Retailing in Belgium

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  • Report
  • Region: Europe, Belgium
  • 122 Pages
  • Euromonitor International
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aldi Group
  • C & A België SA
  • Delhaize Group NV
  • HAL Holding NV
  • Lagardère SCA
  • New Vanden Borre NV
  • MORE
Retailing in Belgium continued to register positive growth in 2016 and 2017 despite a relatively difficult climate. While industries such as consumer foodservice and travel and tourism were the most affected by terrorist attacks, retailing also faced difficulties as high streets in Brussels were closed or quieter than usual, especially in 2016. Consumers’ rising disposable incomes and retailers’ ongoing efforts to attract customers resulted in positive value sales growth.

The Retailing in Belgium report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. The report examines all retail channels to provide sector insight. Channels include hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, mixed retailers, health and beauty retailers, clothing and footwear retailers, furniture and furnishing stores, DIY and hardware stores, durable goods retailers, leisure and personal goods retailers. There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face. There is also analysis of non-store retailing: vending; homeshopping; internet retailing; direct selling, as available.

Product coverage: Non-Store Retailing, Store-based Retailing.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
  • Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;
  • Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aldi Group
  • C & A België SA
  • Delhaize Group NV
  • HAL Holding NV
  • Lagardère SCA
  • New Vanden Borre NV
  • MORE
RETAILING IN BELGIUM

