One-stop shopping – maconda advises on the German department store industry

maconda news July 2015

Once again, maconda’s retail expertise was in demand for analyzing the German department store industry. The Cologne-based consulting firm has already delved into the colorful world of department stores on several occasions as part of strategy projects and commercial due diligence assessments. This time, the focus lay on evaluating the future prospects of this retail model in Germany as preparation fmaconor a possible transaction.

maconda conducts a market and company analysis in the German department store industry

maconda’s analysis included the competitive landscape of German department stores and their broad range of products. The maconda consultants segmented the market based on the various product types and special product ranges being sold. In the relevant segments, primarily clothing and shoes, watches and jewelry, toiletries and cosmetics, the strongest competitors were assessed and compared and the degree of competition determined.

We also made use of our expertise in extensive branch store and location analyses when studying the performance of the branch stores of a major department store chain. Our examination included the analysis of success drivers and an assessment of the potential for growth, especially when considering the increasing importance of e-commerce.

maconda further used its extensive retail expertise for assessing various types of store concepts implemented on the sales floor. The team examined the benefits and drawbacks of shop-in-shops and concession stores from the viewpoint of a department store owner, particularly regarding stock control risks, workforce issues and business planning.

It goes without saying that we would also be happy to assist you as an experienced and reliable partner. We are experts in retail, consumer goods as well as other areas, for which we have dedicated competence centers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require our expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

About maconda

maconda carried out over 450 consulting and implementation projects. In addition, more than 120 commercial due diligences have been conducted, mainly for private equity investors and usually in the range of € 20-500 million enterprise value.

Our focus industries: consumer goods | food | retail and wholesale | e-commerce | services | business process outsourcing | clothing & textiles | healthcare | software & IT | technical industrial goods | industry 4.0 | plant engineering and technical goods | construction materials | packaging

Our core topics: strategy consulting | corporate restructuring | commercial transaction services. These include comprehensive target screenings, systematic preparations for company sales (exit readiness) and commercial due diligence assessments (also for sellers).

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