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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. 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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  2. Online Grocery Retailing - UK - March 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2019
    • UK

    “Online grocery is still one of the fastest-growing channels of the grocery retail sector, but growth slowed for the third consecutive year in 2018. The number of users is plateauing as retailers struggle to engage new customers onto services that are still predominantly ...

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  3. Specialist Food and Drink Retailers - UK - March 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2019
    • UK

    “Specialists have enjoyed two years of growth, helped by high inflation in 2017 and a return to growth in real wages in 2018. However, growth is forecasted to slow in the coming years and cost and convenience continue to be barriers to usage. Therefore it is important that ...

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  4. Toy Retailing - UK - March 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2019
    • UK

    “The toy retail landscape has seen huge changes over the last year with the loss of Toys R Us. Since its demise many retailers have been fighting to claim their piece of the pie. Given that as many people buy toys online as they do offline, Amazon is one of the retailers that ...

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  5. Electrical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2019
    • UK

    “Spending on electricals was strong in 2018. However increasingly this demand is falling outside of the specialist sector with online-only retailers, notably Amazon, the main benefactors. The short-term future for demand in the sector is uncertain, and we expect growth to slow ...

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  6. Shopping for the Home at Christmas - UK - February 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • February 2019
    • UK

    “It was a challenging Christmas, but household goods retailers bucked the trend and performed well following robust growth throughout the year. Consumers may be worried about 2019, but it’s still important to put on a good Christmas so savvy shopping, cutting back in some areas ...

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  7. 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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  8. Handbags - UK - January 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2019
    • UK

    “Handbags are expected to have performed well in 2018, mainly due to its success within the luxury market. However, things are expected to slow post-Brexit. While younger women continue to be the main handbag buyers, brands and retailers should be thinking of new ways to ...

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  9. Amazon: A Shopper's Perspective - UK - January 2019

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2019
    • UK

    “Amazon is the arch disruptor in a period of evolution for UK retail. The size of the business and its relentless focus on customer-facing innovation has meant it has invested in and led on many trends that have come to define 21st century retail. However, at present, it is not ...

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