Turnover figures are the latest annual data officially published by the retailers themselves. When no figures are available and minimal 2 sources give reliable data we use these to make estimates. These are indicated with (e). Except retailers quoted on stock exchanges most of them prefer to delay publishing as long as possible. In Europe this can be 1.5 year.
Title: Veraart retail reports go online
Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 1, 2007
Veraart Research, well known for its reports on retail in Europe, has now started to bring its publications in an online database named www.retail-index.com.
The first report fully implemented on the Internet covers fashion retailers in Europe. In the retail industry, fashion is clearly leading the way in internationalization by using identical brand names in all countries where the retail companies operate. Although H&M is clearly the European market leader, most new shop names have a southern European background. Examples are Benetton, Mango, Sixty, Zara, etc. These companies have truly changed the face of the major shopping streets in many cities and now cover almost every “eastern European” country.
Some retailers are even competing for the number of countries where they have established their brand, even when these shops are only generating losses. While H&M has profitable operations in 28 countries, Mango, seated in Barcelona, is proud to be present in almost 81 countries, and from Italy, Sixty is present in 90 countries and Benetton even in 120. On the other hand, established brands like C&A, Marks & Spencer, and Peek & Cloppenburg can be found only in the major European countries.
The new retail-index database is covers other sectors as well, such as footwear, sport & leisure stores, consumer electronics, supermarkets, and DIY retailers. These sectors will gradually be added in the next 12 months. For manufacturers of consumer products, the information about the top retailers in each country is indispensable and no other source presents this information in such a practical way. In each country and sector, the top retailers are ranked in size and individual profiles are accessible for the subscribers to this information system. Full access for manufacturers can be obtained for 975 euro per sector, providing access to the information about retailers in 28 European countries.
Comparing the old reports with this new online system clearly demonstrates the advantages of a system constantly updated throughout the year while containing far more retailers than before.
For information visit www.retail-index.com, contact Yke Veraart at email@example.com or call directly: +31 30 2211788
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