List Of Contents and Tables
  • Executive Summary
  • Belgian Retailing Registers Another Positive Performance
  • Grocery Retailing Witnesses Further Consolidation and Greater Store Profitability
  • New Synergies Emerge Between Non-grocery and Internet Retailing
  • Internet Retailing Shows Signs of Maturity
  • Slow But Steady Growth Anticipated Over the Forecast Period
  • Operating Environment
  • Informal Retailing
  • Opening Hours
  • Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2017
  • Physical Retail Landscape
  • Cash and Carry
  • Table 1 Cash and Carry Sales: Value 2012-2017
  • Seasonality
  • Payments and Delivery
  • Emerging Business Models
  • Market Data
  • Table 2 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 3 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 4 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 5 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 6 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 7 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 8 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 9 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 10 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 11 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 12 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 13 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 14 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 15 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 16 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 17 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 18 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 19 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 20 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 21 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 22 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 23 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 24 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 25 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 26 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 27 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 28 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 29 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 30 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 31 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 32 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 33 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 34 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 35 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 36 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 37 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 38 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 39 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 40 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 41 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 42 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 43 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 44 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 45 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 46 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 49 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 50 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 51 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 52 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 53 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 54 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 55 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 56 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 59 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 60 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 61 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 62 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 63 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 64 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 65 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 66 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 67 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 68 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 69 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 70 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 71 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 72 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Definitions
  • Sources
  • Summary 2 Research Sources
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Proximity To Customers Proves Key
  • Trading Up and Premiumisation Boost Value Sales
  • Big Players Get Bigger
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Carrefour Belgium Strengthens Its Leading Position
  • Delhaize-ahold Merger Yet To Take Full Effect
  • Consolidation Affects Smaller Players
  • Channel Data
  • Table 73 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 74 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 75 Convenience Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 76 Convenience Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 77 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 78 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 79 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 80 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Modest Growth for Discounters in 2017
  • the Increasing Importance of Upgrading
  • Store Expansion Anticipated Over the Next Five Years
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Lidl België Remains the Best Performer
  • the Lidl of the Future
  • Aldi Leads the Channel
  • Channel Data
  • Table 81 Discounters: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 82 Discounters: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 83 Discounters GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 84 Discounters GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 85 Discounters LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 86 Discounters LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 87 Discounters Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 88 Discounters Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Competition From Other Grocery Channels Forces Hypermarkets To Innovate
  • Traditional Hypermarkets Suffer
  • Hybridisation Is the Way Forward
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Carrefour Strengthens Its Leading Position
  • Carrefour's New Store Concept
  • Cora Develops A New Strategy
  • Channel Data
  • Table 89 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 90 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 91 Hypermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 92 Hypermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 93 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 94 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 95 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 96 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Upgrading and Expansion Support Value Growth
  • New Concepts From Carrefour and Colruyt
  • Online Grocery Retailing Has Started To Develop
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Delhaize-ahold Merger on Hold
  • Strong Consolidation in Supermarkets
  • Innovation Is Key for Carrefour and Colruyt
  • Channel Data
  • Table 97 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 98 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 99 Supermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 100 Supermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 101 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 102 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 103 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 104 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Positive Growth for Food/drink/tobacco Specialists
  • A Further Decline for Independent Small Grocers
  • Blurring Boundaries Between Grocery and Foodservice
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Traditional Grocery Retailers Remains Very Fragmented
  • Differentiation From Modern Grocery Retailers Is Key for Traditional Players
  • Channel Data
  • Table 105 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 106 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 107 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 108 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 109 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 110 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 111 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 112 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 113 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 114 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 115 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 116 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 117 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 118 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 119 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 120 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Increasing Competition From Internet Retailing
  • Sustainability Seen As A Way To Promote Brand Image
  • New Concepts in Store-based Apparel Retailing
  • Competitive Landscape
  • A Fragmented Competitive Landscape
  • New Store Concepts Boost Value Sales
  • Channel Data
  • Table 121 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 122 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 123 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 124 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 125 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 126 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 127 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 128 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Competition From Non-store Channels Results in A Sharp Drop in Number of Outlets
  • Demand for Consumer Electronics Continues To Rise
  • Competitive Landscape
  • A Fragmented Competitive Landscape
  • New Vanden Borre Remains the Best Performer in 2017
  • Competition in the Telecoms Industry Stabilises
  • Channel Data
  • Table 129 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 130 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 131 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 132 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 133 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 134 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 135 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 136 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Demise of Independents Offset by the Expansion of Chained Players
  • Convenience the Most Important Factor
  • New Opportunities in Internet Retailing?
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Health and Beauty Remains A Very Fragmented Channel
  • Newcomers Expand Strongly
  • Channel Data
  • Table 137 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 138 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 139 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 140 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 141 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 142 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 143 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 144 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 145 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 146 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 147 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 148 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Convenience Trend Drags Down Value Sales
  • Different Models To Secure Growth
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Home and Garden Competitive Landscape Remains Fragmented
  • Home and Gardening Specialists Invest in Internet Retailing
  • Channel Data
  • Table 149 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 150 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 151 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 152 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 153 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 154 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 155 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 156 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 157 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 158 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 159 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 160 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Strong Pressure From Specialist Retailers Adversely Impacts Department Store Sales
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Sogesma Gains Share at the Expense of Hudson's Bay
  • Channel Data
  • Table 161 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 162 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 163 Department Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 164 Department Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 165 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 166 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 167 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 168 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Solid Value Sales Growth Driven by Outlet Expansion
  • Different Strategies for Growth
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Category Witnesses Further Consolidation
  • Blokker Adopts A Multi-channel Approach While Action Focuses on Convenience
  • Channel Data
  • Table 169 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 170 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 171 Variety Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 172 Variety Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 173 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 174 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 175 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 176 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Makro Adopts A B2c Model
  • Competitive Landscape
  • New Store Concept for Makro
  • Channel Data
  • Table 177 Warehouse Clubs: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 178 Warehouse Clubs GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 179 Warehouse Clubs GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 180 Warehouse Clubs LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 181 Warehouse Clubs LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 182 Warehouse Clubs Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 183 Warehouse Clubs Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Home Parties Continue To Prove Popular
  • Further Positive Growth Expected Over the Forecast Period
  • Direct Selling A Flexible Solution for Workers
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Competition From Internet Retailing Puts Pressure on Direct Sellers
  • Leading Player Herbalife Continues To Perform Very Well
  • Channel Data
  • Table 184 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 185 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 186 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 187 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 188 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 189 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Homeshopping Continues To Decline Heavily
  • Food Homeshopping Benefits From A Loyal Base of Elderly Consumers
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Apparel and Footwear Players Lose Share
  • Bofrost Zentrale Belgien Strengthens Its Leading Position
  • Channel Data
  • Table 190 Homeshopping by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 191 Homeshopping by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 192 Homeshopping GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 193 Homeshopping GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 194 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 195 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Internet Retailing Becoming A More Mature Channel
  • Ease of Shopping and Convenience More Important Than Price
  • Omni-channel Strategy Proves Successful
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Big Players Get Bigger
  • Third-party Platforms A Very Successful Business Model
  • Channel Data
  • Table 196 Internet Retailing by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 197 Internet Retailing by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 198 Internet Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 199 Internet Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 200 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 201 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Food and Drink Internet Retailing Remains A Niche But Is Growing Rapidly
  • Click-and-collect Remains the Dominant Model
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Large Grocery Retailers Bank on Innovation
  • Channel Data
  • Table 202 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 203 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 204 Food and Drink Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 205 Food and Drink Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Vending Records Modest Current Value Growth in 2017
  • Innovation and Premiumisation Drive Value Sales
  • Ready Meals A New Frontier for Vending
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Vending Also Sees A Move Towards Greater Consolidation
  • Channel Data
  • Table 206 Vending by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 207 Vending by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 208 Vending GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 209 Vending GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 210 Vending Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 211 Vending Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Strong Growth for Mobile Internet Sales Thanks To An Expanding Consumer Base
  • Innovation the Key To Sustained Growth
  • Barriers To Growth Include Payment Methods
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Early Adopters Gain Share
  • Channel Data
  • Table 212 Mobile Internet Retailing: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 213 Mobile Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 214 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 215 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2017-2022
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aldi Group
  • C & A België SA
  • Delhaize Group NV
  • HAL Holding NV
  • Lagardère SCA
  • New Vanden Borre NV
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Leading players consolidate their positions

