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Description

Description

Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month, we look at DIY retailing.

This review looks at:

  • Year on year growth in DIY retailers
  • Ageing population and its implications
  • Impact of inflation on the DIY sector
  • Proportion of households renting their home
  • Number of property transactions
  • Trading update for the major DIY specialists

We also include an Analyst Comment on Amazon.com and its new initiatives throughout 2016.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Amazon’s evolution: from retailer to platform
      • Retail – marketplace the strength
        • Logistics – supporting growth
          • Prime: building an offer that stacks up
            • Groceries – experiment or serious challenge?
              • Profits – where art thou?
                • The Future
                • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                  • Key points
                    • Retail sales
                      • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2015/16
                      • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, Oct 2014- Oct 2016
                    • John Lewis
                      • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-Year Growth, Oct 2015- Nov 2016
                    • Inflation and wages
                      • Figure 4: Real wages growth: Wages growth vs inflation, 2012-2016
                    • Inflation
                      • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2015-16
                    • Looking forward
                    • Sector Focus – DIY Retailing

                        • Erratic record
                          • Figure 6: Year on year growth in DIY retailers sales, 2015-2016
                        • Rising inflation
                          • Figure 7: DIY retailers, implied deflator, 2015-2016
                        • Specialists in decline
                          • Figure 8: DIY retailers’ sales relative to all spending on the main products carried by DIY superstores, 2005-2015
                        • Ageing population
                          • Move back into inner cities
                            • Figure 9: Proportion of households renting their home, 2005-2015
                          • Distortions
                            • Figure 10: Number of Residential Property Transactions with a value of £40,000+ In The UK, Non-Seasonally Adjusted, Apr 2015 – Sept 2016
                          • Major players
                            • Wickes
                              • B&Q / Screwfix
                                • Homebase
                                • Headlines for the Month

                                  • Grocers
                                    • Other food and drink specialists
                                      • Clothing retailers
                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                          • Department stores
                                            • DIY retailing
                                              • Home shopping
                                                • Economy
                                                • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                  • Convenience Stores
                                                    • UK: Booker like-for-like sales flat on the year
                                                      • UK: Costcutter refreshes proposition with 'Shopper First Programme'
                                                        • UK: Lifestyle Express reveals new fascia
                                                          • Grocers
                                                            • UK: Aldi takes on the premium retailers with luxury hamper range
                                                              • UK: Asda apologises for nationwide card glitch
                                                                • UK: Birds Eye and Walkers request up to 12% price increases
                                                                  • UK: Booths slips into a pre-tax loss
                                                                    • UK: Iceland to reveal new store concept
                                                                      • UK: Lidl scales up expansion with £55m warehouse
                                                                        • UK: Morrisons like-for-like sales rise 1.6%
                                                                          • UK: Planet Organic introduces mobile wallet
                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                              • …finally rolls out contactless as Tesco trials Tap&Tag
                                                                                • …like-for-like sales dip 1%
                                                                                  • …opens first mini-Habitat concession
                                                                                    • …pension deficit swells to £1bn
                                                                                      • UK: Supermarkets to benefit from fall in business rates
                                                                                        • UK: Tesco
                                                                                          • …and Unilever in price dispute
                                                                                            • …and Unilever settle dispute
                                                                                              • …chairman warns of price rises
                                                                                                • …faces court battle over pay changes
                                                                                                  • …joins Waitrose in launching meal kit range
                                                                                                    • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                                      • UK: Conviviality Retail sales rise 2.5%
                                                                                                        • UK: Hotel Chocolat sales rise 12%
                                                                                                          • UK: Majestic Wine launches new delivery options
                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                              • UK: Abercrombie & Fitch rebrands to become more inclusive
                                                                                                                • UK: All Saints sales rise amid global expansion
                                                                                                                  • UK: American Apparel UK stores to close as it enters administration
                                                                                                                    • UK: Banana Republic to close all UK stores
                                                                                                                      • UK: Bhs
                                                                                                                        • …owners reveal international expansion plans
                                                                                                                          • …unveils new clothing range
                                                                                                                            • …launches first two Christmas ranges
                                                                                                                              • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                • …reports strong UK sales
                                                                                                                                  • …retail revenues rise 2%
                                                                                                                                    • …takes over Harrods with ‘A Very British Fairy Tale’
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Concept store stocking Australian brands set for London launch
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Diesel opens its new London flagship
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Duke & Dexter opens first UK store
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Exhibit enters administration
                                                                                                                                              • UK: French Connection eyed by investors
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Kenzo collaboration results in overnight queues outside H&M
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Matalan revenues fall 6.2%
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare adds Boohoo maternity range
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: New Look reports 8.8% decline in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Next Q3 sales fall 3.5%
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Primark full-year revenues rise 11%
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Retailers expected to raise prices by 5%
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: SuperGroup reports strong first half
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                  • …delivers good performance across markets
                                                                                                                                                                    • …partners with Google on voice recognition campaign
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: TK Maxx profits jump 11%
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Whistles reports full-year loss of £2.9m
                                                                                                                                                                          • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Footasylum sales surge 41.6%
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Kurt Geiger turnover rises 10%
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Shoe Zone sales fall 4.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …picks JLab winners
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …Retail Director moves to Moneysupermarket.com
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to scale back European operations
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to close a raft of stores in China
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …announces store closures as clothing sales fall 5.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Poundland trials Pep&Co offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Debenhams UK sales rise 1.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Fenwick to relaunch transactional presence online
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …profits surge 16.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …refits men's underwear department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …appoints new managing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …opens in Leeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …unveils Christmas advert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Liberty managing director moves to the Hudson Bay Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Selfridges grows sales 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Victoria Gate shopping centre opens in Leeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Praktiker brand returns online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Bunnings prepares for first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Travis Perkins retail sales grow 9.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Wickes introduces one hour delivery slots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carpetright sales fall 2.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Furniture Village grows sales as it invests for growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Oliver Bonas like-for-like sales rise 14%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …announces twelve-day Black Friday Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …extends Prime to include local stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos full-year sales grow 26%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Gear4Music growth in Europe accelerates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Missguided launches referral rewards scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: N Brown profits fall in promotion-led market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shop Direct launches Whatsapp-style customer service platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Walgreens Boots Alliance sales fall due to weak UK performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Paperchase poised to open first US stores in 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: WH Smith operating profits rise 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Halfords revenues rise but profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Jaguar Land Rover store opens in Westfield Stratford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Mountain Warehouse halts IPO plans after Brexit vote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Rapha Cycling sales grow 25.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sports Direct issues third profit warning this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Pandora’s revenues increase 16%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and Games Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: GAME sales and profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Hamleys sales fall following a change in reporting period
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shopping Locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Brent Cross shopping centre to receive £1.4 billion investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carnaby Street collaborates with V&A for Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Centre:mk hosts Live in Style event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Intu sells Bromley shopping centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …cites need for consumer-first Brexit strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …warns of long term retail job losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retail footfall drops 0.9% in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail price deflation continues into October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Retail sales grow 2.4% in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Retail sales grow 2.9% in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Retail sales rise by highest level in September

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