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The study in brief!

638 067

Establishments (head offices and secondary establishments) referenced.

930 436

employees work in the Distribution sector.

2 701

insolvencies recorded over a sliding 12-month period, down 24.2% on the previous year.

5 903

jobs threatened by business failures.

Today's consumption patterns have evolved, calling into question the model on which mass retailing was built. The quality of a product, its origin, its composition have become essential, as well as the impact on health and the environment.

- Max Jammot, Head of the economic department at Ellipshere

Max Jammot

Food retailing is doing well

At the end of September, sales in supermarkets increased by +2.2%. Hypermarkets sales decreased by -0.6%, in a context of refocusing purchases on basic necessities and a savings reflex of consumers.

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Three main activities with unequal weight

There is the non-food distribution, which represents 83% of the companies for 27.6% of the employees and 27% of the cumulated turnover of the sector. Mass retailing, which accounts for 2.2% of companies, 59.5% of employees and 48% of sales.


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