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Retailing in Germany 2008

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Introduction

Verdict Research: After years of slow growing demand and with last year's VAT rise behind it German retailing is entering a new phase. Despite economic storm clouds, the liberalisation of opening hours and expected reform of the pharmacy sector present new opportunities. Retailers are also adapting to the expansion of discounters by developing new pricing propositions and niche formats.

Scope

- This report provides accurate insights into key trends, future developments and discusses the strategies of the main operators in the market.

- Proprietary data on market value, specialists sales and growth. 2002-2007 data for six different retail sectors and overall value data for Germany.

- Detailed sector analysis for grocery, DIY, electricals, furniture, clothing (including department stores) and out-of-town retailing is provided.

- Market shares for leading retailings in each sector and insightfuil analysis into their operating strategies.

Highlights

In five years time one in every two Euros in German grocery retailing will be taken by the discounters. Aldi and Lidl are trading from an inherently strong position in the country. With Edeka's might behind it, Plus will be invigorated and embark on an aggressive expansion policy. Rewe's Penny meanwhile needs to run just to stand still.

The discounter boom has spread like wildfire from grocery to other sectors. In DIY Praktiker has embarked on a downsizing and price cutting exercise. In furniture discounting has reached endemic proportions, in clothing KIK and Takko produce industry beating growth rates and in general merchandise Tedi and Kodi are growing strongly.

A direct result of extremely tough trading conditions is that the wheels of the consolidation bandwagon have begun to turn. The process was kick started by Metro's Wal-Mart acquisition in 2006. Looking ahead we expect more consolidation, especially in the highly fragmented furniture sector and the pharmacy market, which is set for liberalisation.

Reasons to Purchase

- Understand strategic issues in the market, retailers' responses and our recommendations on how retailers must cope with the changing market.

- Learn about major German players including Edeka, Rewe, Metro, Aldi, Schwarz, Arcandor and Schlecker alongside information on specialist discounters.

- Discover how the market and retailers' future initiatives will develop. Find growth opportunities in specific sectors and identify the key threats.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 10

Key Findings 10

Main Conclusions 12

CHAPTER 2 GERMANY - ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 17

Key Findings 17

Main Messages 18

GDP 19

Inflation 21

Interest Rates 22

Employment 24

Demographic Overview 25

CHAPTER 3 GERMAN RETAIL MARKET 27

German Retail Market Size 27

CHAPTER 4 FOOD & GROCERY 29

Market Summary 29

Recent Developments & Trends 32

Shares of Grocery Retailers in Germany 34

Outlook for Grocery Retailing in Germany 35

CHAPTER 5 CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR 37

Market Summary 37

Recent Developments & Trends 39

Shares of Clothing Retailers in Germany 41

Department Stores 44

Leading Department Store Operators 45

Recent Developments & Trends 48

Discount Clothing Retailers 51

Outlook for Clothing Retailing in Germany 54

CHAPTER 6 DIY 56

Market Summary 56

Recent Developments & Trends 57

Shares of DIY Retailers in Germany 59

Outlook for DIY Retailing in Germany 61

CHAPTER 7 ELECTRICALS 63

Market Summary 63

Recent Developments & Trends 65

Shares of Electricals Retailers in Germany 66

Outlook for Electricals Retailing in Germany 68

CHAPTER 8 FURNITURE 69

Market Summary 69

Recent Developments & Trends 71

Market Shares of Leading Furniture Retailers in Germany 72

Outlook for Furniture Retailing in Germany 74

CHAPTER 9 OUT-OF-TOWN RETAILING 75

Market Summary 75

Retail Warehouse Space 76

Legislation and Planning Issues 77

Retail Warehouse Parks 77

Outlook for OOT Retailers in Germany 81

CHAPTER 10 STRATEGIC ISSUES 83

VAT Rise Puts Sales Back Two Years 83

Discount Evolution Spreads Out From Grocery 85

Discounters and Green Retailers Push Organic Boom 89

Opportunities 93

Shift to Price Plus 94

Eastern Opportunities Drive Internationalisation 95

Pharmacy Liberalisation Would Be Growth Opportunity 98

Major retailers are joining the consolidation trend 100

Forecast 105

CHAPTER 11 GLOSSARY 107

Definitions 107

Abbreviations 108

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Germany retail market size 2000-2007e 27

Table 2: Germany grocery retail snapshot 2002-2007e 29

Table 3: Germany % share of grocery value sales by format 2001-2006 30

Table 4: Germany % change in grocery value sales by format 2001-2006 30

Table 5: Germany grocery market share 2007e 34

Table 6: German clothing expenditure & specialist sales 2002-2007e 37

Table 7: German clothing specialists 2002-2007e 37

Table 8: Germany clothing specialists market shares 2007e 41

Table 9: Germany DIY expenditure & specialist sales 2002-2007e 56

Table 10: Germany DIY specialists 2002-2007e 56

Table 11: Germany DIY market shares 2007e 59

Table 12: Germany eletricals expenditure & specialist sales 2002-2007e 63

Table 13: Germany electricals specialists 2002-2007 63

Table 14: Germany electricals market shares 2007e 66

Table 15: Germany furniture expenditure & specialist sales 2002-2007e 69

Table 16: Germany furniture specialists 2002-2007e 69

Table 17: Germany furniture specialists market shares 2007e 72

Table 18: Germany OOT sales 2002-2007e 75

Table 19: Germany OOT selling space 2002-2007 76

Table 20: Leading retail warehouse parks by space 2007 78

Table 21: Germany organic market performance 2002-2007e 89

Table 22: Tegut sales performance 2002-2007 92

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Germany GDP 1999-2009 19

Figure 2: Germany GDP forecast 2007, 2008 & 2009e 20

Figure 3: Germany vs EU HICP inflation 2003-2007 21

Figure 4: ECB interest rates 2001-2007 23

Figure 5: Total unemployment Germany vs EU27 2000-2006 24

Figure 6: Forecast population growth Germany & EU25 (%) 2015 on 2005 25

Figure 7: Jack & Jones, New Yorker 2007 43

Figure 8: Karstadt 2007 45

Figure 9: Galeria Kaufhof 2007 46

Figure 10: Breuninger, Nurnberg 2007 47

Figure 11: KiK, Dusseldorf 2007 51

Figure 12: Takko 2007 53

Figure 13: CentrO, Oberhausen 2007 79

Figure 14: Retail growth 2001-2007 83

Figure 15: Success factors for Aldi 2007 85

Figure 16: Tedi, Dusseldorf 2007 87

Figure 17: Basic, Dusseldorf 2007 91

Figure 18: German retailers opportunities 2008 93

Figure 19: Key drivers of greater internationalisation 2008 96

Figure 20: Doc Morris, Dusseldorf 2007 98

Figure 21: Consolidation timeline 2005-2008 and forecasts 101

Figure 22: Germany retail sales forecast 2002-2012 105

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