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Kantar Worldpanel: Global Hypermarket and Supermarket Market Share Shrinks as e-Commerce, Discounters and Traditional Formats Prosper
[July 06, 2017]

Kantar Worldpanel: Global Hypermarket and Supermarket Market Share Shrinks as e-Commerce, Discounters and Traditional Formats Prosper


LONDON, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- By 2021 hypermarkets and supermarkets will account for less than half of total trade

- Supermarket and hypermarket growth especially slow in the UK, South Korea and Peru


Kantar Worldpanel's Winning Omnichannel - an annual report on FMCG trade channels - was published today, revealing the shrinking market share of supermarkets and hypermarket across the globe.

Table 1: Global FMCG value share and 2016 value growth, per channel 


 Global value Global value Percentage value
 Channel share 2015 share 2016 increase (yoy)
 E-commerce 3.8% 4.6% 26%
 Discounters 5.5% 5.6% 5.1%
 Convenience 4.6% 4.6% 4.1%
 Cash and carry 1.1% 1.4% 4.1%
 Hypermarkets and supermarkets 53.2% 52% 0.7%
 Traditional 26.1% 26.1% 3.2%
 Door to door 0.8% 0.8% 0.7%
 Drugstore and pharma 0.6% 0.6% 0.9%


The share of hypermarkets and supermarkets is predicted to reduce further, to just 48% of global FMCG spend by 2021, with e-commerce set to grow to 7.5% and discounters 6.5%.

E-commerce 

The share of grocery shopping conducted online continues to rise, particularly in the world's most advanced e-commerce markets, such as South Korea, China and the UK. In the UK, online sales grew from 6.7% to 7.3% value share in the last year alone. British shoppers are second only to South Koreans in the proportion of groceries they buy online.

Table 2: Value share of e-commerce across each market and percentage growth of FMCG spend through e-commerce, per market. (Value share is the percentage of e-commerce FMCG purchases versus total FMCG purchases across all channels.) 


 E-commerce-fastest growing E-commerce-slowest growing
 
 Market Value Growth Market Value Growth
 share 2016 2016/2015 share 2016 2016/2015
 Mainland China 5.7% 53% France 5.5% 8%
 South Korea 19.7% 41% UK 7.3% 8%
 Taiwan 5.7% 36% Argentina 0.8% 7%
 Spain 1.7% 29% Japan 7.4% 5%
 Portugal 1% 24.3 USA 1.5% 5%



Discounters 

Discounters are the second-fastest growing channel in 2016 with 5.1% value growth. Discounters saw the highest value growth in Colombia -124% - where over 600 stores were opened in 2016.

Table 3: Value share of discounters across each market and percentage growth of FMCG spend through discounters, per market. (Value share is the percentage of discounter FMCG purchases versus total FMCG purchases across all channels.) 


 Discounters - fastest growing Discounters - slowest growing
 
 Market Value Growth Market Value Growth
 share 2016 2016/2015 share 2016 2016/2015
 Colombia 7% 124% Japan 5.3% 3%
 Argentina 8.6% 32% pain 16.2% 1%
 Brazil 1.6% 13% Chile 12.5% -2%
 UK 9.2% 11% Portugal 14.4% -4%
 Ecuador 2.5% 7% France 11% -5%

Hypermarkets and supermarkets 

This channel is still growing but at a sluggish pace of 0.7%. It has seen some success in some developing regions of Latin America however it is struggling against discounters in the UK and Spain, Peru, where traditional trade dominates, and in South Korea where e-commerce is fast becoming the dominant channel.


Table 4: Value share of hypermarkets and supermarkets across each market and percentage growth in FMCG spend through hypermarkets and supermarkets, per market. (Value share is the percentage of hypermarket and supermarket FMCG purchases versus total FMCG purchases across all channels.) 


 
 Hypermarkets and supermarkets - Hypermarkets and supermarkets -
 fastest growing slowest growing
 Growth Growth
 Market Value share 2016 2016/2015 Market Value share 2016 2016/2015
 Argentina 30.1% 25% Malaysia 70.2% -1%
 Central Ame. 16.3% 20% Spain 66.5% -1%
 Brazil 53.7% 16% UK 62.7% -3%
 Indonesia 7.9% 11% Peru 15.8% -5%
 Mexico 18.8% 10% South Korea 55.1% -7%

Traditional trade 

In developing regions where modern trade would be the next practical step, traditional and other formats (comprising door-to-door, cash and carry and pharmacies) are still performing well. In Africa, for example, where price and connectivity are key factors, traditional trade accounts for an average of 69.4% value share).

FMCG spend through this channel is growing faster than total FMCG in 50% of regions across the globe.

Table 5: Value share of traditional trade across each market and percentage growth of FMCG spend through traditional trade per market. (Value share is the percentage of traditional trade FMCG purchases versus total FMCG purchases across all channels.)  


 Traditional trade-fastest growing Traditional trade-slowest growing
 
 Market Value share 2016 Growth Market Value share 2016 Growth
 2016/2015 2016/2015
 Argentina 40.8% 27% Mexico 37.9% 0
 Brazil 24.8% 15% Spain 10.8% -1%
 Ghana 99.7% 8% Thailand 52.2% -1%
 Taiwan 56.3% 6% Portugal 2.5% -1%
 Vietnam 78.5% 5% Saudi Arabia 36.9% -5%


Stéphane Roger, global shopper and retail director, Kantar Worldpanel, said:

"Channels which traditionally dominated the field - supermarkets, hypermarkets, drugstores - are in steady decline worldwide. Step forward the 'new order': e-commerce and discounters, cannibalising the big retailers with their promise of convenience and lower prices.

"Technology is fast changing the way people shop and, with e-commerce and discounters set to continue their march at the expense of large format retailers, there is an urgent need for retail reconfiguration across the world."

About Kantar Worldpanel's Winning Omnichannel Report 

In the first study of its kind, Kantar Worldpanel's global research team and partners have used consumer panel data to build a complete picture of the global retail landscape.

By measuring real shopping behaviour and the retail choices of more than three billion people in 28 countries, Kantar Worldpanel has observed the interaction between all channels - from traditional to modern trade and e-commerce - over the past three years.

Looking ahead, the report also predicts the changes facing the retail landscape over the next three years, and explores how these might impact FMCG sales in the future.

About Kantar Worldpanel 

Kantar Worldpanel is the global expert in shoppers' behaviour.

Through continuous monitoring, advanced analytics and tailored solutions, Kantar Worldpanel inspires successful decisions by brand owners, retailers, market analysts and government organisations globally.

With over 60 years' experience, a team of 3,500, and services covering 60 countries directly or through partners, Kantar Worldpanel turns purchase behaviour into competitive advantage in markets as diverse as FMCG, impulse products, fashion, baby, telecommunications and entertainment, among many others.

For further information, please visit us at www.kantarworldpanel.com

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About Kantar 

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