Paul Thomen

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Finland, Iran and Uruguay Retail Market Report at RnR Market Research

Euromonitor International’s Retailing in Finland, Iran and Uruguay report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. The report examines all retail channels to provide sector insight. Channels include hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, mixed retailers, health and beauty retailers, clothing and footwear retailers, furniture and furnishing stores, DIY and hardware stores, durable goods retailers, leisure and personal goods retailers.   There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face. There is also analysis of non-store retailing: vending; home shopping; internet retailing; direct selling, as available.

Retailing in Finland

Retailing experienced positive current value growth in 2012 despite challenging economic conditions and lower consumer confidence in the Finnish economy. As some channels faced decline, others saw healthy and even dynamic growth as consumer shopping patterns changed. These changes appear to be permanent, with internet retailing and hypermarkets growing at the expense of smaller and more traditional retailers.

Retailing in Iran

Unlike many neighbouring countries, which have seen a rapid trend of modernisation in the retailing industry, the Iranian market remains very traditional, with a huge number of independent outlets. This is mainly a result of limitations on foreign investment, which limits the opportunities for multinationals to enter the market. There is a strong network of traditional Iranian bazaars that control the distribution of the majority of consumer goods. This network includes key importers and…

Retailing in Uruguay

With one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America, Uruguay averaged a real GDP expansion of 6.1% per year between 2006 and 2011 and a 3.5% GDP growth expected for 2012. Per capita disposable posted solid gains throughout the period and reached UY$188,751 (US$ 9,773) in 2011 with a predicted increase of 2.5% in real terms during 2012. These excellent figures again fuelled retailing growth in 2012 even though they show a small decline with respect to previous rates.

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