Footwear- 2009 Edition

  • July 2009
  • -
  • Key Note Publications Ltd


This Market Report Plus examines the UK footwear market, the value of which reached a record high of just over £7bn in 2008. Expenditure on footwear increased by 17.7% between 2004 and 2008, with consumers reaping the benefits of declining prices on the high street.

These low prices are a product of cheaper imports entering the market — a long‑term trend in the UK, where manufacturing has shrunk dramatically — and of fierce competition between discount stores. For several familiar high-street names, the competition has proved too much, and the financial casualties that have resulted can be only partly blamed on the recession.

The footwear market is highly complex and is therefore difficult to divide into specific market sectors. However, Key Note estimates that, in 2008, 20% of the market by volume was taken up by boots; 18% was held by sports footwear; 12% was occupied by specialist footwear, such as flip-flops and slippers; and 50% was held by general or ‘town’ shoes. Furthermore, the market can be categorised by sex and age — with an estimated 50.2% of the market by value being held by women’s footwear in 2008 (31% for men and 18.8% for children) — as well as by shoe size.

One problem facing retailers in the industry is that many other outlets now sell footwear, and many clothing multiples and department stores have concessions for popular footwear brands. The plethora of brands — designer, youth, sports, industrial, outdoor, etc. — is a characteristic of the modern market, and some unusual brands have increased in popularity over recent years, such as Uggs (sheepskin boots), Crocs (artificial clog-type sandals) and Hunter (the ‘designer’ wellington boot).

In contrast to these innovations and fads, Clarks remains the UK’s largest footwear manufacturer by turnover. Clarks now operates globally — its footwear is no longer made in the UK — and recorded sales of £1.12bn in 2009. The company also leads on the high street, operating more than 500 outlets that sell its brand.

In the short term, the UK recession does not bode well for the footwear industry; however, footwear is essentially a saturated market that grows in line with consumer spending. Key Note forecasts that the value of the UK footwear market will contract by 0.3% in 2009 as a result of the recession, but will recover well in 2010, and show an overall growth of 17.9% over the 2009 to 2013 review period.

 
 

Table Of Contents

Foreword
Hot Points
Executive Summary
Market Definition


REPORT COVERAGE


MARKET SECTORS


MARKET TRENDS
Long-Term Trends
Short-Term Trends


ECONOMIC TRENDS
Population
Gross Domestic Product
Inflation
Unemployment
Household Disposable Income


MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas
Market Size


THE TOTAL MARKET


BY MARKET SECTOR
By Sex and Age
By Shoe Size
By Production Category
Other Sectors


OVERSEAS TRADE
UK Manufacturing Output
Imports
Exports
Industry Background


RECENT HISTORY


NUMBER OF COMPANIES


EMPLOYMENT


REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE


DISTRIBUTION


HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?


LEGISLATION


KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
British Footwear Association
Independent Footwear Retailers' Association
Other Organisations
Competitor Analysis


THE MARKETPLACE
Manufacturers
Retailers
Distributors and Importers


MARKET LEADERS
CandJ Clark Ltd
Pentland Group PLC


OTHER COMPANIES
General Footwear Companies
Sports Footwear Companies
Fashion Brands
Other Retailers


OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS


MARKETING ACTIVITY
Main Media Advertising
Other Marketing Activity
Exhibitions and Trade Shows
Brand Strategy


INTRODUCTION


COMPANIESandrsquo; BRANDS
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats


STRENGTHS


WEAKNESSES


OPPORTUNITIES


THREATS
Buying Behaviour


CONSUMER SPENDING LEVELS


HOUSEHOLD SPENDING BY AGE
Current Issues


CORPORATE ACTIVITY
Brantano
Dolcis
Dune/Shoe Studio
Shoe Zone
Stylo
The Global Market


TOTAL MARKET SIZE


GLOBALISED PRODUCTION


GLOBAL FASHIONS AND BRANDS
Forecasts


INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts


FORECASTS 2009 TO 2013


MARKET GROWTH


FUTURE TRENDS
The Recession
Clarksandrsquo; Success
High-Street Opportunities
Functional Footwear
Environmental Footwear
Company Profiles


INTRODUCTION


DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee


FURTHER INFORMATION


ADIDAS (UK) LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


BRANTANO (UK) LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


CandJ CLARK LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


HI-TEC SPORTS PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


KURT GEIGER LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


NIKE (UK) LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


PENTLAND GROUP PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


SCHUH LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios


SHOE ZONE GROUP LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
Company Financials
Further Sources
Associations
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Key Note Sources
Key Note Ltd
Footwear


MARKET DEFINITION


FACTORS AFFECTING THE MARKET


MARKET TRENDS


THE FUTURE
Understanding TGI Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region
Key Note Research
The Key Note Range of Reports

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