the still rising obesity problem and political initiatives such as food labeling.
Key reasons to read this report
- Quantify the scale and potential in the organic market, compare and contrast developments in the US, UK and Germany.
- Obtain a thorough understanding of the operations and proposition of the latest entrant into the UK market.
- Identify areas for growth and avoid pitfalls, as retailers attempt to manage potential tension between sourcing organically and excessive food miles. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
OUR VIEW 1
Key Growth Drivers 3
Retailer Push 4
Consumer Demands 4
Government Initiatives 5
The UK Market 7
The German Market 10
The US Market 13
Whole Foods Market 15
Sales Performance 16
Store Portfolio 17
Whole Foods Markets Entry into the UK 20
List of Tables
Table 1: UK organic market performance 2001-06 7
Table 2: UK organic market performance 2001-06 7
Table 3: UK Pound Sterling - Dollar exchange rates 2001-06 7
Table 4: Germany organic market performance 2001-06 10
Table 5: Germany organic market performance 2001-06 10
Table 6: Euro - Dollar exchange rates 2001-06 10
Table 7: Germany organic specialist retailers 12
Table 8: Tegut sales performance 2001-06 13
Table 9: USA organic & natural market performance 2000-06 13
Table 10: Whole Foods Market company overview 2007 15
Table 11: Whole Foods Market Sales performance 2001-06 16
Table 12: Whole Foods Market store portfolio 2001-06 17
List of Figures
Figure 1: A trio of growth drivers 2007 3
Figure 2: Whole Foods Market queuing system (NY) 18
Figure 3: Whole Foods Market check out system (New York City) 19
Figure 4: Whole Foods London store size and location SWOT 2007 20
Figure 5: Whole Foods London product offer SWOT 2007 22