General Merchandise Stores

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General Merchandise Stores in Israel

Mar 2024

General merchandise stores struggled in Israel in 2023, due to decreased footfall in the areas where these stores are located. This is due to the ongoing geopolitical unrest in the country, with many consumers re-embracing e-commerce platforms as…

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General Merchandise Stores in Ireland

Mar 2024

The performance of general merchandise stores in Ireland in 2023 was being supported by the positive trajectory of department stores. There was a strong rebound in department stores in 2022, following the disruptions seen during the era of the…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Australia

Mar 2024

Value sales via department stores in Australia notably slowed in 2023 compared to the previous year’s double-digit growth, ensuring they remained below pre-pandemic levels as the rising cost of living impacted consumers’ disposable incomes.…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Malaysia

Feb 2024

In line with global trends, department stores in Malaysia are losing appeal due to growing interest in fast-fashion retailers such as H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, and Padini which offer the latest fashions at relatively affordable prices. Small boutique stores…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in China

Mar 2024

After seeing a notable decline in value sales in 2022 during the waves of COVID-19 across the country, when many consumers lost confidence in spending on non-essential durable goods, general merchandise stores saw a moderate rebound in its sales in…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Peru

Mar 2024

The general merchandise stores channel in Peru includes department stores and variety stores, as both are characterised by selling a wide range of non-food products and to which consumers turn to buy various items in the same place, and to look for…

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General Merchandise Stores in Canada

Feb 2024

General merchandise stores continued to tap into changing consumer demand trends in Canada in 2023. High interest rates coupled with a persistently high rate of inflation caused Canadian consumers to change their shopping habits towards the end of…

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General Merchandise Stores in Bulgaria

Feb 2024

Muted performance for general merchandise in 2023

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Argentina

Feb 2024

The competitive landscape of general merchandise stores in Argentina witnessed significant disruption towards the end of the review period as Falabella closed its stores and left the country. As a result, the Mexican enterprise Coppel was the only…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Japan

Feb 2024

In 2023, department stores benefited from a rebound in the number of tourists visiting Japan and the depreciation of the yen. Although it lagged somewhat behind other countries, Japan finally lifted COVID-19 regulations in 2023. As for the recovery…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Brazil

Mar 2024

Although the number of outlets in general merchandise stores saw a slight rise in Brazil in 2023, current value sales saw a significant (double-digit) decline. With the accounting inconsistencies of Americanas in recent years coming to light at the…

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General Merchandise Stores in Poland

Mar 2024

In 2023, general merchandise stores recorded strong current value sales growth. Much of this stemmed from the strong performance of variety stores, which in keeping with its performance throughout the review period, recorded high double-digit growth…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Spain

Feb 2024

Department stores benefited from the increase in inbound tourists seen in Spain in 2023 as foreign tourists love to go to places such as El Corte Inglés to do their shopping and to partake in the uniquely Spanish experience found in its outlets.…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Morocco

Feb 2024

Morocco is embarking on a new trade strategy focused on bolstering local production and fostering job creation, signalling a transformative shift in the market. Collaborative efforts between the government and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce…

USD 990
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General Merchandise Stores in Sweden

Apr 2024

Within general merchandise stores in Sweden, similar to discounters in grocery retailers, variety stores’ positioning engendered robustness despite the difficult and unpredictable geopolitical and economic times. The main focus of the key players in…

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General Merchandise Stores in Chile

Mar 2024

In 2023, values sales of general merchandise stores in Chile, solely represented by department stores, declined for a second consecutive year. Reduced spending power and the important impact of e-commerce operations of the retailers present in the…

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General Merchandise Stores in Turkey

Mar 2024

Within general merchandise stores, department stores accounted for significantly more value sales than variety stores in Turkey in 2023. The only major player in variety stores is German global player Tchibo, while there are three significant players…

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General Merchandise Stores in Vietnam

Feb 2024

General merchandise stores in Vietnam benefitted from increased inbound tourist flows in 2023, with Vietnam’s tourism industry continuing to rebound post-pandemic and luring millions of international visitors within the year’s first nine months.…

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General Merchandise Stores in India

Mar 2024

General merchandise stores maintained dynamic double-digit current value growth in India in 2023, and finally saw the recovery of its sales to the pre-pandemic level. Growth was also seen in outlet numbers, which rose to over 4,000 stores, all of…

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General Merchandise Stores in Italy

Mar 2024

General merchandise stores recorded dynamic double-digit growth in current value terms in 2022 with department stores and variety stores both seeing elevated sales. This performance was backed by a renewed sense of optimism as concerns around the…

USD 990
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