Retail Industry - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Retail Industry is segmented by Products (Food and Beverages, Personal and Household Care, Apparel, Footwear and Accessories, Furniture, Toys and Hobby, Electronic and Household Appliances, and Other Products), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Department Stores, Specialty Stores, Online, and Other Distribution Channels), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Retail Industry Market Overview
Study Period:

2017- 2026

Base Year:

2020

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

CAGR:

>4.5 %

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Market Overview

The retail industry has witnessed several changes during the study period with changing economic conditions across the world. The global economy, which slowed in 2019, crashed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in a challenging forecast period for the retail industry. As the majority of products in the industry are sensitive to the economic cycles, the retail industry is expected to show slow recovery during the initial forecast period, yet the customer necessity for the majority of products is anticipated to drive the market once the situation settles down.

The global retail industry is mature and highly competitive in the developed economies of Europe and North America. On the other hand, the developing economies of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America have been instrumental in driving the market growth. Countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, are popular shopping destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, with visitors contributing substantially to the retail sectors in the respective markets. Tourists are augmenting the demand for products related to fashion, apparel, and electronics. Consumer spending, which typically accounts for more than two-thirds of the GDP, has been a key indicator of the health of the retail market. Moreover, the increasing strength of online shopping has been a major driver (especially during the COVID-19 crisis). Apart from this, the growing smartphone penetration across countries is driving the e-commerce channel. Also, IoT, augmented reality, and other disruptive technologies are reshaping the retail industry. However, price variation between online and brick-and-mortar stores can challenge the retail market growth.

Scope of the Report

The report on the retail industry provides a comprehensive evaluation of the market, with an analysis of the segments in the market. The report also focuses on the exhaustive trends in import/export, production and consumption data of the product, cost structures, and manufacturing processes. Moreover, the report provides the competitive profile of the key manufacturers, along with regional analysis. The retail industry is segmented by products (food and beverages, personal and household care, apparel, footwear and accessories, furniture, toys and hobby, electronic and household appliances, and other products), distribution channel (supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, and department stores, specialty stores, online, and other distribution channels), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa).

By Product
Food and Beverages
Personal and Household Care
Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories
Furniture, Toys, and Hobby
Electronic and Household Appliances
Other Products
By Distribution Channel
Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Department Stores
Specialty Stores
Online
Other Distribution Channels
By Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

E-commerce is the Fastest-growing Segment in the Retail Industry

Internet retailing is the modern way of shopping. With the growing penetration of smartphones and mobile devices and internet services, e-commerce has emerged as a major shopping platform in the world. The retail e-commerce market is driven by an increasing set of suppliers selling online and a change in consumers' buying behavior, among others. The rise of online fresh groceries sales along with growing numbers of prepared food delivery companies entering this space could propel category growth by several-fold times in the next five years. Mobile-first sites, dedicated apps, emerging payment methods, and other tools are making shopping on smartphones much easier. Many retailers operate an omnichannel model, which aims to integrate offline and online channels. Asia has some of the biggest retail markets in the world in China, Japan, and India. E-commerce sales in Q2 2020 accounted for 16.1% of total sales in the US market.

Retail Industry Market Share

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Asia-Pacific is Expected to Witness the Fastest Growth Rate in the Retail Industry

As rural and urban households witnessed a steady growth of disposable incomes, the spending power of the Chinese population has also increased dramatically, and the retail market has matured into one of the largest and still growing consumer markets worldwide. It is highly competitive and diversified, and the market shares of the leading Chinese retail chains were receding over the past few years. In India, government policies, like FDI up to 100% allowed in single-brand retail and FDI up to 51% in multi-brand retail, are further expected to fuel up the competition in the country’s retail market. The growth of the tourism sector in Asia-Pacific countries, including Thailand and Indonesia, is expected to increase the demand for imported products, especially in the HORECA (hotel/restaurant/café) sector. The region's tourism sector is currently benefitting from an expanding luxury hotel sector and greater international air connectivity. Additionally, supporting growth in the tourism sector and widespread country-level government-led investments in transport infrastructure are driving the region's growth.

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Competitive Landscape

The retail market is highly competitive, with few key players occupying the major market share. The organized retail market has been growing significantly with companies expanding stores and considering the business potential in new areas. Most of the unorganized retail outlets are increasingly being replaced with big retail hypermarkets, supermarkets, and other retail chains. This is expected to continue on a large scale during the forecast period, which will significantly lead to market growth.

Recent Developments

  • March 2021, Walmart announced that it would be closing six locations in Canada. The company said that in addition to closing these stores, it plans to spend over USD 500 million upgrading its other stores.
  • March 2021, Disney announced that it is going to close at least 60 stores in North America, amounting to about 35% of its locations in the region. Going forward, Disney is placing a larger emphasis on its e-commerce business rather than its brick-and-mortar footprint.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS AND DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints/Challenges

    4. 4.4 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    6. 4.6 Consumer Behavior Analysis

    7. 4.7 Insights intoTechnological Innovations in the Retail Industry

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Food and Beverages

      2. 5.1.2 Personal and Household Care

      3. 5.1.3 Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories

      4. 5.1.4 Furniture, Toys, and Hobby

      5. 5.1.5 Electronic and Household Appliances

      6. 5.1.6 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, and Department Stores

      2. 5.2.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Costco

      2. 6.2.2 Schwarz

      3. 6.2.3 Kroger

      4. 6.2.4 Walgreens

      5. 6.2.5 Aldi

      6. 6.2.6 Nestle

      7. 6.2.7 PepsiCo Inc

      8. 6.2.8 Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC

      9. 6.2.9 Home Depot

      10. 6.2.10 Carrefour

      11. 6.2.11 JD.com*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. FUTURE OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

  8. 8. DISCLAIMER

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Retail Industry market is studied from 2017 - 2026.

The Retail Industry is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Costco
  • Schwarz Group
  • Kroger

Are the major companies operating in Retail Industry.

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