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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. Online Retailing: Delivery, Collection and Returns - UK - October 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • October 2019
    • UK

    “Customers are increasingly making purchasing choices based on how, when and where they will receive orders made online. Therefore how retailers fulfil orders, and process returns, must be viewed as not simply something that happens ‘after the sale’ but as important to the ...

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  2. 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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  3. Fashion & Sustainability - UK - August 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • August 2019
    • UK

    “Press headlines and TV documentaries have helped to raise consumer awareness regarding how harmful certain shopping habits can be to the environment. Consumers want to see fashion retailers doing more to help them shop more ethically and sustainably. However, with so many ...

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  4. 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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  5. Furniture Retailing - UK - July 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • July 2019
    • UK

    “The furniture market remains robust, as resilient consumer confidence, the return of real wage growth and a rise in new households maintained spending even as housing transactions cooled for a second year. The industry is dominated by furniture specialists but stores are ...

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  6. Womenswear - UK - May 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • May 2019
    • UK

    “Growth in the UK womenswear market has remained robust, with demand being driven by new trends coming through as women become tired of long-standing favourites like the skinny jean. Retailers are recognising that ranges like petite and plus-size are no longer a niche concern, ...

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  7. DIY Retailing - UK - May 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • May 2019
    • UK

    “While spending on DIY continues to grow, the big-box retailers continue to decline as they struggle to deal with societal changes that are changing the way people buy home improvement products. Far more people now live in private rented accommodation while 36% of all ...

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  8. 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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  9. Major Domestic Appliances - UK - April 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2019
    • UK

    “The majority of major domestic appliance purchases are triggered by replacing a broken or faulty appliance and this part of the market is fundamentally resilient. But more discretionary purchases such as those following house moves, refurbishing a kitchen or upgrading to the ...

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  10. Menswear - UK - March 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2019
    • UK

    “After a sustained period of strong growth, the UK menswear market is slowing and the outlook is more challenging, particularly as competition has continued to rise. To succeed, retailers need to have a clear understanding of their menswear customer and be able to offer them a ...

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