Belgian retailing sales grew by 2% in current value terms in 2005, continuing the solid performance shown throughout the review period. Internet retailing sales showed the most dynamic increase in terms of current value growth, as more and more Belgians came to appreciate the convenience of this method of shopping. Leading grocery retailers players Carrefour Belgium NV/SA, Delhaize Group NV and Etn Franz Colruyt were also the leading players in the retailing market overall. All three consolidated their market value shares at the expense of smaller retail chains and independent players during the review period.

Price competition forces grocery retailers players to develop non-food offerings

Grocery retailers chains continued to develop their non-food offerings in 2005, as increasing price competition in food retailing forced them to seek other avenues for boosting current value sales. Clothing and footwear, health and beauty, durable goods and homeware products were all offered by larger grocery retailers chains during the review period. In particular, many chains increased their focus on cheaper durable goods products such as portable TVs and DVD players. Products such as these are well suited to sales in grocery retailers outlets, as they are broadly familiar to consumers and require little specialist knowledge on the part of staff. Moreover, cost prices for such products declined steadily throughout the review period.

Discounters and convenience stores are most dynamic within grocery retailers

Discounters continued to enjoy growth in current value sales and unit numbers in 2005, reflecting the increasing satisfaction of Belgian consumers with the quality of products sold through discounters outlets. Current value growth slowed considerably in 2005 however, due to greater price competition and the threat of new entrants in the form of larger chained operators. The entry of larger chains also contributed to the positive development of convenience stores, which showed the most dynamic growth in current value sales and unit numbers within grocery retailers overall in 2005. Busier lifestyles ensured that an increasing number of Belgian consumers appreciated convenience stores outlets towards the end of the review period, particularly those in travel locations such as railway stations and petrol stations outlets.

