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Retail Market Research

Mintel's retail market research reports keep you in the shop window of one of the world's fastest-moving consumer industries. From beauty to electricals, department stores to e-tail, our research and analysis gives you detailed data on every market segment and unrivalled insights into the consumer shopping habits of today and tomorrow. It's all the retail therapy you'll ever need.

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  1. Health Food Retailing - UK - March 2020

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2020
    • UK

    The market for health foods continues to grow on the back of the rising trend for health and wellbeing but consumers remain sceptical of the potential benefits of the products. While there are opportunities for specialist retailers to remain relevant, online retailers and ...

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  2. Optical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2020

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2020
    • UK

    “This is a highly concentrated sector, dominated by three major retail brands. Specsavers has been mopping up independent retailers and has now reached 900 UK outlets, raising the question of how much more growth is realistic for this highly successful business. Vision Express ...

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  3. Optical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2019
    • UK

    “The takeover of Tesco Opticians by Vision Express at the end of 2017 marks a major change, injecting a ‘big 3’ opticians’ brand into more than 200 supermarket sites. In 2019 Asda’s own opticians’ operation is likely to gain from the proposed merger of Asda with Sainsbury’s ...

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  4. Health Food Retailing - UK - March 2018

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2018
    • UK

    “The health food specialists have capitalised on the health and wellbeing trend but it hasn’t been easy as supermarkets and online players have increasingly muscled in on the market. The most important factor for specialists is trust, both as a way to combat the threat of the ...

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  5. Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - October 2017

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2017
    • UK

    “Consumers’ spending power is being hit by the squeeze on incomes as inflation continues to outpace average wage rises. In four of the last five months, people have been more likely to feel worse off compared to a year ago than to say that their finances have improved. This is ...

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  6. British Lifestyles: Growing Tired of Austerity - UK - April 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2016
    • UK

    "Britain’s economy growth has outstripped other major economies, employment is high (and unemployment is low) and wages have been rising above inflation. Yet, consumer sentiment has been slow to respond. Perhaps we will need to see a more sustained period of growth in earnings ...

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  7. Optical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2016
    • UK

    “Concentration of the retail sector has continued. The big three opticians, Specsavers, Boots and Vision Express, have all gained market share, thanks to the expansion of their chains. Attention grabbing deals remain the cornerstone of promotional strategy, but we are seeing ...

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  8. Mobile Phone and Tablet Apps - UK - October 2015

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2015
    • UK

    "The lion's share of app revenue in the UK market comes from free apps with either in-app purchases or in-app advertising. The abundance of free apps in these different forms means that paid apps account for a relatively small proportion of the market value-wise and many will ...

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  9. British Lifestyles 2015: At the Intersection of Tradition and Globalisation - UK - April 2015

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2015
    • UK

    “Having basked in the glory of the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Brand Britain now needs to figure out how to capitalise on opportunities provided by the increased pace of globalisation and also address the unique challenges open markets present.

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  10. Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - October 2014

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2014
    • UK

    “The revival in confidence has stalled. Although the economy is picking up speed, the population as a whole isn’t feeling the benefit of the recovery. People are as likely to say that they feel worse off than they did a year ago as they are to say that their finances have ...

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