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Description

Description

Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month’s focus is on Electrical Goods retailing.

This sector focus includes:

  • Extracts from Mintel’s exclusive monthly Consumer Tracker survey on domestic appliance and electrical equipment purchasing activity, September 2013
  • Consumer confidence indicator, July 2011-September 2013
  • Retail sales, 2008-2013
  • Analysis of the key retailers, both specialists and non-specialists.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Christmas is coming
      • M&S
        • Problems in womenswear
          • Lack of hard data
            • Sceptics
              • Time
              • Retail Sales Background and Outlook

                • Key points
                  • Retail sales trends
                    • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
                  • BRC data for July
                    • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2012-13
                  • John Lewis
                    • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2012-13
                  • Inflation and wages
                    • Figure 4: The income squeeze: Wages growth vs inflation, 2008-13
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2012-13
                  • Looking forward
                  • Sector Focus – Electrical Goods Retailing

                      • Executive summary
                        • Mintel’s Tracker
                          • Demand for appliances recovering
                            • Figure 6: The consumer: Trends in activities done and consider to do, October 2012-September 2013
                          • But demand for home electronics remains weak
                            • Figure 7: The consumer: Trends in what extra money is spent on – percentage opting for ‘Home electronics/home entertainment systems’, November 2009-September 2013
                            • Figure 8: The consumer: Proportion of consumers saying they are better off/worse off compared to one year ago, July 2011-September 2013
                          • Specialists’ sales: Comet’s demise causes a slump
                              • Figure 9: Retail sales (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                            • Consumer spending remains weak across most categories
                              • Figure 10: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                              • Figure 11: Annual growth in spending on electricals versus annual growth in specialists sector sales, 2008-13
                            • So who has gained from the closure of Comet?
                              • Figure 12: Selected retailers estimated gains of Comet’s annual sales, 2013
                            • Dixons Retail (Currys-PC World)
                              • Argos
                                • John Lewis
                                  • Euronics
                                    • Online/home shopping specialists
                                      • Supermarkets
                                      • Headlines for the Month

                                        • Grocers
                                          • Off-licences
                                            • Clothing retailing
                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                • Mixed goods retailing
                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                    • Department stores
                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                        • Music and video goods retailing
                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                            • Home shopping
                                                              • Economy
                                                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                                • Grocers
                                                                  • Aldi UK profits double
                                                                    • Asda to open Barclays banks in store
                                                                      • Grocery share figures positive for discounters
                                                                        • Lidl’s first TV advert
                                                                          • Marks & Spencer to expand Simply Food stores
                                                                            • Morrisons sees like-for-like sales dip
                                                                              • Sainsbury’s
                                                                                • …challenges ASA ruling
                                                                                  • …to open new dark store
                                                                                    • UK: Subway in tie-up with Asda
                                                                                      • Tesco
                                                                                        • …installs digital advertising screens
                                                                                          • …profits from sale of Grand Theft Auto V
                                                                                            • …to give 7 million meals to charity
                                                                                              • Waitrose
                                                                                                • …launches vulnerable people initiative
                                                                                                  • …targets triple sales figures
                                                                                                    • Off-licences
                                                                                                      • Conviviality reports improved first half
                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Non Food

                                                                                                        • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                          • Barbour to open motorbike themed London store
                                                                                                            • Bolongaro Trevor seeks investment
                                                                                                              • Bonmarche to return to stock market
                                                                                                                • Bosideng buys Greenwoods
                                                                                                                  • Burberry Chief executive leaves for Apple
                                                                                                                    • J Crew opens first UK store
                                                                                                                      • Jack & Jones launches new store concept in the UK
                                                                                                                        • Jack Wills names new chief executive
                                                                                                                          • Jaeger outlines five-year strategy
                                                                                                                            • Joules receives investment for expansion
                                                                                                                              • Matalan issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                • Next
                                                                                                                                  • …adds café Patisserie Valerie to its stores
                                                                                                                                    • …posts positive third quarter figures
                                                                                                                                      • Primark
                                                                                                                                        • …profits soar
                                                                                                                                          • …to expand store at east end of Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                            • …to remain offline
                                                                                                                                              • Ted Baker launches new ecommerce site
                                                                                                                                                • Uniqlo to expand into Manchester
                                                                                                                                                  • Whistles announces launch of menswear
                                                                                                                                                    • Yr Store launched in Topman
                                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                        • Barratts on verge of collapse
                                                                                                                                                          • Clarks Kids launched on Amazon
                                                                                                                                                            • Nicholas Kirkwood opens pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                              • Russell & Bromley profits decline
                                                                                                                                                                • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                  • 99p Stores plans transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                    • B&M considers float
                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Bargains to open new stores
                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundland reduces prices in Ipswich
                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                            • Argos launches own-brand tablet
                                                                                                                                                                              • Home Retail sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                • M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reveals shareholder
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …slows decline in clothing market share
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sees departure of womenswear executive
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sees profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                            • BHS targeted by billionaire Christo Wiese
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …opens online box office
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …unveils size 16 mannequins
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …chief merchant role split in two
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sees full-year profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …books entire advert break for Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches loyalty scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …opens Islington pop-up store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …uncovers customer shopping habits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Selfridges owner bids for Arnotts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • B&Q CEO to lead UK business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher Group to employ airline-style pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Travis Perkins witnesses positive sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Richer Sounds sees profits improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Apple removes HMV app from iTunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blockbuster in administration again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV kicks off digital strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DFS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …acquires Sofa Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees record full-year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Range launches Christmas advert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon seeks partnership with HTC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …boss gives £2.8 million to staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sees profits rise following investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kering invests in La Redoute ahead of sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nisa and 99p Stores enter direct supply trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shop Direct reveals pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …contactless payments available in all stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …increases multichannel offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Card Factory profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Paperchase posts positive results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Works launches loyalty scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WHSmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reveals profits above expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …shuts down its website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …faces possibility of legal action over zero-hours contracts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Toys R Us opens Silverburn pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New Outlet village to open in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Halfords sees first-half profits climb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mothercare like-for-likes down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ONS reports strong September retail figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail sales rise in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail sales slow in October 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        About the report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Trends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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