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Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Global Briefing 2017

Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Global Briefing 2017

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Including: Department Stores, and Other General Merchandise Stores.
Covering: Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger, Carrefour, Target, Macy’s, Sears, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, and JCPenney


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Western Europe was the largest region in the department stores & other general merchandise stores market in 2016, accounting for around 30% of the market. This can be attributed to the region’s developed economy, high private investment, and large demand for high-end FMCG products. Asia Pacific was the second largest region accounting for around 24% of the market. Middle East was the smallest region accounting for around 4% of the market. This was mainly because the Middle East is economically the smallest region.

Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Global Briefing provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global department stores & other general merchandise stores sector.
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Global Briefing report from The Business Research Company covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market.
The market characteristics section of the report defines and explains the market.
The market size section gives the department stores & other general merchandise stores market revenues, covering both the historic growth of the market and forecasting the future. Drivers and restraints looks at the external factors supporting and controlling the growth of the market.
Market segmentations break down the key sub sectors which make up the market. The regional breakdowns section gives the size of the market geographically.
Competitive landscape gives a description of the competitive nature of the market, market shares, and a description of the leading companies. Key financial deals which have shaped the market in the last three years are identified.
The trends and strategies section highlights the likely future developments in the department stores & other general merchandise stores market and suggests approaches.

Reasons to Purchase

• Get up to date information available on the department stores & other general merchandise stores market globally.
• Identify growth segments and opportunities.
• Facilitate decision making on the basis of historic and forecast data and understand the drivers and restraints on the market.
• Develop strategies based on likely future developments.
• Gain a global perspective on the development of the market.

Scope

Markets Covered: Department Stores, and Other General Merchandise Stores.
Companies Mentioned: Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger, Carrefour, Target, Macy’s, Sears, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, and JCPenney.
Geographic scope: Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East And Africa.
Time series: Five years historic and forecast.
Data: Market value in $ billions.
Data segmentations: Regional breakdowns, market share of competitors, key sub segments.
Sourcing and Referencing: Data and analysis throughout the report is sourced using end notes.

Table Of Contents
Table of Contents
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Characteristics 5
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Historic Growth 6
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Forecast Growth 8
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Segmentation 10
Global Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market, Split By Segments, 2016, $ Billion 10
Department Stores 10
Other General Merchandise Stores 11
Global Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market, Historic and Forecast, Split By Segments, 2012-2020 12
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Geography Regional and Country Comparison 13
Global Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market, Split By Regions, 2016 13
Global Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market, Historic And Forecast Growth Rate, Split By Region, 2012-2020 15
Global Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market, Split By Country, 2016 17
Global Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market, Historic And Forecast Growth Rate, Split By Country, 2012-2020 19
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Competitive Landscape 21
Wal-Mart 22
Costco 22
Kroger 22
Carrefour 22
Target 22
Macy's 22
Sears 22
Kohl's 22
Nordstrom 22
JCPenney 22
Walmart Stores Inc. 23
Costco Wholesale Corporation 23
The Kroger Company 24
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Key Mergers And Acquisitions 25
Dollar Tree Acquired Family Dollar 25
Cerberus Capital Management Acquired Safeway 25
Empire Co. Acquired Canada Safeway 25
Hudson's Bay Co. Acquired Galeria Kaufhof & Inno 25
Sycamore Partners Acquired Belk 25
Onex Corp Acquired Save-A-Lot 26
Apollo Global Management Acquired Fresh Market 26
Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores Market Trends and Strategies 27
Automation In Store Operations 27
Shift Towards Smaller Store Formats 27
Interactive Displays For Entertaining Customers 27
Self-Checkout Systems- Future Of Retail 28
Appendix 29
NAICS Definitions Of Industry Covered In This Report 29
Research Methodology 29
Abbreviations 30
Currencies 30
Research Inquiries 31
The Business Research Company 31
Executive Summary
Innovations in automation technology are on the rise and retail stores are increasingly using in-store automation to streamline retail shopping. Automation in retail stores is aimed at automating store operations such as container movement, merchandise scanning, inventory checking, retrieving, packaging, and delivering products, and connecting with customers. Automation reduces waiting times, avoids stocking problems, enhances productivity, and increases overall customer experience. For instance, American retailer Lowe’s has installed multi-lingual, autonomous customer assistance robots in 11 locations in San Francisco Bay area. Retailers are also focusing on using self-checkout stands for customers. Walmart has patented a system of self-driving shopping carts.

The department stores & other general merchandise stores market comprises of establishments selling a wide variety of products such as housewares, furniture, consumer electronics, toiletries, toys, greeting cards, plastic wares, hardware, jewelry items, shoes, kitchen appliances, clothes, readymade garments, bakery, music world, gift items, cell phones, home appliances, cooking wares, furniture, sports equipment, frozen food and grocery items. They operate from fixed point-of-sale locations with the equipment and staff capable of retailing a large variety of goods from a single location.

Western Europe was the largest region in the department stores & other general merchandise stores market in 2016, accounting for around 30% of the market. This can be attributed to the region’s developed economy, high private investment, and large demand for high-end FMCG products. Asia Pacific was the second largest region accounting for around 24% of the market. Middle East was the smallest region accounting for around 4% of the market. This was mainly because the Middle East is economically the smallest region.
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