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France Grocery 2018

France Grocery 2018

With €186bn in sales France has become the biggest grocery market in the EU. 2017 saw significant changes in the sector with E.Leclerc becoming the biggest grocer and toppling Carrefour of its perch, which it had occupied for decades.

In recent years it has been claimed that in France the rise of the discounters has been successfully checked, especially as Dia, Franprix, and Leaderprice have had such a tough time, so that the two former are being converted into convenience fascias.

That said the originals Lidl and Aldi are far from neutered, in fact Lidl is the fastest growing retailer in the entire French market. Aldi has been growing as well, but at a lot slower pace and is now refreshing its proposition and stores. In fact France is one of the few countries where Lidl has managed to outperform Aldi.

Regarding online, the drive boom is now over, due to legislation and saturation, so that the rate of openings has significantly slowed. Moreover there is a shopper behaviour shift towards ultra fast deliveries (hence the Ocado/Monoprix deal) and most of the big players are pushing innovative partnerships with logistics start ups to speed up same day deliveries.

France is also the market where halal ranges have seen most development (due to the population structure) and also where organic has been booming. Organic range development has been followed in importance by local, artisanal products, backed by French cuisine and an agricultural sector with many small scale, high end, premium producers supported by the CAP.


GDP & Population, EU 28
GDP: EU28 2014, 2015, 2016 in €, ranked by size
GDP & Population: analysis and explanation
GDP: EU28 2016 in €, ranked by size, Germany – Finland
GDP: EU28 2016 in €, ranked by size, Portugal - Malta
Population: EU28 2017, ranked by size
GDP: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Luxembourg – Spain
GDP: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Malta - Bulgaria
EU28 Retail, On a rebound
Retail: EU28 2014, 2015, 2016, in €, ranked by size
Retail: EU28 2016, in €, ranked by size, France – Finland
Retail: EU28 2016 in €, ranked by size, Greece - Malta
Retail sizes: analysis and explanation
Retail: % share of GDP, EU28 2016, ranked by size
Retail: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Luxembourg – Cyprus
Retail: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Spain – Romania
Grocery Retail, Defensive sector in transformation
Grocery Retail: EU28 2015, 2016, 2017, in €, ranked by size
Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, ranked by size, France - Denmark
Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, ranked by size, Finland - Malta
Grocery Retail sizes: analysis and explanation
Grocery Retail: % share of Retail, EU28 2016, ranked by size
Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Sweden - Estonia
Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Greece – Romania
EU28 Retail, Growth
Grocery Retail: EU28 2012 - 2017, in €bn
Grocery Retail: EU28 2013 - 2017, in y-o-y %
Grocery Retail: EU28 2012 - 2017, 5 year growth rate in %, ranked
Grocery Retail Growth: analysis and explanation
Country profiles: France – the EU’s biggest grocery market
Executive summary: France
Market shares and profiles, the leading players
France Grocery Retail: shares, in %, ranked by size, E.Leclerc – Aldi
France: E.Leclerc winning number one spot, Carrefour multichannel transformation
France: E.Leclerc store format pictures, drive pieton, drive, express
France: Carrefour job losses to come, Intermarché operates most drives
France: Carrefour reflets de France, Carrefour BIO, store formats pictures
France: Casino the multichannel champion, the Cdiscount master stroke
France: Casino Cdiscount non food cooperation in store, execution pictures
France: Auchan, still the hypermarket operator with the highest sales density
France: Auchan Velizy, new click & collect system pictures
Discounters, Lidl dominates the French market
France: Lidl leads the market in growth terms, Aldi Nord refreshes its stores
France: Lidl France store pictures, Aldi Nord refreshes its stores, pictures
Online, The French contribution of le drive
France: the country of the drives, but home delivery is coming
France: the non food marketplaces integration and opportunities
Buying alliances, More potential synergies to come
France: buying alliances, trying to avoid supervision of Loi Sapin 2
Organics boom, Chiming well with French cuisine
France: halal boom, local artisanal products, private label developments
France: Organic specialists expanding, Biocoop, Naturalia and La Vie Claire
France: Data, organic market 1999-2015 in €m
France: NatureO – the French organic specialist
Outlook
Outlook: Grocers preparing for the Amazon Fresh onslaught
Sources
Chart 1 GDP: EU28 2014, 2015, 2016 in €, ranked by size
Chart 2 GDP: EU28 2016 in €, ranked by size, Germany – Finland
Chart 3 GDP: EU28 2016 in €, ranked by size, Portugal – Malta
Chart 4 Population: EU28 2017, ranked by size
Chart 5 GDP: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Luxembourg – Spain
Chart 6 GDP: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Malta – Bulgaria
Chart 7 Retail: EU28 2014, 2015, 2016, in €, ranked by size
Chart 8 Retail: EU28 2016, in €, ranked by size, France – Finland
Chart 9 Retail: EU28 2016 in €, ranked by size, Greece - Malta
Chart 10 Retail: % share of GDP, EU28 2016, ranked by size
Chart 11 Retail: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Luxembourg – Cyprus
Chart 12 Retail: EU28 2016, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Spain – Romania
Chart 13 Grocery Retail: EU28 2015, 2016, 2017, in €, ranked by size
Chart 14 Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, ranked by size, France - Denmark
Chart 15 Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, ranked by size, Finland - Malta
Chart 16 Grocery Retail: % share of Retail, EU28 2016, ranked by size
Chart 17 Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Sweden - Estonia
Chart 18 Grocery Retail: EU28 2017, in €, per capita, ranked by size, Greece – Romania
Chart 19 Grocery Retail: EU28 2012 - 2017, 5 year growth rate in %, ranked
Chart 20 France Grocery Retail: shares, in %, ranked by size, E.Leclerc - Aldi
Chart 21 France: Data, organic market 1999-2015 in €m
Table 1: Grocery Retail: EU28 2012 - 2017, in €bn
Table 2: Grocery Retail: EU28 2013 - 2017, in y-o-y %

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