Global Market Study on Food Retail: Supermarkets/hypermarkets Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020


  • Published On : Dec-2014 |
  • Pages : 86 Pages |
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Rise in the global population, changing customer preferences and emerging economies are making the way for the food retail industry. It is a dynamically progressing industry and contributes to the development of several industries such as food packaging. Food Retail is categorized under distribution channel into four different segments: supermarkets/hypermarkets, independent and specialist retailers, convenience stores and others. Supermarket or hypermarket segment accounts for a comparatively larger market share.

Increasing customer preference towards private label brands, rising consumer spending on food items and increasing supermarket shopping culture are some of the major drivers of the market. Market share of independent and specialist retailers is expected to decline on account of rapid growth of other segments such as supermarkets/hypermarkets. The industry is facing challenges in the form of supply chain ineffectiveness and threat from unorganized players. However, the burgeoning middle-class population and increasing online retail shopping are offsetting these challenges and presenting growth opportunities for the industry.

Private label brands are priced lower than national brands as the supply chain and branding costs are low for the manufacturer and the stores providing private label brands. Owing to the economically crisis situation in Europe and to some extent in the U.S., consumers are increasingly switching to private label brands from national brands. Additionally, private label brands are sold in large quantities at food retail stores. Hence, the rising food consumption from these brands is escalating the growth of the food retail market.

The impact of the expanding private label brands market is expected to be high in the short and medium terms, and medium in the long term. Private label brands are expected to lose their share towards the end of the decade due to the expected recovery in European economy. This will eventually lead to retention of customers by the brands of organized food processing companies. The impact of increasing customer spending on food items is expected to be medium in the short term, and high in the medium and long terms. Certain issues such as unemployment and inflation are some of the factors that have kept the impact of increasing customer spending medium in the short run.

The intensity of rivalry is medium in the global food retail market with the presence of about 90 global companies and some regional companies. Healthy growth rate, high brand identity, and low product differentiation have increased the intensity of rivalry in the food retail industry. Higher concentration of organized retail in North America and Europe shows the stiff competition in the food retail industry in these regions. Exit barriers in the global food retail market are low owing to low investments in non-transferable fixed assets.

Key points covered in the report

  • The report provides historic, present and forecasted market size, analysis, trend, share, and growth 
  • The report provides the market size and forecast on the basis of distribution channels by value (USD million) for all geography
  • The report covers following segmentations
    • On the basis of distribution channel:
      • Supermarkets/hypermarkets
      • Independent and specialist retails
      • Convenience stores
      • Others
    • On the basis of geography:
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Rest of the World
  • The report provides company profiles of some of the leading companies operating in the market
  • The report also provides porters five forces analysis of the market

Increasing customer preference towards private label brands, rising consumer spending on food items and increasing supermarket shopping culture are some of the major drivers of the food retail market. Market share of independent and specialist retailers is expected to decline on account of rapid growth of other segments such as supermarkets/hypermarkets. The industry is facing challenges in the form of supply chain ineffectiveness and threat from unorganized players. However, the burgeoning middle-class population and increasing online retail shopping are offsetting these challenges and presenting growth opportunities for the industry.

The impact of the expanding private label brands market is expected to be high in the short and medium terms, and medium in the long term. Private label brands are those that are manufactured by small-scale food processing companies and supplied to food retailers at relatively lower prices compared to organized food processing companies. Private label brands are expected to lose their share towards the end of the decade due to the expected recovery in European economy. This will eventually lead to retention of customers by the brands of organized food processing companies. The impact of increasing customer spending on food items is expected to be medium in the short term, and high in the medium and long terms. Certain issues such as unemployment and inflation are some of the factors that have kept the impact of increasing customer spending medium in the short run. The influence of an increasing supermarket shopping culture is expected to be medium in the short term, and high in the medium and long terms. Changing eating habits and food preferences among urban consumers are some of the factors that are likely to drive the growth of supermarkets in developed countries in the medium and long terms.

