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Clothing Retailing - Ireland - August 2013

“The Irish clothing retailing industry has had its fair share of tribulations throughout the downturn, however with the economy showing slow signs of recovery and given the region’s potential for online retailing, there is a more positive outlook ahead for the clothing retailing industry in Ireland.”

– Martin McCloskey, Research Analyst

Some questions answered in this report include:

  • What do Irish consumers consider important when purchasing clothes?
  • Who are the key players and innovations in the clothing retail market?
  • What impact has the current economic climate had on the Irish clothing retail market?
  • What is the aging population’s effect on the Irish clothing retail market?
  • What is the impact of increasing obesity levels on the clothing market?

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

      • Key themes of the report
        • Definition
          • Data sources
            • Abbreviations
            • Executive Summary

                • The market
                  • Forecast
                    • Figure 1: Estimated market value of Irish clothing retailing market, IoI, RoI and NI, 2008-18
                  • Market factors
                    • Internet plays a key role in returning to market growth
                      • Figure 2: Estimated value of online spending, IoI, NI and RoI, 2012-18
                    • Consumer prices rising, disposable incomes falling
                      • Obesity is an issue in the clothing retail market
                        • Figure 3: Percentage of population aged 15+ considered overweight or obese, top ten countries globally, 2012
                      • Elderly consumers will be a key demographic
                        • Companies, brands and innovations
                          • The consumer
                            • Primark/Penneys is the most popular retailer among Irish consumers
                              • Figure 4: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI and RoI, July 2013
                            • Irish consumers slow in the uptake of online shopping
                              • Figure 5: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI and RoI, July 2013
                            • Economic downturn sees consumers buying less clothing
                              • Figure 6: Agreement with statements relating to clothing, by demographics, NI and RoI, July 2013
                            • What we think
                            • Issues in the Market

                              • What do Irish consumers consider important when purchasing clothes?
                                • Who are the key players and innovations in the clothing retail market?
                                  • What impact has the current economic climate had on the Irish clothing retail market?
                                    • What is the aging population’s effect on the Irish clothing retail market?
                                      • What is the impact of increasing obesity levels on the clothing market?
                                      • Trend Application

                                          • Survival Skills
                                            • The Big Issue
                                              • Mintel Futures: Old Gold
                                              • Market Overview

                                                • Key points
                                                  • Elderly consumers key to sustainability in the long run
                                                    • Figure 7: NI population, by age, 2010-56
                                                  • Mature consumer market growing in RoI also
                                                    • Figure 8: RoI population, by age, 2006-41
                                                  • Planning for the future
                                                    • The growth of online retailing
                                                      • Figure 9: Proportion of internet users shopping online, NI, RoI and UK, 2012 and 2013
                                                      • Figure 10: Estimated value of online spending, IoI, NI and RoI, 2012-18
                                                    • Smartphone and tablet ownership a major contributor to online growth
                                                      • Rising consumer prices in RoI
                                                        • Figure 11: Consumer price index, year-on-year percentage change RoI, 2007-13*
                                                      • NI in a similar situation
                                                        • Figure 12: Consumer Price Index, UK (incl. NI), year-on-year percentage change, January 2007-June 2013*
                                                      • Ireland’s expanding waistline
                                                        • Figure 13: Percentage of RoI population reported as being overweight, 1996-2012
                                                        • Figure 14: Percentage of population aged 15+ considered overweight or obese, top ten countries globally, 2012
                                                      • Childhood obesity and clothing
                                                      • Strengths and Weaknesses

                                                        • Strengths
                                                          • Weaknesses
                                                          • Market Size and Forecast

                                                            • Key points
                                                              • Irish clothing market set to stabilise in the near future
                                                                • Figure 15: Estimated market value of Irish clothing retailing market, IoI, RoI and NI, 2008-18
                                                              • Market set to see further decline, albeit at a slower pace
                                                                • RoI consumers spending less on clothing year on year
                                                                  • Figure 16: Annual percentage change in consumption of personal income at current market prices, RoI, 2007-12
                                                                • Tax on RoI incomes negatively affecting clothing spend
                                                                  • NI spend on clothing increasing
                                                                    • Figure 17: Household expenditure on selected commodities and services as a percentage of total expenditure, NI, 2006-11
                                                                  • Potential for Ireland’s growing online presence to further support industry sales
                                                                    • Lack of RoI postcodes a significant barrier for online retailing growth
                                                                    • Companies and Innovations