Simplification of retailing license application procedure is broadly welcomed

The retailing license application procedure was simplified in 2005, reducing the time players must wait before building new outlets or extending existing ones. The application period for larger projects was halved from 180 to 90 days, while the waiting time for smaller projects was reduced to 50 days. If the government does not react within the stipulated time period, projects are automatically given a favourable appraisal. During the review period local taxes in Belgium increased by an average of 16% annually. This caused some anxiety among retailing players, who passed the tax hikes onto consumers in the form of higher unit prices for products. On average, retailing outlets in Belgium were open for 67 hours per week in 2005, 11 hours more than the European average. It is likely that the government will take further steps to reduce the administrative barriers facing new entrants to Belgian retailing over the forecast period.

Independent players struggle to resist the advance of large retail chains

Belgian retailing became increasingly concentrated during the review period, as numerous small and specialist outlets were replaced fewer and larger chained outlets. The greater importance of branding, distribution systems and higher economies of scale all placed a heavy strain on independent players in particular, leading to the closure of a considerable number of independent retail outlets. Towards the end of the review period, many independent grocers outlets were unable to compete in the price wars initiated by larger grocery retailers chains.

Private label products play a more important role in grocery retailers

Competition between hypermarkets and supermarkets chains drove prices for branded food and drink products downwards during the review period. As a result, the share of grocery retailers current value sales accounted for by private label products increased considerably. When first introduced in Belgium, private label products were positioned very distinctly from branded products. They were marketed primarily in terms of economy prices, with plain white packaging reflecting their low end positioning. In 2005 however, larger supermarkets and hypermarkets chains offered their own private label product ranges in attractive and eye-catching packaging. This was a clear imitation of the strategy pursued by discounters chains like Aldi and Lidl, which offer ranges consisting almost entirely of private label products. Market research during the review period found that Belgian consumers had no reservations about buying private label products, with many considering them to be of equal quality to branded products. In 2005, this appreciation was reflected in the fact that 33% of the total product assortment carried by leading player Carrefour consisted of private label products.

Trend towards concession partnerships will continue over the forecast period

Whilst concession partnerships remained a relatively new phenomenon within Belgian retailing in 2005, an agreement between Q8 and Shop 'n Go suggests that they will play a more important role over the forecast period. Trade sources believe that the alliance of Q8 and Shop 'n Go is a sign of things to come, one that should be viewed in the context of legislative changes to restrictions on opening hours made during the review period. The implication is that concession partnerships represent the most cost efficient method of capitalising on these legislative changes, as they offer an inexpensive method of attracting new customers while allowing both parties to focus on their respective core businesses.

Internet retailing is most dynamic within non-store retailing as homeshopping performs poorly

Internet retailing showed the most dynamic development within non-store retailing during the review period, with current value sales increasing at a CAGR of 5%. In 2005, current value growth was boosted significantly by an increase in purchases of consumer electronics through internet retailing companies. Homeshopping meanwhile registered the worst performance within non-store retailing between 2000 and 2005, with current value sales declining at a CAGR of 2%.
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Companies Mentioned Include:
- Aldi Group
- Anton Schlecker as
- AS Watson (Health & Beauty Europe)
- Blokker BV
- Brantano NV
- C & A België SA
- Carrefour Belgium NV/SA
- Cora België NV
- Damart, TSD SA
- Delhaize Group NV
- Etam SA
- Etn Franz Colruyt NV
- Gamma België SA
- HAL Holding NV
- Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Belgium SA
- IKEA Belgium NV
- INDITEX - Industria de Diseño Textil
- ITM Belgium SA
- Krefel NV
- Lagardère SCA
- Lidl België GmbH & Co KG
- Media Markt-Saturn Belgium NV
- Metro Group
- Multipharma Groupe SC
- New Vanden Borre NV
- Optichains BV
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute Group
- Royal Vendex KBB NV
- Spar Retail NV
- Spector Photo Group
- Yves Rocher Benelux NV SA
- ZNU NV
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