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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 Value Mixed Goods retailers.

This sector focus includes:

  • Extracts from Mintel’s exclusive monthly Consumer Tracker survey on grocery shopping habits, August 2013
  • Consumer confidence indicator, September 2012-August 2013
  • Retail sales, 2008-2013
  • Leading value mixed goods retailers: Sales and outlets, 2008-12

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • It will be a good Christmas for retailers
      • 4% growth this December
        • Figure 1: Christmas performance, 2005-13
      • Easier comparisons in the run up to Christmas
        • Improving consumer background
          • Figure 2: How do you feel about your finances? 2009-13
          • Figure 3: RPI vs average weekly earnings growth, 2008-13
        • Prospects for 2014 look better too
          • How much will we spend?
            • But how much do we actually spend on Christmas?
              • How much will we spend online?
                • What are consumers planning?
                  • Figure 4: Attitudes to buying presents for Christmas 2013, September 2013
                • Profiles of shoppers by attitudes
                    • Figure 5: Profile of holders of attitudes to buying presents for Christmas 2013, September 2013
                • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                  • Key points
                    • Retail sales trends
                      • Figure 6: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
                    • BRC data for July
                      • Figure 7: UK retail sales year-on-year growth, BRC vs ONS, 2012-13
                    • John Lewis
                      • Figure 8: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2012-13
                    • Inflation and wages
                      • Inflation
                        • Figure 9: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2012-13
                      • Looking forward
                      • Sector Focus – The Value Mixed-Goods Retailers

                          • The mixed goods sector: driven by discounters and department stores
                            • Figure 10: Retail sales: Mixed-goods sector (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                          • Leading value retailers see rapid growth
                            • Figure 11: Total sales of all mixed-goods retailers and the eight leading value mixed-goods retailers (excl. VAT), 2008-13
                            • Figure 12: Share of all retail sales taken by the eight leading value mixed-goods retailers, 2008-13
                            • Figure 13: Total store numbers of the eight leading value mixed-goods retailers, 2008-12
                          • Leading mixed goods retailers’ sales and market shares
                            • Figure 14: Leading mixed-goods retailers’ net revenues, 2008-12
                            • Figure 15: Leading mixed-goods retailers’ share of mixed-goods sector sales, 2008-12
                            • Figure 16: Leading mixed-goods retailers’ store numbers, 2008-12
                          • The consumer: feeling better off, shopping around less
                            • Figure 17: Mintel’s Consumer Tracker: percentage of consumers saying they are better off/worse off than one year ago, October 2011-September 2013
                            • Figure 18: Consumer confidence indicator: September 2012-August 2013
                            • Figure 19: Mintel’s Consumer Tracker: Agreement with selected statements on grocery/food shopping, March 2012-August 2013
                          • What this means
                          • Headlines for the Month

                            • Grocers
                              • Other food specialists
                                • Clothing retailing
                                  • Department stores
                                    • DIY retailing
                                      • Home shopping
                                        • Books and stationery retailing
                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                            • Economy
                                            • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                              • Bakers
                                                • Greggs sees demand pick-up
                                                  • Co-ops
                                                    • Co-op to introduce student discount on food
                                                      • Midlands and Anglian Co-operatives to merge
                                                        • Grocers
                                                          • Aldi profits soar
                                                            • Asda
                                                              • …stop sale of inappropriate costume
                                                                • …profits up in 2012
                                                                  • Iceland spend £7 million on new advertising
                                                                    • Lidl hires new operations director
                                                                      • Morrisons
                                                                        • …posts half-year results
                                                                          • …to cut back on supermarket investment
                                                                            • Sainsbury's
                                                                              • …continues strong growth
                                                                                • …unveils new store format
                                                                                  • Tesco
                                                                                    • …first-half profits fall 7.6%
                                                                                      • …hires Karen Dracou to multichannel team
                                                                                        • …launches Blinkbox ad campaign
                                                                                          • …launches event for start-ups
                                                                                            • …launches its Hudl tablet
                                                                                              • …launches new customer magazine
                                                                                                • …re-launches Finest range
                                                                                                  • …sells Fresh & Easy to Yucaipa
                                                                                                    • …Fresh & Easy eyes bankruptcy
                                                                                                      • UK supermarkets face challenges from competitors
                                                                                                        • Waitrose
                                                                                                          • …launches vulnerable people initiative
                                                                                                            • …to open second ‘dark’ store
                                                                                                              • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                • Thorntons
                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                    • Burberry set to open first store in Scotland
                                                                                                                      • David’s Bridal opens in the UK
                                                                                                                        • French Connection narrows losses
                                                                                                                          • Go Outdoors enters deal to invest in growth
                                                                                                                            • J Crew opens first UK store
                                                                                                                              • Jack Wills
                                                                                                                                • Jacques Vert to launch cross-brand marketing campaign
                                                                                                                                  • Jaeger cuts trading losses in the year
                                                                                                                                    • Kathmandu launches ad campaign as part of rebrand
                                                                                                                                      • Laura Ashley has challenging first half
                                                                                                                                        • Longchamp opens its biggest store on Regent Street
                                                                                                                                          • LVMH buys stake in Nicholas Kirkwood
                                                                                                                                            • Matalan’s Sporting Pro launches website
                                                                                                                                              • Moss Bros
                                                                                                                                                • Next first-half profits rise 8.2%
                                                                                                                                                  • Primark
                                                                                                                                                    • River Island profits up
                                                                                                                                                      • Ted Baker sees sales surge
                                                                                                                                                        • Topshop
                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                            • Home Bargains to open new stores
                                                                                                                                                              • Poundland sees profit and sales jump
                                                                                                                                                                • Wilkinson restructures management
                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • Home Retail Group releases second quarter data
                                                                                                                                                                      • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhs launches new TV ad campaign
                                                                                                                                                                            • Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                              • Harrods preparing for store overhaul
                                                                                                                                                                                • House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topps Tiles expects rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carphone Warehouse invests in sales process
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carpetright sees chief executive exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DFS
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ikea
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dunelm
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lakeland
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ao.com launches same day delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Asda launches online delivery deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Boden sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Findel’s first-half sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • EBay sellers to offer collection at Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JML to launch TV shopping channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mobile devices account for all online sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • N Brown Group records sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado sees surge in third quarter sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Photobox full-year EBITDA jumps 19%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop Direct hires first customer director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots management reshuffle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Perfume Shop offers 90-minute delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Books and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Works sees profits decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WHSmith reveals profits above expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports sees profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reebok opens first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sweaty Betty sees web sales climb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Louis Delhaize sells garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vision Express acquires 20:20 Optical Store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hobbycraft sees sales rise following investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Croydon Village Outlet closes due to overwhelming crowds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • August footfall drops 0.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Government to introduce plastic bag charge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Net store closures fall 78%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retailers to launch mobile payment in 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • September sees weak UK retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Strong sales growth continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Appendix – Christmas Shopping Habits – Detailed Demographics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 20: Attitudes to buying Christmas gifts, by detailed demographics, October 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 21: Attitudes to buying Christmas gifts, by detailed demographics, October 2013 (continued)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 22: Attitudes to buying Christmas gifts, by detailed demographics, October 2013 (continued)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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