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- Who are the key players?
The overall retail sector includes several types of players that vary by size (selling area), product mix, location, distribution channels, and price or quality range. A broad distinction can be made between outlet-based retailing (all types of store-based retailers) and non-store retailing (vending machines, direct selling and online retailing). This report focuses on mass market, outlet-based retailers. Mass-market retailers' main offerings comprise food and other perishable goods, as well as specialty lines such as electronics, clothing, cosmetics, etc., in addition to various types of services (banking, telecom, mobile payments). [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Walmart, Costco, Carrefour, Tesco, Aeon, Metro, Auchan, Seven & I, Woolworths and GPA
- What are the players' strategies?
While the pace of expansion has gradually slowed over recent years, Walmart has continued to expand its store network both in the US (new openings consisted chiefly of Walmart supercenter stores, featuring full pharmacy services as well as small-sized stores) and overseas. In the coming year, Walmart plans to close 269 stores (60 in Brazil, 55 across other Latin American markets, 154 in the US) and open in excess of 300 stores globally. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
As Tesco disposed of its loss-making operations in China, the US, Japan and, more recently, Turkey, net sales slipped from €88bn in 2011 to €75bn in 2015. After a record loss in 2014, Tesco expects a recovery in profitability in coming years. [...]