The Future of Retailing in the Americas to 2016 - Latest Report


Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/26/2012 -- Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?

The Future of Retailing in the Americas to 2016 report is based upon an extensive, cross-country, industry research program which brings together Canadean’s research, modelling and analysis expertise in order to develop uniquely detailed market data. It provides detailed quantitative analysis of past and future retail trends, crucially providing retail sales data not just by channel and by product, but showing product sales through different channels. This allows marketers interested in retailing to determine how to account for the development of the retail trade overall and to know which channels are showing growth for which products in the coming years. It aims to capture the shift to new channels depending on the country, the effects of recession, and shifting consumer behaviour thereby providing timely, highly comparable analysis of the retail markets. Data sets are provided for 2006 through to 2016, with actuals being provided for 2011. All initial market sizing and analysis is conducted in local currency in order to ensure that local trends are reflected in the data before conversion into other currencies.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?

Consumers have been reacting to the effects of the global recession including the following recovery period on their discretionary spending and retail markets have been no exception. While the country by country market changes have varied, nowhere has been left totally untouched.This report quantitatively examines the components of change in the market by looking at historic and future growth patterns including how changes in consumers’ behaviour have affected the retail sector for different product categories and channels.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?

This report provides detailed data on the size and development of retail sales of individual product types through specific retail channels and formats in the Americas. It provides a detailed and comprehensive quantitative analysis of the trends affecting retail market development through both historic and forecast data.

Key Features and Benefits

Category coverage is provided to cover 25 products, across eight product groups that include: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods, Books, News and Stationery, Electricals and Electronics, Food and Grocery, Furniture and Floor Coverings, Home and Garden Products, Music, Video and Entertainment Software, and Sports and Leisure Equipment.

Channel coverage is provided to cover 17 channels, across four channel groups that include: General Retailers, Specialist Retailers, Value Retailers, and Online Retailers.

Forecasts allow marketers to understand the future pattern of market retail trends, from winners and losers to category and channel dynamics, and thereby quickly and easily identify the key areas in which they want to compete in the future.

Key Highlights
The share of North American countries (US and Canada), in the total American retail sales, is expected to decline from nearly 80% in 2006 to less than 70% by 2016. Retail sales in the US have expanded just around 2% annually since 2006 till end of 2011.

The combined share of Brazil and Mexico, in the total American retail sales is expected to increase from under 15% in 2006 to nearly 20% by 2016. This is broadly driven by a double digit annual growth in Brazil.

The US, Canada and Chile, respectively, occupy the top three ranks in terms of per-capita retail spend in the region in 2011.

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