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UK Retail Rankings - April 2015

"Retail is changing faster than ever. In food retailing the 60 year trend to ever larger stores has come to an abrupt halt, throwing into doubt the investment strategies of all the market leaders and forcing some very painful re-assessment of long term strategies.  Non-food retailers are adjusting to the fact that online is just the opposite side of the coin to in-store retailing and that this brings with it new opportunities. The development of click and collect is bringing people back to the high street. Out-of-town retailing is more uncertain. The trend towards "urbanisation" - younger people choosing to live closer in to the city and not owning or even being able to drive a car - is leading to major changes in their shopping habits and falling demand for the out-of-town superstores. The 2015 Retail Rankings throws more light on these trends."

- Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research

This report cover the following issues:

  • Who are the winners and losers in each retail sector?
  • For all the publicity, who is really threatening the market leaders?
  • Who are the promising smaller companies who could be the leaders of the future?

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Table of contents

  1. Technical Notes

    • Changes to the UK Retail Rankings
      • Qualifications
        • Figure 1: Small and medium company exemptions, companies act 2006
      • Sales areas
        • Classifications
          • Classifications – Non-store
            • Rankings
              • Data
                • Classifications and market shares
                  • Figure 2: Sector codes used in this report
              • Retailing in the UK 2015

                  • Consumers and 2015
                    • Figure 3: How consumers feel about their finances, 2009-15
                  • Uncertainties
                    • Spending plans
                      • Figure 4: What people plan to spend money on in the next 3 months, Jun 2012, Mar 2015
                      • Figure 5: What people spend money left over on, Mar 2015
                    • 2014
                        • Figure 6: Major retail sectors, performance in 2014
                      • 2015 and beyond – Retailing is changing
                        • Food retailing
                          • Online
                            • Growing concentration
                              • Figure 7: Leading retailers share of all retail sales, 2011/12-2013/14
                              • Figure 8: UK Top 10 retailers, 2009/10-2013/14
                            • The UK’s biggest retailers 2013/14
                              • Figure 9: UK Top 25 retailers, by outlets, 2013/14
                              • Figure 10: UK top 25 retailers, by sales area, 2013/14
                          • Mergers and Acquisitions

                              • Key M&A activity
                                • The rise of the discounters
                                  • Other sectors driving growth
                                    • Brand extensions
                                      • Figure 11: Mergers and acquisitions, 2014 and 2015
                                  • Administrations

                                      • Administrations, 2014-Q1 2015
                                      • Books, News and Stationery Retailers

                                        • Sector introduction
                                          • Sector highlights
                                            • Figure 12: Booksellers and stationers as % of all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                            • Figure 13: Books, news and stationery retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                          • What we’ve seen
                                          • Carpet Retailers

                                            • Sector introduction
                                              • Sector highlights
                                                • Figure 14: Carpet retailers as % all retail sales, 2005-14
                                                • Figure 15: Carpet retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                              • What we’ve seen
                                              • Charities

                                                • Sector introduction
                                                  • Sector highlights
                                                    • What we’ve seen
                                                    • Clothing Retailers

                                                      • Sector introduction
                                                        • Sector highlights
                                                          • Figure 16: Spending on clothing products as % all retailer sales (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                          • Figure 17: Clothing retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                        • What we’ve seen
                                                        • Computers and Telecom Retailers

                                                          • Sector introduction
                                                            • Sector highlights
                                                              • Figure 18: Computers and telecoms retailers as % all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                                              • Figure 19: Computers and telecoms retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                            • What we’ve seen
                                                            • DIY Retailers

                                                              • Sector introduction
                                                                • Sector highlights
                                                                  • Figure 20: DIY retailers as % all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                                                  • Figure 21: DIY retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                • What we’ve seen
                                                                • Electrical Retailers

                                                                  • Sector introduction
                                                                    • Sector highlights
                                                                      • Figure 22: Electrical retailers as % of all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                                                      • Figure 23: Electricals retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                    • What we’ve seen
                                                                    • Food Retailers

