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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. Seasonal Shopping (Spring/Summer) - UK - October 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2019
    • UK

    “Despite tough comparative figures, consumer spending on the spring/summer events continued to increase in 2019 driven largely by gift purchases for Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day. The need for more personalised gifts continues to drive the gifting market for the ...

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  2. UK Retail Briefing - October 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2019
    • UK

    This month's UK Retail briefing includes:

    • An Analyst comment - Christmas 2019 predictions
    • An overview of the latest UK Retail sales
    • Sector Focus - Online retailing
    • Highlights of the latest UK Retail trend observations
    • Monthly UK retail news headlines and analysis
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  3. Department Stores - UK - July 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2019
    • UK

    “As the UK’s leading department stores continue to struggle, there is a question as to whether the concept of a department store is still relevant. A broad range of goods was once what made these retailers stand out but online retailers can now offer an unparalleled amount of ...

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  4. Seasonal Shopping (Autumn/Winter) - UK - April 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2019
    • UK

    “The recent performance of seasonal retail sales illustrates how susceptible these events are to macroeconomic changes. Following strong growth in consumer spending throughout 2018, with Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Bonfire Night all witnessing a significant uplift in ...

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  5. Christmas Gift Buying - UK - February 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2019
    • UK

    “It was not a great Christmas, but it was not the disaster that some early reports suggested either. Demand slowed in the final quarter and some sales were pulled forward to November by early discounting. It’s an immensely challenging time for retailers, but whether they trade ...

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  6. Department Stores - UK - April 2018

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2018
    • UK

    “The UK department store sector remains challenging, with a number of the leading players struggling to carve out their niche in a crowded retail market. Innovation has been centred on creating a compelling in-store environment and whilst this is important, research suggests ...

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  7. Department Stores - UK - April 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2016
    • UK

    “Department stores have reinvented themselves. They have become destination stores for younger customers offering aspirational brands, complemented by great own brands. The best department stores recognise that a store is much more than somewhere to just buy products, it should ...

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  8. Beauty Retailing - UK - January 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2016
    • UK

    “Spending on beauty and personal care contracted marginally in 2015.  The market remains very price sensitive and discount retailers’ customer numbers grew significantly. Even buyers of prestige brands are price conscious. The market will recover in 2016 but premium retailers ...

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  9. Beauty Online - UK - January 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2016
    • UK

    “The continued use of technology has resulted in 2015 being an innovative year for beauty brands online, with apps and social media initiatives expanding audiences. The importance of video content in the beauty market keeps consumer engagement; tutorials have become invaluable ...

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  10. Beauty Online - UK - December 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2013
    • UK

    “The money saving appeal and convenience of shopping online has resulted in consumers becoming increasingly comfortable on e-commerce platforms. Engaging with consumers and encouraging online shoppers to browse can help the online experience become more appealing than in-store.”

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