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Retail Sector Market Research

Mintel’s retail sector market research reports provide a comprehensive and extensive overview of the marketplace including information on the retail sector market size and retail sector market share.


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  1. Gifting - US - June 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • June 2019
    • US

    "How consumers shop for gifts, what they give and occasions for giving is evolving. Birthdays and the winter holidays remain the most popular gifting occasions. However, self-gifting throughout the year, and the growing popularity of nontraditional gifting occasions (eg ...

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  2. Travel Agents - UK - December 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2016
    • UK

    “The main selling point in a world of increasing automation will become human expertise (or innovative combinations of the technological and the human). For travel shops this is likely to mean increasing specialisation of knowledge and personalisation of product in order to ...

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  3. Baby Durables - US - April 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2016
    • US

    Total retail sales of baby durables totaled $9.3 billion at current prices in 2015, up 2.5% versus 2014. This growth is forecasted to continue at an average rate of just under 1% annually through 2020 when sales should reach $9.8 billion. Elevated consumer confidence levels as ...

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  4. Baby Durables - US - April 2015

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2015
    • US

    “There are many opportunities for retailers serving the baby durables market to improve customer service. In a category like this where strong emotions can come into play, a human touch can go a long way.”

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  5. Travel Agents - UK - December 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2013
    • UK

    “As the advent of concept stores shifts the role of stores towards offering an inviting experience rather than just facilitating transactions, travel agents need to avoid declaring a given store a success or failure based on in-store sales. The maintenance of a loss-making, but ...

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  6. Betting Shops - UK - February 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2013
    • UK

    “The upcoming point-of-consumption tax could provide relief for those with a strong mix of shop versus online business, but in the long term may restrict opportunities for further advertising and exclusive offers that would no doubt hit the industry as a whole.The year 2012 ...

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  7. Travel Agents - UK - December 2012

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2012
    • UK

    “The high street travel agent industry has been buoyed by the misconception that they offer a greater level of consumer protection than online channels, with consumers confusing ABTA membership with ATOL certification. With this myth dispelled, the decline in usage of high ...

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  8. Car Retailing - UK - July 2012

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2012
    • UK

    “The much-expected recovery of the new car market following the recent recession has failed to materialise. Cautious consumers have in many cases opted to delay the purchase of a vehicle or buy used. For manufacturers and dealers, the result is ever more intense pressure to ...

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  9. Toy Retailing - UK - December 2010

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2010
    • UK

    The toys and games market experienced a tough couple of years in 2008 and 2009, with value sales depressed by fierce retail price inflation among leading players in the market. With the UK economy heading into recession in late 2008, there was already widespread discounting ...

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  10. Travel Agents - UK - December 2010

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2010
    • UK

    The recession has brought mixed fortunes for travel agents in the UK. On the one hand, as the demand for protection on holiday has grown (spurred by high-profile holiday company failures and spring 2010’s ash cloud airspace shutdown), bookings have actually increased somewhat ...

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