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Global Department Stores Retailing, 2017-2022

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  • 64 Pages
  • March 2019
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4767167
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Global Department Stores Retailing, 2017-2022


Global retail sales through the department stores channel is projected to register a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period 2017-2022 to reach US$614.9 billion by in 2022. This level of growth is underperforming the wider retail market, with the department store channel share set to decline, reflecting the slowdown in West Europe and North America. However, increasing income levels in growth markets combined with rapid urbanization and rising demands from consumers to buy quality products is expected to support the channel and offset the performance in more mature markets. Many retailers, especially those trying to protect share in more saturated markets, have incorporated artificial intelligence and other digital advances such as personalization into their operations to understand customer preferences, tailor ranges and improve their proposition and marketing.

While the US remains the largest single department stores market, sales in the North America region are forecast to decline with a CAGR of -0.8% over the forecast period 2017-2022. However, total regional sales for the Americas will grow at a modest CAGR of 1.4% over 2017-2022 to reach US$168.7 billion by 2022, due to Latin American countries such as Brazil and Chile which are projected to register healthy growth in sales against the backdrop of retailers expanding their footprint and increasing consumer confidence. MEA is projected to be the fastest growing region for department stores sales, due to a favorable economic growth scenario, booming tourism, and increasing investment by government in augmenting shopping infrastructure in the region.

Department stores across the globe are adopting advanced technologies to increase footfall and enhance shopping experience of customers. To combat fierce competition from online retailers, department stores are integrating online and offline channels. Department stores are incorporating augmented reality technology in their stores to tap into tech savvy customers who demand a seamless shopping experience

Responding to rapidly changing shopping preferences and to stay relevant in an increasingly competitive market, department stores are reducing the size of their store portfolios. Increasing online penetration has reduced footfall and sales at physical stores, impacting profitability and sales densities. Retailers including Macy’s, House of Fraser, JC Penney, Debenhams, and Sears are closing stores. Kohl’s has opened smaller format stores to reach out to untapped locations, while the likes of Debenhams continue to lease excess space to third parties.

The "Global Department Stores Retailing, 2017-2022", report provides analysis of current and forecast market data for department store retail sales globally.

Offered by the Report
  • Current department store market sizes and forecasts to 2022

  • Market insights based on consumer trends and changing economic and demographic factors

  • Department store retail sales and fastest-growing markets for department stores

  • Category level retail sales and forecast growth rates globally

  • Competitive landscape covering market share of major department store and their sales and trading update analysis, recent key events.

  • Global department sales to reach US$614.9 billion in 2022

  • Middle East and Africa set to grow the fastest, extending lead over Australasia

  • Retailers are adopting novel strategies to stay competitive

  • Retailers offer personalized experiences to boost sales

  • Rightsizing is the new norm in the department stores landscape

  • Departments stores lose share across every product category bar luggage & leather goods.

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  • Choose partners, understand the competition, with data and analysis of major department store retailers, including market shares, trading performance, locations, travel retail strategy for each.

Table of Contents

  • Summary

  • Market summary and forecasts

  • Key trends

  • Regional analysis

  • Sector and category analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Key strategic partnerships

  • Definitions

  • Methodology

  • Appendix

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Galeria Kaufhof

  • Dunnes Stores

  • Debenhams

  • Karstadt

  • Galeries Lafayette

  • T.K. Maxx

  • Printemps

  • Harrods

  • Macy’s

  • Kohl`s

  • liver pool

  • JC Penney

  • Sears

  • El Corte Inglés

  • Nordstrom

  • Takashimaya

  • Lotte Department Store

  • Dillards

  • Canadian Tire