Number of retailers by business sector in France 2019

As of 2019, there were a total of 388 different retailer companies across nearly 20 industries on the French retail market considered in this statistic. There were more than 130 different retailers in the apparel sector, and 40 which were specialized in the sale of footwear and leather goods. 26 retail companies were specialized in the branch of food retail.

Value of retail brands in France

  In a ranking of the most valuable retailers in France, the five leading companies were food retailers in 2017. The most valuable food retailer was the group E.Leclerc and was worth more than 44 billion euros, compared to about 1.5 billion for the leading clothing retailer Kiabi. Nevertheless, personal goods retail (including clothing) was the second most important segment on the French in-store retail market.

Growth of e-commerce retail

  Considering emerging consumption practices, ordering clothing online is an example of growing habits of online ordering. Moreover, the e-commerce retail group Amazon was worth more than five billion euros on the French market as of 2017. It was also the retail company with the highest growth rate between 2017 and 2018. 
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Number of retailers in France in August 2019, by industry*
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