                                                                      • Examples of innovation
                                                                        • QR code system streamlining the shopping experience
                                                                          • Fermented fashion
                                                                            • No more stitching
                                                                              • Company profiles
                                                                                • Arcadia Group
                                                                                  • Asda
                                                                                    • ASOS
                                                                                      • Benetton Group
                                                                                        • Debenhams
                                                                                          • Dunnes Stores
                                                                                            • H&M
                                                                                              • Inditex Group
                                                                                                • M&S
                                                                                                  • Next
                                                                                                    • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                      • Tesco
                                                                                                      • The Consumer – Usage of Clothing Retailers

                                                                                                        • Key points
                                                                                                          • Value appeals most to Irish consumers when choosing where to shop for clothing
                                                                                                            • Figure 18: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                          • Younger consumers and women prefer Primark
                                                                                                              • Figure 19: Consumers that have shopped in Primark/Penneys for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                              • Figure 20: Consumers that have shopped in Primark/Penneys for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, by presence of children in household, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                            • The war of the low-cost clothing retailers
                                                                                                              • Figure 21: Consumers that have shopped in Tesco or Asda for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, by gender, location and social class, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                            • Parents most likely to visit sports shops
                                                                                                                • Figure 22: Consumers that have shopped at a sports shop for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, by gender and children present in household, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                              • Independent fashion retailers failing to appeal
                                                                                                                  • Figure 23: Consumers that have shopped at an independent fashion shop for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, by gender and social class, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                • Many consumers do not shop online for clothing
                                                                                                                  • Figure 24: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                • Employed consumers more in touch with internet specialists
                                                                                                                  • Figure 25: Consumers who have shopped for clothes through an internet specialist in the last 12 months, by work status and daily internet usage, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                • Next is next most popular online store
                                                                                                                    • Figure 26: Consumers who have shopped for clothes through Next in the last 12 months, online, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                • The Consumer – Attitudes towards Clothing Retailing

                                                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                                                    • Economic downturn puts pressure on clothing expenditure
                                                                                                                      • Figure 27: Agreement with statements relating to clothing, by demographics, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                      • Figure 28: Agreement with the statement: ‘The economic downturn has seen me buy less clothing in the last 12 months’, by gender and work status, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                    • Rough economy causing consumers to wait for seasonal sales
                                                                                                                        • Figure 29: Agreement with the statement: ‘I usually wait for seasonal sales before buying clothes’, by gender and social class, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                      • Women and younger NI consumers buying seasonal ranges
                                                                                                                        • Figure 30: Agreement with the statement: ‘I often buy new clothing when the new seasons range comes in’, by gender and age, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                      • A third of Irish consumers choose practicality over fashion
                                                                                                                        • Figure 31: Agreement with the statement: ‘When I buy clothes I prefer practicality over fashion’, by gender, age and location, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                      • Price trumps appearance for many Irish consumers
                                                                                                                        • Figure 32: Agreement with the statement: ‘I worry more about price than appearance when buying clothes’, by social class, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                      • Men and older consumers less concerned about their appearance
                                                                                                                          • Figure 33: Agreement with the statement: ‘I tend not to worry about my appearance’, by gender and age, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                        • High street and shopping centres remain popular despite online growth
                                                                                                                            • Figure 34: Agreement with the statement: ‘I often visit the high street/shopping centre to browse new clothing, by gender and work status, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                          • One in five claim adverse weather hasn’t changed their shopping habits
                                                                                                                            • Figure 35: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, NI and RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                        • Appendix

                                                                                                                          • NI Toluna data
                                                                                                                            • Figure 36: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI, July 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 37: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 38: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 39: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 40: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 41: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI, July 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 42: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 43: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 44: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 45: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 46: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, online, NI, July 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 47: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, online, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 48: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, online, NI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                          • RoI Toluna data
                                                                                                                            • Figure 49: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 50: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 51: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 52: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 53: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, in-store, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 54: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 55: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 56: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 57: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 58: Retailers shopped in for clothes in the last 12 months, online, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 59: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, online, RoI, July 2013
                                                                                                                            • Figure 60: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, online, RoI, July 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                            • Figure 61: Agreement with statements relating to buying clothes, online, RoI, July 2013 (continued)

                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                        Clothing Retailing - Ireland - August 2013

                                                                                                                        £1,095.00 (Excl.Tax)