France Food & Drink Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food & drink industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index, Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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France Food & Drink Report
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BMI View: While our consumer outlook for France has improved, the food and drink industry will experience only modest growth over the next five years due to high sector maturity and weak private consumption growth. Demand for convenience and rising health awareness will continue to have a long-term impact on the industry.

Food & Drink Spending
(2013-2020)
f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, national statistics

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Our outlook for France has improved in recent quarters, which will translate into an improving outlook for the food and drink industry, although we caution that sales growth will remain modest. France has one of the most developed food and drink industries in the world, which limits room for growth.

  • Shifts in consumption patterns will greatly affect the drinks industry over the coming years. Although growing from a high base, mineral waters will continue to outperform as health consciousness remains key in purchasing decisions. In the alcoholic drinks category, consumers will increasingly favour quality over quantity, which will benefit spirits and premium beers.

  • The food retail sector will remain highly competitive, as a number of strong retailers continue to compete for market share. Although we do not expect the discount format to become ubiquitous in France, high investment levels by Aldi and Lidl will continue to put pressure on prices and margins.

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Food & Drink
9
Industry Forecast
11
Consumer Outlook
11
Latest Updates
11
Structural Trends
11
Food
13
Latest Updates
13
Structural Trends
14
Table: Food Sales (France 2013-2020)
15
Drink
17
Latest Updates
17
Structural Trends
18
Table: Non-Alcoholic Drink Sales (France 2013-2020)
19
Mass Grocery Retail
21
Latest Updates
21
Structural Trends
21
Industry Risk/Reward Index
22
Western Europe Risk/Reward Index
22
Table: Western Europe Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Q216
24
France Risk/Reward Index
27
Market Overview
28
Food
28
Drink
31
Mass Grocery Retail
34
Competitive Landscape
36
Table: Key Players In France's Food Sector
36
Table: Key Players In France's Drink Sector
38
Table: Key Players In France's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
40
Company Profile
42
Danone
42
Nestl-
44
Pernod Ricard
46
LVMH Group (Mo-t Hennessy Louis Vuitton)
48
Carrefour
50
Groupe Auchan
52
Groupe Casino
54
Demographic Forecast
57
Table: Population Headline Indicators (France 1990-2025)
58
Table: Key Population Ratios (France 1990-2025)
58
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (France 1990-2025)
59
Table: Population By Age Group (France 1990-2025)
59
Table: Population By Age Group % (France 1990-2025)
60
Glossary
62
Food & Drink
62
Mass Grocery Retail
62
Methodology
64
Industry Forecast Methodology
64
Sector-Specific Methodology
65
Sources
65
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
66
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
67
Table: Weighting
68

The France Food & Drink Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's France Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in France.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for France to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the French food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in France through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the mass grocery retail market.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Food Forecasts

BMI’s food chapter is divided into sections such as meat, fish, confectionary, dairy and canned foods, and provides insight into each market’s food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

  • Industry Forecast Scenario: Historical data series and a forecast to end-2019 for growth of key indicators within a market’s food industry. Indicators include food consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.
  • Industry Developments: A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.
  • Market Overview: An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food chapter, the drink section provides insight into each market’s drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into each market’s grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown of the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape

Illustration of the mass grocery retail and food and drink industries via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. This chapter also includes data-rich, in-depth regional analysis of the market position, business strategies and investment potential of the region’s leading mass grocery retail and food and drink operators.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Food & Drink reports draw on an extensive network primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.