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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. Convenience Stores - UK - April 2016

    • Consumer Report
    • April 2016
    • UK

    “Consumers are increasingly looking for convenience in all aspects of their grocery buying habits. That is why we have seen a shift to more fluid grocery shopping habits with consumers, particularly younger consumers, shopping on a more when-needed basis. This shift has fuelled ...

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  3. 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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  4. Customer Loyalty and Reward Schemes - UK - December 2015

    • Consumer Report
    • December 2015
    • UK

    “With their everyday low pricing structure the discounters have shown consumers that they don’t need to build up points or jump through hoops to get the lowest prices. Instead, loyalty schemes have become more about adding additional value to a purchase or enhancing a shopping ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. The Retailing of Food and Drink - UK - March 2012

    • Consumer Report
    • March 2012
    • UK

    “The market for food is changing. We are seeing the beginnings of a shift away from the superstores and towards online retailing and convenience stores. That is not to say that the superstores are in trouble, but the days when they swept all before them are now over.”

    – Richard ...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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