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Kitchen furniture distribution in Italy

VII Ed. , 87 pages
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Language: Italian  - Report in Italian language only
Report Code: IT.3
Publisher: CSIL
Copyright: CSIL Milano
Status:available for online purchase and immediate download. English available upon request

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CSIL Report The Kitchen furniture distribution in Italy, now at its seventh edition (previous: 2015, 2012, 2008), aims to:

  • Analyse the qualitative features of the "best" kitchen furniture stores (that sell more than 20 kitchens per year)
  • Analyse the service in the outlets and the trade satisfaction for the top 13 kitchen furniture companies operating in the Italian market
  • Offer a series of benchmarks for the companies in the sector, regarding service, an independent certification of the results achieved, a training tool for the sales force.

 The study focused on the main kitchen furniture brands in our country, with qualitative assessment and trade satisfaction analysis in terms of services, products, prices, promotion (grouped in 17 items) and identification of strengths and weaknesses for each of the 13 brands analysed.

Data were collected through 250 interviews carried out mainly by e-mail, with frequent telephone re-calls, with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire with questions about: structural data characterizing the outlet (outlet size, number of kitchen sold, average price), relationship with suppliers (main brands covered, opinions about these brands for selected items, as an example: frequency/ facility of contacts with the supplier, loyalty to distribution channels, punctuality in delivering…), type of customers and promotions, the presence of retailers on Facebook and Youtube, the type of top used, software, appliances, adherence to new forms of advertising.

Competitive profiles were made for the following 13 companies: Aran, Arredo3, Arrex, Doimo, Ernestomeda, Lube, Modulnova, Poliform Varenna, Scavolini, Snaidero, Stosa, Valcucine, Veneta. To these was added also the category Other brands that includes about fifty other kitchen furniture brands mentioned by the sample interviewed.

The 17 variables considered are: materials to support retailer sales, frequency/ easiness of contact with the supplier, fidelity, delivery times, after-sales technical assistance; prices and margins, range of products and models (kitchen furniture, appliances, accessories), innovation rate, brand awareness and advertising campaigns, promotion skills, support in the planning and the installations of the fittings, quality-price ratio, software availability and support,

The geographical composition of the sample corresponds roughly to the actual national number, with a slight over-representation of Northern Italy (about 60%). Slightly higher in the South, the presence of small retail outlets. A certain correlation is also recorded for the average price of the kitchen and geographical location: higher range in the North, medium-economic in the South.

37% of the kitchen furniture stores are willing to contribute to promotion costs
- The worktop has an average incidence of 14% -15% on the sales price of a kitchen
- The trade satisfaction for Lube is growing strongly
- Scavolini is always in a leading position as brand awareness / advertising campaigns
- Valcucine is the reference company for innovation
- Veneta is one of the companies with which it is easier to relate
- Stosa and Arrex are among the leaders in term of wide offer range

Abstract of Table of Contents

Methodology and basic data
Aim of the research and methodology
The sample interviewed: Breakdown by geographic area, outlet size dedicated to kitchens, number and value of kitchen sold in the last year
Strengths and weaknesses of the brands analyzed: 2008-2018 summary data
General features of the outlet
Kitchen furniture brands analyzed
Total outlet size and display area dedicated to the kitchens
Number of kitchens sold and average price of a kitchen
First kitchen furniture purchase and refurbishment
Kitchen sold with tables and chairs, worktop and built-in appliances provided by the kitchen producer
Success rate of sales negotiations
Planning Software
How is the incidence of the top on the price of the kitchen
Display area dedicated to the kitchen top
Built-in appliances
How is the incidence of the built-in appliances on the price of the kitchen
Display area dedicated to appliances
Suppliers' turnover rate
Percentage of outlets that changed kitchen suppliers in the last two years and related reasons
Customers and promotions
Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook? On Youtube?
Promotions used
Opinions on the features of the kitchen furniture brands
- Sales support material available to the supplier
- Frequency/ facility of contacts with the supplier
- Loyalty to distribution channels
- Punctuality in delivering
- After-sales technical assistance and willingness to satisfy customer's needs
- Graphic software availability
Prices and margins
- Prices; Average unit margin on the products sold
- Wide range of products and models of of kitchens, appliances, Tables & Chairs / Complements
- Innovation
- Brand awareness and advertising campaigns
- Promotions
- Help in the display preparation
Strengths and weaknesses of the single brand
Poliform Varenna
Other brands

Selected companies mentioned:

Aran, Arredo3, Arrex, Doimo, Ernestomeda, Lube, Modulnova, Poliform Varenna, Scavolini, Snaidero, Stosa, Valcucine, Veneta

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