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UK Retail Rankings - April 2019

There are two major factors facing the retail sector in 2019 – the uncertainty over Brexit and the impact of online. That’s not to say that there aren’t others, from the general economic background and the housing market to business rates and the way retailers are taxed. But as we write this, those first two seem to dominate.

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Table of contents

  1. Technical Notes

      • Qualifications for inclusion
        • Figure 1: Small and medium company exemptions, 2019
      • Sales areas
        • Classifications
          • Rankings
            • Mergers and acquisitions
              • Data
                • Year-ends
                  • Sales
                    • Profit
                      • Non-retail data
                        • Subsidiary accounts
                          • Sales density
                            • Classifications and market shares
                              • Figure 2: Sector codes used in this report
                          • The UK Retail Scene

                              • Brexit and the impact on consumers
                                • Figure 3: Retail sales, excluding fuel, year-on-year growth, 2017-19
                                • Figure 4: Mintel’s consumer confidence tracker, 2016-19
                              • Online
                                • Where next?
                                • Mergers and Acquisitions

                                    • Figure 5: Key mergers and acquisitions, May 2018-March 2019
                                • Administrations

                                    • Figure 6: Key administrations, April 2018-February 2019
                                • Books, News and Stationery Specialists

                                  • Sector introduction
                                    • Sector highlights
                                      • Figure 7: Booksellers’ and stationers’ sales as % of all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                    • Sector structure
                                      • Figure 8: Leading books, news and stationery specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                    • What we’ve seen
                                    • Carpet Specialists

                                      • Sector introduction
                                        • Sector highlights
                                          • Figure 9: Carpet specialists’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                        • Sector structure
                                          • Figure 10: Leading carpet specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                        • What we’ve seen
                                        • Charities

                                          • Sector introduction
                                            • Sector highlights
                                              • What we’ve seen
                                              • Clothing Specialists

                                                • Sector introduction
                                                  • Sector highlights
                                                      • Figure 11: Clothing specialists’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                    • Sector structure
                                                      • Figure 12: Leading clothing specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                                    • What we’ve seen
                                                    • DIY Specialists

                                                      • Sector introduction
                                                        • Sector highlights
                                                          • Figure 13: DIY specialists’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                        • Sector structure
                                                          • Figure 14: Leading DIY specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                                        • What we’ve seen
                                                        • Electricals Goods Specialists

                                                          • Sector introduction
                                                            • Sector highlights
                                                              • Figure 15: Electricals specialists’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                            • Sector structure
                                                              • Figure 16: Leading electricals specialists, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                            • What we’ve seen
                                                            • Food Specialists (including Off Licences and Tobacconists)

                                                              • Sector introduction
                                                                • Sector highlights
                                                                  • Figure 17: Food specialists’ sales as % of all food retailers’, 2009-18
                                                                • Sector structure
                                                                  • Figure 18: Leading food specialists, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                                  • Figure 19: Leading drinks specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                • What we’ve seen
                                                                • Footwear Specialists

                                                                  • Sector introduction
                                                                    • Sector highlights
                                                                      • Figure 20: Footwear specialists’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                    • Sector structure
                                                                      • Figure 21: Leading footwear specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                    • What we’ve seen
                                                                    • Furniture and Homewares Specialists

                                                                      • Sector introduction
                                                                        • Sector highlights
                                                                          • Figure 22: Furniture and homewares specialists’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                        • Sector structure
                                                                          • Figure 23: Leading furniture and homewares specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                        • What we’ve seen
                                                                        • Garden Goods Specialists

                                                                          • Sector introduction
                                                                            • Sector highlights
                                                                              • Figure 24: Spending on garden goods and cut flowers as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                            • Sector structure
                                                                              • Figure 25: Leading garden centres’ sales as % all spending on gardening, 2017/18
                                                                            • What we’ve seen
                                                                            • Health and Beauty Specialists

                                                                              • Sector introduction
                                                                                • Sector highlights
                                                                                  • Figure 26: Health and beauty specialists’* sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                • Sector structure
                                                                                  • Figure 27: Leading health and beauty specialists, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                                                • What we’ve seen
                                                                                • Home Shopping

                                                                                  • Sector introduction
                                                                                    • Classifications
                                                                                      • Sector highlights
                                                                                        • Figure 28: Mail order retailers’ (mostly internet pureplayers) sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                        • Figure 29: Other non-store retailers’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                      • Sector structure
                                                                                        • Figure 30: Leading non-store retailers, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                                      • What we’ve seen
                                                                                      • Jewellery Specialists

                                                                                        • Sector introduction
                                                                                          • Sector highlights
                                                                                            • Figure 31: Spending on jewellery as % of all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                          • Sector structure
                                                                                            • Figure 32: Jewellery specialists, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                                                          • What we’ve seen
                                                                                          • Miscellaneous Specialists

                                                                                            • Sector introduction
                                                                                              • Sector highlights
                                                                                                • Figure 33: Miscellaneous specialists’ sales as % of all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                              • Sector structure
                                                                                                • Figure 34: Leading miscellaneous specialist retailers, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                                              • What we’ve seen
                                                                                              • Mixed Goods Retailers

                                                                                                • Sector introduction
                                                                                                  • Sector highlights
                                                                                                    • Figure 35: Mixed goods retailers’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                                  • Sector structure
                                                                                                    • Figure 36: Leading mixed goods retailers, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                                                    • Figure 37: Leading department stores, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                                                                  • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                  • Opticians

                                                                                                    • Sector introduction
                                                                                                      • Sector highlights
                                                                                                        • Sector structure
                                                                                                          • Figure 38: Leading opticians, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                                                        • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                        • Recreation Specialists

                                                                                                          • Sector introduction
                                                                                                            • Sector highlights
                                                                                                              • Figure 39: toys and sports clothing and equipment specialists’ estimated sales as % of all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                                            • Sector structure
                                                                                                              • Figure 40: Leading sports specialists, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                                                                              • Figure 41: Leading toy specialists, market shares, 2017/18
                                                                                                            • What we’ve seen
                                                                                                            • Supermarkets, Superstores and Convenience Stores

                                                                                                              • Sector introduction
                                                                                                                • Sector highlights
                                                                                                                  • Figure 42: Supermarkets’ sales as % all retailers’ sales, 2009-18
                                                                                                                • Sector structure
                                                                                                                    • Figure 43: Leading supermarkets, market shares*, 2017/18
                                                                                                                  • What we’ve seen

                                                                                                                  UK Retail Rankings - April 2019

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