Lack of supply chain effectiveness and threat from unorganized food retailers are the major restraint of the market. The impact of a lack of supply chain effectiveness in less developed countries is expected to be medium in the short and medium terms, and low in the long term. Government investment in infrastructure and the entry of global food processing companies in developing countries are expected to minimize the impact of supply chain-related restraints. The threat from unorganized players is expected to be high in the short term, medium in the medium term, and low in the long term. The number of organized players is increasing in developing countries due to increasing urbanization and per capita income. In India, discussions regarding foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail are currently under way, and if it is approved by the Indian government it may add benefits to the food retail industry.

Major players of the industry include:

  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Carrefour S.A.
  • Tesco Plc.
  • Metro AG.
  • AEON CO., LTD.
  • Seven and I Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation.
  • Group Auchan SA.
  • REWE Group.
  • Other.

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Research Methodology

1.2 Segments Covered in the Report

     1.2.1 Segments by distribution channel

     1.2.2 Regions covered in the report 

1.3 Assumptions 

Chapter 2 Market Synopsis

Chapter 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 

3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.3 Threat of New Entrants

3.4 Threats of Substitutes

3.5 Intensity of Rivalry

Chapter 4 Industry Overview

4.1 Introduction

     4.1.1 Increasing customer inclination towards private label brands is driving the global food retail market

     4.1.2 Increasing consumer spending on food items is escalating the growth of the food retail market, globally

     4.1.3 Increasing supermarket shopping culture is leading to the growth of the food retail market, globally

4.2 Impact Analysis for Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

     4.3.1 Lack of supply chain effectiveness in less developed countries is the key hurdle for the food retail market

     4.3.2 Threat from unorganized food retailers is restraining the global food retail market

4.4 Impact Analysis for Restraints

4.5 Opportunities

     4.5.1 Burgeoning middle-class population is creating growth opportunities for food retail market

     4.5.2 Increasing online retail shopping is creating growth opportunities for the global food retail market

Chapter 5 Market Size and Forecast by Distribution Channel

5.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

5.2 Independent and Specialist Retailers

5.3 Convenience Stores

5.4 Others

Chapter 6 Market Size and Forecast by Geography

6.1 North America

     6.1.1 Market Size by distribution channel

     6.1.2 Market Size by country

             6.1.2.1 The U.S.

             6.1.2.2 Canada

             6.1.2.3 Mexico

6.2 Europe

     6.2.1 Market size by distribution channel

     6.2.2 Market size by country

             6.2.2.1 Germany

             6.2.2.2 France 

             6.2.2.3 Italy

             6.2.2.4 Spain

6.3 Asia Pacific

     6.3.1 Market size by distribution channel

     6.3.2 Market size by country

             6.3.2.1 China

             6.3.2.2 Japan

6.4 Rest of the World (RoW)

     6.4.1 Major Countries

             6.4.1.1 Brazil

             6.4.1.2 Russia

Chapter 7 Competitive Scenario

7.1 Competitive benchmarking

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

8.1 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

     8.1.1 Company overview 

     8.1.2 Products and services

     8.1.3 Financial performance

     8.1.4 Recent developments

8.2 Carrefour SA

     8.2.1 Company overview

     8.2.2 Products and services

     8.2.3 Financial performance

     8.2.4 Recent developments

8.3 Tesco Plc

     8.3.1 Company overview

     8.3.2 Products and services 

     8.3.3 Financial performance

     8.3.4 Recent developments 

8.4 Metro AG

     8.4.1 Company overview

     8.4.2 Products and services

     8.4.3 Financial performance

     8.4.4 Recent developments

8.5 AEON CO., LTD.

     8.5.1 Company overview

     8.5.2 Products and services 

     8.5.3 Financial performance

     8.5.4 Recent developments

8.6 Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. 

