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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 DIY, furniture and floor-coverings retailers.

This sector focus includes:

  • Extracts from Mintel’s exclusive monthly Consumer Tracker survey on habits in spending on the home, July 2013
  • Consumer spending on homewares
  • Retail sales, 2008-2013

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Stores of the future – but the future catches up
      • Preparing stores for the future
        • Growing online sales impact on stores
          • Stores of the future - a growing trend
              • Figure 1: Currys-PC World, Bluewater shopping centre (England), September 2013
            • The cost to retailers
              • Prompting fewer, better stores?
              • Sector Focus – DIY, Furniture and Floorcoverings Retail

                  • Executive summary
                    • Mintel’s consumer research: steady demand for home spend
                      • Figure 2: The consumer: Trends in activities done and consider to do: Spend money on my home (new kitchen, redecorate, new furniture etc.), July 2012- July 2013
                      • Figure 3: The consumer: Trends in activities done and consider to do: Spend money on my home (new kitchen, redecorate, new furniture etc.), by average age and affluence, July 2013
                      • Figure 4: The consumer: Trends in what extra money is spent on: furniture, home improvements, décor, November 2009- July 2013
                    • Specialists’ sector sales: a strong 2013 so far
                      • DIY
                        • Furniture/furnishings:
                          • Floorcoverings:
                            • Figure 5: Retail sales (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                          • Consumer spending: homewares demand is strong
                              • Figure 6: Consumer spending: Year-on-year growth, Q1 2013
                              • Figure 7: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                          • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                            • Key points
                              • Retail sales trends
                                • Figure 8: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
                              • BRC data for July
                                • Figure 9: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2012-13
                              • John Lewis
                                • Figure 10: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2012-13
                              • Inflation and wages
                                • Figure 11: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2008-13
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 12: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2012-13
                              • Looking forward
                              • Headlines for the Month

                                • Co-ops
                                  • Grocers
                                    • Other food specialists
                                      • Off-licences
                                        • Clothing retailing
                                          • Footwear retailing
                                            • Multi-sector retailing
                                              • Department Stores
                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                    • Homewares retailing
                                                      • Home shopping
                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                          • Economy
                                                          • News Analysis

                                                            • Co-ops
                                                              • Co-op
                                                                • …sees fall in first half profits
                                                                  • …to launch online grocery website
                                                                    • Convenience stores
                                                                      • Waitrose adds 10 convenience stores to London portfolio
                                                                        • Grocers
                                                                          • Asda
                                                                            • …drops Saatchi & Saatchi
                                                                              • …funds a retail degree for staff
                                                                                • …hires VCCP for its advertising
                                                                                  • …offers online delivery pass to challenge rivals
                                                                                    • …records slow sales growth
                                                                                      • …store vision to rival Tesco Watford
                                                                                        • Morrisons
                                                                                          • …and Argos sign up to personal marketing service
                                                                                            • …unveils Nutmeg TV ad
                                                                                              • Sainsbury’s outpaces big four rivals
                                                                                                • Tesco
                                                                                                  • …and Next hit back at claims made about their labour sources
                                                                                                    • …criticised by ASA over advert
                                                                                                      • …ditches store as it listens to locals
                                                                                                        • …to introduce till cash monitoring system
                                                                                                          • … to launch iPad-style tablet
                                                                                                            • Waitrose
                                                                                                              • …buys The Good Food Guide
                                                                                                                • …proposes using GPS tracking for click-and-collect
                                                                                                                  • …to help young offenders
                                                                                                                    • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                      • Harris + Hoole takes former Jessops sites
                                                                                                                        • Countrywide eyes AIM listing as profits rise
                                                                                                                          • Off-licences
                                                                                                                            • Conviviality Retail acquires Wine Rack
                                                                                                                              • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                • Abercrombie & Fitch sales fall
                                                                                                                                  • Government demands use of plus size mannequins
                                                                                                                                    • Hanro signs for first UK store
                                                                                                                                      • Jane Norman to close Oxford Street store
                                                                                                                                        • Matalan to launch new sports fascia
                                                                                                                                          • McQueen sales high after royal dress success
                                                                                                                                            • New Look sees profits surge as like-for-like sales edge up
                                                                                                                                              • Peacocks to sell kids clothing in garden centres
                                                                                                                                                • Primark
                                                                                                                                                  • …owner raises profit expectations
                                                                                                                                                    • …to end online trial
                                                                                                                                                      • River Island returns to Singapore
                                                                                                                                                        • Six retailers to open stores in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee palace
                                                                                                                                                          • SuperGroup's positive sales reflect “enduring appeal”
                                                                                                                                                            • Taking Shape to enter UK market
                                                                                                                                                              • TK Maxx to open new store in Covent Garden
                                                                                                                                                                • Topshop to expand U.S. presence
                                                                                                                                                                  • Uniqlo launches children’s clothing range
                                                                                                                                                                    • Victoria’s Secret set to open Bluewater store
                                                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • LK Bennett owners consider sale
                                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                            • B&M rewards buyers’ faith
                                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                • Home Retail sees departure of Terry Duddy
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …hires store environment chief
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hit by glitches at distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …increases its efforts to solve IT glitches
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …loses customer insight boss
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …trials new accessories department
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches new ‘leading ladies’ campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …adds two new designers to roster
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …ups marketing activity with use of augmented reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser trials virtual queue system
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …insurance business part of new advertising campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to pay out £40 million to underpaid staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …labels electricity costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales up by 6.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to launch upmarket in-store restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …views an opening in Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • B&Q makes 180 redundancies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Homebase launches first co-buying initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kingfisher hires Marks & Spencer’s Plan A director to lead Net Positive Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carphone Warehouse and Harvey Norman in partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BrightHouse launches new payment model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to be re-launched under new name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Clive Coombes backtracks on Comet re-launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …former owner recoups £54 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …new Comet brand investigated by Deloitte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dixons to sell off French and Turkish business arms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dreams hires new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dwell’s creditors to receive no payout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailers investigated by OFT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jysk takes three former Dreams stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Range to open 5 new stores by 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brissi hires big names to its board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cath Kidston sees rise in full year profits of 13%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon increases mobile app presence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …hires new sourcing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …signs contract for management of distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boohoo.com eyes float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Damartex aquires Coopers of Stortford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DRL steps up flotation plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figleaves.com to launch erotic boutique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Game eyes growth in online video game market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Girl Meets Dress receives venture capital funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Richard Desmond moves into contract publishing with Very magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boots boss Alex Gourlay to move to Walgreens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Card Factory to refinance following attempted sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Staples launches back to school advertising campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WHSmith full-year profits “in line with expectations"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Music retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …creditors to lose £250 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …hires new director for its Pure loyalty programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JD Sports looking to expand its Pro performance fascia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Direct to enter FTSE 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pandora to open largest global store in Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ModelZone to leave the high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Go Outdoors sees rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BRC releases retail sales figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retailers could face business rates increases of £300 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Scottish sporting successes boost retail sales in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shop prices fall 0.5% due to discounting in stores.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK retail sales jump 1.1% in July

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