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Research and Markets: Bauhaus, Globus, Hornbach, Metro, Rewe, Rossmann, Schlecker and the Schwarz Group Are All Active in the Czech Republic According to This 2008 Report

DUBLIN, Ireland--(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets
has announced the addition of the "Retailing in the Czech Republic
2008" report to their offering.

   For the Czech Republic the first phase of retail development
coupled with a push gained from the accession to the EU has now been
completed. After the initial phase of supermarket development,
hypermarkets and discounters expanded rapidly around the turn of the
century and the Republic is now quite saturated with hypermarkets.
Shopping centre development has also been buoyant.

   This brief provides accurate insights into key trends, future
developments and discusses the strategies of the main operators in the
market. Proprietary data on market value and growth. 2002-2007 data
for six different retail sectors and overall value data for the Czech
Republic. Detailed sector analysis for grocery, DIY, electricals,
furniture, and clothing is provided. Market shares for leading
retailers in grocery, evaluation of non food players and insightful
analysis into their operating strategies.


   The development of retailing has benefited immensely from its
close proximity to both Germany and Austria, with many retailers from
these two countries using the Republic as a springboard for further
eastward expansion. Bauhaus, Globus, Hornbach, Metro, Rewe, Rossmann,
Schlecker and the Schwarz Group are all active in the country.

   These players gained invaluable experience in setting up shop in
the Republic while being able to rely on their logistical operations
in their home countries. As a result retailing in the Republic is more
advanced than in countries further to the east. The development has
been characterised by polarisation with Prague standing out.

   Retailers are competing heavily at the value end of the market.
The withdrawal of the likes of Delhaize, Julius Meinl and Carrefour
can be attributed to these players positioning themselves in the wrong
price brackets.

   Reasons to Purchase:

   Understand strategic issues in the market, retailers' responses
and our recommendations on how retailers must cope with the changing
market. Learn about major foreign and domestic players in the Czech
retail market. Discover how the market and retailers' future
initiatives will develop. Find growth opportunities in specific
sectors and identify the key threats.

   Key Topics Covered:

   Chapter 1 Executive Summary 6

   Key Findings 6

   Main Conclusions 8

   Chapter 2 Central & Eastern European Market - Economic Overview 11

   Key Findings 11

   Key Messages 12

   GDP 14

   GDP Forecast 18

   Consumer Expenditure 19

   Inflation 20

   Interest Rates 21

   Employment 22

   Chapter 3 Central & Eastern European Market - Demographic Overview

   Key Findings 24

   Key Messages 25

   EU Population Profile 26

   EU Population Trend 28

   CEE Forecasts 29

   CEE Forecasts 29

   Urban Population 30

   Chapter 4 Central & Eastern European Market - Retail Spending 32

   Key Findings 32

   Expenditure 33

   Growth 34

   Per Capita 38

   Retail Share 40

   Chapter 5 Retailing In The Czech Republic 42

   Overview 42

   Food & Grocery 45

   Schwarz Gruppe 45

   Ahold 46

   Tesco 47

   Rewe 48

   Other Players 50

   Non-food 51

   Clothing 51

   Electricals 53

   DIY 56

   Furniture 57

   Outlook for Retailing in the Czech Republic 59

   Chapter 6 Glossary 61

   Definitions 61

   Abbreviations 62

   List of Tables

   Table 1: CEE retail expenditure 2002-2007 33

   Table 2: CEE retail expenditure growth 2002-2007 35

   Table 3: Czech Republic total retail spend & Top Five sectors
2002-2007e 42

   Table 4: Czech Republic food & grocery market shares 2007 45

   List of Figures

   Figure 1: CEE GDPs 2007 14

   Figure 2: CEE & selected EU GDPs per capita 2007 15

   Figure 3: CEE GDP growth rates 2007 on 2002 16

   Figure 4: GDP growth forecast of CEE countries 2008 & 2009e 18

   Figure 5: Consumer expenditure of CEE countries 2007 19

   Figure 6: Harmonised index of consumer prices - growth in CEE
countries 2006 & 2007 20

   Figure 7: Central bank interest rates, official lending rates
average 2007 21

   Figure 8: Total unemployment rates of CEE countries 2002 & 2007 22

   Figure 9: EU 27 population totals (000s) by country 2007 26

   Figure 10: Five-year trend in EU25 population growth 2000-2020e 28

   Figure 11: Forecast population growth for CEE countries - 2033 &
2058 on 2008 29

   Figure 12: % urban population in CEE countries 2007 30

   Figure 13: New member states retail spend and change % 2002-2007

   Figure 14: Five-year growth in CEE retail spend by country 2007 on
2002 36

   Figure 15: CEE per capita retail spend 2002-2007 38

   Figure 16: CEE per capita retail spend by country 2007 39

   Figure 17: CEE retail spend as % of total consumer expenditure
2002 & 2007 40

   Figure 18: Tesco - Praha 2008 47

   Figure 19: Clothing retailers - Praha 2008 51

   Companies Mentioned:

   - Schwarz Gruppe

   - Ahold

   - Tesco

   - Rewe

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   Source: Verdict Research Limited

Research and Markets
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