                                                                      • Sector introduction
                                                                        • Sector highlights
                                                                          • Figure 24: Grocers as a percentage of all retail sales, 2005-14
                                                                        • Why?
                                                                          • Market shares
                                                                            • Figure 25: Major superstores share of all food retailers sales, 2013/14
                                                                            • Figure 26: Convenience retailers: Share of all C-store sales, 2013/14
                                                                          • Sales densities
                                                                            • Figure 27: Leading retailers: Estimated sales density, by product, 2013/14
                                                                          • What we’ve seen
                                                                          • Footwear Retailers

                                                                            • Sector introduction
                                                                              • Sector highlights
                                                                                • Figure 28: Spending on footwear products as % all retailer sales (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                • Figure 29: Footwear retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                              • What we’ve seen
                                                                              • Furniture Retailers

                                                                                • Sector introduction
                                                                                  • Sector highlights
                                                                                    • Figure 30: Spending on furniture products as % all retailer sales (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                    • Figure 31: Furniture retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                  • What we’ve seen
                                                                                  • Garden Retailers

                                                                                    • Sector introduction
                                                                                      • Sector highlights
                                                                                        • Figure 32: Spending on gardening products as % all retailer sales (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                        • Figure 33: Garden goods retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                      • What we’ve seen
                                                                                      • Health and Beauty

                                                                                        • Sector introduction
                                                                                          • Sector highlights
                                                                                            • Figure 34: Health and beauty retailers as % all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                                                                            • Figure 35: Health and beauty retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                          • What we’ve seen
                                                                                          • Home Shopping Retailers

                                                                                            • Sector introduction
                                                                                              • Sector highlights
                                                                                                • Figure 36: Spending with mail order and pureplay retailers (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                                • Figure 37: Home shopping retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                              • What we’ve seen
                                                                                              • Homeware Retailers

                                                                                                • Sector introduction
                                                                                                  • Sector highlights
                                                                                                    • Figure 38: Spending on household textiles as % of all retailers sales (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                                  • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                  • Jewellery Retailers

                                                                                                    • Sector introduction
                                                                                                      • Sector highlights
                                                                                                        • Figure 39: Spending on jewellery as % all retailer sales (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                                        • Figure 40: Jewellery retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                      • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                      • Miscellaneous Specialist Retailers

                                                                                                        • Sector introduction
                                                                                                          • Sector highlights
                                                                                                            • Figure 41: Miscellaneous specialists as % all retailers sales, 2005-14
                                                                                                            • Figure 42: Miscellaneous specialist retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                          • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                          • Mixed Goods Retailers

                                                                                                            • Sector introduction
                                                                                                              • Sector highlights
                                                                                                                • Figure 43: Mixed goods retailers incl. department stores as % all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                                                                                                • Figure 44: Mixed goods retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                              • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                              • Opticians

                                                                                                                • Sector introduction
                                                                                                                  • Sector highlights
                                                                                                                      • Figure 45: Opticians: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                                    • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                                    • Recreation Retailers

                                                                                                                      • Sector introduction
                                                                                                                        • Sector highlights
                                                                                                                          • Figure 46: Spending on games, toys and hobbies and sports equipment (inc. VAT), 2005-14
                                                                                                                          • Figure 47: Recreation retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                                          • Figure 48: Sports goods retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                                        • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                                        • Specialist Food Retailers

                                                                                                                          • Sector introduction
                                                                                                                            • Sector highlights
                                                                                                                              • Figure 49: Specialist food retailers as % all retailer sales, 2005-14
                                                                                                                              • Figure 50: Off-licences and tobacconists as % all retailers sales, 2005-14
                                                                                                                              • Figure 51: Specialist food retailers: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                                              • Figure 52: Off licences: Market shares, 2013/14
                                                                                                                            • What we’ve seen

                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                            UK Retail Rankings - April 2015

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