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Research and Markets: With the US Officially in Recession, We Offer an Essential Report on US Discount Retailing.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Snapshots US Discount Retailing 2008" report to their offering.

Snapdatas Snapshots US Discount Retailing 2008 provides 2007 year-end market size data, with 2008 estimates, 5 years of historical data and five-year forecasts. The Snapshots report gives an instant overview of the US discount retailing market and covers discount department stores and other discount retailers. Market value is based on retail sales of primarily grocery products (food, drinks, cosmetics and toiletries) through discount outlets and others. The data is supplied in both graphical and tabular format for ease of interpretation and analysis. The Snapshots US Discount Retailing 2008 forms part of Snapdatas Retail industry coverage.

Executive Summary

The Executive Summary within a Snapshots report outlines the main findings of the report (market size, market shares and market forecasts)

Market size

Market size is the measure of the total value or volume of a particular product sold in a particular length of time. In our case it is the total amount of the market covered by a title in the last whole year, for example, in UK Beer 2005, all the beer consumed in the UK in 2004. The aim of the report is to tell how much of the product was consumed in the country discussed by value and by volume.

Market Segmentation

Market Segmentation is a segmentation of the market by key product categories, ideally by value and volume. For example: the yoghurt market can be segmented into: drinking yoghurt, flavoured yoghurt and natural yoghurt.

Market Share

Market Share is the share of each competitor in the market place and can be expressed in value or volume terms.

Market Share by Volume - each competitor's share of the total Market Volume

Market Share by Value - each competitor's share of the total Market Value


This measure of the market relates to the different distribution channels to market for each product. The distribution can include the following channels

Consumer Goods example:

* Supermarket

* Hypermarket

* Discount Store

* Corner shop

* Internet

* Etc

Socio-Economic data

The key socio-economic indicators in each report will be:

* Size of population

* GDP - Gross Domestic Product

* Inflation rate

* Exchange rate


All market forecasts are based on statistical forecasting techniques based on historic performance (linear extrapolation of the market size, based on the five-year historical growth). These statistical tools are supplemented with qualitative parameters such as: industry expectation/opinion. Socio-economic drivers, new product development, technological advances, expected levels of market saturation etc.

Key Topics Covered:

* Snapshots Executive Summary

* Category Definitions

* Market Size by Value (2003-2007)

* Market Segmentation by Value

* Market Shares by Value

* Company Websites (Main Players)

* Market Forecast by Value (2008-2012)

* Socio-Economic Data for US

* Snapshots Sources for Further Research

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Date:Dec 11, 2008
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