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Assorted Reports And Information

As part of this site my goal has always been to offer as much information as possible that will be free to visitors here. With that, this page is dedicated to reports and information that you can obtain for free that will hopefully be the valuable resource for you that I have found them to be for me.

Please note, in an effort to conserve disc space on the servers I use, the links provided are all to external sources. Most files are in Adobe PDF form, some are just links to the appropriate page of company websites or to the online viewable format for the report. Doing it this way will also make it easier to keep this page up to date.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further assistance obtaining a report or to report a dead link here, just e-mail me at stephenfoster@foodretailworld.com or contact me via my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/foodretailworld or by my Facebook e-mail at foodretailworld@facebook.com

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One of the best sources for generalized retail information that I have found is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service Retail Food Sector reports on countries from around the world. There are two search engines they use; one for information prior to July 2009 and one for after July 2009 but both are fairly similar.

They are reports done regularly (some dating back several years with the most current being here) by Attache's at embassies and consulates to provide those in the industry with insights into the food retail trade and import / export information for the specific countries as it relates to the U.S. Overall, they provide an excellent picture of each country's retail businesses, trends etc. I have found them to be an excellent resource. Just click on the flag or logo to open / download the file.

LINK COUNTRY KEY FOOD RETAILERS NOTES

Argentina

Carrefour, Wal-Mart, Casino Group, Auchan

Released

12-29-2010

Australia

Woolworths, Wesfarmers, Costco, Aldi, SPAR

Released

11-08-2007

Austria

Rewe Group, Lidl, Metro Group, MPreis, Aldi

Released

12-15-2010

Brazil

Pao De Acucar, Carrefour, Wal-Mart, G. Barbosa

Released

10-26-2011

Bulgaria

Kaufland, Rewe Group (Billa), Piccadilly, Fantastico

Released

01-31-2012

Canada

Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro Inc., Safeway

Released

08-19-2009

Chile

Wal-Mart, Cencosud, Unimarc, Supermercados Del Sur

Released

12-30-2011

China

Lianhua, Wumart, Suguo, Nonggongshang

Released

01-26-2011

Colombia

Exito, Carrefour, Makro, Alkosto

Released

07-10-2008

Egypt

Metro, Ragab & Sons, Carrefour, Spinneys

Released

03-23-2010

Finland (includes Sweden also)

Ica, Kesko, Co-op, Lidl, Axfood

Released

12-16-2010

France

Carrefour, Auchan, E. LeClerc, Casino Group

Released

07-17-2009

Germany

Edeka, Metro Group, Rewe Group, Lidl, Aldi

Released

09-12-2007

Greece

Carrefour, Alpha-Beta, Lidl, Veropolous Bros.

Released

12-16-2011

Hong Kong

Wellcome, Park N Shop, CR Vanguard, DCH Food Mart

Released

03-28-2011

India

Reliance Retail, Aditya Birla, Pantaloon, Spencer's

Released

01-15-2009

Israel

Shufersal, Blue Square, Tiv Taam, Coop Jerusalem

Released

01-28-2010

Japan

Aeon, 7 and i, Uny, Daiei

Released

12-21-2011

Mexico

Wal-Mart, CCM, Soriana, Chedraui

Released

12-29-2011

Netherlands (includes Belgium & Luxembourg also)

Ahold, Delhaize, Carrefour, Aldi, Lidl

Released

01-26-2010

Poland

Tesco, Carrefour,Jeronimo Martins, Auchan

Released

12-21-2010

Russia

X5, Auchan, O'Key, Dixie

Released

09-02-2011

South Africa

Shoprite, Pick N Pay, Spar

Released

01-05-2011

Spain

Mercadona, Carrefour, Eroski, Dia

Released

12-21-2010

Turkey

A101, Bim, Dia, Migros

Released

12-30-2011

Ukraine

Fozzy Group, Metro, Furshet, Auchan

Released

02-03-2010

United Kingdom

Tesco, ASDA (Wal-Mart), J Sainsbury, The Cooperative Group

Released

02-03-2011

The following reports are some of the best free information available on food retailing with respect to sales results, operations, the retail industry in general and more. As with with the other reports on this page, the links are all to external websites. If you come across a dead link please feel free to e-mail at the address near the top of the page.

REPORT LINK
COMMENTS

BEST RETAIL BRANDS (2012)

Released February 2012 is this report from Interbrand which ranks retail companies using the methodology of financial performance, role of brand and brand strength in somewhat of a brand recognition survey. For a detailed explanation check HERE It contains some interesting and informative material on many well known retailers and does a breakdown by country of the leaders.

