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Retailing in Belgium

  • ID: 119838
  • Report
  • Region: Europe, Belgium
  • 123 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
The retailing industry in Belgium registered positive but marginal current value growth in 2018. This can be largely attributed to higher disposable incomes and retailers’ efforts to upgrade and innovate. The total number of store-based outlets continued to decline due to increasing pressure from the non-store channel, with this particularly impacting independent retailers and smaller chains.

The publisher's 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.

Why buy this report?
  • Get a detailed picture of the Retailing market;
  • 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

Executive Summary
Retailing Records Positive But Marginal Growth in 2018
Internet Retailing Benefits From Increasing Consumer Trust and Ease of Use
Pressure on Profit Margins Forces Grocery Retailers To Focus on the Most Profitable Channels and Products
Traditional Non-grocery Retailers Need New Concepts
Slow But Steady Growth Predicted for Retailing Over the Forecast Period
Operating Environment
Informal Retailing
Opening Hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical Retail Landscape
Cash and Carry
Table 1 Cash and Carry Sales: Value
Seasonality
Payments and Delivery
Emerging Business Models
Market Data
Table 2 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 3 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 4 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 5 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 6 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 7 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 8 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 9 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 10 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 11 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 15 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 16 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 17 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 18 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 20 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 21 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 23 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 27 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 28 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 29 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 30 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 31 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 32 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 33 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 34 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 35 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 38 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 39 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 40 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 41 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 42 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 43 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 44 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 45 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 46 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 47 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 48 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 49 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 50 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 51 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 52 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 55 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 56 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 61 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 62 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 67 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 68 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Definitions
Sources
Summary 2 Research Sources
Headlines
Prospects
Proximity Remains Important Despite the Increasing Presence of Digital Commerce
Value Sales Driven by Upgrading, Premiumisation and A Blurring of the Lines Between Grocery Retailing and Consumer Foodservice
Competitive Landscape
Consolidation Continues in 2018
Carrefour Belgium Focuses on Its Express Banner
Consolidation Affects Smaller Players
Channel Data
Table 73 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 74 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 75 Convenience Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 76 Convenience Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 77 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 78 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 79 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 80 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Discounters Continuing To Perform Well
the Importance of Upgrading
Competitive Landscape
Lidl België Benefiting From Further Expansion and Upgrading
Lidl's New Store Concept Proves Successful
Aldi Remains the Clear Channel Leader
Channel Data
Table 81 Discounters: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 82 Discounters: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 83 Discounters GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 84 Discounters GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 85 Discounters LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 86 Discounters LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 87 Discounters Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 88 Discounters Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Competition From Other Grocery Channels Forces Hypermarket Operators To Innovate
Hybridisation Fails To Make A Difference in 2018
Competitive Landscape
Carrefour Strengthens Its Leading Position
Cora's New Strategy Only Partly Successful
Match Food & More Continues To Register A Heavy Decline in Sales
Channel Data
Table 89 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 90 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 91 Hypermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 92 Hypermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 93 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 94 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 95 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 96 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Value Sales Decline Despite A Focus on Premiumisation
Competition From Convenience Stores Set To Intensify
Online Grocery Retailing Performs Well in 2018
Competitive Landscape
Etn Franz Colruyt Strengthens Its Leading Position
Delhaize's New Concept in Nivelles
Channel Data
Table 97 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 98 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 99 Supermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 100 Supermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 101 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 102 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 103 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 104 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Food and Drink Specialists Perform Well
Value Sales of Independent Grocery Retailers Decline
Blurring the Lines Between Grocery and Foodservice
Competitive Landscape
Traditional Grocery Retailing Remains Hugely Fragmented
Differentiation From Modern Grocery Outlets Is Key for Traditional Retailers
Channel Data
Table 105 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 106 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 107 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 108 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 109 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 110 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 111 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 112 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 113 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 114 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 115 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 116 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 117 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 118 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 119 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 120 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Online Players and Low-end Outlets Put Pressure on Traditional Specialists
Leisure To Become More Important Than Fashion
Competitive Landscape
New Store Concepts Help Support Value Sales
A Growing Focus on Environmental and Ethical Issues
Channel Data