     8.6.1 Company overview

     8.6.2 Products and services

     8.6.3 Financial performance

     8.6.4 Recent developments

8.7 The Kroger Company 

     8.7.1 Company overview

     8.7.2 Products and services

     8.7.3 Financial performance

     8.7.4 Recent developments

8.8 Costco Wholesale Corporation

     8.8.1 Company overview

     8.8.2 Products and services

     8.8.3 Financial performance

     8.8.4 Recent developments

8.9 Groupe Auchan

     8.9.1 Company overview

     8.9.2 Products and services 

     8.9.3 Financial performance

     8.9.4 Recent developments

8.10 REWE Group

     8.10.1 Company overview

     8.10.2 Products and services

     8.10.3 Financial performance

     8.10.4 Recent developments


List of Tables

TABLE 1 Snapshot: Global food retail market, 2014 and 2020

TABLE 2 Drivers for food retail market: Impact analysis

TABLE 3 Restraints for food retail market: Impact analysis

TABLE 4 Global food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 5 Global food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)

TABLE 6 Supermarket or hypermarket food type and products

TABLE 7 Global food retail market size, by geography, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 8 Global food retail market size, by geography, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 9 North America food retail, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 10 North America food retail, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 11 North America food retail market, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 12 North America food retail by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 13 The U.S. food retail, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 14 The U.S. food retail, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD Billion)

TABLE 15 Canada food retail, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion) 

TABLE 16 Canada food retail, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 17 Mexico food retail, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 18 Mexico food retail, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 19 Europe food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 20 Europe food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 21 Europe food retail market size, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 22 Europe food retail market size, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 23 Germany food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 24 Germany food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2013 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 25 France food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD Billion)

TABLE 26 France food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 27 Italy food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 28 Italy food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 29 Spain food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion) 

TABLE 30 Spain food retail market size, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 31 Asia Pacific food retail market, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 32 Asia Pacific food retail market, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 33 Asia Pacific food retail market, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion) 

TABLE 34 Asia Pacific food retail market, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 35 China food retail market, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 36 China food retail market, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion) 

TABLE 37 Japan food retail market, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 38 Japan food retail market, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 39 RoW food retail market, by distribution channel, 2010 – 2013 (USD billion)

TABLE 40 RoW food retail market, by distribution channel, 2014 – 2020 (USD billion)

TABLE 41 Product details under food grocery of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

TABLE 42 Food categories and products of Carrefour SA

TABLE 43 Food categories and products of Tesco Plc

TABLE 44 Food segments, principal subsidiaries, and services of Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. 

TABLE 45 Business segments, sub-divisions, and brands of The Kroger Company

TABLE 46 Business categories and products of Costco Wholesale Corporation 

TABLE 47 Business categories and products of Groupe Auchan

TABLE 48 Business divisions and products of REWE Group


List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Food retail market: Porter’s five forces analysis

FIG. 2 Private label shares of major countries in terms of value share and unit share, 2013

FIG. 3 Consumer food expenditure pattern in the U.S. (USD billion) 2011 − 2013

FIG. 4 Annual income growth of countries, 2012 − 2020

FIG. 5 Global supermarket/hypermarket, 2010 – 2020 (USD billion)

FIG. 6 Independent and specialist retailers, 2010 – 2020 (USD billion)

FIG. 7 Convenience stores, 2010 – 2020 (USD billion)

FIG. 8 Global food retail market size, by region, 2010 – 2020 (USD million)

FIG. 9 Top Canadian food retailers 2011 sales (USD billion)

FIG. 10 Mexico food retail sales growth in %, by type of store, 2012

FIG. 11 Major hypermarkets/supermarkets/hard discounters of France, 2011 sales without tax (USD billion)

FIG. 12 Japan’s top supermarkets, by total sales, 2012 (USD million)

FIG. 13 Percentage share of food and beverage items, by categories at Brazilian supermarkets, 2011 to 2012

FIG. 14 Russia food retail sales, by sector, 2011 And 2012 (USD million)

FIG. 15 Positioning of global food retail market, by distribution channel across different regions

FIG. 16 Wal-Mart’s net sales and net income, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)

FIG. 17 Carrefour SA’s net sales and net income, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 18 Tesco Plc’s revenue and net profit, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 19 Metro AG’s revenue and net profit, 2011– 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 20 AEON CO., LTD.’s revenue and net profit, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 21 Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd.’s net sales and net income, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)

FIG. 22 The Kroger Company’s sales and net earnings, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 23 Costco Wholesale Corporation’s net sales and net earnings, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)

FIG. 24 Groupe Auchan’s net sales and net earnings, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 25 REWE Group’s net sales and net earnings, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

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