Rankings for every country in the database are provided and for each retailer a profile is provided. In total more than 1900 fashion retailers (national head-offices) are included.
Analysing fashion retailers in Europe is not easy, because constant changes are seen in the market. Although some international retailers gain importance they cannot dominate the market due to the large number of chains and new banners/ brands appearing each year. We aim to keep up with all these changes and check the fashion chains several times per year. Each profile now also includes Internet-shops because they show the fastest growth. In the beginning there was a quick growth of pure Internet retailers, but today the volume growth is made by the traditional retailers developing webshops and shopping concepts with combinations of online and physical shops (clicks and bricks). In fashion the main success factor online seems to be the fast logistics and flexible ways to return goods when not fitting or not meeting the expectations in any way.
The rankings are broken down in 4 segments:
- the real fashion specialist, H&M, C&A, Zara etc.
- the department stores, hypermarkets and others selling fashion.
- the pure Internet retailers, including the mail-order companies
- the manufacturers with many own stores, Levi's etc.
Retail-Index contains all vital information about international and national fashion/clothing chains, including data on their turnover and the numbers of stores and banners/shoptypes. The focus is on the fashion retailers in the European countries such as Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain etc., but most other countries are also included. Countries like USA, China, Japan etc. are shown but do not offer full coverage yet. All data are updated several times per year.
Ranks and profiles for each country are presented in exactly the same way as the free data on Portugal, not only for fashion but other retail markets in Europe as well. When you see the ranking you can click on the retailer name and it will show headquarter address, phone, fax, management, company website, web-shop URL, turnover, banners, shop-types, number of stores and other relevant information. For multinational retailers the address of the head-offices in each country is reported, as well as the national head-office or coordination address.