Table 121 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 122 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 123 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 124 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 125 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 126 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 127 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 128 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Competition From Online Players Puts Strong Pressure on Store-based Retailers
Demand for Consumer Electronics Is No Longer Increasing
Second-hand Market Is Growing Rapidly
Competitive Landscape
Consolidation To Survive
New Concepts and An Omnichannel Approach
A Fourth Player in the Telecoms Industry
Channel Data
Table 129 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 130 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 131 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 132 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 133 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 134 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 135 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 136 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Rapidly Growing Online Players Putting Pressure on Store-based Retailers
Supermarkets To Compete With Chemists/pharmacies
Competitive Landscape
New Concepts From Di and Kruidvat
Drugstores/parapharmacies the Best Performing Channel in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers
Optical Goods Channel Becoming More Transparent
Channel Data
Table 137 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 138 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 139 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 140 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 141 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 142 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 143 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 144 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 145 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 146 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 147 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 148 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Younger Generations Need Less Furniture
Urbanisation of Home and Garden Specialist Retailers
Internet Sales Still Low But Growing
Competitive Landscape
New Competitive Landscape in Garden Retailing
Channel Data
Table 149 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 150 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 151 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 152 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 153 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 154 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 155 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 156 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 157 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 158 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 159 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 160 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Channel Impacted by Competition From Specialist Retailers
Competitive Landscape
Sogesma Continues To Outperform Hudson's Bay Co
Channel Data
Table 161 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 162 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 163 Department Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 164 Department Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 165 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 166 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 167 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 168 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Channel Suffers From A Decline in Number of Outlets
Different Strategies for Growth
Competitive Landscape
Blokker Opts for A Multi-channel Approach While Action Focuses on Convenience
Towards A Less Consolidated Competitive Landscape
Channel Data
Table 169 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 170 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 171 Variety Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 172 Variety Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 173 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 174 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 175 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 176 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Makro's Focus on B2c Proves Unsuccessful
Internet Retailing and Convenience Stores Continue To Impact Sales
Competitive Landscape
Makro Needs To Change in Order To Stem the Decline in Sales
Channel Data
Table 177 Warehouse Clubs: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 178 Warehouse Clubs: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2018
Table 179 Warehouse Clubs GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 180 Warehouse Clubs GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 181 Warehouse Clubs LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 182 Warehouse Clubs LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 183 Warehouse Clubs Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 184 Warehouse Clubs Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Direct Selling Suffering From Increasing Competition From Other Channels
Direct Selling Still Seen As A Flexible and Viable Employment Solution for Many
Competitive Landscape
Competition From More Dynamic Channels Affects Direct Sellers
Channel Data
Table 185 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 186 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 187 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 188 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 189 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 190 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Homeshopping Remains on A Sharp Downward Trajectory
Food and Drink Has A Bigger and More Loyal Consumer Base Than Other Homeshopping Categories
Competitive Landscape
Apparel and Footwear Players Losing Share
Bofrost Zentrale Belgien Strengthens Its Leading Position
Channel Data
Table 191 Homeshopping by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 192 Homeshopping by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 193 Homeshopping GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 194 Homeshopping GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 195 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 196 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Internet Retailing Continues To Grow at A Rapid Pace
Internet Retailing Offers More Than Just Convenience
Competitive Landscape
Competitive Landscape Remains Highly Fragmented
Third Party Merchant Platforms Perform Well
Channel Data
Table 197 Internet Retailing by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 198 Internet Retailing by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 199 Internet Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 200 Internet Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 201 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 202 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Food and Drink Internet Retailing Records Another Year of Strong Growth
Click-and-collect Remains the Dominant Format
Competitive Landscape
Large Grocery Retailers Bank on Innovation
Channel Data
Table 203 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: Value 2013-2018
Table 204 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 205 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2016-2017
Table 206 Food and Drink Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2018-2023
Table 207 Food and Drink Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Vending Records Modest Growth in 2018
Innovation and Premiumisation Drive Value Sales
Ready Meals Vending
Competitive Landscape
Towards Consolidation
Channel Data
Table 208 Vending by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 209 Vending by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 210 Vending GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 211 Vending GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 212 Vending Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 213 Vending Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Headlines
Prospects
Strong Growth Driven by Increasing Consumer Base and Belgians Becoming More Tech-savvy
Innovation Is the Key To Growth
Barriers To Growth - Payment Methods
Competitive Landscape
the Importance of Trust in Mobile Internet Retailing
Channel Data
Table 214 Mobile Internet Retailing: Value 2013-2018
Table 215 Mobile Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 216 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2018-2023
Table 217 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2018-2023
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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
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