UK Retail Forecasts & Sector Summaries to 2014
Verdict Research: UK Retail Forecasts & Sector Summaries to 2014 provides comprehensive data on the performance of the UK retail sector and individual sub-sectors, over the next five years to 2014. It forecasts annual market size, growth rates and drivers, and explains the key trends and issues that retailers face as the UK economy recovers from the recession.Features and benefits
- Produce effective forecast strategies armed with this comprehensive overview of the retail sector's annual performance to 2014
- Ensure investment is targeted at the most productive areas by knowing which sectors will produce the strongest and weakest growth by 2014
- Develop profitable growth strategies for your business using the analysis of physical and online performance and space productivityHighlights
Following the unprecedented decline in retail spend in 2009, there is a return to growth, but this is restrained and the average annual growth rate over 2009–2014 will only be 2.4%. Taking into account that this includes the return of inflation this makes it a challenging outlook for retailers with very little growth in volume.Online spending will grow at nearly five times the rate of overall retail spending – averaging 11.9% and increasing by £15.0bn. Meanwhile retail space will decline by 11.3 million sq ft. The removal of underperforming space will see retail sales densities in specialists improve by 12.0%.Non-food is set to grow by £13.5bn, far less than food, and performance will vary by sector. Clothing & footwear and health & beauty will outperform, but home-related markets will be held back by a stagnant housing market and consumers not wanting to spend on big ticket items.Your key questions answered
- What are the growth prospects for retail over the next five years and what are the drivers and inhibitors?
- Which sectors will produce the strongest and weakest growth, and why?
- What impact will online have on physical stores' sales and productivity?
- What share of sales will online account for by 2014 in each sector?
Table of contents
1: Executive Summary
2: Sector summaries
2.1: Books, news & stationery
2.2: Clothing & footwear
2.3: DIY & gardening
2.5: Food & grocery
2.6: Furniture & floorcoverings
2.7: Health & beauty
2.9: Music & video
3: Retail expenditure data
4: Specialists analysis
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