UK Seasonal Shopping (Spring/Summer) market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Seasonal Shopping (Spring/Summer) market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Areas covered in this report
This Report covers the four major events in the Spring/Summer months: Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day technically falls in the winter season but has been included within this Report because of the timing of our consumer research.
For each of these events we provide an estimated market size along with in-depth consumer research, which focuses on:
- Which products consumers are purchasing for each of these events
- Where consumers are shopping for each of these events
- On average how much consumers spend on gifts for these events
- How far in advance consumers start planning for these events
- Consumer attitudes towards these events
Given that a majority of the UK’s bank holidays are held in these Spring/Summer months, from March to August, we also conducted research to understand which type of leisure activities and shopping behaviours they engage with during bank holidays.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Samantha Dover, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Despite a distinct lack of enthusiasm among UK consumers, the market value of the major spring/summer retail events continued to rise in 2017, with spending reaching an estimated £2.2 billion. The growth in consumer spending was driven by increased average spend per customer, with Valentine’s Day shoppers in particular spending significantly more in 2017. However, attitudes towards the spring/summer events are largely negative and to continue to grow seasonal sales retailers will need to offset this negativity with innovative products alongside engaging campaigns and in-store events.
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