Retailer

Country

Merchant Type

Merchant Category

Growth

Amazon.com Inc.

USA

Web-Only

Mass Merchant

16.82%

Otto Group

Germany

Catalog / Call Center

Apparel / Accessories

7.60%

Tesco Stores

U.K.

Retail Chain

Mass Merchant

23.37%

Staples Inc.

USA

Retail Chain

Office Supplies

8.78%

Groupe Casino

France

Retail Chain

Mass Merchant

86.23%

Apple Inc.

USA

Consumer Brand Manufacturer

Computers / Electronics

52.65%

Shop Direct Group

U.K.

Catalog / Call Center

Mass Merchant

1.19%

Home Retail Group

U.K.

Retail Chain

Housewares

-10.72%

Zalando AG

Germany

Web-Only

Apparel / Accessories

53.22%

John Lewis Plc

U.K.

Retail Chain

Mass Merchant

40.15%

As with the leading retail chains in the U.S., large European retail chains are learning how to leverage their stores and fulfillment centers as they enter new national markets. U.K.-based department store chain Marks & Spencer, ranked No. 17 in the Europe 500, plans to open 20 stand-alone M&S food stores in Paris alone over the next three years, the company announced in an investor’s meeting last month. Western Europe is the retailer's immediate focus but the company also plans to expand into Russia, India, and China to adhere to its plan of growing international sales by 25% through online sales and expanding its franchises and food business.

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EUROPE 500 FACTS
16.9%

Growth rate in 2013 Euro 500 e-commerce sales

41.6%

Market share of Europe 500 for all of 2013 total online sales in Europe

36

The number of countries represented in the 2014 Europe 500

157.8%

2013 growth rate for Portuguese mass merchant e-retailer Continente Online

Key Features

  • Sales Figures2013 web sales of the 500 largest e-retailers in Europe

  • Thorough Analysis201 total metrics per e-retailer: financial, operations, performance & others

  • Comprehensive ScopeArticles highlighting cross-border commerce

  • Industry Contacts856 online retailing executives

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