Consumer Goods & Retail is the largest services sector, providing the necessary link between producers and final consumers. The sector has a major socio-economic role, being among the biggest employment generators and contributors to economic growth. It is highly heterogeneous, using a variety of formats and channels to meet the needs of the more sophisticated global consumer. In today’s digital era, the increasing penetration of everyday life by information and communications technologies is reshaping the purchase decision process. This promotes the rapid development of online retail solutions that enhance customer retention and create tailor-made experience through both digital and mobile platforms.
Activities associated with Consumer Goods & Retail are the manufacturing and retailing of goods intended for everyday use by end consumers. Examples include food, textile products, apparel and footwear, household goods, furniture, hygiene and personal care products, jewellery, toys and sporting goods. It also covers all retail channels, from traditional supermarkets and specialised stores to non-store retailers such as e-stores, mail-order houses and direct selling establishments. Retail sale of fuels and vehicles is also included in this sector.
Mexico is the second-largest economy in Latin America in terms of nominal GDP, and thereby a key consumer market in the region, with a population of over 122.8mn people, as of December 2016. Over the period 2011-2016, the trade sector performed well, ...READ MORE
Given its strong positive correlation with the overall economy, retail was one of the sectors most severely hit by the economic recession in Brazil over the 2015-2016 period, which was marked by a deteriorating job market, falling wages, persistently ...READ MORE
Home to nearly 80mn people, Turkey ranks as one of Europe’s 10 largest markets in terms of consumption expenditure and among the five biggest in terms of food expenditure. This strong consumer demand fuels the retail sector, making it one of ...READ MORE
China is the world’s second-largest retail market and a global leader in e-commerce. Despite the slowdown of China’s economy, the sector offers bright prospects, particularly due to the rising spending power of Chinese consumers. In 2016, ...READ MORE
Mexico is a traditional oil-producing and oil-exporting country. For the last 78 years, the sector has been dominated by state-run energy company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), which took over all upstream and downstream oil and natural gas ...READ MORE
The last few years have been tumultuous for Thailand, with political unrest, droughts, floods, and high household indebtedness threatening to derail the growth of the consumer goods and retail sector. Yet, the sector has continued to grow throughout ...READ MORE
Peru is the sixth largest economy in South America in terms of nominal GDP, as well as an emergingconsumer market with a population of over 31.5mn people as of December 2016. During 2011–2016, thetrade sector performed well with gross value ...READ MORE
Total sales in the consumer goods and retail sector in Malaysia have been growing healthily at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2016 according to statistics from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM). Malaysia has low unemployment rates and ...READ MORE
Argentina is the second-largest economy in South America after Brazil in terms of nominal GDP. It is an important consumer market with a population of over 43.6mn people, as of December 2016. During the period 2011–2016, the trade sector ...READ MORE
Poland's retail sector is well-developed and has provided a good springboard not only for its representatives, but also for the economy as a whole, as it cushioned the slowdowns in the last two economic cycles. The sector employs around 18% of the ...READ MORE