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Retailing in Costa Rica

Retailing in Costa Rica

Increasing competition continued to drive retailers in Costa Rica to look for new ways to add value to their brands and attract more consumers in 2017. In particular, several players sought to secure larger economy of scale savings so that they could pursue more competitive pricing strategies and offer discounts to shoppers on a regular basis. For example, major global players such as Wal-Mart Centroamérica SA continuously opened new outlets, while independent small grocers (particularly Chinese...

Euromonitor International's Retailing in Costa Rica 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.

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RETAILING IN COSTA RICA
Euromonitor International
January 2018
LIST OF CONTENTS AND TABLES
Executive Summary
Retailers Pursue Economy of Scale Savings As Competition Intensifies
Major Chains Expand Private Label Lines and Increase Direct Imports
Prize Schemes and Credit Facilities Are Used To Strengthen Brand Loyalty
Retailers Continue To Expand Their Assortments
Online Shopping Set To Become Increasingly Popular in Costa Rica
Operating Environment
Informal Retailing
Opening Hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2017
Physical Retail Landscape
Cash and Carry
Seasonality
Payments and Delivery
Emerging Business Models
Market Data
Table 1 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2012-2017
Table 2 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 3 Sales in Store-Based Retailing by Channel: Value 2012-2017
Table 4 Sales in Store-Based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 5 Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
Table 6 Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
Table 7 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2012-2017
Table 8 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 9 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 10 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 11 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 12 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 13 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
Table 14 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 15 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 16 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2017-2022
Table 17 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 18 Forecast Sales in Store-Based Retailing by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 19 Forecast Sales in Store-Based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 20 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
Table 21 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
Table 22 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 23 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Definitions
Sources
Summary 2 Research Sources
Headlines
Prospects
Convenience Trend Favours Modern Grocery Retailers
Consumers Demand More Pleasant One-stop Shopping Experiences
Private Label and Exclusive Imports Continue To Gain Momentum
Competitive Landscape
Wal-mart Moves To Strengthen Its Already Commanding Lead
Convenience Stores Chains Target Specific Consumer Groups
Modern Grocery Retailers Set To Strengthen Their Online Presence
Channel Data
Table 24 Modern Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
Table 25 Modern Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
Table 26 Sales in Modern Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
Table 27 Modern Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
Table 28 Modern Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
Table 29 Modern Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 30 Modern Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 31 Modern Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
Table 32 Modern Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
Table 33 Modern Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
Table 34 Modern Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 35 Forecast Sales in Modern Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 36 Forecast Sales in Modern Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 37 Forecast Modern Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
Table 38 Forecast Modern Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
Headlines
Prospects
Traditional Grocery Retailers Benefit From Convenient Outlet Locations
Traditional Open Markets Remain Popular Across Costa Rica
Consumers Favour Traditional Retailers for Healthy, Eco-friendly Products
Competitive Landscape
Traditional Players Withstand Competition From Modern Chains
Chinese Mini-supers Find Strength in Numbers
Healthy and Ethical Consumption Trends Will Benefit Traditional Players
Channel Data
Table 39 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
Table 40 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
Table 41 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
Table 42 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 43 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
Table 44 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
Table 45 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 46 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 47 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
Table 48 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
Table 49 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
Table 50 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 51 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 52 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 53 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
Table 54 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
Headlines
Prospects
Non-grocery Specialists Adapt To Increasing Competition
Grupo Monge and Grupo Unicomer Embrace Diversification
Significant Investment in Online Stores Expected
Competitive Landscape
Most Players Diversify and Rationalise As Competition Intensifies
Financing Problems Force Casa Blanca To Downsize
Shift Towards Smaller Stores and Increased Online Activity Will Continue
Channel Data
Table 55 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
Table 56 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
Table 57 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2012-2017
Table 58 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 59 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
Table 60 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
Table 61 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 62 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 63 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
Table 64 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
Table 65 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
Table 66 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
Table 67 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 68 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 69 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
Table 70 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
Headlines
Prospects
Mixed Retailers Expand Their Assortments
Leading Players Revamp Outlets and Increase Online Activities
Internet Sales Set To Become More Important for Most Mixed Retailers
Competitive Landscape
Further Segmentation Witnessed in 2017
High-end Players Offer Quality As Low-end Operators Focus on Scale
Private Label and Direct Products Imports Continue To Gain Relevance
Channel Data
Table 71 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
Table 72 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
Table 73 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
Table 74 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
Table 76 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
Table 77 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 78 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 79 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
Table 80 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
Table 81 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
Table 82 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
Table 83 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
Table 84 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Table 85 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
Table 86 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
Headlines
Prospects
Competition Drives Players To Diversify and Strengthen Online Activities
Direct Sellers Expand Offer of More Exclusive Health-oriented Products
Wider Adoption of Multi-level Marketing Schemes Expected
Competitive Landscape
Competition for Successful Sales Agents Intensifies
Traditional Players Will Continue To Adapt and Consolidate Towards 2022
Online Sales Set To Be A Key Focus for New Entrants
Channel Data
Table 87 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2012-2017
Table 88 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 89 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
Table 90 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
Table 91 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 92 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Headlines
Prospects
Online Orders From China Gain Momentum in 2017
Product Availability and Low Prices Fuel Growth in Online Purchases
Credit Access and Convenience Will Continue To Boost Internet Sales
Competitive Landscape
Amazon Is the Leading Internet Retailer, While Aeropost Is the Top Courier
Online Shoppers Have Multiple Delivery Options
New Opportunities for Couriers and Internet Retailers
Channel Data
Table 93 Internet Retailing by Category: Value 2012-2017
Table 94 Internet Retailing by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 95 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 96 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
Headlines
Prospects
Interest in Mobile Internet Retailing Increases
Secure Virtual Payment Apps Set To Gain Popularity
Use of Apps for Public Service Payments Expected To Rise
Competitive Landscape
Investment in Mobile Retailing Platforms Set To Increase
Mobile Platforms Likely To Gain Importance for All Kinds of Retailers
Channel Data
Table 97 Mobile Internet Retailing: Value 2012-2017
Table 98 Mobile Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 99 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2017-2022
Table 100 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2017-2022

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