GLOBAL POWERS OF RETAILING (2012)

Each year Deloitte and the National Retail Federation's Stores magazine release this report / ranking of the top 250 global retailers (including non food) in the world. GREAT INFORMATION !! Check their sites for more resources.

REVISITING RETAIL GLOBALIZATION (2008)

This report also from Deloitte, briefly discusses retailers' successes and failures from attempts of the past in expansion efforts and in particular reviews the current "Hot" markets of China, India and Russia.

HIDDEN HEROES : THE NEXT GENERATION OF RETAIL MARKETS (2011)

From Deloitte and Planet Retail, this report discusses the emerging markets destined to be hot spots for retail developments. They take a look at 10 of the most promising countries and discuss how and why they appeal to retailers, potential opportunities and potential obstacles. Very interesting.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT (2011)

From the folks at Chain Store Age is a similar report that ranks the top 100 retailers (including non food) in the U.S. Check out their website for other free reports, news and information.

  

SUPERMARKET NEWS TOP 75 WHOLESALERS & RETAILERS

Though only a link to the story on their website, each year Supermarket News does ranking reports on the industry. This one is for the Top 75 Wholesalers & Retailers in North America. the link to the actual list is HERE

Unfortunately SN no longer has their website set up for easy downloading of their annual rankings but never the less is still the best industry site for news and information. Check their site for other ranking lists and more !

RETAIL INDUSTRY GLOBAL REPORT (2010)

From Merger & Acquisiton advisors IMAP is this report covering their area of expertise in retail with a number of great insights including company and country briefs on results, outlooks and in some cases past transactions in mergers and acquisitions.

UNDERSTANDING COSTCO (2004)

Coriolis Research of New Zealand do great work in the world of research, consulting and more with the best part being that they share some of the works they have done in the past on their website. This one covers Costco, who they are, what they are and how they do it. Even though it was done for 2004, much of it is still relevant. A great example of Coriolis' works.

 

UNDERSTANDING LOBLAWS (2005)

Another Coriolis Research report, this one covers Loblaws here in Canada, who they are, what they are and how they do it. Again, even though it was done for 2005 a lot of it is relevant and provides a good overview of how they got to where they are.

 

TESCO:A CASE STUDY IN SUPERMARKET EXCELLENCE (2004)

Coriolis Research report on Tesco from 2004. Again, some excellent information and background to their success in spite of the age of the report. Visit the Coriolis website and you won't be disappointed they have a lot of free reports and information to offer there. If you have any questions about their reports that you see here, feel free to send them an e-mail at info@coriolisresearch.com

 

PROGRESSIVE GROCER:TOP WOMEN IN GROCERY (2011)

Each year Progressive Grocer magazine surveys the industry to determine who are considered to be the Top Women in Grocery and covers all areas of the business including retailers, suppliers and wholesalers from the store manager level up to senior company management. The link is to the story only. PG no longer has much by way of free downloadable reports available on their site though they do have a large catalogue of special reports etc. available for a price.

 

GROCERY HEADQUARTERS CENTER STORE 2011-2012 HANDBOOK

Just one of six "Handbooks" that Grocery Headquarters magazine shares on their website, this one focused on Center Store has some great insights and tips to make the most of what you have.

 

RETAIL TRADE CANADA (2011)

A publication from the Canadian government Statistics Canada, it presents retail sales estimates for all retail locations in Canada, by trade group and by province/territory. It includes data analysis, definitions, methodology, data reliability and a bibliography (all forms of retail are included not just food retail). They have a number of reports available on their site though in some cases fairly dated but informative just the same.

STATE OF RETAIL:THE CANADIAN REPORT (2010)

A report done by the Retail Council of Canada for the government of Canada's Department of Industry on the state of the overall retail industry in Canada including food and other forms of retail as a whole.

 

METRO RETAIL COMPENDIUM (2011/2012)

From one of the world's largest retailers, the Metro Group of Germany is this excellent report on the retail industry with as the subtitle states: "Data, facts and addresses of the trade and retail industry in Germany, Europe and the world"

This one is definitely a must see !

KPMG: GOING SOCIAL (2011)

Professional consultant service and auditors KPMG released this report on the use of social media by businesses of all types in December of 2011 that provides some decent information and insights into how social media is affecting the business world today and what it holds for the future. Very interesting.

 

If you have any reports or information you have that you would like to share with visitors to Food Retail World, just e-mail me at stephenfoster@foodretailworld.com or contact me via my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/foodretailworld or by my Facebook e-mail at foodretailworld@facebook.com

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