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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Department Store Retailing - UK - May 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • May 2013
    • UK

    "Three fifths of shoppers enjoy looking around a department store, even if they are not planning to make a purchase. There is potential for retailers to use the latest technology to capitalise on dwell time and persuade consumers to buy using techniques such as personalised ...

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  4. Beauty Retailing - UK - January 2013

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2013
    • UK

    “As affordable quick fix beauty treatments have become more established in the UK, we’ve seen greater spontaneity from consumers, a shift in channels to market and an opening up of the mass market.”

    – Hilary Monk, Senior Retail Analyst

    Some questions answered in this report ...

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  5. Department Store Retailing - UK - March 2012

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2012
    • UK

    “As mobile devices become the key connecting point for cross-channel they will have a major impact on how companies communicate with their customers and how they foster loyalty, but they could become the perfect conduit for delivering more potent messages about the advantages of ‘

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  6. Beauty Retailing - UK - January 2012

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2012
    • UK

    “Gaining a competitive edge through the wealth of customer data derived from a loyalty scheme is easier said than done. Moreover retailers must then deliver relevant and useful incentives to shoppers if they are to succeed in generating those all-important repeat purchases. ...

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  7. Department Store Retailing - UK - March 2011

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2011
    • UK

    The department store sector is mature and has consolidated significantly in the last decade as the weakest players failed to compete effectively in today’s marketplace. Mintel estimates that sector sales (based on statutory revenues) were worth £13.7 billion incl. VAT in 2010.

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  8. Beauty Retailing - UK - January 2011

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2011
    • UK

    Beauty retailing is an innovative and dynamic market. But its structure is very different to a number of large non-food categories such as clothing, electricals and DIY where specialist retailers dominate. In beauty retailing non-specialists play a particularly important role ...

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  9. Beauty Retailing - UK - January 2010

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2010
    • UK

    Promotions and special offers resonated with very large numbers of shoppers, equivalent to 22 million adults – 2009 was the year of the ‘deal-conscious shopper’. Retailers have responded to changing consumer needs during the recession by increasing their promotional activity, ...

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  10. Department Store Retailing - UK - January 2009

    • Consumer Report
    • January 2009
    • UK

    Consolidation has been a feature of the department store sector in the last ten years, both in terms of operator numbers and the range of goods sold.

    The prolonged consumer boom, a more aspirational shopper and the growing popularity of designer and other premium brands, played ...

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